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Bridget S. - Seeking Work in DeKalb

Hourly rate9.32 / hour

I have worked at the for about four years as a one-on-one swim instructor, as well as both recreational leader and activity supervisor for summer day camp. I grew up around a lot of kids, a large family, and a lot of neighbors. I've been baby-sitting since I was about eleven years old and it never gets old. It's a blessing to spend time with children, however, everyone needs help of a watchful eye around at some time.
Michelle T. - Seeking Work in DeKalb

Hourly rate8.82 / hour

I have been babysitting since I was 12 years old and have worked with children as young as 3 months to as old as 14. I have babysat for many families and have never had a complaint. Almost all of the families I babysat for, have had me return and said that I relate very well to children. I have also had a hand in looking after my youngest cousins (5 and 8) for months at a time so I am able to adapt to all situations thrown at me on a day to day basis.
Kelly B. - Seeking Work in DeKalb

Hourly rate22.85 / hour

I have been a full time nanny over the last 5 years and only left the field due to a conflict between my school schedule and my employer's needs. I am a firm but loving nanny who enjoys being active, creative and a go-getter. I will not be the person who sits your child/children in front of the tv all summer!
Melanie W. - Seeking Work in DeKalb

Hourly rate8.58 / hour

Growing up I was always one of the oldest kids in my family so watching and playing with my realitives kids was never a problem for me. Since age seven I have been taking care of children younger than me due to having a younger brother. I love when I get asked to babysit and I have been doing that for many years. I get along with children of all ages!
Sara D. - Seeking Work in DeKalb

Hourly rate14.28 / hour

I have been babysitting for about 8 years now and whenever I am home I will babysit for friends and family. I really love children and interact with them. I do my very best to make the kids happy and make sure they are enjoying their time while I am around. I really enjoy looking after children.
Marisa M. - Seeking Work in DeKalb

Hourly rate11.42 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

A Friend Of The My Mothers Had 3 Children And Me And My Sister Have Known Them Since The Oldest Was A Baby And She Is Currently 11 Years Old.Started Babysitting Them When i Turned 10.Did That TIll I Was About 16. Also When I MOved To Live With My Dad I Had To Care For My 3 Younger Brothers Because My Dad And Stepmom Also Worked Alot.
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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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