Full-Time Available Nanny London in Chicago, IL

A little bit about me…Hello! My name is London and for the last 5 years I have found my passion in working with children! Before my nanny experience, I have worked in elementary schools for 3 years as a before and after care manager and later a teacher's assistant. I worked with kids of all ages to entertain and educate them. From this, I learned that my nanny style is a bit laid-back. I will sometimes make suggestions for activities but if the child doesn't like it I don't want to push. Depending on what the parents want, I'm great with following schedules and enforcing homework, reading, outside time, etc. However, I can also manage more flexible and free schedules. For younger kids I love reading and playing pretend. For older kids, I try to stay current with video games, music, and movies to help find their interest!
Looking For
Start: Sep 1, 2021
Weekdays 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Age Groups
Driver’s License
First Aid
Fluent Languages
Jan 2021 - Mar 2021 (2mo)

Aug 2020 - Nov 2020 (3mo)

More About Me
Relevant experience where I also cared for children were…Teacher's assistant for third and fourth grade. My main focus was helping our diverse learners who were challenged in reading, writing, and math.

Before and after-school care manager for three years. In this role I worked with kids between kindergarten and sixth grade. I would have as many as 30 students and our programs offered games, educational activities, and homework help.
Activities I enjoy doing with children…I absolutely love arts and crafts! I'm an artist myself so I love painting!
If kids are into video games, I play quite a lot at home!
I also love to find fun science experiments if a kid is interested. My major was chemistry so I love using my science brain.
Lastly, on a nice day its great to take a walk, go to the park, or play with chalk outside.
The most important part about being a nanny…Is patience!! I think that's important with anyone working with kids. You need to be patient in making a bond with the kids because not every child wants to be friends with a stranger so quickly. One needs to be patient when kids are getting ready, eating, going to the bathroom, or making choices. Haha kids get distracted, confused, lazy, or just don't know and it can't be helped sometimes! Lastly, patience is definitely needed for any learning portions especially homework. Kids learn at different speeds and have different skills so its always best to be patient when helping them and find what strategies work best.
My experience with special needs children…I've only ever dealt with children who have ADHD. I've worked with them on a educational level as well as a nanny level.
I mainly helped to keep these students focused when it came to class and homework. I have a great skill in patience.
My favorite nanny moment…Was when I made playdough with 9 year old boy. Making it was a lot of fun but then playing with it was even better. I made a crazy alien claw and he made little faces. We tried to do some stop-animation! I love being creative and artsy with kids.

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