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Miranda K. - Seeking Work in Coal City

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have a lot of experience in childcare. I started small jobs when I was 12 but at 13 I was babysitting twin newborn girls and their 2 sisters ,2 & 3 years old. I babysat them for about 3 years until they moved away. I have experience with special needs of all ages: newborn, infant, toddler, pre-teen, and teen (high schooler). My brother is also special needs. He is 2 years old and I currently watch him every day Monday-Friday while my parents are at work but that's about to end because my step dad is getting laid off. I make memories and he gives me new experiences everyday. His therapists come to out r house 4 times a week and I participate in the sessions, therfore, I have picked up on many games, crafts, and activities that children love to play but are also educational and help with their development.
Christine Sarah H. - Seeking Work in Coal City

9.40 / hour

I have successfully raised my four children who are either in college, or out in the world working/living.
Alex B. - Seeking Work in Coal City

9.00 / hour
< 1 yr of experience

Hi! I’m Alexandra (Alex). I’m 17 years old and love kids! Although I’ve only been a sitter in the past, since school is out for the summer I have the flexibility within my schedule to be a nanny. Im looking for part time, and I have training in child and infant CPR and first aid. I have experience with all age groups as well as children with special needs.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Coal City, IL?

As a parent, it’s natural for you to ask your nanny for a little extra help around the house. However, the boundaries for a nannies duties vary from person to person. In general, a nanny is responsible for making sure your children’s needs are met. This includes things like ensuring they have opportunities to play and be active, that they have a healthy diet and a sanitary home. When tasks go beyond child care, for example scrubbing kitchen counters, folding laundry, gathering groceries, or teaching a language, you will likely need to provide additional compensation.

How can I ensure I have a great relationship with my nanny?

To start, it’s important you set expectations and are aligned on compensation from day one. This includes outlining vacation days, a protocol for sick days, and everything else you would want your own employer to cover. From here, spend time getting to know them. Take your nanny out one of Coal City’s great restaurants, learn about their childhood, and discuss your parenting philosophy. Finally, be sure to resolve conflicts as they arise. Open communication is crucial to ensuring a healthy long-term relationship.

Questions to ask prospective Coal City Nannies:
  • Have you been a nanny previously? How long did your employment last?
  • Are you trained in First Aid or CPR?
  • How would you handle a situation where our child began choking?
  • How do you handle tantrums? Can you share an experience disciplining children?
  • What sort of household tasks are you open to doing?
  • Are you open to a live in arrangement?
  • Do you plan to work for our family over multiple years?
  • Do you have a driver's license in Illinois?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Coal City?
  • How flexible are you on weekends and evenings?
  • What salary are you seeking? Are you comfortable being paid by direct deposit?
  • Are you able to help with food preparation?
  • What could you cook for a child aged 2-5? Do you know how to make baby food?
  • Are you comfortable facilitating play dates?
  • Have you ever potty trained a child before?
  • Have you worked with newborns? Do you know how to change a diaper and prepare formula?
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