Highwood, IL
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Erica-Rose d. - Seeking Work in Highwood

17.14 / hour

I've worked with children since I was 14 years old, and I learned much from each experience about how to work with children, as well as how to respect parents by keeping them informed about the progress of their children. I believe that I need to be in a partnership with the parents, because they are the experts on their own children. I taught figure skating and swimming to children, but my working at a Christian camp as a counselor for at-risk kids, is where I learned the most. It was there that I honed my skills handling groups of children for extensive periods of time. I found the important balance between loving and nurturing children, yet setting clear limits; all of which are critical to their well being. For the last two summers I nannied for a 5-month-old baby girl the first year, and an 18-month old the following year, and it was an amazing experience, and I am looking forward to being a nanny again this summer. On May 3, 2008, I graduated from Olivet Nazarene University with a degree in Elementary Education. I have been working as a Paraprofessional through xx School in xx, covering two second-grade classrooms. I also substitute teach there in grades K - 5th, but the K - 3rd graders truly have my heart! My gifts definitely include presenting creative lessons plans, keeping the children fully engaged by changing things up and providing plenty of variety. I am clear in my expectations of children, but I'm also very nurturing, and that creates an environment where kids can have fun as well as learn. Because I'm a certified teacher, I can also help with any summer scholastic activities that the parents want their children to engage in to prepare them for their next grade in school. I love teaching writing and nurturing in children a love for reading! I would prefer working in the DuPage County area, but I’m flexible about that. Any age child will be loved, and I be sure to create an environment that is richly stimulating for their developmental level.
Misty H. - Seeking Work in Highwood

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I was a foster parent for 4 yrs
Grace W. - Seeking Work in Highwood

8.66 / hour

On three separate occasions, I have been a full-time nanny for children from infancy to age 3. I have also been a babysitter when I was in high school and college for children ages infancy to age 13+. I have worked with children with ASD and sensory processing disorder and delayed speech, including following therapists' programs for these children. I have taught preschool for a total of two years, plus one year teaching kindergarten.
Tiffany W. - Seeking Work in Highwood

8.49 / hour
Full-time hours

I have watch coster kids for the age of new born to 6yrs old
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Highwood, 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 Highwood’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 Highwood 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 Highwood?
  • 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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