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Karen R. - Seeking Work in McHenry

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I have worked for two families, the first having three young children for 13 months, the more recent family had two young children, I was with them for 15 months and would still be if the family had not relocated out of state.
Rebekah H. - Seeking Work in McHenry

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been nannying full time for five years. On top of the usual care children need, I also helped with potty training and I have helped with teaching little ones how to write in preparation for kindergaren. I helped a neighbor with home daycare when I was 12 years old, I also watched her 3 children on my own. I did before and after school care and summer care 3 days a week for two kids. For 3 years I cared for a girl with special needs after school. These jobs all included cooking, cleaning, changing diapers, playing with the children, bed time, etc.
Jana L. - Seeking Work in McHenry

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have babysat all my life since I was 12. I worked as a preschool teacher in a daycare for children of all ages. My class was 12-24 months. However I was often with the infants as well. I was a pick up teacher, meaning that once the littles were picked up I would move on to other age groups all the way up to kindergarten. My latest experience is being a nanny of 2. I started when the youngest was 10 months old and the oldest was 3. Now the oldest just turned 5 and the youngest is 3.
Janet P. - Seeking Work in McHenry

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been a Nanny for the past 10 years. I have experience with infants through school age children. Activities the kids and I enjoy are craft projects, lots of outdoor play when the weather permits, trips to the library and educational games and activities. I am looking for a long-term position with a family that will allow us to work as a team to help your children grow and develop into healthy, happy kids. I look forward to hearing from you! References are available upon request!
Kayla A. - Seeking Work in McHenry

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I have participated in Early childhood education programs, Pre-school programs, and I have done after school/weekend babysitting. I have cared for children from the ages of nine months to eight years old. I have only cared for two children at one time, but I am very confident in caring for up to three children of any age at once.
Kristen A. - Seeking Work in McHenry

14.28 / hour

Nanny for family in the past Babysitting since 13 years old Daycare for 5 years, co-worker became Director for a center and because I was so qualified she hired me to get the center up and running. Worked there for another two years.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in McHenry, 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 McHenry’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 McHenry 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 McHenry?
  • 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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