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Bloomington, IN Nannies

Jennifer G. - Seeking Work in Bloomington

14.28 / hour

I have 10 years of childcare experience, ranging in ages 4 months – 13 years old. I love playing with children in a safe and enriching manner and am happy to do light housekeeping and meal preparation tasks as well. I am a recent college graduate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; I graduated Summa Cum Laude and will be attending medical school in August to pursue a career as a pediatrician. With 10 years of experience working with kids of all ages, I have learned how to promote children’s confidence and build on their unique assets, as well as foster environments that allow children to appreciate each other’s similarities and differences. In my experience working with children 4 months – 2 years old, I value working with families to understand the children’s routines, likes and dislikes, and goals for development and growth. I enjoy playing with children in an enriching environment both inside their homes and outside in the community, and ensure that the child’s safety is always the top priority. I have worked one-on-one and in large group settings with children ages 4 – 14 as a tutor, after-school program supervisor and leader, and a camp counselor and soccer director. In these roles, I have built children’s confidence in academics, planned and executed activities ranging from arts and crafts, community field trips, sports classes, and taught the fundamentals of soccer skills for children of all ability levels. As the after-school program supervisor, I was also directly responsible for training and overseeing 6-8 program leaders per semester. These roles were vital for gaining experience communicating with children and teens of differing abilities, cultures, and life experiences. As I am relocating to Washington, D.C. for the summer, I am seeking to continue working with children in a supportive environment that will foster their happiness and continual growth.
Victoria B. - Seeking Work in Bloomington

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I was a nanny for 3+ years for a family of 3. The ages of the children when I started was almost 2, almost 3 and 5. We parted on good terms and I still keep in touch with them. My duties included everything a parent would do if they could be there. Play, teach, diaper and potty training, meal preparation, activities and crafts, baths, naps, etc. Since then I have worked for many families as a nanny, babysitter and mothers helper. I currently babysit for 4 different families in Bloomington. I have great references and a lot of experience.
Olivia L. - Seeking Work in Bloomington

22.85 / hour

I have experience babysitting for a pair of twin gymnasts whom I took back and forth to gymnastics and participated as needed during gymnastic functions in place of their mother. I also took them to the park quite frequently to play and hike the trails. I have cared for a young girl with cleft palate/lip and her older brother, took them back and forth to school, and cared for their Great Pyrenees puppy. Another family I babysat for had three girls and a little boy, these were typically over-nighters where I would cook dinner for them then watch tv with them until bed-time. Any other babysitting/care jobs were inconsistent and occasional! But I do have quite a bit of experience.
Melissa T. - Seeking Work in Bloomington

11.42 / hour

I am a pastors daughter, so I used to help with Sunday School/be the Sunday School teacher when I lived at home. My parents used to be foster parents, so i have taken care of troubled, confused, and even happy children, preteens, and teens. In addition, I am aunt of three boys, and I am close with my girl cousins; they are nine and three. I have another cousin on the way!
Katherine F. - Seeking Work in Bloomington

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I have over 10 nieces and nephews alone in my large family. I have first hand experience, and have been working with children since I myself was a child. I have worked with disabled children, rowdy children, spoiled children. I can always find a good middle ground and I am a great problem solver.
Lindsay E. - Seeking Work in Bloomington

11.42 / hour

I have been babysitting since I was 13 years old and have a lot of experience! I have babysat children aging from 3 months all the way up to about 12 years old, I have also had experience with pets. I like to encourage outside activity as well as arts and crafts and keeping kids active throughout the day. I am currently attending college and am majoring in health and fitness, therefore I am certified in first aid and CPR.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Bloomington, 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 Bloomington’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 Bloomington 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 Bloomington?
  • 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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