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Emme L. - Seeking Work in Palatine
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!
Jessica L. - Seeking Work in Palatine
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.
Tina V. - Seeking Work in Palatine
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!
Karla B. - Seeking Work in Palatine
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.
Nicole Z. - Seeking Work in Palatine
Nicole Z.
Palatine$14.28/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
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.
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Brooklynn S. - Seeking Work in Joliet
Brooklynn S.

The kids loved her she was amazing with our kids always showed up on time never late had an amazing attitude and good work ethic Definitely recommend her as a nanny - Caleb

Brooklynn S. - Seeking Work in Joliet
Brooklynn S.

She always went above and beyond for my son. I never had to worry about him not being taken care of properly. She treated my son with so much love. Brooklynn is very good with taking care of kids and managing anything you Throw her way. - Tabatha

Brooklynn S. - Seeking Work in Joliet
Brooklynn S.

Brooklynn was always prompt and caring! Everything that she did was done with care and I could always tell that she put her best foot forward. She was the nanny for my 1, 5 and 9 year old daughters and she would still be my nanny had I not moved out of state! Brooklynn is truly a gem and she goes above and beyond for my family and daughters! - Eric

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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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