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Grace H. - Seeking Work in Homewood

11.42 / hour

I cared/nannied for a child, aged 10-12 while I was in high school. I drove him to his after school activities, picked him up from school, and helped him with homework. I also worked for them in the summer, and I spent all day with him. We would occasionally work on math, and we would spend time outside each day. I also worked in a preschool my first semester at college. I was a teacher aide and worked an afternoon class with kids aged 3-5. I helped with snack time and play time outside, making sure that they didn't get into too much trouble. Also, I have been babysat before for kids aged 3-7, just for a few hours if their parents went out.
Tina W. - Seeking Work in Homewood

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I was raised in a large family and spend much of my childhood and young adulthood babysitting and caring for relatives, family friends and the children of teachers. I stayed with my first nanny family for three years and was sad to leave, but now I am looking forward to new adventures.
Casondra J. - Seeking Work in Homewood

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I worked in a daycare center for 6 years with kids aged 3 months-7 years. I have experience working with special needs children. I have been babysitting for 7 years and have worked with kids up to age 12.
Samantha S. - Seeking Work in Homewood

12.00 / hour
< 1 yr of experience

I have always been very good with children. I have been babysitting for many years (10+) and though i have never nannied before i have handled multiple children at one time babysitting ranging in ages from 2 months - 12 years while babysitting. I love doing crafts and different activities with the kids to keep them occupied or finding things both inside and outside to do that are fun and entertaining for the them. I always try to keep the area tidy and clean so the parents dont have to deal with the mess when they get home and i make sure to always clean up messes that are made. I have multiple references to give if you needed more from me than what is stated here.
Aaliyah M. - Seeking Work in Homewood

14.00 / hour
5 yrs of experience

I am Aaliyah, I am a student. As a nanny I'ved worked in churches watching the kids who come. I've also watched many other children from other families and my own. I love working with kids, because from the beginning I would help take care of my sister who is now 19. She has a disability which is called microcephaly, and I help her with everyday tasks.
Romaine R. - Seeking Work in Homewood

12.00 / hour
< 1 yr of experience

First of all I have 8 grandchildren, the youngest now 14. I am a retired anesthesiologist, well equipped with knowledge to handled any physical problems that could arise with a child. I am physically fit and can get down on the floor to play with a child go to the pare. I have no obligations at home that would distract my day.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Homewood, 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 Homewood’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 Homewood 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 Homewood?
  • 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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