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Katelyn A. - Seeking Work in Monmouth

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I've been working with children since I was 13. I've worked with both boys and girls from birth to 13-years old. The most recent nanny position being a large family with a happy 2-year old boy, loving 5-year old boy, boisterous 8-year old boy and a bright 12-year old girl. Previous to that, I cared for a family with a 4-year old sweetheart little girl, a generous 8-year old boy, and an incredible 12-year old big sister. Before that, it was an inquisitive toddler girl and brilliant young boy who had some extra needs. (I maintain a very close relationship with that family.) I've had a short contract with a happy baby boy. And my first paying job was a pair of bubbly twin toddler boys and a 4-year old girl, and I have to say that I take great pleasure in working with multiples. Although this was my first official "Nanny" job, I spent my 15th and 17th summers nannying for friends who needed extra help while school was out. I've also worked in the nursery and childcare facilities during high school, the children's church with the younger kids at my church, and preformed my practicum for my college teaching courses in the high school special education classes, working with teens with learning and behavioral problems. Since then, I’ve also volunteered at a local youth outreach center and received my CNA license. My abilities are very versatile.
Mahriah W. - Seeking Work in Monmouth

17.14 / hour

I have been a post partum nanny for 6 different families. I have been a certified foster parent and respite care provider to several different children of varying ages (six and under) with varying needs. I worked as a midwives assistant for 7 years and had extensive training in newborn care. I am a stay at home mother to my two daughters.
Kristen J. - Seeking Work in Monmouth

12.00 / hour
Full-time hours
3 yrs of experience

I'm fluent in ASL, and English. I have experience with children with special needs including those with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, ADD, Cerebral Palsy, mental health diagnoses, and behavior problems. I also have experience with g-tubes, and my CPR/First aid, and OIS in home certification. I love taking kids out into the community especially in the summer and on weekends so they aren't just at home. I have experience with twins, and love working with families that have little ones.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Monmouth, 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 Monmouth’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 Monmouth 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 Monmouth?
  • 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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