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Johanna S. - Seeking Work in Crystal Lake

20.00 / hour

Growing up with two sisters, I have a great deal of experience with homework help, mediating quarrels, and giving patient, loving care. I truly enjoy working and playing with kids, yet I know that it is not always fun and games. I have experience volunteering at church in many capacities with children, including supervising the nursery, teaching Sunday school, leading Vacation Bible School for preschool and grade school, and mentoring a small group of sixth grade girls. I have also tutored elementary, middle, and high school students in Spanish, which I speak fluently. Currently I am an au pair for a family with three young children in Spain. I also spent some time doing mission work in Mexico at children's homes and orphanages. Outdoor activities, bedtime stories, and healthy snacks are my specialties. I am passionate about music, and am willing to teach piano lessons or simply sing and dance with your children. If you're looking for a responsible, flexible, and fun caregiver, please contact me!
Jacquelyn S. - Seeking Work in Crystal Lake

8.99 / hour

I have been babysitting for a little over 7 years now dealing with children of all ages! I have babysat for up to 5 kids at one time. I'm really easy going and will do anything to keep the kids entertained weather its coloring, dancing, singing, video games, playing out side, crafts taking the kids to the park whatever they want i will do. I will also drive the kids to and from school if needed along with driving them to and from after school activities or sporting events. I come from a pretty decent size family and have been babysitting since i was 12 years old. I have also worked in a pre-school as a teachers aide along with nannying over the summer.
Tamara G. - Seeking Work in Crystal Lake

13.00 / hour
Full-time hours
2 yrs of experience

I'm Tamara, I'm a 23 year old part time student. I am majoring in Recreation administration and eventually hope to pursue a degree in early childhood education. Last year I returned from my internship at Walt Disney World!
I have a very open schedule and my own transportation. I am hoping for at least 25 hours a week.
I have worked with children professionally for 7 years from newborns to pre teens as well as children with disabilities.
Because I supervised a summer camp (100 kids) for 2 years, I have lots of CPR and first aid training.

Let me know if you are interested!
Madison N. - Seeking Work in Crystal Lake

13.00 / hour
2 yrs of experience

Hi,
My name is Madison Nevler and I love working an being with kids. Iv'e been a babysitter before with a 7 year old little girl. I cooked for her, played games, and put her to bed. I'm never on my phone when I'm with kids and the only time I would be is if the parents had to get a hold of me or other way around.
Adrienne  D. - Seeking Work in Crystal Lake

10.00 / hour
Full-time hours
3 yrs of experience

I have been a nanny for 4 families over the course of the last two and a half years. I also have more than 15 years experience as pre k teacher. I also have six early childhood education hours. I'm CPR and first aid certified.
Louise F. - Seeking Work in Crystal Lake

20.00 / hour

I was employed for 5+ years in various positions at a large childcare center: Assistant Director, Lead Teacher from infants to 12 years,Health and Safety Coordinator,Van Driver, and also served as the cook when necessary. I have been a single working parent of one daughter, now 24, since she was 4 and have had many challenges working with special needs. I am a WSI certified swim instructor and have been teaching children's swim lessons for 1-1/2 yrs. I am also a Red Cross certified instructor of CPR/AED/First Aid. I am currently employed at a Human Services agency and work with families of children receiving mental health services.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Crystal Lake, NY?

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 Crystal Lake’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 Crystal Lake 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 New York?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Crystal Lake?
  • 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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