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Jackie L. - Seeking Work in West Chicago

11.42 / hour

In the past, I have worked with many different children. I have experience with twins, special needs, hearing impaired, infants all the way to teenagers.
Alejandra V. - Seeking Work in West Chicago

10.00 / hour
Full-time hours
< 1 yr of experience

I am currently in college and plan to major in education for all ages and minor in spanish, it is also my native language. I have a younger sister who is 9 years younger than me and i've taken care of her plenty of times. During high school I use to volunteer at a local elementary and I would take care of children from kinder-fifth grade. In college I also had an internship my freshman year at a local school and I would also take care of children k-5th grade, i'd help them with homework and i'd help them with their spanish and english. My availability is really flexible, I'm open mon-thurs mornings, afternoons and evenings and open fri-sun morning and evenings.
Melissa S. - Seeking Work in West Chicago

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I raised three children, who are now 22 year old twins and an 18 year old.
Melissa F. - Seeking Work in West Chicago

10.00 / hour
Full-time hours
5 yrs of experience

Hi I am 21 years old, I have 5 years of expierenced with the age group 11 months-10 year olds. I have volunteer for after school programs and also have became a supervisor for the West Chicago park district after school programs. I've been a nanny for 2 years now of the age group 11 months-3 year old.
Tova K. - Seeking Work in West Chicago

15.00 / hour
< 1 yr of experience

I am a happy and Hurd working nanny with a lot experience with all grown children. Driver good record . I am a grey grendmom love art. And more
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in West Chicago, 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 West Chicago’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 West Chicago 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 West Chicago?
  • 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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