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Deirdre M. - Seeking Work in Palatine

Hourly rate15.00 / hour
Years of childcare experience< 1 yr of experience

Hello! My name is Deirdre and I am interested in working with you! I am currently 25 years old and a Special Education Teacher. I have a valid teaching license and am qualified to teach across most subject areas for grades K - 12. I am also CPR certified. I have a car that would be available for my use.
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Emme L. - Seeking Work in Palatine

Hourly rate15.00 / hour
Years of childcare experience9 yrs of experience

Hi, my name is Melanie L. I am a nanny/caregiver and I have been for over 15 years. I have cared for all ages including newborns all the way up to the elderly. I have also cared for people who were under the weather or needed specific medications or diets. About me, I come from a very large family with beautiful 13 nieces and nephews who I had the honor of helping take part in babysitting and being a nanny for some. It was an amazing experience and where I found my passion. Caring for people comes naturally to me and it is what brings me joy. I like to do arts and crafts (especially seasonal)and baking and playing outdoors when the weather permits. I also make us of local play sources to keep kids active. Electronics are great, just not for the whole day! So if your kids like to laugh and have fun, I'm your girl!
Jessica L. - Seeking Work in Palatine

Hourly rate17.14 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I babysat for a family that had two kids. ages 6 and 8, but they have relocated to another state, to take a job offer. I was recently a nanny for a family that has 3 children. They age from 5 to 10. I loved working with that family. I had to leave because my full-time job changed my hours.
Karla B. - Seeking Work in Palatine

Hourly rate17.14 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)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.
Nicole Z. - Seeking Work in Palatine

Hourly rate14.28 / 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.
Hannah T. - Seeking Work in Palatine

Hourly rate14.28 / hour

Since I was 13, I have been babysitting very regularly. Most of the children I babysat were between 3 and 10 but I have experience from 6 months to 12 years. Most of the families I babysit for have more than one child. In one family, I helped take care of a 5 year old very mildly autistic girl very regularly.
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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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