Chicago Nanny Job Requirements and Duties

Nanny Job Requirements

In order to qualify for any Mom’s Best Friend Chicago nanny jobs, you must:

  • Speak English
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Have a valid driver license (depending on location, a car and current insurance will be necessary for many positions)
  • Have at least 3 references and/or 3 years of related experience
  • Have your high school diploma or GED
  • Be eligible to work in the U.S. (and provide proof to Mom’s Best Friend)
  • Have a clean criminal background (no misdemeanors or felonies)
  • Be First Aid / CPR Trained prior to being sent out to families (may apply prior to training)
  • Complete a domestic physical prior to your first day of work (required by the state of Illinois); download the Physical Form.

Nanny Job Duties

When you are placed in a nanny job in Chicago with Mom’s Best Friend, you are more than a babysitter or child supervisor—you are a screened, highly experienced professional caregiver, trained in the most progressive aspects of child care. Our nannies know how to design and implement daily curriculum, monitor child’s development, and plan entertaining games, arts and crafts projects and activities that stimulate a child’s learning, imagination and development. The focus of the nanny is on the children, with duties relating specifically to their care. A Mom’s Best Friend Chicago nanny job requires an experienced, loving caregiver that can be hired by a private family to care for the family’s children, either on a live-in or come-and-go (live-out) basis. In addition to nanny experience, great nannies often begin as teachers, day care employees, child development majors, babysitters, camp counselors, church nursery workers, and/or lifeguards or swim instructors. Our nannies may also have a college education, child-development continuing education hours, and/or teaching experience.

Nanny Manager Job Duties

Some of our families look for a nanny to fulfill household administration duties above and beyond a nanny’s basic child care responsibilities. As a nanny manager, you may be asked (along with nanny responsibilities noted above) to organize extracurricular activities, transport children, tutor, run errands, grocery shop, tidying (dishwasher/dishes, counters, sweep, organization), provide mature supervision and security while traveling and prepare a basic evening meal following the family’s favorite recipes. A Chicago nanny job with a management component often has a minimum requirement of a bachelor’s degree.

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