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Paige M. - Seeking Work in Oak Forest

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been a full-time and part-time nanny for the past 6-7 years. I started babysitting when I was 13 years old and I have been watching children as a way of income ever since! I love being able to teach children and help them learn and grow. I am fortunate enough to have experience with all ages, from newborns to 14 years old and every age in between. I am an energetic, responsible, caring, and of course fun young woman who would love the opportunity to build new relationships and become part of someones family!
Pamela C. - Seeking Work in Oak Forest

8.99 / hour

I was a nanny for two little girls, one being an infant and the other was 3 years old. I also worked at a daycare center for 5 years, and during that time I cared for children ages infant to toddler.
Danielle W. - Seeking Work in Oak Forest

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been baby sitting since I was 11 years old. I have experience caring for children from infant to teen years. I also am experienced with caring for children with ADHD, and have worked with adults with developmental disabilities.
Nina S. - Seeking Work in Oak Forest

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been babysitting on and off since I was 13 year old. I have also been working in daycare/ early learning centers for the past 5 years and I know my calling is taking care and providing education to young children.
Susan P. - Seeking Work in Oak Forest

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have worked in a daycare setting for over 4 years and also in a school setting for 9 years as well as working with children with special needs.
Emma B. - Seeking Work in Oak Forest

10.00 / hour
< 1 yr of experience

Hello Families! I’m Emma. i’m 17 years old and i’ve worked with children since i’ve been 12. I grew up babysitting my brothers friends childre and my niece. I love working with children because they’re adorable. I encourage them to read and write and to have fun! I currently have a program at school where I work with children ages 2-5, Tuesday-Thursday. We make lessons for them and teach them the things they need to know for going into kindergarten. I would love to have the chance to make a positive impact on your child and families lives!
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Oak Forest, 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 Oak Forest’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 Oak Forest 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 Oak Forest?
  • 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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