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Jing S. - Seeking Work in Vernon Hills

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I hope this letter will convey my highest enthusiasm for the nanny position you are requesting. My previous employment in a family lasted for more than 13 years. I began as a nanny for their 3-year-old daughter, Sarah, playing with her, teaching her to read and craft, and transporting her between home and classes. As Sarah grew older, I took up the role of a personal aide, helping the family with household chores. I watched Sarah grow from a child to a pre-teen, to a teenager, and now almost a young adult who will graduate high school soon. I loved her and her family, who likewise treated me as one of their own. My passion for childcare began with caring for my own son, who grew up in China. After coming to America at the age of 12, he was engulfed by a completely different environment, and I tried my best as a mother to help him adjust and at the same time focus on education and school. I took him to the library, read books with him and together we learned English. I was very proud to watch him not only become accustomed to the American culture but also realize his potential and excel academically. After 6 years in America, he entered an Ivy League University and is now in an MD/PhD dual doctorate program. While working for the family, I took the initiative to become a better care provider by taking night classes at College of Lake County. Two classes I found extremely helpful were ECE141: Health, Safety, and Nutrition for Young Children and ECE117: Creative Activities for Infants, Toddlers and Twos. I learned the interrelationship between health, safety, and nutrition and its importance in young children’s development and learning, and also the appropriate sensory activities, songs, and play for infants and toddlers. An additional qualification I have is expertise with Mandarin Chinese as I majored in Chinese at Jilin Broadcast University. Many schools and families place emphasis on a second language, and I believe Mandarin Chinese will be extremely useful in the future. I currently teach Chinese to children at my church and have developed a comprehensive curriculum. If desired, I can incorporate Chinese teaching into daycare. Thank you for your time reading this letter, and I hope you’ll find a compassionate, responsible, and trustworthy nanny for your child, whether that’s me or someone else. Please feel free to contact me for reference letter or additional information. Jing
Samantha M. - Seeking Work in Vernon Hills

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been working with children since I was a child. When I was eleven years old, I attended my neighbor's home daycare after school. I always wanted to help with the younger children, so my neighbor taught me what to do. When I was too old to need her care, I was the only person she trusted to babysit her three children and when I turned eighteen, she offered me a job as her assistant in her daycare. I have babysat for many other families over the years and have worked in a couple of daycare centers as well.
Ganna N. - Seeking Work in Vernon Hills

17.14 / hour

I have nannied kids of all ages. The last kids I watched were 2 and 5. Year before that I watched 5 and 8. I am currently watching two boys occasionally, ages 9 and 11! I am super fun and outgoing. Responsible and open to anything the kids want to do - that is fun and safe and a learning experience. I am super flexible and reliable.
Allison P. - Seeking Work in Vernon Hills

11.42 / hour

I have worked as a babysitter for over 8 years, at an away camp in Michigan as a volunteer camp counselor, and at xx as a specialty staff leader. I have a 2 year old nephew and love playing with him and caring for him. I also have two infant cousins who I love to watch and babysit.
Kristina G. - Seeking Work in Vernon Hills

22.85 / hour

I have been babysitting for family since I was 10, but I have been babysitting for other families for over 6 years now. I have experience with infants through the age of thirteen. I also have worked with families with up to 4 children, twins, and children with autism.
Trisha R. - Seeking Work in Vernon Hills

15.00 / hour
23 yrs of experience

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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Vernon Hills, 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 Vernon Hills’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 Vernon Hills 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 Vernon Hills?
  • 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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