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Michelle M. - Seeking Work in Oak Park

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been in child development for the past 20 years. I started out as an assistant teacher in a preschool setting, learning everything I could about how children learn, think and behave under different circumstances. I feel I developed very good communication skills and how to balance a child's day with both learning, fun, discipline/routines and teachable moments. From preschool, I went to work for an extended family as their nanny for the children ranging in age from newborn to 14 years old, including a child with Down Syndrome (cognitive impairment.) While I throughly emjoyed this experience, I found that I wanted to continue my education. I worked full time as a nanny and earned a degree in elementary education in the evening. I have been working for the past 8 years in an elementary school as a reading teacher, but would like to go back to working with children outside the school setting.
Melissa S. - Seeking Work in Oak Park

9.43 / hour

I have nannied for a newborn and a 1 year old until they were 5 and 6 years old. I have been a frequent babysitter for my sister's children for the past 9 years. Their ages now are 13, 11, 7, and 4
Jordan S. - Seeking Work in Oak Park

10.54 / hour

In high school, I watched a little girl from the time she was born until she was two and her brother from age 8 til he was 10. I worked at a day camp Summer of 2013 as a counselor for children ages 4-5 and sometimes 6-8 year old. I also from time to time watch a 2 year old once a week.
Laura A. - Seeking Work in Oak Park

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I have over 30 years experience working with children in many different settings. I have been a lead and assistant teacher, an Assistant and a Directior of two different Day Care centers. I have been a nanny with the same family for the last three years. They will not need me anymore because the kids will be starting school next fall.
Mame C. - Seeking Work in Oak Park

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

It was fun because I love to be around Kids.
Elyse S. - Seeking Work in Oak Park

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have many years of experience with all ages
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Oak Park, 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 Oak Park’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 Oak Park 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 Oak Park?
  • 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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