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Amy B. - Seeking Work in Woodstock

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I have 25+ years total experience in early childhood education, childcare, & nannying. For the past 5 years, I have been employed as a nanny. Currently, for the past 2 yrs, I've been a nanny in Lake Zurich for a family with 1 boy & 1 girl, now ages 2 & 5. Prior to this, I was a nanny for 2 years in Barrington for a family with 2 girls ages 1 & 3 upon start. Before that, I was nanny for over a year to a family in Woodstock with 2 children, ages 1 & 3 upon start. I found all three families either on or because of xx. I was blessed all three times to have been matched with such wonderful families, and I hope very much to be lucky a fourth time! My position with the families came to an end only because the children began kindergarten/ school programs, and a full time nanny was no longer needed. I had wonderful relationships with the families, felt very much "part of the family", and they are all used as references. Prior to nannying, I had been the lead teacher in two, three, & 4-year-old rooms in several daycare centers/ preschools over the years. I have worked as teacher in infant rooms as well. I have also run a daycare/school from my own home. I have experience working with ages newborn through 12 years old. Additionally, I have worked with special needs children having behavioral, learning, and physical challenges including Down Syndrome, ADD, ADHD, fetal alcohol syndrome, hearing and vision impairment, motor skills disorder, and developmental delays. I have also worked with children who are victims of emotional and physical abuse. I have a BA in Psychology. I am certified in CPR/First Aid. I have completed many in-service class hours of childcare, child safety, &. early childhood & development. I am an interactive, doting mother of two wonderful children: now a young adult boy and a 15-year-old daughter. I am involved in the lives of my many nieces & nephews.
 Nicole F. - Seeking Work in Woodstock

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

Dear Prospective Family, I am writing to you in excitement and hopes you will accept my enthusiastic application for the Nanny position available. This would be my very first Nanny position and I am absolutely thrilled to finally start doing something I am truly passionate about. Over the years I have gained a favorable amount of Child Care experience starting in High School babysitting for relatives and close family friends. I have experience with children ages infant to 18 years and a total of about 8 years of Child Care under my belt. However nothing compares to the experience I have as a mother of my 5 year old son. I genuinely realize how important everything is in our children's lives such as the things they learn, the people that influence them, there safety, the time they enjoy, the love they share, and how they need someone to inspire there creative minds and direct them to grow into respectable people. I attended Child Care classes at Tri-County pregnancy and parenting services out of Crystal Lake, IL. They covered absolutely everything there is to know about all ages of children including CPR and emergency situations. I also worked as Supervisor at a cleaning company in Mchenry, IL for almost 2 years and loved it. I have been preparing meals for my family for about 10 years, and I don't mean to boast but I am a very good cook thanks to my Italian heritage. I have tutored younger children on basic materials but if tutoring is needed and I am not familiar with the subject thoroughly the child and I will be learning together which I believe will strengthen our relationship and inspire them to want to learn more. I am used to running a fast paced household so there is really nothing I cannot handle. When it comes to my work I am extremely mature and professional. I am looking forward to providing my potential family with a safe, warm, loving, educational, and fun environment. I am extremely passionate about everything I put my heart into and am so excited to start the next chapter in my life as a Nanny. Sincerely, Nicole
Tammy H. - Seeking Work in Woodstock

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

Hello! My name is Tammy. I have been working in the Early Childhood Education field for 15 years. I began as a Home Daycare Provider for the military. I was awarded Provider of the Year 2 times. I worked as a Room Lead at a couple of different child care centers. I was a nanny for a family in Colorado and for another family in Illinois. I was also a Preschool Director/Lead Teacher at a school for 4 years. I was awarded Director of the Year during this time. I have experience with all age groups from newborn to 14 years of age. I am First Aid and CPR certified. I also have a Child Development Associate (CDA). I moved to Woodstock, IL in July and currently am employed at a childcare center in McHenry, but really miss the one on one interaction as a babysitter/Nanny. I love working with children and am looking for a full-time, long-term, and year-round employment with a wonderful family. I am also available for occasional weekend evening or overnight weekend care in my home. Please feel free to contact me at any time to see if I might be a good fit for you and your family. Thank you for your time!
Natalie F. - Seeking Work in Woodstock

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have had nothing but great past experiences with child-care. Growing up in a large family, 9 kids to be exact, I have been babysitting since I was 8 years old. When I was 16, I became a part-time nanny for a family of 3 children (infant to 5 years old) in my hometown for 3 years. That family became my family and we are still in contact everyday. After I went to college, I still continued to babysit on weekends and other occasions as necessary. In college, I had a short-term nanny position for an infant and a 1 year old. Along with these nannying positions, I have babysit for countless families on occasion as well as done temporary (summer care) nannying for some. The families I babysit or nanny for and I have great relationships. I find it extremely important to have healthy, solid family-type relationships with them.
Hannah F. - Seeking Work in Woodstock

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have multiple experiences caring for children/households while the parents were out of state. I have worked in a nursery part-time where we supervise many children at one time. I have years of camp experience working as a camp councilor for ages 6-16 and I worked at another camp where I taught computer programs to children 7-13.
Jodi L. - Seeking Work in Woodstock

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been babysitting since I was 12 years old. I have had children of all ages of children. I can do day or night time babysitting and have done weeks at a time over night.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Woodstock, NY?

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 Woodstock’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 Woodstock 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 New York?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Woodstock?
  • 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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