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Alyssa D. - Seeking Work in Highland Park

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been working with children since I turned 12 years old. I began in my churches nursery and babysitting for several families in my neighborhood and church. I have also been teaching sunday school since I was sixteen years old and have been a Resident Assistant. I love working with kids and always have.
Kathy H. - Seeking Work in Highland Park

11.42 / hour

I am a 62 year old woman. retired temporarily. Love children Although no specific nanny experience I was a grade school teacher for many years and have raised my own family of 2 sons agest 27 and 28.
Miglena  S. - Seeking Work in Highland Park

11.42 / hour

I have been a stay at home mom for the last 8 years. Before having my own children I was working as a full time nanny for 6 years.
Simona U. - Seeking Work in Highland Park

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I did babysitting for 2 years for an infant and 5 years with kids between ages 2.5-10 years old. Prepared meals for kids and sometimes parents, drive them to school, activities and all other situations that implied driving them around. Organized play dates for each of the kids, prepared them for school, home works, taught the kids to read, write, do any school projects or art projects. Basically everything that implies raising a child and more.Also volunteered in the past, at a local church with the kids.I come form a very big family so taking care of my siblings was always part of my life and it comes naturally to me.
Alyssa R. - Seeking Work in Highland Park

20.00 / hour
3 yrs of experience

I have over 10+ years of experience with children. I worked at a regular daycare as well as a Montessori day care and a Godard School. The current family I work for I've known for 7 years I was their date night sitter then 3 years ago I started full time. I was also a Sunday school teacher. I am very knowledgeable in taking care of children from babies to teens.
America R. - Seeking Work in Highland Park

16.00 / hour
Full-time hours
< 1 yr of experience

I like to teach children to learn skills and not have them just sitting
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Highland Park, 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 Highland Park’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 Highland Park 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 Highland Park?
  • 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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