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Gayle N. - Seeking Work in Wheaton

17.14 / hour

I have had 2 stepdaughters since they were 7 and 9. I now have 4 grandchildren from them, ages 9,11,13,15, and have cared for them since birth. I also am a certified teacher, formerly teaching full time in district 203 Naperville, teaching K-5th graders since 1998.I have enjoyed subbing in my old school since I left the full time classroom setting. I come from a large family, and at a very young age, was responsible for caring for my younger siblings.
Elayna L. - Seeking Work in Wheaton

14.28 / hour

I have been babysitting children outside of my younger siblings for 6 years. My last three years in high school was spent being a nanny for a family after school three days a week. I piked them up from school, would get them a snack, help them with homework, then ew would play outside before it was time for me to drop them off at their various activities. The same family would also have me watch their children on various other days/night where I was responsible for making dinner/lunch and putting them down to bed. I have watched children as young as 1 month to as old as 15 years old and am comfortable with all ages.
Esther - Seeking Work in Wheaton

22.85 / hour

I have worked with healthy & disabled children that have included premature infants; multiple births; toddlers; and school age children. I have worked at summer camps; day care centers; childrens hospitals & in private homes for over 25 years as both a caregiver & teacher. I have also given seminars for expectant and new parents. I also work as a antepartum/postpartum Doula ( baby coach). Over the years I have worked for several pediatric doctors and newborn agencies. I prefer to make long term commitments to the families I work for.I have been with the last two families for over nine years.
Ali N. - Seeking Work in Wheaton

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I've worked in homes, schools and camps. I have worked in childcare for 12 years, and I've been nannying for 2. I worked in a pre k for 3 years and worked as a camp counselor for 3 summers.
Alison T. - Seeking Work in Wheaton

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have worked as a summer nanny, a teacher in training, an ABA Therapist with kids with autism, a before-school nanny, and so much more! I have specific training in education, special education, autism and other special needs, and developmental delays. I would love to work with any family, including kids who may have some behavior challenges or special needs.
Hope D. - Seeking Work in Wheaton

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

My past childcare experience has been working in Elementary, Middle, High School,and Alternative schools as a Teacher's Aide in Special Education and Regular Education classes. Recently, I have babysat or as I like to call it, be a nanny to a 14 year old boy with Autism. He has such a great personality and is very smart. He inspires me. That is why I became a teacher.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Wheaton, 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 Wheaton’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 Wheaton 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 Wheaton?
  • 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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