Pekin, IL
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Pekin, IL Nannies

Danette F. - Seeking Work in Pekin

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I love children! I've helped raise more than 25. Most recently, I have completed a position caring for four little girls, ages 7,5,3, and 15 months at the start.I have also worked in daycare with infants-school age and have taught Pre-kindergarten. My undergrad degree is in Business Admin and Marketing in the Fine Arts with a Theatre minor and my graduate degree is in Christian Education.I specialized in Children and Family Ministry with a sub-specialty of Children in Crisis. I enjoy many creative outlets such as: sewing, scrapbooking, and theatre. I enjoy exploring the areas in which I live through local festivals and street fairs. I also enjoy swimming, reading, and music. I love to cook and bake. I am known for one of the best homemade chocolate cakes and chocolate buttercream frosting that you will ever taste! I am a fun-loving, kind and gentle, & honest person. I truly care for children and will love them as if they were my own.
Elizabeth A. - Seeking Work in Pekin

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I have consistently babysat for one family for over 5 years. When I first started babysitting them, the oldest was 3 almost 4 and the youngest was newly born. I also have worked in the childrens' ministry at church for over 5 years. I am a sunday school teacher for ages 3-5, I work on the church bus with ages 4 to high school, and I also work in the church nursery on a monthly basis with ages newborn - 3 years for a little over 9 years.
Jade C. - Seeking Work in Pekin

11.42 / hour
Full-time hours

I've babysat for 10+ years. I've taken care of children ages newborn-12 yess old.
Emily  S. - Seeking Work in Pekin

15.00 / hour
< 1 yr of experience

I am a first responder, I am also CPR and AED certified! I have experience in daycares, and I’m available all the time besides overnights.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Pekin, 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 Pekin’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 Pekin 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 Pekin?
  • 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?