Island Lake, IL
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Heather S. - Seeking Work in Island Lake

14.28 / hour

Hello! I am a professional nanny looking for a long term position. I enjoy taking care of children and love being able to do all the fun activities with them while providing a safe environment. Some of the things I enjoy doing with the children are arts and crafts, going to the park, library, board games, swimming, going to the nature center, museums, etc. Friends and family would describe me as outgoing, responsible, reliable and energetic. I have over ten years experience as a nanny with four different families along with babysitting throughout the years. Prior to this I was an activity aide for an elementary school. Responsibilities included planning and leading activities for children grades kindergarten through 5th grade in extended care programs. I also was a lifeguard/swim instructor for Lattof YMCA. I used to swim competitively for over 12 years on two different teams. I look forward to meeting my new family!
Dana D. - Seeking Work in Island Lake

8.57 / hour
Full-time hours

I raised three boys and a girl myself and I have 5 grandchildren two of which I have direct care of.
Kim M. - Seeking Work in Island Lake

22.85 / hour

Currently work as an Early Childhood Special Education teacher and have had 9+ years of nanny experience.
Kelsey R. - Seeking Work in Island Lake

8.74 / hour
Full-time hours

I haven't really had too much experience watching kids. But I have had a few jobs watching a 3 and 5-year-old. I do have a lot of family that is children, who I always play with on holidays or whenever we have family gatherings and none of them seem to put up a fuss with me and I love it!
Stephanie M. - Seeking Work in Island Lake

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been s lead toddler teacher for the past three years at a daycare. I received the opportunity to interact and observe a preschool classroom while in high school for a year. Also, while in college I did many class observations and student teaching in a preschool classroom.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Island Lake, 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 Island Lake’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 Island Lake 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 Island Lake?
  • 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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