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Bethany C. - Seeking Work in Evanston

8.66 / hour

My primary childcare experience came through a girl I babysat from when she was an infant into middle school. While her schedule fluctuated, I would often have her over for a full weekend to take care of her when her mom was out of town. Other times, I would be with her for the day. Since most of this was done in high school, or the times I was home during the summer from college it was not always consistent. Yet, in many ways I felt like I saw her grow up through the experience. In some ways, it was a challenge. She had behavioral issues, but I learned how to deal with those better in my time of caring for her. Outside of that experience, I have done a lot childcare with the church I grew up in. For a few years, I worked with the weekly children's club, watching kids in the nursery. I also worked in the nursery periodically during the church services. Besides that, I watched many kids from Kindergarten to Second grade by volunteering with VBS for 6 years as well as being a camp counselor for our church's overnight camp a couple summers. I went on to be a camp counselor for a full summer after graduating high school. These are my most notable childcare experiences, but I have also babysat other families from time to time.
Claudette P. - Seeking Work in Evanston

22.85 / hour

my past experience was wonderful i communication with them very well
Glosceene  C. - Seeking Work in Evanston

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

a very vibriant experience filled with fun and learning.
Kenesha B. - Seeking Work in Evanston

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I habe worked in Daycares and babysat most of my teenage years.
Lauren  C. - Seeking Work in Evanston

22.85 / hour

I have 5 years of childcare experience, including infant care.
Kanya P. - Seeking Work in Evanston

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours
1 yrs of experience

I'm a fun, friendly & responsible person with more than 2 years of experience. The main reason I love taking care of children, is the tremendous amount of love you feel once they get used to you and spend more and more time with you. Being from Namibia, and pronouncing certain things differently, you realize just how special their little minds are once they repeat the funny things you say.

I'd love to meet a family I can work for on a regular basis and build a trusting relationship with.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Evanston, 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 Evanston’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 Evanston 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 Evanston?
  • 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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