Prospect Heights, IL
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Samantha K. - Seeking Work in Prospect Heights

11.42 / hour

I am 20 years old and I am currently attending college to major in Elementary Education. I have been a babysitter for the past seven years and started nannying a year ago for a summer job. I have experience with children from newborns to 9-year-olds. I have been told that the children have enjoyed having me as their nanny because I would constantly be doing something with them. I personally believe that I am creative and like to do a lot with the kids that I watch. Working with kids has always been something I enjoyed, and that is why I want to be an elementary teacher. I consider myself responsible, easygoing, but I also know right from wrong and make sure kids understand the rules. It's always important to have fun with them and introduce them to new activities.
Deanna T. - Seeking Work in Prospect Heights

8.66 / hour

I have experience working with ages newborns-11 years. I most recently worked for a family with a 20-month old and 2 families with special needs children before that. I also have experience working with and nannying for children with autism and cerebral palsy.
Mary K. - Seeking Work in Prospect Heights

17.14 / hour

I have had the pleasure of working as a Nanny for 4 different families. I also ran a babysitting service from my home for approx. 5 years. I cared for up to 5 children at a time. Their ages ranged from newborn to preschool. I offered a loving, secure environment where the children were nurtured and happy, structured playtime, meals and lots of hugs given out daily.
Talifiya  P. - Seeking Work in Prospect Heights

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have worked as a nanny for over 10 years I have always worked with infants, toddlers and preschoolers. I have helped develop and maintain a daily routine as far as feeding, napping and playtime. Duties have also included chores pertaining to the children (laundry, bottle cleaning, helping tidy up play area etc). Overall working with the parents and maintaining an open line of communication to help build a healthy trusting relationship.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Prospect Heights, 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 Prospect Heights’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 Prospect Heights 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 Prospect Heights?
  • 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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