Itasca, IL
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Jessica L. - Seeking Work in Itasca

17.14 / hour

I started my childcare experience ten years ago. I have have been responsible for the well being of a family of four children, a boy (four), a girl (two), and a pair of twin boys (three months old). I would watch them on a daily basis during the summer and on the weekends throughout the year. I was solely responsible for the well being and safety of the children in the absence of their mother and father. I continued caring for this family for six years until I left home for college. I also have experience caring for both mentally and physically handicapped children assisting both them and their families in daily activity and emotional structure. I have been entrusted to care for children on an overnight basis on multiple occasions. I also have been responsible for the transportation of some children back and forth from sports, school, and other commitments.
Rebecca H. - Seeking Work in Itasca

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been working with children for 15 years. i spend 6 years teaching kindergarten and 1 year teaching 1st grade after graduation. I have spent the past 7 years working as a pre school teacher at 2 different day care centers
Melissa D. - Seeking Work in Itasca

15.00 / hour
< 1 yr of experience

Been a nanny for 10+ years. Just graduated with my Bachelor’s in Social Work and will be attending Grad School in August.
Brittney  C. - Seeking Work in Itasca

11.42 / hour
Full-time hours

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Julia K. - Seeking Work in Itasca

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I have 14 years experience of working with children or all ages, some with and without special needs. I have been a nanny, babysitter, preschool teacher, and also a paraprofessional. I also have a degree in Early Childhood education.
Dana K. - Seeking Work in Itasca

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been in the early childhood field for 16 years.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Itasca, 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 Itasca’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 Itasca 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 Itasca?
  • 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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