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Liza G. - Seeking Work in Pittsfield

11.77 / hour

I currently work as an outpatient therapist for children and families (I have my MSW from Columbia University) but I am expecting my first child (due 3/2/15) and would like to remain at home with him/her. I have an extensive history of child care experience. I've been babysitting since I was 12 and I've nannied full time for a family with 3 young children (live in). Previous to this I nannied most summers, and I also have experience with children with special needs (I've worked one on one as a behavioral therapist for a child who is on the autistic spectrum) and I've worked in the school systems in CT while in college.
Alyssa V. - Seeking Work in Pittsfield

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

I have worked for many families and all ages up to 12. I would help with house keeping, taking kids to school and activities, and making meals. I never worked for a family that watched much tv so I have a lot of experience doing a lot of activities and crafts with the children.
Carlee C. - Seeking Work in Pittsfield

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I babysat three children for 4 plus years and truly enjoyed the experience of caring for children.
Jenna  S. - Seeking Work in Pittsfield

11.66 / hour
Full-time hours

I have 2 children of my own. I have previously been a nanny for four boys; identical 4 year old twins, a 6 year old and an 8 year old. I was resposible for preparing breakfast for children, getting them ready for school, dropping older children off at elementary school and the twins at a half day daycare/pre-k. The twins were at pre-k for about 2 hours where I'd return to the home and did laundry, light cleaning and any other requests the parents had. While I had only the twins I would prepare lunch, we did arts and crafts and other activities. After picking up the older two children we would go to the park, eat snacks/have a mini picnic. All children loved arts and crafts and I enjoyed coming up with fun and educational activities. Sometimes I would get dinner started for the parents and would also have the children envolved with preparing their lunches for school the next day. I also have expierience with being a nanny for 3 young boys; ages 1,2 and 4. I would teach and read to children, lots and lots of play and learning. I would also work some nights for the family and put children to bed by reading stories. After the boys were sleeping I would clean the house and any messes we made while playing, painting, etc.
Stacy D. - Seeking Work in Pittsfield

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

Will work with teens,& adults, special needs, mental,/learning, physical special need, behavioral issues, non special needs. multiples(up to 11)at once,& animals. education:went to school for early childhood education (took class for special needs), have a certificate in that field. Work experience:kids with special & non special needs. babysat, kids in a daycare, camp, teens with special needs, worked with special needs adults, volunteered with special needs kid. most recent job worked as personal care attendant & babysit him & siblings. worked with him on social, life,& educational skills. Babysitter/nanny will & been: I don't mind housework, love cook/bake. interact with kids by reading to & playing with them. I'm creative, artistic,& love using imagination. like to stimulate their minds. I am fun-loving, kind,& caring. will enforce parents rules & am fair.
Misty A. - Seeking Work in Pittsfield

11.77 / hour
Full-time hours

I regular baby for 4 kids, 6months up to 3 years, I was a live in nanny to 3 kids, and one every other week for a year ages 3 years to 15 years, I helped raise my nephew for the 1st year of my life, and also have a three year old....in addition I have baby sat on numerous occasions and currently babysit for three little boys!
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Pittsfield, 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 Pittsfield’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 Pittsfield 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 Pittsfield?
  • 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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