Poplar Grove, IL
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Jessica R. - Seeking Work in Poplar Grove

11.42 / hour

I am currently a part time, live in nanny for a family with a new born. Since they will only need me on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays, I am looking for other children to care for. For the last two summers I worked as a lead teacher at a child care center for about 20-30 school aged children. Also, I was previously the manager where I worked with children on a daily basis. I absolutely love children and am currently attending Northern Illinois University for my BS in Child Development with an emphasis in Infant Care. I plan to graduate in December after I finish my internship at the Northern Illinois University Child Development Lab. I have already completed about six weeks of training in the lab's infant/toddler/two room. Working with children and families is my passion and I hope I'll be an amazing match for you!
Danielle S. - Seeking Work in Poplar Grove

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

All 4 years of high school, i was in a program that allowed me to be a teachers assistant to a local preschool. After high school, i was a TA for 2 classrooms, ages ranging from 15 months to 5 years of age. I come from a large family, there is 5 boys and 3 girls, including myself. I have nannied for 3 families, grew extremely close to the families, but unfortunately had to leave due to the 2 previous families moving out of the country. Currently a nanny for a great family.
Melissa D. - Seeking Work in Poplar Grove

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

I have 5 years experience taking care of children from newborn to 13 years old.
Maria S. - Seeking Work in Poplar Grove

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

Raised daughter Two grandchildren Caretaker and babysitter To countless others
Danielle S. - Seeking Work in Poplar Grove

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

Lead teacher in high school daycare program for 2 years Teachers assistant at my local church for 1 year Nanny for the H family for 2 years
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Poplar Grove, 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 Poplar Grove’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 Poplar Grove 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 Poplar Grove?
  • 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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