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Sarah D. - Seeking Work in Waukegan

17.14 / hour

1999-2003 Nanny for two little girls in MN after HS and all through college. The Girls were 2 & 3 when I started with them. 2003 Nanny/ Mothers helper for 5 wk old little girl while mother was on maternity leave. 2005- 2006 Live-in Nanny for two girls, 4 & 7. I also have had a few temp. nanny positions in between. I recently home-schooled a 9 year old little girl with ADHD, until she gained more confidence in herself to return to public school! I have cared for newborns to teen age; changing diapers to tutoring. I am not just a babysitter, I take great pride in caring for a child, and helping them grow, and learn.
Jordan H. - Seeking Work in Waukegan

11.42 / hour

I was a mothers helper for a family of 3 growing up. I have volunteered at two different daycares, caring for children from infants to 7 years old. I have a large family with many children in which I've cared for. This is including my three younger brothers, two of them having special needs.
Laura B. - Seeking Work in Waukegan

20.00 / hour

I have been a nanny for a family with 6 children for over 5 years. I recently had to switch to part-time babysitting, as I began my teaching career. I always bring fun activities and projects, take the children on fun outings, and make daily activities fun and engaging!
Elizabeth O. - Seeking Work in Waukegan

22.85 / hour

I have extensive childcare experience both professionally and as a volunteer. Before becoming an elementary classroom teacher, I worked at a daycare center as a lead teacher with toddlers, and I volunteered as a childcare worker in church settings for more than 20 years.
Arabel M. - Seeking Work in Waukegan

8.57 / hour

ive always been around children.I come from a big family being the oldest i was always looking out for my younger brother and sisters.
Barbara C. - Seeking Work in Waukegan

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I took care of quadriplegia 13 y boy, infants to teenagers
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Waukegan, 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 Waukegan’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 Waukegan 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 Waukegan?
  • 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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