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Rachel V. - Seeking Work in St. Charles

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

I was a Nanny for 4 years in Massachusetts. I did many things for the family I worked for from...cooking, laundry, cleaning up after the child and myself, organizing her things, play dates, parties, doctor/dentist/hair appointments, pick up/drop off, errands to groceries/Fedx/ Ups/ post office/ dry cleaning, helping with the dog they had, watching the house while they where away for vactations, after school activities. During the time I was there I did take up violin and help the child with her tutoring sessions. We also went out and explored Boston too. I have also worked in daycares as well. I was a lead teacher for 2,3,4,5 year olds. I would help with writing, reading, abc's, numbers, shapes, colors, make snacks, do art projects that included glitter, glue, cutting, markers, playdoh, shaving cream, paint and much more. I have lesson plans for many different themes from Space, dinosaurs, frogs, fairy tales, pigs, apples, butterflies and more. I have babysat for many different people and was also a nanny in Georgia for half a year. When in MA I would ride bikes with the child and play outside doing chalk, hide and seek, tag, jump rope and more. I've been able to explore new places with the children I've taken care of zoos, parks, children's museums, aquariums, swimming pools ( also took child to swimming lessons).
Kelly C. - Seeking Work in St. Charles

8.57 / hour
Full-time hours

I am a mother of 4 amazing boys. My boys range in ages 14-21. I absolutely love the poem “Children Learn What They Live” by Dorothy Law Nolte. That poem keeps raising a child to a simple standard. I believe in coming down to their level and loving them at all cost. They deserve our time and respect so that one day they can return it back to others.
Dianna H. - Seeking Work in St. Charles

22.85 / hour

Registered Nurse with child development training. Vastly experienced working Adolescent /Child Psych. Raised my 3 children who are all over age 18
Madison W. - Seeking Work in St. Charles

11.42 / hour
Full-time hours

I have babysat kids from ages 4 months to 12 years old. I have always loved being around kids.
Kelly S. - Seeking Work in St. Charles

11.42 / hour
Full-time hours

School district paraprofessional, PE Teacher, currently working on masters degree in education
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in St. Charles, 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 St. Charles’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 St. Charles 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 St. Charles?
  • 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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