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Connie M. - Seeking Work in Waukegan

17.14 / hour

I have been Charlie's Nannie since his birth. He is an amazing little guy and had my heart the from the moment I held him. The family is moving to Boston. They have requested I go with them but I have 5 children and 6 grandchildren here. I will be going with the family to Boston for 2 months to help them get settled and find a new Nannie. I don't like idle time so I took on the care of the home, all house cleaning and laundry and some shopping. When Charlie was awake we would play and sing and read books. We would take walks everyday going to the park the and the zoo. I started reading to him the first time he was in my care. It really does make a difference. It has been an amazing experience I treat all children like they were my own grandchildren. I guess I was born to be a grandma. I originally was only going to be here in Boston for 6 wks but I have been here a year. I have babysat for several families but this was my first nanny experience. I do have several references.I have since cared for a little girl and her family for 16 months her mother decided to be a stay at home mom after being laid off.I am now in a part time possition for the summer of a 7 mo old little boy. I have very good references.I have nannied for 5 families and have excellent references.
Meredith B. - Seeking Work in Waukegan

11.42 / hour

I have been babysitting since I was in high school and that is what has brought me to my current full time job as a preschool teacher. I enjoy teaching children and find I am always being challenged and taught by them as well. I've been a preschool teacher for over 14 years and see myself doing this for quite some time. Children that I used to babysit for when they were smaller during evening hours I have enjoyed doing over-night week/weekend babysitting jobs for them while their parents are away. I believe that because I truly love and find joy in being with and teaching young children, that this is why I am well qualified for a nanny job.
Shirley P. - Seeking Work in Waukegan

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

For the past ten years I have cared for children and its been a very rewarding and learning experience. I cared for them like I would my own children. Loving then as well as meeting their physical need is very important for them to grow. I cooked, washed,and fed them also took them too and from their activities. I got along well with parents.
Jasmine W. - Seeking Work in Waukegan

11.42 / hour

I have worked a lot at church with children ages infant to 13 yrs. old. I worked in , which is when the mothers are able to spend time with each other and other people watching their kids. I was in the infant room for that. We would get up to 6 infants sometimes. I worked in the nursery with children ages 1yrs. to 3yrs. We could have up to 8 children in the room. I also worked at with children ages 5 to 11. It's a program for children to play games, listen to a story, and memorize verses. I also Helped with Vacation Bible School which is like , but it's one week in the summer. I worked at camp with children ages 4-5. I have worked as a nanny for 2 different families. I have watched a 10, 7, 5, and 2 year old.
Laura B. - Seeking Work in Waukegan

20.00 / hour

I have been a nanny for a family with 6 children for over 5 years. I recently had to switch to part-time babysitting, as I began my teaching career. I always bring fun activities and projects, take the children on fun outings, and make daily activities fun and engaging!
Elizabeth O. - Seeking Work in Waukegan

22.85 / hour

I have extensive childcare experience both professionally and as a volunteer. Before becoming an elementary classroom teacher, I worked at a daycare center as a lead teacher with toddlers, and I volunteered as a childcare worker in church settings for more than 20 years.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Waukegan, 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 Waukegan’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 Waukegan 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 Waukegan?
  • 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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