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Keri D. - Seeking Work in Alpha

22.85 / hour

I am a child care provider, activities director, cheerleader, potty trainer, personal chef, tutor, costume maker, master track builder, personal shopper, arts and crafts instructor, listener, doll hairstylest, dance party leader, snack maker and life long friend. I have been a full time nanny for the past 10 years. I currently nanny for a 6 year old little boy and have been with him since he was 3 months old. As a nanny I have done everything. Trips to local attractions, picnics, playdates and classes (gymboree, swim, horseback riding, dance, ect.). I love to bake cookies and brownies and do crafts. I have potty trained, put babies on a sleep schedule and transitioned them from formula to solid food. I also have experience with breastfeeding babies and working with frozen milk. I will do the food shopping, doctors visits, school activities, pick and drop off from school and just about anything else you need me to do. I have also traveled with them on vacations and stayed over night with the kids. I also do personal assisting. Grocery shopping, clothes shopping, dry cleaning, housekeeping ect. Let me know what you need! I started with my current family when I was 5 months pregnant. The little boy was 3 months old. After my daughter was born they aloud me to bring her along. They are now like sister and brother. I have been with them for 6 years and added another child alone the way. My oldest is in full time school and my youngest is in a 3 day morning program. I have no doubt about my availability to give my attention to the children I nanny for, along with my own children. I have amazing references to back it up!! References available upon request. I have experience with Montessori teaching principles and love to apply them in daily activities.
Keri D. - Seeking Work in Alpha

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been a full time nanny for the past 10 years. I currently nanny for a 6 year old little boy and have been with him since he was 3 months old. During summer I would love to add another kid or two. We have a pool, play set, trampoline and ample space to play. If the right job came along, I would be willing to leave my current job early to start with new family. Looking for a new full time family or a part time morning family for the fall. As a nanny I have done everything. Trips to local attractions, picnics, playdates and classes (gymboree, swim, horseback riding, dance, ect.). I love to bake cookies and brownies and do crafts. I have potty trained, put babies on a sleep schedule and transitioned them from formula to solid food. I also have experience with breastfeeding babies and working with frozen milk. I will do the food shopping, doctors visits, school activities, pick and drop off from school and just about anything else you need me to do. I have also traveled with them on vacations and stayed over night with the kids. I also do personal assisting. Grocery shopping, clothes shopping, dry cleaning, housekeeping ect. Let me know what you need! I started with my current family when I was 5 months pregnant. The little boy was 3 months old. After my daughter was born they aloud me to bring her along. They are now like sister and brother. I have been with them for 6 years and added another child alone the way. My oldest is in full time school and my youngest is in a 3 day morning program. I have no doubt about my availability to give my attention to the children I nanny for, along with my own children. I have amazing references to back it up!! References available upon request. I have experience with Montessori teaching principles and love to apply them in daily activities.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Alpha, 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 Alpha’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 Alpha 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 Alpha?
  • 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?