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Jessica H. - Seeking Work in Lake Barrington

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

My experience includes a child care center I worked in where I had up to six children at a time. The youngest being about 8 months and the oldest about 10 yrs old. I loved my job there as well as had some kids that loved me! I would have certain parents only bring their children only if I were to be working that day.            I also worked for a family in Wilmette for about 3 yrs. For a family with 3 kids, two girls and a boy. They were 3 months, 3, and 7 when I started. They also had two dogs. I did almost everything there is to do ! =) child development activities, fun activities, (indoor and outdoor) all sorts of games and art projects we loved to do together. Playing outside, went to a number of different parks, malls, children's museum, etc. Also went to a farm museum we loved. Cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as snacks, as well as took care of the dogs. One being a 4 month old puppy when they got her.           I am still in contact with this family and babysit for them from time to time. They also just had another baby 3 months ago, so when I babysit I have the 3 kids with the new baby and of course the dog.I also nannied for a family in Wheaton for two years for two children, a girl and a boy. They were 4 months and 2 when I started. I recently got a serving job but I terribly miss being a nanny and would like to get back to that. I absolutely enjoy being around kids and interacting.        I also babysat for a father in Barrington for an 11 yr old girl. Only on Saturdays for 8 or 9 hrs. We played games, cooked, baked, went to the park, activities, etc. I think I have a strong connection with kids all the time which makes things easier and definitely more comfortable. I'm super fun and funny! I love to be silly but know when to be serious as well. I think its important for a nanny to connect with the parents as well as with the kids. I'm very responsible and reliable. I have my own car and clean driving record. I am CPR certified, and can provide references upon request.            I live in Schaumburg right by woodfield mall.            I hope my information interested you and hope to hear back from you!            Thanks so much            Jessica           
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Lake Barrington, 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 Lake Barrington’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 Lake Barrington 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 Lake Barrington?
  • 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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