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Ashley T. - Seeking Work in Canton

14.28 / hour

I started babysitting for many different families starting at the age of 12. During the 2005-2006 school year when was a senior in high school, I took a class that allowed me to work in a preschool for two hours everyday, caring for children that were 2 to 5 years old. During the summers of 02-06 i worked as a nanny caring for two children (1 boy and 1 girl), and sometimes taking on some of their family friend's children (2 boys and 2 girls) as well. The children were ages 2 to 11 years old. I worked in a daycare during the summer of 2007 while i was home from college caring for children that were 2 to 13 years of age. During the summers of 09 & 10 I did some part time nannying for a family with two boys aged 1 and 3. Since then I have earned my bachelors degree in Family and Youth studies and completed an internship working with children living in a domestic violence and sexual assault shelter. I now currently hold a part time nanny job and am looking for another part time job that will allow me to build a schedule around my other nanny job (i get my schedule 1 month in advance).
Courtney  T. - Seeking Work in Canton

17.14 / hour

I have been babysitting since I was 15 years old for children of all ages. I have watched my cousins, neighbors, and other people that I have met through my family or friends. I am a very active person and enjoy doing activities with the children I watch. I have watched twins and have experience with autistic children since I have two nephews that are autistic that I have babysat.
Melissa P. - Seeking Work in Canton

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I recently worked at a childcare facility for 2 years. I worked in the Infant room for 6 months, The Young Preschool room for 1 year, and the Waddler room, Prescholl room and School Age room for 6 months. I was an assistant for all classes where ever they needed me. I was also the bus driver for the center. I have 3 yournger siblings under the age of 8 and do a lot of babysitting. I have also babysat for friends and family. I have also been a nanny for 3 years for with ages newborn to age 12.
Rachel V. - Seeking Work in Canton

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

I am an experienced, dependable, and loving nanny. I have worked with children of all ages for well over 10 years now. I greatly enjoy infants, and that's because I love seeing them do new things and reach new milestones. I also love that I can be active with the older children, and take them on fun and exciting "field trips". The thing that I enjoy the most about every child, is seeing the happiness and innocence that radiates from each and every one of them. Some of my favorite activities, regardless of age, would be arts and crafts, walks outside, visiting the park and zoo, and of course, reading. I currently am not certified in First Aid or CPR (though I do know how to perform it), however I would be more than happy to obtain that certification if requested. My resume is also available by request. I thank you for taking a look at my profile, and please feel free to ask any questions that you may have.
Rachel P. - Seeking Work in Canton

11.42 / hour

I am a mother of 2 children, ages 4 and 18 months. I currently teach 1st through 8th and am taking Graduate courses in Early Childhood. I have babysat kids for over ten years, worked in a child care center, was a camp counselor for ages 8-13, and have been teaching for over 5 years.
Beth G. - Seeking Work in Canton

17.14 / hour

Supervise and perform care giving tasks for two children ages 2 and 3 ½ years old. Prepare a healthy breakfast, lunch, and snacks and occasionally dinner. Provide affection and nurturing in a professional manner. Plan creative and educational activities. Communicate effectively with the parents regarding topics such as how their children’s day was and child development stages. Alternate between quiet and active periods during the day. Take the children on outings to local parks. Perform general housekeeping tasks such as picking up toys and cleaning toys.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Canton, 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 Canton’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 Canton 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 Canton?
  • 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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