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Jessica T. - Seeking Work in Mokena

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been babysitting since I was in 7th grade. At that time I was watching kids that were 3 and 5. As the years went on, I watched more children with various ages. I also have four siblings, whose ages are 20,17,15, and 10 years old. In the past two years, I have been a part of my church nursery at xx Church. In the nursery I work with children from 3 months- 2 years old. I also work in our preschool and elementary classrooms which range from 3-10 years old. And in the past year I have been taking care of my infant cousin since she was a month old. I also have experience with children with autism.
Sophie B. - Seeking Work in Mokena

14.00 / hour
Full-time hours
3 yrs of experience

Hey! I'm Sophie. I am a very dependable, responsible, and loving individual looking for a family to care for! I really enjoy caring for, playing with, and helping children learn and grow. I love keeping them busy with educational things like, playing outdoors, going for walks, playing at parks, and doing arts & crafts. I have been around kids for most of my life since I have 3 younger siblings, and started helping my mom care for them when I was young. I currently have the privilege of caring for a young girl, and have been for the past 2 years, but I am looking to get more hours. I have also had the opportunity to care for an adorable 16 mo. little guy for the past 10 months. I love being outdoors, playing yard games with my family, gardening, volleyball, swing dancing, piano, sewing, crafts, cooking and baking. I hope to share some of my interest with your family! I am willing to care for your pets as well if needed. I look forward to talking with, and meeting you & your little ones!
Niki M. - Seeking Work in Mokena

11.00 / hour
1 yrs of experience

Hi , I’m Niki, I’m 45, have no children , but have taken care of children
All my life . In my last Job , I
Took care of 3 Children , one being Autistic, the job was awesome , a learning expieremce , But a falling out with the mother of the children changed that . Which I will explain
In full detail , basically don’t get too close and friendly in a work relationship :)
Alexandra S. - Seeking Work in Mokena

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been a nanny since i was 18 years old .I am currently 25. My first nanny job was for a family in the upper bluff of Joliet. I nannied for them right out of high school full-time and stayed with them for four years. My hours were 7 am to 6pm Monday through Friday, sometimes including weekends. When I started the children were at the ages of 2,4,6,8. They are homeschooled and the teacher came to the house. The children were not allowed to do anything electronically during the weekdays unless it had to do with school. No TV, games, computer, xbox, iPads etc. My job consisted of coming up with atlas two crafts activities weekly and two meals to cook for dinner where they could help. I meal prepped, changed diapers, helped with schooling, prepared play dates, came up with many crafts and made our own games( even board games that helped with cleaning up ), did laundry, breakfast, lunch, dinner etc with the food groups included in each meal, took walks daily unless the weather stopped us from doing so , and tried making everyday fun and exciting . My second year into working they had another child and I was with her since day 1. I helped the mom out and shadowed her for the first few weeks learning how to do things and when she went back cared for the infant. I prepared bottles, diaper changes, stages of feeding, read to her, helped teach her how to read/ talk / use a spoon etc. It was an amazing experience and so rewarding. I lost my job due to the father retiring and being home everyday but they are still family to me. After this I nannied a family for four children at the ages of 3,5,7 and nine for two years and did the same things, but unfortunately they moved away. It came at a time where i had been pregnant and needed to stop working anyways. I now have a son who is one and just a bundle of joy!
Sarah D. - Seeking Work in Mokena

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have loved children since I was little myself. Helped Aunts since I was eight. Always babysat worked at daycares and brought two children home from past daycare and watched them until about 8pm M-F since the youngest was 6 wks. We still stay in touch now. I have also taught preschool and pre-k at a catholic school
Morgan G. - Seeking Work in Mokena

17.14 / hour

Hello! I am Morgan. I am currently a college student studying nursing (soon to be CPR certified in the next couple weeks). I am officially home for the summer. I am the oldest of five children. Being a babysitter and nanny is what I have grown up doing. It is always so much fun! I always learn a lot from my experiences babysitting. I have experience from watching 1 child to 4 children at one time. I am able to work long days and even carpool with my minivan when needed. I am able to work 5 days a week starting after May 6th. Babysitting is my specialty. Care.com is a great opportunity to put my knowledge into my job! I am looking forward to hearing from a potential family who needs an energetic and fun babysitter!
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Mokena, 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 Mokena’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 Mokena 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 Mokena?
  • 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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