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Jordan C. - Seeking Work in Rock Falls

22.85 / hour

I am currently a Teacher at an Elementary School. This is my first year. I teach ESL K-2nd and teach a reading class consisting of grades 3rd and 4th. My last nanny position consisted of the following: •Responsible for the well-being of three girls aged 14, 12 & 7. •Plan, coordinate, organize, set up, supervise and complete daily activities. •Specific activities coordinated include: oSport practices and games (soccer, volleyball, softball, swimming, baton) – about 8 per week oSchool events (Girl Scouts, bake sales, movie night, fundraisers) – 2-3 per month oAppointments (doctors, dentist, orthodontist, physical therapy, eye exams) – at least 1 per week oPlay dates with friends – about 4 per month •Responsible for preparing girls for school and ensuring they are on time (only 2 late arrivals, due to car trouble). •Transportation to and from their activities and appointments in the afternoon (750+ activities). •Dynamically and effectively manage schedule changes. •Manage household by transporting, teaching, disciplining, shopping for, cooking for and caring for family. •Integrated and enthusiastic team member with the parents for planning and coordination of events. •Other tasks include homework help, reading literacy, hygiene, laundry, airport rides, and holiday festivities. While babysitting I have provided thought out activities to keep children occupied and having a good time. I also provide a safe environment. I have my degree in Elementary Education and have thought of plenty engaging and well developed lesson plans to keep my students engaged and learning.
Sarah  H. - Seeking Work in Rock Falls

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

Just like most young girls around the age of 12, I wanted to make some money and wasn't old enough for a job, so I babysat! Since I was 12 I would babysit just a couple hours for families, while the parents were at dinner. This past year however, I babysat overnight for a family while the mother and father worked. I had 3 kids to look after. two girls (ages 2 and 10) and one boy (8 years old). I would cook dinner for the kids, get them showered and cleaned up, and then off to bed! Also in the mornings I would get them ready for school, make sure they ate breakfast, and then send them to school! This was the first time I actually babysat for a long period of time everyday, and I loved it!
Molly F. - Seeking Work in Rock Falls

11.42 / hour

I have babysat since I was twelve half special needs half not. I have worked in elementary schools and currently work in a daycare.
Sarah H. - Seeking Work in Rock Falls

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

Since I was fifteen I have babysat for multiple families, with children of all ages. I cleaned house, fed children, made sure all their needs were met. Such as cooking meals and bathing.
Addysen F. - Seeking Work in Rock Falls

11.42 / hour

I am currently a Registered Behavior Technitian working with children of all ages. I work with children with autism and different behavior disorders. I have the patience and dedication that it takes to work with children.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Rock Falls, 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 Rock Falls’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 Rock Falls 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 Rock Falls?
  • 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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