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Full-Time Nanny for Newborn: $75K+ and Benefits

Lincoln Park • Chicago, IL Full Time

Single mother in Lincoln Park of Chicago with baby due at end of September 2019 is seeking a professional, experienced and educated full-time nanny. Schedule is on Monday – Friday at 8:00am – 6:00/7:00pm with guaranteed 50-55 hours per week. Fridays will typically end earlier around 4:00/5:00pm. Nanny is required to work occasional later evenings when needed by principal. Flexibility is required for the position, since principal travels often for work. Nanny will also be offered weekend shifts for overtime hours, if desirable but not required. Approximately 4-6+ weeks of international and/or domestic travel per year is required and approximately 3-6+ overnights per month at residence are required when parent is traveling without child. Safe vehicle for transportation is required. Applicants need to be honest, trustworthy and collaborative to work with first time parent. Nanny must be comfortable with small dog (Dachshund). Cleaning service is scheduled one day per week. Principal is only open to local candidates. Start date is January 2020. 


• Infant experience and knowledgeable about routines, sleep training, reading and communicating to baby as often as possible 

• Tracking daily and developmental milestones through app or paper/journal (e.g., tummy time, feedings, sleep, diaper changes, reading, etc.)

• Baby will be sleep trained when position begins, so nanny will need to follow specific sleep schedule and routines that have been implemented by night nurses and principal 

• Experienced with play-based learning and creating educational activities (e.g., planned engaging activities at home, developmentally appropriate games and activities, engaging projects and crafts, themed weeks, scheduled outings, etc.)

• Knowledgeable about child development (e.g., firm when necessary and capable of teaching child manners and etiquette, but also capable of being laid back and fun) 

• Support teaching and reinforcement of manners and other social skills

• Provide developmentally appropriate games and activities, engaging projects and crafts at home, schedule/plan fun outings and events, register child for age appropriate activities and schedule play dates 

• Willing to make pureed baby food when age appropriate for infant (or follow baby-led weaning if preferred by principal) 

• Experienced with meal planning and preparing fresh and healthy meals for child that introduces them to new foods 

• Willing to transport child to scheduled activities, play dates, outings, etc. (when age appropriate)

• Domestic duties relating to child (e.g., washing bottles, stocking diapers/wipes/etc., washing dishes after meals, child’s laundry, tidying playroom and bedroom, etc.)

• Organizational projects relating to child (e.g., suggesting developmentally appropriate toys, taking toys and clothing to donation, changing clothing seasonally, rotating books and toys quarterly or bi-annually, etc.)

• Packing and unpacking child for trips, researching/planning activities at destination and ensuring appropriate gear is available at hotel or resort 

• Experienced and willing to be an extension of the parent collaborating and communicating frequently 


• Capable of building rapport with children 

• Passionate about child development and education

• Experienced working with similar aged children (newborns, toddlers, preschool, school aged, etc.) 

• Experienced working with at least two+ children in a nanny position (principal may have more children in the future) 

• Ability to travel internationally and/or domestically whenever necessary 

• Highly organized, detail oriented, proactive, excellent time management, efficient and service focused

• Attentive to principal’s preferences and style (intuitive to their needs)

• Observant to the needs of family and home to anticipate their needs (e.g., planning engaging activities at home, proactively planning activities for travel, etc.) 

• Ability to maintain discretion (confidentiality agreement is required)

• Ability to be discreet with respect for employer’s privacy

• Professional presentation of self and great personality 

• Ability to easily take direction 

• Strong ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with principal

• Positive attitude and ability to handle position with ease and calm demeanor

• Excellent communication skills 

• Flexible schedule 

• Professional 

• Active

• Engaging 

• Creative 

• Energetic 

• Positive 

• Nurturing 

• Proactive, resourceful and take initiative to get things done 

• Ability to multi-task 

• Active and fit

• Non-Smoker 


• Bachelor’s degree and/or Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education or Early Childhood Development is most ideal, but bachelor’s degree is required 

• 2-5+ years of full-time consistent and recent nanny experience (many years with minimal families is required) 

• 3-4 references from professional positions (domestic positions are ideal)

• Seeking longevity (e.g., 2-5+ year commitment)

• Live a close proximity to family’s residence in Lincoln Park 

• Safe vehicle for transportation 

• Ability to complete extensive background checks, motor vehicle checks and drug tests 

• Driver’s license and clean driving record 

• CPR Certification 

• Vaccinations (e.g., TDap, MMR, Flu shot) 

• Comfortable with small dog (Dachshund) 


• $75K+ gross annual salary (based on background and experience) 

• Overtime rate for hours worked over 50 hours per week

• $100 per overnight net (traveling with family and working overnights at residence) 

• $400-500 per month gross health insurance stipend 

• Two weeks (10 days) paid vacation

• Seven government holidays paid 

• Three sick days paid

• Discretionary annual bonus and raise (performance evaluation required) 


Interested applicants should submit their application materials (e.g., cover letter, resume, references including email address and phone number, letters of recommendation and professional photo) through our website under job opportunities: We look forward to hearing from you! 

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Position: Full-Time Nanny for Newborn: $75K+ and Benefits

Location: Lincoln Park • Chicago, IL

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