Dwight, IL
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Dwight, IL Nannies

Lisa F. - Seeking Work in Dwight

8.58 / hour

I have over 10+ years experience being a nanny/babysitter. I have worked for a nanny agency on a temporary basis for various families. The children I took care of were ages newborn-16 years old. I have also worked for a family for 3 years their children were ages 4 yrs old and 9 months old. I have 2 great children whom are 9 & 13 yrs old. My husband is the stay-at-home dad. I currently am employed part time by a wonderful family that has 2 beautiful children that are 4 yrs old and 2 1/2. I've been with them for about a year and a half, whom I plan on staying with. I am available for occasional days, nights and weekends or summer care. I have many references available and background check upon request.
Blakely M. - Seeking Work in Dwight

9.07 / hour
Full-time hours

I have babysat for kids from infant to nine years old since I was in junior high. When I was in 8th grade my parents had twins. Both my parents worked full time so I have almost been like a second mother to my brothers helping raise them and babysat them. They are now 7 years old.
Kelsey F. - Seeking Work in Dwight

8.25 / hour

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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Dwight, 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 Dwight’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 Dwight 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 Dwight?
  • 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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