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Allyson F. - Seeking Work in Milledgeville

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

My past child care experience was various babysitting jobs within my church family and since I am the oldest of 9 (both parents working; 1 day shift and the other night shift) I was going to school full time, working part time on weekends, and during the week included pick up and drop offs to practices and games, making dinner, helping with homework, giving baths, laundry, and making sure they got to sleep at a decent time. In high school, I also was apart of Kiddie Campus which was an addition to my vocational experience and I had completed two internships working with a preschool class and a second grade class. My major at the time was Education my first 2 years of college and I switched to Psychology which is what I got my Associates in. I then, transferred to Western Illinois University and took some time off babysitting to focus on my studies and work full time. Now I am graduating this May with my Bachelor's in Psychology and double minor in Law Enforcement and Sociology.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Milledgeville, 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 Milledgeville’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 Milledgeville 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 Milledgeville?
  • 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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