Lanark, IL
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Katelyn J. - Seeking Work in Lanark

17.14 / hour

I am the oldest of 3 so I have been 'babysitting' my sisters since I was 12. I am also the oldest cousin in my family which means that I have been babysitting infants since I was 15. I have babysat up to 6 children at one point with ages ranging from infant to toddler. I have gone through training when I was younger for CPR/First Aid as I have had to babysit a child with a seizure disorder.
Karlee L. - Seeking Work in Lanark

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have nannied four different family's children over the past 2 and a half years. Each of them were shot term nanny positions I have experience with driving children around, rather if that is picking up or dropping them off at school and to any events. Also, I have experience with making them meals, putting them down for naps, and playing with them.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Lanark, 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 Lanark’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 Lanark 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 Lanark?
  • 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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