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Christine M. - Seeking Work in Wonder Lake

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I have 27 years of child care experience being a babysitter, Assistant Preschool Teacher and a nanny. I have attended some college courses in Early Childhood Education and Social Work and continue my education by attending workshops and seminars. I have experience with children from multiple newborns to 14 years old. I like to stay active and busy interacting with kids instead of them sitting in front of the TV or electronics all day. I have spent most of my time as a nanny providing all aspects of child care such as preparing meals & snacks, preparing bottles, baby cereal and food, changing diapers, giving children medicine, potty training, making sure hair and teeth are brushed, clothes are changed, assisting in getting ready for school and on/off the bus. Assisting in homework and driving to and from schools and activities. I also provide light housekeeping such as unloading/loading dishwasher, sweeping floors, children's laundry, and cleaning up after the children. I take children on outings such as picnics and play in the park, spray parks, museums, bouncy places, the library, walks, petting zoo's, farms, etc. I am good at coming up with fun, creative arts & crafts, like to color and bake.
Linda A. - Seeking Work in Wonder Lake

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been a Licensed family childcare provider for the past 28 years. I recently worked as a nanny for two little girls for the last 4+ years. Currently working for a family in Libertyville, Il. I have been with them 6 1/2 years. chilren are 7 and 5 year old twins. have great references!
Michelle  S. - Seeking Work in Wonder Lake

11.42 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been taking care of my little sisters that she was born because my parents work so I have been taking care of her for almost 5 years on and off and then I have cousins that I was taking care of and one was six years old and the other child was nine years old I have six years of experience
Katie Z. - Seeking Work in Wonder Lake

8.57 / hour

Im a stay at home mom that has watched kids from home of all ages for 20+ years.
Amber B. - Seeking Work in Wonder Lake

10.00 / hour
< 1 yr of experience

hi my name is amber, i am currently still a highschool student, but as a senior i will be graduating in less than a month! i have lots of experinces with children since i use to babysit children from the ages of 5-13. also, i have a younger brother and a baby brother that i watch over all the time!
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Wonder Lake, 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 Wonder Lake’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 Wonder Lake 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 Wonder Lake?
  • 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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