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Amanda H. - Seeking Work in Sycamore

14.28 / hour

I have done a lot of babysitting over the years, including helping to take care of a family that had young triplets and 2 other siblings, as well as many other families. I have also cared for twins. I have experience with all age groups, from babies through grade school age. I have also taught swimming lessons to children ages 3 to 5. I am currently an afterschool babysitter for 3 children and transport them from school to various activities, as well as assist with homework and piano practice. I work as a line staff providing ABA therapy to children with autism and other developmental disabilities and delays. I also babysit for a family of 3 children occasionally, one of whom has autism.
Jill M. - Seeking Work in Sycamore

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I am currently a full time Pre-K teacher. I have been a teacher for 4 years and love every minute of it. I am going to be a stay at home mom starting in June and will be having my own business caring for children and meeting the needs of families in my home.
Erik H. - Seeking Work in Sycamore

11.42 / hour
Full-time hours

Throughtout all of my positions, there have been many learning and teaching experiences, fun and hard times. But through it all, I've loved the families I've helped and the memories we've made. I've work for numerous families, with sixes up to 6, children ages 2 through teen for about 10 years now. Full time and part time hours, live in and live out, so I'm experienced in both.
NannyErik P. - Seeking Work in Sycamore

14.28 / hour

I've been a popular male influence for many families I have come in contact with over the years. I've sat for both genders and this is definitely the best career choice I have ever made. I currently Nanny 3 boys full time.
Keely S. - Seeking Work in Sycamore

8.99 / hour

Hello! My name is Keely, I am a responsible 30-year-old and a full time student in NIU's BFA acting program. I currently have experience working as a part-time nanny for a family in Sycamore with two lovely twin boys. I have been their nanny for almost a year now. In the past I have often babysat for friends and family and helped care for my younger step-siblings while they were growing up (I'm about 11 years older than them). I used to babysit in middle school/high school around my neighborhood and I've also cared for my younger cousins as well--babies, infants, and school aged children.
Jakki E. - Seeking Work in Sycamore

11.42 / hour

I have worked in an elementary school for almost five years now. I am a classroom aid, and have provided before and after school care for children. I organize activities, serve breakfast/lunch and provide additional homework and emotional support.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Sycamore, 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 Sycamore’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 Sycamore 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 Sycamore?
  • 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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