South Elgin, IL
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Julie R. - Seeking Work in South Elgin

8.91 / hour

I am trusting, caring,loving, fun, and have been told always smiling. I have use to work at a health club as a child care prodvider and at times watch children as many as 10 at a time. I have babysat for family and friends sense I was 12 years old. I am now 25 and still love to babysit when I can. I took a first aide & CPR class. I love to go swimming, play outside, go for walks, do crafts. I love to watch children grown and learn new things.
Leoanny P. - Seeking Work in South Elgin

11.42 / hour

13 years
Daniela M. - Seeking Work in South Elgin

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

First nanny job
Angie V. - Seeking Work in South Elgin

10.00 / hour
< 1 yr of experience

Sarah A. - Seeking Work in South Elgin

10.00 / hour
< 1 yr of experience

 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in South Elgin, 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 South Elgin’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 South Elgin 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 South Elgin?
  • 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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