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Taran C.

Nanny in Oak Lawn, IL 60453.

Looking for full or part-time work as a nanny.

  • First Aid Training

    First Aid Training

  • CPR Training

    CPR Training

Oak Lawn, IL

  • Age 31
  • 10 years paid experience
  • Female

Last signed in: This week

Rating Average rating of 5 (2 reviews)

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Taran is the absolute best sitter I have ever had. My 4 year old and one year old love her. I have used her abou...

- Amy O.
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Preferred Rate $15-$22 per hour

Taran’s Bio

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.

Experience

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

Infant Care:

  • Instruction (proper swaddling, feeding, changing, bathing)
  • Assist with setting a routine
  • Overnight care
  • Mother's helper
  • Occasional care

Availability & Job Preferences

Availability Duration

Has a child who needs to accompany care provider on the job

  • Short-term (1 to 3 months)
  • Temporary (4 to 12 months)

Job Duration

  • Will consider either a part time or full time position
  • Start date is flexible

Availability

My availability is valid through 11/10/16

  • Open availability on weekdays (M-F)

Skills & Abilities

Homework Help:

  • Finishing homework
  • Checking answers
  • Studying for a test
  • Proofreading
  • Basic Math
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Elementary Science
  • Essay Writing

Additional Services:

  • Meal Preparation
  • Laundry
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Swimming Supervision
  • Crafts
  • Potty Training
  • Travel with Family
  • Willing to run errands as needed
  • Willing to drive children to events, school, appointments, or carpooling

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

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Taran was absolutely fabulous. Both my husband and I were extremely comfortable leaving her with our children. We'll definitely be calling her again!

- Betsy C.
5

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!

- Amy O.

References

Alicia S. is a reference for Taran C. Relationship: Former Employer
Katie D. is a reference for Taran C. Relationship: Former Employer
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Taran C.
Taran C.
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
31

years
of age

10

years experience

Preferred Rate $15-$22 per hour

  • Basic Background Check

  • First Aid Training

  • CPR Training

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