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Andrea H. - Seeking Work in Springfield

Hourly rate20.00 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I have experience with ages 0 through 14. I have babysat on a weekly basis for many families and have experience taking care of the household also. I have experience working 10-14 hour days with children. I am an elementary education major and have worked as a Children's Ski Instructor and also worked at a private school as a teacher's aid and program coordinator.
Jill H. - Seeking Work in Springfield

Hourly rate8.57 / hour

I have cared for children in many different situations. I worked for 1 year in a daycare, cared for children in their homes 3+ years, for many years I provided daycare in a church setting, lastly I have taken care of children in my home on and off over the last 20 years.
Lindsay A. - Seeking Work in Springfield

Hourly rate22.85 / hour

I have had many different child care experiences. I've always loved children and have babysat for many of my parent's friends as well as my own younger family. It would be my absolute dream job to be a person nanny for a sweet little boy/girl. It would be an amazing opportunity for me.
Halie B. - Seeking Work in Springfield

Hourly rate14.28 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I watched a 4 yr old and a 5 yr old. The mom arms for the secretary of state. I would watch them from 4 to 8 or do over nighters when she had family emergencies. I would take the boys to the park and do fun activities with them. I would drive them anywhere she asked me to. I did anything for them.
Sheavie W. - Seeking Work in Springfield

Hourly rate8.91 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I come from a large family of 8 brothers and sisters of which I am the oldest. My entire life I cared for my brothers and sister. I have two children of my own ages 11 and 9. My sons are straight A students and have achieved success in extracurricular activities.
Emma A. - Seeking Work in Springfield

Hourly rate8.57 / hour

I've been babysitting for 9 years now. I started with a family from church and they would recommend me to other people in need of babysitters.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Springfield, 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 Springfield’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 Springfield 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 Springfield?
  • 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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