Gurnee, IL
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Amanda L. - Seeking Work in Gurnee

11.42 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been taking care of children since I was 11 years old. My parents divorced when I was very young and I had to step up and care for my toddler brother. Even though I was young myself, it taught me responsibility and I had no choice but to grow up. Besides taking care of my brother I would also babysit for cousins, neighbors, and family friends. I also feel like I have a great amount of experience because when I was in middle school my mom became pregnant with my little half brother. Having a mother who worked full-time at a restaurant was extremely hard for our family. Again I had to help raise another brother. I almost consider him (7 years old now) to be more as my son, than my little brother. I grew up cooking, cleaning, bathing, and chauffeuring my younger siblings. I also took some Child Development classes throughout high school, which included CPR certification. I don't have much experience with children who have special needs but I did help my older sister take care of a 2-year-old girl who suffered from Cerebral palsy. I am also willing to learn more and expand my experience. I plan on getting my college degree in either Child Development or Family and Child Studies. I can also provide references on request.
Estela R. - Seeking Work in Gurnee

14.28 / hour

I wanted to start by saying thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. :-) I like to teach kids the basics, numbers, letters, go to the park and manners very important. I like to make sure kids eat healthy but also know they are just like us, sometimes they just don't crave broccoli :-) I seem to understand kids very well and that's why I want to work with kids, to help them grow and develop their own personality.
Nancy C. - Seeking Work in Gurnee

14.28 / hour

I was responsible for the care of my granddaughter from birth to age 3. I have extensive babysitting experience spanning many years.
Nancy C. - Seeking Work in Gurnee

14.28 / hour

I have cared for children, including my own and a grandchild, all of my adult life.
Delmi A. - Seeking Work in Gurnee

10.50 / hour
12 yrs of experience

My name is delmi,I'm a legal permanent resident.Belizean nationality. I was a nanny many years ago, today I'm a cosmetologist, however I am looking for a part-time job for Monday's and tuesday's. being kind, loving,equal opportunity and humble are very important to me and I'm told by many that i reflect these qualities.
Lenora S. - Seeking Work in Gurnee

10.00 / hour
5 yrs of experience

Hello there! My name is Lenora. I'm 36yrs old and mother to a beautiful daughter. My daughter has recently turned 16. I see caring and taking care of children as I would my own...but with the directions of those I am working for.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Gurnee, 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 Gurnee’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 Gurnee 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 Gurnee?
  • 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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