Saint Joseph, IL
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Christina D. - Seeking Work in Saint Joseph

8.57 / hour

I have been babysitting since i was 10 years old
Macey C. - Seeking Work in Saint Joseph

10.00 / hour
< 1 yr of experience

I’m great with kids, I’m only 17, but I turn 18 less than a month. I just graduated high school, and I know going w me might seem like a risk but I’m used to the little one I watched my siblings my whole life and taught them a lot of what they know. My young sister is the top reader of her class and my 3 year old sister already knows her abcs! I do not know some things, but I’m willing to learn anything
Sarah  H. - Seeking Work in Saint Joseph

9.00 / hour
< 1 yr of experience

I will be attending Parkland College in the fall and will be playing soccer. I have a love for kids and enjoy being active and being involved in activities. I have experience in babysitting. On occasion, I watch a 14 month old girl and a 2 year old girl.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Saint Joseph, 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 Joseph’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 Joseph 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 Joseph?
  • 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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