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Missy K. - Seeking Work in DeKalb

22.85 / hour

Hello family, My name is missy and I would love to tell you a bit about myself and why I would be the perfect match for your family. I am 29 years old and I have roughly 15 years of childcare experience, WILD I KNOW! My first official nanny gig was when I was 14 for a family friend. From there I worked in a daycare facility with kids ages newborn to 12 years old. I am lucky enough to have had the opportunity to work there when my nanny gigs were up and I would find myself back in my hometown. I have seen kids grow up there, makes for a bittersweet place to work, and I'm so lucky to have seen those kids grow and learn. In addition to that I have nearly 5 years of live in experience, with my job taking me to such places as Southern California, Las Vegas, and even Dallas Texas! I've also done temp work in Southern California. I'm lucky enough to to have worked for people from all walks of life from farmers to celebrities you see on the Telly!! I am CPR and First Aid certified, and I know how to work a defibulator, as well as administer an epi-pen if needed. My duties have included everything from weekly meal planning for kids/families, to grocery shopping. Booking flights and travelisolo with the kids, to flying private with families on holiday. Running errands for the mom and dad, to taking children to soccer practice. I know how to cook, clean, wash clothes, sew, and everything in between. I have worked with your average child and children with special needs, I'm often referred to as the modern day Mary Poppins. (Im called Nanny Poppins by some of the kids I've nannied for). I have a valid drivers license (CA state issued), I am fingerprinted in the state of Illinois (I'm not a criminal it is a requirement as I was employed by a state daycare) and can pass a background check without a problem. I do not have a passport but I can get one if required, and I can give you more than enough references. I'd also like to tell you a bit about myself. I am 29 years old. I love working with children, it comes as second nature to me. For some it's numbers, other it's words for me it's children. In my free time I love to travel, attend concerts, explore new places, vintage shop, visit museums, and go out to eat with friends. I'm a bit into fashion and makeup, as well as art. I'm love to keep a schedule and planner but my pervious nanny jobs have also taught me to go with the flow and embrace things as they come at me. I'm looking for a great family to wok for who will make my job seem like a job but also make me comfortable enough that I don't feel like an outsider in their home. I hope we will be a good match and I look forward to hearing from you soon. Cheers Missy
Kimberly  W. - Seeking Work in DeKalb

22.85 / hour

I have 12 years of experience working with children. My experience covers baby-sitting, childcare and some nanny work. I have five years of experience as a licensed in home care provider with a total of nine kids in the day and six at night. I have three years of experience working in a private facility doing before and after school care ranging from pre-school age to high school. I have been licensed as a Foster Parent and I'm Trust-line cleared. I started a program that assisted youths and their families taking them on outings such as roller skating, bowling, to the park and to the movies, etc.,. I launched A Children's Nursery and was elected as the Director over that Ministry. My most current work consisted of a live-out nanny position and also I babysat occasionally on the weekends. I also did some tutoring while working a before and after school care provider and 3 years of home schooling experience.
Jamie P. - Seeking Work in DeKalb

8.99 / hour

I have held numerous babysitting jobs since I was 16 years old. I've worked in my church's nursery at home and in college. I've worked in a day care where I was the head teacher in the infant, toddler, two/three year old, and preschool classroom for the last 5 years. I've worked for 7 years at NIU's Campus Child Care.
Morgan  D. - Seeking Work in DeKalb

11.42 / hour

My mother is a nanny so I have grown up helping her take care of other children since I can remember. I started babysitting at age 13 and had my first nanny job at age 17. I have worked anywhere from 10-60 hours a week. I have experience with all ages of children up to 15 years old. It is my goal as a care giver to work together with the family to help the child to continue to grow and become the best they can be.
Mary G. - Seeking Work in DeKalb

20.00 / hour

I have babysat for a variety of families since I was twelve. I also grew up in a family of seven and am the oldest of my own family so I took care of my siblings most of my life. I have nannied for two years for a 2 year old girl with Down's and an 8 year old boy. I recently became a nanny for two girls, ages 9 and 10. My duties included making lunches and dinners, hosting their play dates, driving them to and from activities, playing with them, caring for their laundry, and tutoring.
Emily K. - Seeking Work in DeKalb

17.14 / hour

I have grown up babysitting my nieces and nephews, along with neighbors and family friends. I have had an internship at an early childhood special education center, and have experience working with children of different ranges of disabilities.I had a class where I was able to learn how to plan curriculum for children. I believe this is a strong trait in a nanny, because I will be able to have fun with your kids, but there will also be room for growing.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in DeKalb, 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 DeKalb’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 DeKalb 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 DeKalb?
  • 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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