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Madelyn L. - Seeking Work in Columbia
Madelyn L.

Madelyn is a very kind and loving person. My children are neuro divergent and she has a lot of energy (and patience) to keep up with them. She is very creative and has always done fun activities with them. She is responsible and trustworthy. I will always trust her with my children. - Jacquelyn

Patricia O. - Seeking Work in Chicago
Patricia O.

We really enjoyed working with Patty. She took pride in caring for our daughter from 9mos old up to when she turned 2years old. She would take her on walks during the day and help her with her development skills by reading her books and helping her with puzzles and toys. She helped with organizing our daughters room, laundry and basic cleaning. We enjoyed Patty so much we still stay in touch. - Robbine

Yvette K. - Seeking Work in Lake Forest
Yvette K.

She was very good with my two girls. She took good care of them and they loved having her around. She loves taking care of children. - Rhonah

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What’s the average cost of a nanny in Illinois?

The average cost of a nanny in Illinois is $14.75 per hour. The cost of a nanny is dependent on the nanny’s experience, qualifications and location.
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How to Hire a Nanny in Illinois

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Understand Nanny Responsibilities in Illinois

Before beginning the search for a nanny, it’s important to understand what you’re looking for and if a nanny is the right choice for your child care needs. In hiring a nanny, first, you should think through what responsibilities you expect your nanny to handle. With that information, you can create a profile so that nannies can reach out to you. The boundaries for nannies duties vary from family to family. In general, a nanny is responsible for making sure your children’s needs are met, including things like ensuring they have opportunities to play and be active. When tasks go beyond child care, for example, housekeeping or meal preparation, it’s good practice to communicate these expectations with your nanny before hiring them. Along with the different duties that you ask for, experience and location can impact how much you should pay your nanny.

Illinois Nanny Interviews

Once you start connecting with prospective nannies, the next step is a nanny interview. To make things a bit easier, here’s a list of some nanny interview questions to consider asking:

  • Do you have experience being a nanny?
  • 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 in Illinois? Do you have experience being a live in nanny?
  • Are you open to being a nanny in a nanny share?
  • Do you have any references?
  • Are you trained in First Aid or CPR in Illinois?
  • Do you have a Illinois driver’s license? Do you own a car?
  • What salary are you seeking? Are you open to being paid through direct-deposit, pay stubs?
  • What are your expectations around over-time pay and vacation time?

During the hiring process, it’s essential to ask for references, and by asking their references questions you gain a better understanding of they will fit in your family. As you get closer to hiring a nanny, be sure to run a background check to ensure your kids are in good hands. When evaluating a prospective nanny, it’s essential to make sure you’re setting the foundation for a good relationship with your nanny. You can do this by being clear about your expectations around nanny responsibilities and compensation, and of course, by being friendly and welcoming! And of course, as you learn how to hire a nanny, Nanny Lane's nanny services are here to help you along the way.

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