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Nicole Z. - Seeking Work in Palatine

14.28 / hour

I have a great deal of diverse experience in childcare. Starting at the age of 14, I became a babysitter for a family whom I still baby-sit for today. The family has two children, ages 9 and 13. The hours and days usually vary but I have been at their house when the children first wake up and have stayed past bedtime routines. Additionally, I performed tasks such as straightening up the house and feeding their cat. I am also beginning to tutor the youngest child this summer to help prepare him for fourth grade. I feel so grateful I am able to watch these children grow up and be a role model for them. Prior to my senior year of high school, I was a nanny for a family of two children, ages 5 and 8, for the entire summer. I was at their house each day from about nine in the morning to five in the evening. A typical day consisted of preparing and serving meals, taking the children to the pool and park, going on walks and bike rides, playing games, tutoring for math and reading skills, creating art projects, and reading books. The past three summers I was a camp counselor at the Palatine Park District. Each day, I was responsible for ten children. Their ages ranged from five to twelve. I collaborated with other counselors to plan games and teach the children how to make specific art projects. I also modified activities for children with disabilities and assisted them in completing those activities. Throughout the day, I acted as a mentor to help resolve conflicts and ensure that all the children were having the best experience possible. During the school year, I work as a part time reading teacher in an elementary school. I work mainly with kindergarten and first grade students and also watch over them during recess. Teaching and working with children is my passion and it is incredible to make a difference and create a lasting impact on children’s lives. My work with children of varied ages has really allowed me to develop a strong understanding of developmental and personality traits, children’s needs, and how to successfully meet those needs. These experiences have provided me with nothing but positive interactions and wonderful opportunities.
Karla B. - Seeking Work in Palatine

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

My experience with childcare stems all the way back to my own childhood. I grew up with three considerably younger brothers. I have grown up as a Mother's Helper from a young age, and always knew I wanted to work with children when I got older. From the age of 10 years old, I was hired countless amounts of times by the families in my neighborhood. When I was 16 years old, my close cousin had a baby, and I often donated my time to caring for her young son when her work schedule as a server would get hectic. As a Senior in High School, I decided I would start pursuing my dream of becoming an Elementary School teacher, and took an internship at the neighboring Grade School, where I worked with 6th Graders. I also interned at Palatine High School through the Special Education program. Since my other interests were also in the Beauty Industry, I opted to enter Cosmetology School right out of high school. During this time, I worked with a couple families, doing some side babysitting work. After school, I got a job at a salon in town, which I am currently still an employee. I befriended a long-time client of one of my co-workers, and have worked as a live in nanny for her two children, age sixteen and twelve, as well as the two dogs while her and her husband vacationed. My good friend, has two daughters, age four and three months who I often sit for, overnight as well. Last summer, I took a leave of absence from my salon career and took on a full-time nannying position for a four year old girl, and eight year old boy. I immediately fell in love with the family, and the position I was in. After the job was over at the end of the summer (the kids went back to school, and after school activities) I kept in constant contact, and often visited the family. This summer, I was asked by the parents to once again care for the children, and without hesitation, I took leave from my salon job and continued my true passion, which is childcare. With the summer coming to end all over, I have realized, the salon atmosphere is not completely for me. Where I belong is working with another loving family where I can assist in raising and nurturing their children.
Petra K. - Seeking Work in Palatine

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been a caregiver for about 7 years now and I have had always lots of fun taking care of children. Every day is different and you never get bored with them. I love to play games with them and do art and crafts, just put a smile on their faces. It always makes me happy to teach/show them new things. My priority is to keep them safe, healthy and happy. I would prepare healthy, nutritious food and try and spend every day on fresh air, if weather allows it. I am very loving and caring. I love animals, I am creative, I love to do art and crafts, reading good books, being outdoors and baking/cooking. I am friendly and kind, responsible, honest, trustworthy and like to have things organized. I have CPR and First Aid training, I am an excellent driver with clean driving record. I have spent about a year in England as a live-in nanny, caring for three children (3, 5 and 11) getting them all ready in the morning and walking them to nearby school, picking them up, making healthy snacks, playing games, spending time at the backyard. Later, I have been taking care of two children in West Chicago, an 8-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl. I have been working for this family for almost two years, getting kids ready in the morning, driving to/from school/activity, preparing food, healthy snacks, doing kids' laundry, helping with homework, playing board games and going with kids to the park. Then I have been working for a family in Highland Park, for about 1 year and a half, taking care of 2 sweet girls (2 and a half and 4). I made breakfast, got them ready for school, dropped them off/picked them up, took them to activities, the library, parks, beach, supervised play dates, prepared lunch, healthy snacks, art and crafts, helped at nap/bed time, read stories, did kids' laundry and kept their rooms tidy and clean as well as the kitchen area. I took care of the family's pets (dog, cats) and I was also a house manager, running errands and grocery shopping. I used to take care of my friend's baby girl on some weekends. She is now 8 months. I took her for walks, fed her and kept her clean. She was a very happy baby and easy to take care of. I have been currently working for a family with two children (4 and 6), but sadly the family no longer can provide full time working hours and now with the relatives visiting over summer, I am not needed. I am looking to find a new nanny job close to Palatine. I am available immediately.
Radka H. - Seeking Work in Palatine

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

Dear family, my host kids gave me this title "Wowzer Nanny/Babyssiter":) I have been around children since I was 18. I used to live in London where I looked after baby who was 1-week-old, 2, 4, 6, 8 and 12 years old as girls so boys. I always did full time job. I love working with children because they make me part of their innocent, creative and playful world.My last family have 3 boys, 3, 5 and 10 years old. It was 45hr/week.My responsibilities:Driving children to school and activities. Feeding, bathing, changing diapers, maintaining a routine, putting children down for naps, and ensuring the well-being and health of children and light housework Helping with learning numbers, colors, reading, speech and homework . I love to make children active so I take them to the pool, park, library, YMCA playground, children museum, zoo, and shopping center. If child ask me for play date, I am willing to watch extra kid or two. The most important is keeping them save and happy. I am really flexible, organize and energetic. Please contact me for further information.
Katie P. - Seeking Work in Palatine

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

From August 2005 until July of 2008 I worked in the nursery at a YMCA. I cared for children ages 6 weeks to 8 years of age. From August of 2006 until June of 2007 I worked as a nanny to two children. A boy age 7 and a girl age 12. I was there Monday - Friday from 3:00p.m. when the kids got home from school until 5:30p.m. when their mom got home from work. I helped them with their homework, played with them, was there for them to talk to. Once or twice a week I would bake snacks for them after school and on occasion I would start dinner if the mom was going to be running late. I also walked the dog. From January of 2008 until June of 2009, I worked for a family with an infant. I was there for 8 hours everyday. My responsibilities include, feeding the child, getting him dressed and playing with him. We liked to go to the park too.
Maureen S. - Seeking Work in Palatine

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

. Hi my name is Maureen. I have been babysitting since I was 11 and always knew that I wanted to work with children. I got my associated degree in early childhood education. I have been working at Kindercare for over 6 years. Recently as the preschool teacher which is ages 3 and 4 and also I am the assistant director. Throughout those six years, I have taught 2 years in the toddler room and 2 years in the infant room. I am experienced with any age up to 12 years of age. I am also CPR and First Aid qualified and also have my food and sanitation license.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Palatine, 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 Palatine’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 Palatine 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 Palatine?
  • 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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