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Sokea Chidlow
Palatine$15/hr  |  7 yrs experience
Hi, my name is Sokea! I will be graduating this spring with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Child Development. Beginning in Fall 2020, I will be attending graduate school to earn my master's degree in Occupational Therapy with the hopes of becoming a pediatric occupational therapist. I have always had a huge heart for children and have always enjoyed working with them. I began babysitting at the age of 10 and throughout high school I worked at a local daycare center. Over the past 4 years, I have nannied for three different families with children ranging from the ages of three to 14. I love being active so playing games, being outdoors, and doing crafts are some of my favorite things to do. I love to have fun and am very flexible with schedules and the needs of your family!
Emme Losey
Palatine$15/hr  |  9 yrs 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!
Eliane Silveira
Palatine$13/hr  |  10 yrs experience
I'm Eliane, I have work for more than five years with the family of two children ,I love kids, I love play with them. I love to have another kid for take care.
Taylor Salas
Palatine$15/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
23 year old that is energetic and loves spending time with kids and helping out around the house!
Caroline Philbin
Palatine$15/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Tina Van Wetering
Palatine$15/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I am a 1-8 Spanish teacher looking for a summer position! I have 6+ years of day care experience as well as 8+ years of babysitting! I love working with children and having fun!
Jessica L.
Palatine$17.14/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
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.
Palatine$17.14/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
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.
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Nicole I.

Nicole was by far one of the best nannies I have had. She was able to connect with my daughter and instead of just being her nanny, she became her friend. My daughter loved spending time with Nicole, as she always came up with the best games and crafts. You won’t regret hiring this responsible and punctual young woman. - Lidiya

Geselle G.

Geselle is great with kids. We met her at East Leydens pre school program, she was a teacher/student in Leyden. Also worked in an after school program for kids at a park district. My 3 year old loves her and says shes her best friend! Shes always there when we need her. Shes the Nanny everyone needs. 10/10 - Graciano

Nicolette A.

I totally recommend Nicolette, she is very attentive, creative and loving, we still see her quite often and super happy to have her as part of our children’s childhood. - Paz

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How to Hire a Nanny in Palatine, IL

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Understand Nanny Responsibilities in Palatine, IL

Before beginning the search for a nanny, it’s important to understand what you’re looking for and if a nanny is the right choice for your child care needs. In hiring a nanny, first, you should think through what responsibilities you expect your nanny to handle. With that information, you can create a profile so that nannies can reach out to you. The boundaries for nannies duties vary from family to family. In general, a nanny is responsible for making sure your children’s needs are met, including things like ensuring they have opportunities to play and be active. When tasks go beyond child care, for example, housekeeping or meal preparation, it’s good practice to communicate these expectations with your nanny before hiring them. Along with the different duties that you ask for, experience and location can impact how much you should pay your nanny.

Palatine Nanny Interviews

Once you start connecting with prospective nannies, the next step is a nanny interview. To make things a bit easier, here’s a list of some nanny interview questions to consider asking:

  • Do you have experience being a nanny?
  • 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 in Palatine? Do you have experience being a live in nanny?
  • Are you open to being a nanny in a nanny share?
  • Do you have any references?
  • Are you trained in First Aid or CPR in Palatine?
  • Do you have a driver’s license in IL? Do you own a car?
  • What salary are you seeking? Are you open to being paid through direct-deposit, pay stubs?
  • What are your expectations around over-time pay and vacation time?

During the hiring process, it’s essential to ask for references, and by asking their references questions you gain a better understanding of they will fit in your family. As you get closer to hiring a nanny, be sure to run a background check to ensure your kids are in good hands. When evaluating a prospective nanny, it’s essential to make sure you’re setting the foundation for a good relationship with your nanny. You can do this by being clear about your expectations around nanny responsibilities and compensation, and of course, by being friendly and welcoming! And of course, as you learn how to hire a nanny, Nanny Lane's nanny services are here to help you along the way.

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