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DeKalb, IL Nannies

Tarryanna R. - Seeking Work in DeKalb

Hourly rate8.74 / hour

I worked at a home daycare for 3 years ..took care of children from new born until 6th grade
Loretta M. - Seeking Work in DeKalb

Hourly rate8.25 / hour

I looked after my niece since she was little and also looked after a few kids in the neighborhood.
Lindsey R. - Seeking Work in DeKalb

Hourly rate22.85 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I have families that still come to me to babysit. I have helped raise my four younger brothers doing homework, helping get dinner ready. I have babysat for a 3 month old premie who I have watched up till recent he is now three and has a 1 and 1/2 year old sister whom I watch as well. I have families that I have babysat for for 6 years but their children are at the age were they no longer need me. :(
Jennifer - Seeking Work in DeKalb

Hourly rate22.85 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I started babysitting for a family of 3 kids during my teenage years. The youngest was 1 1/2 when i started, the other 3 and the oldest 5. I babysat 2 to 3 times a week from 4pm-1am for 7 years, different hours in the summer. I feel as though i helped raise those kids. I loved them because like every child they were full of innocense, life and imagination. They kept me busy at all times. After i would play with the kids, I would cook dinner, they were allowed dessert if they were well behaved, bathed them, homework checked (when they started school) and put them to bed. I had a tendency to clean the house after they were asleep which also kept me busy. I babysat for a married couple. The father was a Firefighter/EMT and the mother was a full time daycare provider. I still keep in contact with the family to this day on a weekly basis.
Danae' A. - Seeking Work in DeKalb

Hourly rate14.28 / hour

I am a 2007 graduate, with a B.S in Elementary Education. While in college i worked as a nanny for a few families. The last family I was with while in college I was with for about a year. They had four children, ranging in age from newborn to eight at the time. After college I took a full time job as a preschool teacher at KinderCare in Geneva. After a year and a half I transferred to KinderCare in Dekalb where I still work part time. In October, I went from full time at KinderCare to part-time to go back and sub for the Kaneland School District. At that time the family I had worked for also called and asked if I could nanny part-time. So currently I am working part time as an opener for. On days that i don't sub I work as a nanny. I love working with children, and hope to one day have a classroom of my own.
Allison C. - Seeking Work in DeKalb

Hourly rate14.28 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

From age 13 I started babysitting for families in my neighborhood. After I graduated highschool I began to nanny for a family of 3. They ranged in age infant to 16 . My responsibilties were taking care of the youngest child during the day and then helping the two older children with transportation to and from school activities. I helped with house cleaning and laundry as well. Preparing breakfast lunch and dinner was also something I did as well as making the children snacks and food to bring to after school sports for themselves and sometimes for the whole team. With the youngest child during the day we would go to different parks attend different programs for children go to the pool and so on. The family also had dogs that I fed and took for walks.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in DeKalb, 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 DeKalb’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 DeKalb 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 DeKalb?
  • 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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