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DeKalb, IL Nannies

Haley  G. - Seeking Work in DeKalb

8.57 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been babysitting for different families for about 5 years. I have nannied for the past two summers. I have volunteered at a daycare for a semester in high school. I also have taken a child care class, parenting class and a child development class.
Alexis E. - Seeking Work in DeKalb

8.99 / hour
Full-time hours

I have 8 years of experience in caring for children ages 0- 12 years. I have worked, volunteered and played a child care role for day cares, as well as home day cares, museums, as well as schools.
Tarryanna R. - Seeking Work in DeKalb

8.74 / hour

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

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

all went well with families other then one bad experience with not getting paid on time.
Loretta M. - Seeking Work in DeKalb

8.25 / hour

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

10.00 / hour
Full-time hours
< 1 yr of experience

My name is Emily Smith. I am 23 years old. I am available full time. I have always loved kids! I often cared for my younger sibling, helped in the church nursery, care for my friends young children, and worked in an elementary school cafeteria. I know Each child and household is unique. If there is a certain way you would like things done, I will happily do so!

Examples:

Some housekeeping,
Make and serve meals,
Reading,
Crafts,
Outdoor play,
Educational activities,
Pet care,
Music.

I’m happy to sit down with you and discuss specifics so you know your child/children will be getting the care that’s best for them.

Please feel free to ask me any questions. I’m happy to answer them. I look forward to speaking with you!
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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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