Wheeling, WV
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Roberta D. - Seeking Work in Wheeling

22.85 / hour

Worked with my niece every summer for 3 years and on and off since 2008. She is a hearing impaired child who I have taken care of since the age of 4. I have also worked summer positions as a nanny for a one and 3 year old girls. I come from a big family with lots of kids that i have watched over the years and also have taken some on the side jobs as a date night babysitter.
Meghan  - Seeking Work in Wheeling

22.85 / hour

I have worked with children from infant to 17. I have done everything from cleaning to changing a dipper. I take the children to thier events schduled. I have stayed periods of times with my children while the parents were out of town. I love to cook. I am a healthy eater also. I am strict with rules, but I know how to have fun. I have had many parents comment on how they believe that their children listen to me better then they listen to them many of times. I help the kids with their homework. I get them ready for bed. I can do anything that is expected of me to do for the satisfaction and safety of anothers child. I do not treat them any less then I would my own children if I had any, but I do have experience with my younger siblings. There is only one recommendation I ask for; that is if I do have to stay with the children on sunday mornings they will attend church with me. I have taken the children I have watched in the past.
Jenn B. - Seeking Work in Wheeling

17.14 / hour

 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Wheeling, 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 Wheeling’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 Wheeling 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 Wheeling?
  • 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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