Nanny in Oak Lawn, IL 60453.
Looking for full or part-time work as a nanny.
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First Aid Training
First Aid Training
Oak Lawn, IL
- Age 31
- 10 years paid experience
Last signed in: This week
Rating (2 reviews)
Preferred Rate $15-$22 per hour
I think children need to have fun, respect adults and be free to make mistakes while exploring the world. I believe in kissing boo-boos and time out chairs. I believe that a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down and "please and thank you" should be used liberally. I don't hesitate to say no when necessary but I take pride in the fact that I'm a fun-loving nanny who usually says yes. I think that children should be heard and their opinions valued but that "Mom knows best" and actions have consequences. I believe that communication between nanny and parent is the key to a great working environment. I'm always open to exploring alternative parenting styles and can adapt to any family's needs.
During my time as a nanny I have done the following: potty trained toddlers, successfully used and reinforced the teachings of "1-2-3 Magic" by Thomas Phelan and "Happy Sleep Habit, Happy Child" by Marc Weissbluth. I have administered medication including inhalers and nebulizers. I have dealt with colicky babies, children with food allergies and I have some knowledge on nutrition. I also have some experience with cloth diapers. Additionally, I am up to date on my flu and Tdap vaccine.
I love kids and I have a lot of experience with newborns to teenagers. I am the second oldest of six; I have 4 brothers and 1 sister. I am very familiar with Chicago and its surrounding areas so I would love to take the kids on adventures to museums and zoos. I would also enjoy just taking kids to the park or a nearby library. I love to read stories, play games, do crafts, bake and sing songs with the kids. I am Infant/Child CPR trained and I have great references.
Age Specific Experience
10 years of paid child care experience with:
- First year
- Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
- Preschooler (3 to 5 years)
- Grade School (6 to 11 years)
- Pre-teen/Teenagers (12 years and over)
6 to 10 years of infant care experience
- Instruction (proper swaddling, feeding, changing, bathing)
- Assist with setting a routine
- Overnight care
- Mother's helper
- Occasional care
Availability & Job Preferences
Has a child who needs to accompany care provider on the job
- Short-term (1 to 3 months)
- Temporary (4 to 12 months)
- Will consider either a part time or full time position
- Start date is flexible
My availability is valid through 11/10/16
- Open availability on weekdays (M-F)
Skills & Abilities
- Finishing homework
- Checking answers
- Studying for a test
- Basic Math
- Elementary Science
- Essay Writing
- Meal Preparation
- Light Housekeeping
- Swimming Supervision
- Potty Training
- Travel with Family
- Willing to run errands as needed
- Willing to drive children to events, school, appointments, or carpooling
Taran was absolutely fabulous. Both my husband and I were extremely comfortable leaving her with our children. We'll definitely be calling her again!
Taran is the absolute best sitter I have ever had. My 4 year old and one year old love her. I have used her about 6 times and everytime she has a new activity for my daughter to do. FANTASTIC! She understands what it takes to keep a house running while mom and dad are gone and does not hesitate to jump right in. I feel so comfortable leaving her in charge!
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