Hardwood Heights, IL
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Apexa P. - Seeking Work in Hardwood Heights

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I've worked with a company called xx. I worked as a junior counselor for the company with a group of kids. The kids age group were from 4-10yrs old. My duties as a junior counselor was to take the kids to a game room to play,including the computer lab, swimming pool, field trips,and many more activities. I worked for about 3 to 4yrs. I've also worked with a family whose daughter was 15months old that i took care of for 6 months. My duties were to feed her, change her diaper when it was dirty, put her to sleep, play with her, take her to the lobby and to the park to play and also to interact with other kids.
Vyara D. - Seeking Work in Hardwood Heights

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I raised my nephews and children of my cousins.
Gabby T. - Seeking Work in Hardwood Heights

9.40 / hour

I'm a Medical assistant
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Hardwood Heights, 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 Hardwood Heights’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 Hardwood Heights 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 Hardwood Heights?
  • 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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