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Katie F. - Seeking Work in Oak Lawn

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

My experience working with children began at a young age when my baby brother was born. Because we are nine years apart, I gained a lot of experience helping my parents: changing diapers, feeding, and consoling a screaming baby. When high school came around, I began babysitting frequently on the weekends for neighborhood children and relatives. I got my first nanny job when I was eighteen, in which I looked after two girls who were nine and twelve for the duration of the summer. On most days, we enjoyed the pleasant weather playing in the backyard, riding bikes, getting ice cream, and going to the pool. In college, I began coaching volleyball for the Riverfront Bruisers. I coached for the 11 and under age group, teaching them fundamentals of volleyball and the importance of teamwork. Because I coached the same group of girls for my first two years of college, I had the pleasure of watching them develop as athletes and as young women. In the summer of 2014, I began working at Little Hands Learning Center. There, I worked primarily in the nursery, but bounced around the other classrooms when help was needed. I gained an immense knowledge of the needs of infants and how to care for multiple young children at one time. Another skill I have acquired from my time at Little Hands is hands on experience with children with disabilities. The two children I worked with were in inclusive classrooms with students their age. Because they are learning in this general education environment, it is easy for them to feel that they are behind the rest of their class and become frustrated. It was important that as their teacher, I made accommodations to their learning style and helped them succeed. I continued working at Little Hands for the past two years, working over the summer and on my breaks from school.
Amy Q. - Seeking Work in Oak Lawn

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

I took care of an 11 year old boy with disabilities as well as two other children, 4 year old and a 7 year old. In addition, I took care of their mother who had huntington disease. I was a live in nanny five days a week who woke the children up for school made breakfast, did the car pooling as well as the shopping and household duties. for the past year an half I was a live-out nanny. I arrived at 8am and took over from there. During the school year I would help the kids get ready, feed them breakfast and walked them to the bus stop. During the time they were in school I took care of the youngest child we would play, cook and I also worked with him on speech, numbers, alphabet and potty training.
Joyce G. - Seeking Work in Oak Lawn

9.07 / hour

I have workeed at our church youth groups for the past 30 years and teach Sunday school, I have also been nanny for a famly of 3 for a year and am currently a nanny for 2 children for 2 years
Janet G. - Seeking Work in Oak Lawn

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours
< 1 yr of experience

Hi , My name is Janet G , Im a parent of 5 children ages
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years old . I currently hold a Degree in Early Childhood Education & Certified Nurse Aide certification. I also own and operate a Home daycare program for 15 years in my home with two teacher assistant. I currently hold CPR & First aide certification, I love children and my goal is to educate our children ,keep them safe & show our babies lots of love.
My availability is flexible
Kimberly  R. - Seeking Work in Oak Lawn

15.50 / hour
2 yrs of experience

Hi my Name is Kim. I Like working with children, children is our Pride and joy, Our future of tomorrow.I like to be creative and fun.creative activities, i like to help with homework, help out with the chores if need be, fix a lite meal.Im very flexible with late hours, Im very punctual.Im experienced with taking care of children. I am very patient with children. I able to be Supportive in any way to families. THANK YOU.
Alyssa K. - Seeking Work in Oak Lawn

13.00 / hour
Full-time hours
2 yrs of experience

I've been babysitting children of all ages for about 5 years now. I love kids, they make me smile and laugh all the time. I have two sister that are 7 and 10 years old. I don't usually watch them because they are in multiple sports but when I do babysit them I always make the most out of it. I always have something planned to do so they aren't sitting at home bored.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Oak Lawn, 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 Lawn’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 Lawn 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 Lawn?
  • 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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