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Evann W. - Seeking Work in Mesquite

17.14 / hour

Hi! I'm the oldest of five homeschooled kids, and I've been caring for children since I was in middle school. I've had the most experience caring for my eight-year-old ADHD brother, who suffered from many special needs as an infant and toddler. I'm comfortable caring for children with special needs, and understand the patience and love they (as well as any child) need. Even at a young age of 10 I was eager to care for children and began as a mother's helper to three young children. My mother ran an in-home day care when I was a child, giving me the opportunity to help her and learn through her experience.Through middle school and high school, I babysat for several families with children of all ages. One of the first families I babysat for had five boys between the ages of three and twelve, which led to many evenings bursting with energy, noice, and mess. Throughout this, I've aquired the skills of patience and multi-tasking and energy. Caring for little boys always results in many adventures and fun times. Another family had three little girls between the ages of two and nine where I spent most of our afternoons and evenings dancing to music, playing with dolls, baking cookies, and much more. It was impossible not to fall in love with those little girls. The latest family I've cared for had three little boys between infancy and 8 years old, and I babysat for them on and off for over a year until the moved out of state. I've also taken care of our family friend's six-month-old little boy when needed. As you can see, I am very open to all ages of children and truly enjoy caring for them!
Shannon F. - Seeking Work in Mesquite

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

Hello, I am 30yrs old I have been working as a professional nanny since 2004 and I have worked in child care for about 15yrs. I am CPR and first aid certified I have experience with multiples and ages newborn to 10yrs and I also worked a nanny share where I worked for two family’s caring for four children. I can provide professional and personal reference.
Elizabeth J. - Seeking Work in Mesquite

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I babysat three boys for over three years from the time the youngest one was about 3 to almost 7 I would feed them dinner and play outside with them and make sure that they took their baths and I read to the youngest one before he went to bed and then I would make sure that two older ones did their homework and whatever else needed to be done. I was a part-time nanny for almost 4 years. When I started the job there was three children ranging from the age of 1 1/2 years of age of 5 then their mom got pregnant within a year and after she had her fourth child I also started to watch him. I went over there about 3-4 a week while the parents went and took a dance class and also date nights,and I would also go grocery shopping with the mom to assist with the children. I always fed them lunch/dinner depending on what time I was there,play with them,would help the oldest with her homework and also when she needed help with her ballet. I did a little bit of light cleaning while I was there.I always made sure that the three older ones were in bed on time. I also took care of the youngest one who was an infant during the time that the three were awake and also after they had gone to bed.
Amanda A. - Seeking Work in Mesquite

20.00 / hour

I have helped mostly family and friends, including a few clients in the day to day activities of their children. I give them showers and get them ready for school. Pick them up, feed them lunch and go for walks, play or do homework or anything else they need doing. Keep them safe and happy and generally be there for them. With infants, I help hold, feed, bathe and change baby so that mum can catch a break at the same time knowing that baby is in safe hands. I love children and babies....they make my heart swell and I am very protective of my wards. I am there for the family that needs me...and the children who need me too. :-) I am an enthusiastic, creative, dedicated and experienced Nanny and I would love to have the pleasure of working with your family.
Jessica A. - Seeking Work in Mesquite

14.28 / hour

I was raised in a family that had many cousins and since i was the one of the oldest, i was always babysitting my younger cousins. I was always very mature for my age . So i always was responsible for my younger siblings as well. When i turn 16 i became a nanny/maid for a retired veteran and his 4 kids all from the ages 6-9 . I worked for them for 5 years and loved it. I grew very close to the family and till this day i am still a very close friend to the family. I also worked in a skating rink that offered daycare during the week. We had anywhere form 20-40 kids a day. i was their for 6 years and occasionally work for them if they need me.
Jordan K. - Seeking Work in Mesquite

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I'm a single, 27 year old, part-time college student at UT Dallas. I graduate in December with a Bachelors in Child Development and Speech Pathology and Audiology. I will be taking 2 courses in the fall to complete my degree. I have been a nanny for 10+ years and have tons of references and recommendations. I taught for the last 3 years as a permanent floater substitute teacher for xx, K-9th grade. I've traveled overseas on various mission trips and am very compassionate about other people and absolutely love kids! I've been a camp counselor for both youth and preteen for my church for the last 10 years. I've taught Sunday school from birth-12th grade. I currently live in Mesquite which is about 15 minutes south east of Dallas. I have a 2012 Honda CR-V that is very reliable and a clean driving record. I am also CPR and first aid certified, as well as BCLS. That's just a "little" bit about me.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Mesquite, 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 Mesquite’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 Mesquite 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 Mesquite?
  • 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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