Saint Charles, IL
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Hayley W. - Seeking Work in Saint Charles

22.85 / hour

I have been a babysitter for the same family since their little girl who is now five was an infant. Since then I have watched their little girl as well as their little boy. I have worked at event childcare, a small group leader, a winter camp counselor, as well as helped out in a special education classroom. I have a diverse span of childcare experiences.
Danielle P. - Seeking Work in Saint Charles

14.28 / hour

I've had a lot of experience within my family! My mother adopted myself, my older sister, and eventually adopted my younger sister at 6 days old when I was 8 years old. In my teenage years, I babysat her a lot. Also, I serve my church, as well as the members of my church by watching their children while they attend church service.
Lisa S. - Seeking Work in Saint Charles

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

I've been taking care of children since I was 12. I love kids! They are so much fun to watch grow,learn and react to seeing so many different things in life there is to learn about and do! Love to help raise with the family well mannered and behaved children who will be our future.
Rebekah  K. - Seeking Work in Saint Charles

11.42 / hour

Our family has taken in kids in the foster system for about 8 years, and have had about 15 children live in our house for periods of time. I have been babysitting for neighbors and family friends for 7 years, and worked in the daycare of a gym a few days a week for months.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Saint Charles, 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 Saint Charles’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 Saint Charles 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 Saint Charles?
  • 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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