Byron, MN
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Tera R. - Seeking Work in Byron

22.85 / hour

I am a 41-year-old female with over 20 years of part-time and full-time Nanny and baby-sitting experience. I am married and we have two beautiful daughters, ages 15 years and 11 years. We also have an 8 year-old son. I would love to continue as a nanny in infant care. This is where I have a majority of my experience, outside of caring for my own children. Positions have included infants as young as two months old and parents transitioning back to work after the birth of their child through age 3. However, I also have plenty of experience with preschool and elementary age children. I love being a mom, and I would love to be able to continue "working" in the nanny profession by offering responsible, loving care for your family. I take pride in providing a fun, loving, safe environment for the children to grow and learn while offering a worry-free time for the parents. I am available to begin now. I am willing to do temporary care as well. I can be very flexible. I am CPR and 1st aide certified and have safe, reliable transportation. I have excellent references that would be available to you. I look forward to hearing from you.
Sara F. - Seeking Work in Byron

22.85 / hour

Hi, my name is Sarah and I am looking to start a nanny job sometime in May/June. I am currently student teaching in a 1st grade classroom and will be graduating from Winona State University with a degree in elementary education and early childhood education in May. I have been working with all ages of children since I was 16 years old; this includes nannying multiple children, working at Project Kids, being a youth services librarian, and having over 200 hours of field experience within the classroom. Going to school to pursue a teaching degree has taught me many different qualities and has made me even more passionate when it comes to working with children. Not only do I have a variety of experience, but I am responsible and organized, with an energetic personality!
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Byron, 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 Byron’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 Byron 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 Byron?
  • 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?