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Jennifer G. - Seeking Work in Grayslake

22.85 / hour

I have been babysitting since I was about 12 years old. Even when I was not old enough to go to other homes and babysit for other families children I always cared for my own little sister who is three years younger than me and loved helping my mom out. I have babysat for numerous families anywhere from my own family members (i.e cousins), my mothers work friends families, and even my bus drivers children. I nannied for a family over the summer of 2007, and fell in love with the job. I continued my nannying career at the end of the summer of 2009 after a long search for the perfect family and job.
Alyssa G. - Seeking Work in Grayslake

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

My mother ran a home day care for about 10 years. I always helped her out and took on tasks with the children. I have experience with infants to the age of 12. Since then I have been babysitting local friends and family. I love working with kids and would love more experience. I am currently majoring in elementary education and can't wait to be a teacher. I enjoy planning fun activities to keep the kids on their toes!
Kelly D. - Seeking Work in Grayslake

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

Recently I nannied for a little girl for a year, and before that I was a 4 year nanny for three lovely boys and I worked at a Day Care for three years.I went to College of Lake County to take part in a Early Childhood Education class for two years. I also worked as a camp counselor for four years during high school.
Katherine U. - Seeking Work in Grayslake

11.42 / hour

I have 17 years of childcare experience will children of all ages. The youngest child I have cared for was 2 days old. I absolutely love kids!
Silvia V. - Seeking Work in Grayslake

11.42 / hour
Full-time hours

Work 13 years for xx center. Also have 4 children of my own and babysit for friends occasionally
Olga V. - Seeking Work in Grayslake

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

over 10 eyrs
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Grayslake, 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 Grayslake’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 Grayslake 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 Grayslake?
  • 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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