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Khwanjai S. - Seeking Work in Chicago

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

On 2011-2013, I worked as a nanny for almost 1 1/2 years. My primary to took care 5 years old, 13 months, and sometime with 3 months old. On 2010-2011, I worked as an Au Pair (full-time live-in) to take care 7 years old and 7 months old, and take care a twin baby for a part-time after that. On 2009, I had worked as an assistant teacher at the preschool, my responsibility was take care of 3 to 5-year-old children. I worked at the Maths workout center to teach some homework for grade school age. On 2008, I worked in kindergarten, my position was a teacher. My responsibility was to take care of 3 months old to 4-year-old children. You're welcome to contact me for more information. Yours sincerely, Bank
Alexis  C. - Seeking Work in Chicago

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

1 year position with 2 year-old boy 8 month position with 1.5 year-old girl Babysat on and off since age of 13
Tabatha J. - Seeking Work in Chicago

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

Hello, my name is Tabatha and I have recently moved to Chicago (West Lakeview) in pursuit of a master's degree in Occupational Therapy. With that being said, I would love to become a part of your family over the next 3-4+ years that I will be living in Chicago! I have personal transportation, a clean driving record as well as criminal record (I worked for the court system, previously.) The extent of my skills vary. I have mixed experience with babysitting and nannying for children from 1.5-6 years of age. Although, my most recent (4 years) experience has been in a professional role for a social services company in NC (Family Preservation Services.) I was the program director for a pilot program that targeted school students, ages K-8, that were diagnosed with different mental illnesses. These children typically struggled in the academic setting because of their behavioral needs. Through our program, we implemented different strategies, coping skills and psychosocial education to increase their ability to succeed in the classroom and perform daily tasks. My team and I worked directly (5 days a week, 7 hours a day) with these children to help them cope, reduce stressors and function with their disabilities. I honestly never knew how much I loved working with young children until I held that position. I hope to continue working with children after graduate school through occupational therapy - specifically with children who suffer from Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders. All children, but these especially, will always hold a special place with me, because they are so unique. It's my desire to see all children thrive, to absorb and retain what they're taught from the adults in their lives. Learning is key and after working in a school setting, I've become aware of the different learning styles and environments that children need to succeed. I hope to mimic what I've learned in your home, and provide your children with a good balance of work and play, providing structure, guidance and FUN along the way! I feel that I am a very level-headed person, lively and entertaining. I value the importance of education, as I seek to continue my own. I hope for the chance to instill that same desire in your children as well. I enjoy animals, music of ALL kids, art, museums, law and psychology. I am active and would love to have the company of your babies in maintaining that! I would love the chance to meet your family and I'm happy to provide more info about me!
Tamaka K. - Seeking Work in Chicago

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I currently reside in Chicago and I've been in the nanny field for over 10 years, where I have worked in Chicago. I have immediate availability, excellent references, a background check and great flexibility. I've met a lot of families with needs for one time care, short notices and backup sitter needs. I've done ad hoc sitting and been a nanny for over 15 families with 4 families being full-time long-term nanny commitments. My last full-time position of 1 year ended in January of 2012, where I was a full-time nanny for a mother with 2 small children whose ages are 5 & 3 years old. Before that position I was with a family for 7 1/2 years where I was a live-in for a short period of time and also participated in a nanny share with another family that included a total of 6 kids at once ranging from newborn through 8 years. I've provided the following duties to any family I'm caring for regardless if it's just babysitting or nanny: Light housekeeping, preparing home cooked meals, children's laundry and sometimes the parent's too. I've nannied for a Northbrook couple with 4 kids and 3 dogs, the first time was for a week from Nov 1st, 2010 until the 7th while they were on vacation and there was another week on 11-18th, 2010 through 11-23rd in addition to the other times. I'm a very nurturing, reliable and compassionate nanny that communicates well with a great outgoing personality who has lots of fun energy to share. I was involved with 2 families for 3 weeks for a temporary nanny share that lasted from March 1st, 2010 through the 12th and again April 5th, 2010 through April 9th, 2010. I'm someone who truly enjoys and adores children of all ages with a passion and I always try my best to go the extra mile to provide the best care to the family I'm caring for. I also have extensive experience with newborns, infants, toddlers and children with behavioral disabilities such as ADD & ADHD as well. My newborn, infant and toddler paid experience includes: Scheduled feedings through out the day, bathing, scheduled nap-time, tummy time, potty training, story time, listening to lullabies for comfort, getting down on the floor for playtime and going on outings when weather permits and anything else asked of me. So if I seem to be a great fit for your family and you're seeking someone who's really passionate about becoming an important part of yours and your children's lives please don't hesitate to email or call me anytime.
Charlotte H. - Seeking Work in Chicago

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

Hello! My name is Charlotte and I'd love to work with your family! Born and raised in Tennessee, I graduated from Vanderbilt University in May 2010. Since college I have supplemented my work in higher education and education consulting working as a tutor and nanny. I have recently moved to the Lakeview neighborhood and will be starting my M.Ed. in Counseling at DePaul this fall. I am currently looking for a full-time position as a live-out nanny while I am in school. While my professional training has focused primarily on middle school and high school students, I can do everything from changing dirty diapers to helping with high school homework and college applications. Most recently, I spent two years working for a family of five (3 kids, currently ages 2.5, 9, & 18). I started with them as a tutor and nanny for their daughter, a second-grade student struggling with math. Within a few months, they asked me to come on as full-time family assistant. The majority of my attention was devoted to the two younger kids, caring for the youngest at home during the day and then also for their elementary-age daughter after school. I helped improve academic performance, transported the children to and from activities, and nurtured their growth and development. I also worked extensively with the the oldest, helping him navigate his high school curriculum and, especially, the college application process. Before that, I worked as a part-time live-in nanny for a family with an infant daughter. Both families were an absolute joy to work with. I double-majored in Education and English at Vandy with a minor in Child Development and spent my undergraduate summers as a residential counselor with Vanderbilt Summer Academy. Additionally, I have spent hundreds of hours volunteering as a college counselor and tutor to high school students. These opportunities have provided me great and challenging experiences working with students of all ages and abilities. I'm an experienced educator and nanny who loves sports, has a background in music, and can rock arts & crafts with the best of them. I am responsible, caring, and fun-loving. I know that you wouldn't trust your little ones with just anyone so If there's anything else you'd like to know, I'd welcome the chance to talk--in person or via email, phone, or skype--and tell you more about my experiences and skills, my passion and enthusiasm for the opportunity. References available upon request!
Emily T. - Seeking Work in Chicago

14.28 / hour

Coming from a large family and being the oldest for four children, I was always called upon when my aunts, uncles or cousins needed someone they could trust and with whom they knew their children would be safe and playfully engaged. My first job after completing my undergraduate career was as a Licensed DCFS Childcare Worker and in a residential group home for children ages 5 to 12. I gained extensive theoretical and practical experience about creating effective and nurturing environments for children to thrive and develop. From June 2008-May 2009 I was a nanny for two great families, one with a boy from 11 to 21 months and a girl from 3 to 9months. Last year, in my first year of graduate school, I interned at a shelter and developed and implemented afterschool and supplemental educational/recreational activities for the over forty children living in the facility. I have always worked well with kids of all ages and I enjoy nothing quite as much as the excitement of learning from a child as I help them explore the world. In June of 2013, I ended a wonderful four years of a full time nanny position where I cared for three amazing kids, currently ages eleven, nine, seven, and six. For 44 hours a week, I was responsible for all aspects of the M-F daily aspects of each child's schedule, discipline, development, nutrition, and safety. I provided tutoring for all three kids and drew from love of reading to instill that same passion in each of them.
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Consider Nanny Shares in Chicago!

Nanny Share is when two families share one nanny. The nanny has two employers and enjoys higher pay, while each family saves significantly on child care expenses.

The families below have found a nanny they trust, and are looking for another family to join them to save on childcare costs. Learn more about Nanny Share.

The Reed Family - Hiring in Chicago
Anastacia Lucas - Nanny Share Member

with Anastacia L.
17.00 / hour
Full-time hours
1 kid

Our son, Cole, is 11.5 months old. He’s a happy baby and loves to interact. We’ve had our nanny since he was 3 months. Our last family moved so we are looking for a new family to join us!

Our nanny, Stacy, is simply exceptional. She has her masters in childhood development and psychology and has over a decade of experience. Her expertise and knowledge has been such a piece of mind and she has taught me so much! She is very passionate about her job, hands on, interactive, and is excellent at keeping the babies on a routine. She communicates with text updates and pictures through out the day, always check-ins, and clears anything in question before proceeding.

We’re looking for a family M-F, ~7:30a-5:30p (can be a little flexible with this). The cost is $8.50 an hour per family. We set up a contract with vacation and sick days, expectations, family responsibilities, etc. that all parties are comfortable with.

Our home is very safe. We live in a gated town home community and have a security camera for our front entrance. There is a spacious grass area with in the complex which is perfect for baby pools, bubbles, and fun outdoor activities. There is also a park with in 100 yards.

We’ve enjoyed being the host house and would love to continue in this role. Can discuss if it's a deal-breaker!

We’re excited to welcome a new family to our childcare dynamic!
The Bhatti Family - Hiring in Chicago
Charlee Cotton - Nanny Share Member

with Charlee C.
15.00 / hour
1 kid

Hi! We have a super sweet almost-3 year old who loves being outside, going to parks and splash pads, art-making, books, etc. We are looking to share our nanny with a family with similarly aged kids, who also prefers their kids to spend a lot of time outdoors playing and exploring, doing arts/crafts, reading stories, etc. We have an amazing nanny, Charlee, who has a lot of experience with kids of various ages and needs. She even worked in a daycare for some time and was a full-time nanny to two boys for a number of years.

We live in Irving Park (Montrose & California), right around the corner from Horner Park and a short bus ride from Welles Park. And we are more than happy to host!

Charlee currently cares for our daughter 3 days a week. We'd love to do a nanny share on those days and, if you need full-time care, Charlee is available to care for just your kids on the other two days. If you're interested in learning more about our family and our nanny, please get in touch!
The Pritchard Family - Hiring in Chicago
Rosario Aguado - Nanny Share Member

with Rosario A.
20.00 / hour
Full-time hours
1 kid

We have a full-time nanny who has been with us for the last two years. The other family in our nanny share has left the city, and we would love to host another child in our home as we are currently all set up everything two children need. Our son is 23-months-old and loves to play with cars, trains and especially buses. Our nanny is an excellent caregiver who has taught my son his colors, numbers and shapes all before the age of 2 years. They attend music classes and art classes in our neighborhood and play at the park or in our shared, building playroom every day. Rosario also speaks fluent Spanish, and our son understands Spanish as well as English. Our family is open, warm and caring and we are looking for another family values those qualities as well.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Chicago, HI?

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 Chicago’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 Chicago 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 Hawaii?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Chicago?
  • 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?