Hannah L. - Seeking Work in Chicago
Hannah L. - Seeking Work in Chicago

Full-Time Available Nanny Hannah in Chicago, IL

20.00/hr
A little bit about me…Hello!
I’ve been dedicated to childcare - and caregiving in general - since my upbringing in a household of 7, where my mother operated a neighborhood daycare out of our home. I have since taken on a variety of roles that all uniquely inform my caregiving, but ultimately, I always come back to childcare.
I emphasize empathy and thrive in situations where I’m “getting on the level” of the child, while also encouraging individual, independent growth and confidence building. My past studies in childhood communication educational media have provided me with extensive knowledge of how to engage with children in a meaningful and often educational way.

I look forward to meeting you!
Looking For
Availability
Start: ASAP
Weekdays 5:00AM – 8:30PM
Full-time
Live-out
Payroll
Age Groups
Infant
Toddler
Preschooler
Grade-schooler
Qualifications
Certifications
Driver’s License
CPR
First Aid
Fluent Languages
English
Experience
Jul 2018 – Oct 2020 (2yrs 3mo)
Preschooler

Nov 2020 – Mar 2021 (4mo)
Toddler
Preschooler

More About Me
Relevant experience where I also cared for children were…I've had experience in a variety of caregiving settings, including in medical homes for high need individuals, as well as more traditional classroom/summer camp settings.
Activities I enjoy doing with children…I absolutely love arts and crafts, learning music and singing and dancing along, as well as other more traditionally creative activities - but I also really have so much fun getting outside and doing more physical activities like playing sports and games!
The most important part about being a nanny…Is being the kind of person you wish you had around when you were a kid. I am so lucky to have had great older siblings and adults around me who were always so kind and never condescending (a key!) when they would spend time with me, and I think often about the qualities that made them such positive forces in my upbringing. They were patient with me and put themselves in my shoes, and were able to get excited about the things I was excited about, and engage in such a meaningful way. As a nanny, that's the sort of effect I want to leave.
My experience with special needs children…I have worked with several special needs children and cannot tell you how wonderful the experience has been. I really thrive in situations where I can work with a child on something difficult, and be a calm and understanding presence. Working with kids with sensory processing disorders and others on the spectrum, as well as children with physical disabilities has given me so many opportunities to do just that, for a group of kids whose unique challenges are too often written off or forgotten about.
My favorite nanny moment…I recently got a video from a family I used to work for, featuring a sweet boy (who has gotten so big since I last saw him!!) sharing his excitement over the 25th anniversary of Blue's Clues, a show I introduced him to and loved very much as a child, myself. Can't tell you how choked up I got!

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