Saturday, October 22, 2005

Live-in Nanny Needed!

Ugh, I'm tired of looking on au-pair & nanny websites to find a live-in "nanny". All the agencies want $200 (or more!) just to access a resume, and there's no guarantee! So, I figured I'd use my sites to "advertise" my position.

If you are interested, email me, and we can talk. You can find my email information in my profile. Or, if you know someone, also email me their contact info.

Here's the description:

We reside in Paw Paw, IL, it is a small village of 850 people. We are on the edge of town, in a wonderful quiet setting.

We are a family that loves living in a rural area. My husband has a small business in DeKalb, and has an extremely flexible work schedule. I work at his business, so one of us is almost always around. We live in a large Victorian home that we have been restoring for the last three years. It became listed in the National Register of Historical Places this past May. The half acre yard is fenced, and the kids LOVE to play outside. We also have two English Shepherd dogs that play all day also! :)

My son is 5 at the end of the month, and he attends pre-school four days a week. He has a language delay, but had greatly improved in the last year. He is very well behaved, and very social. He's also VERY "boy" because he enjoys playing army man, pretend hunting, and the like.

My daughter is two years old, and is the direct opposite of her brother. She loves all things Disney Princess, and can be quite shy. Once she gets to know you, she is a cuddle bunny! I just started potty training her yesterday, and she did very well!

Why we want a "nanny":

We love people. We have an extra room in the house that always sits empty. Karl and I do not regularly "need" someone to watch the kids during the day, but sometimes this is needed for various reasons. We decided that it would be mutually beneficial to have a responsible person who loves children live in our home. We thought taking care of all of your living expenses, including health & car insurance in exchange for a "here and there" babysitting situation would help not only us, but someone that is looking for a place to live and also desires to have a relationship with other people. We would also provide a small salary for spending money. You could expect to “work” an average of only 5 hours a week. You would also be able to pursue a part-time job, if you wished. You would have you own room furnished with a queen bedroom set, a secure wireless internet connection, a TV/VCR/DVD/MP3 player, and access to your own personal laptop, if you do not already own one. Your room is very large, and has two equally large windows! If you do not own your own vehicle, we will provide access to one for you.

We had our first experience this past summer with an au pair from Germany. She just left this past Saturday to return to college. It was a good experience for everyone. We are open to foreign nannies, so don't be shy. We speak fluent German, and moderate Spanish.

We are a politically active family, and I volunteer for various conservative causes. This is usually what will call me out of the house. We would prefer a person that is either not interested in politics, or is conservative in nature.

Thanks! :)


  • At 10:36 PM, Blogger StuccoHouse said…

    If you live near a college/university you might consider contacting the Education Dept. w/ your job posting. A lot of teaching students like those kinds of jobs because it gives them $ for school...and also looks good an a new grad. resume. And you get a nanny that has a clue about kids ;-)

  • At 7:34 AM, Blogger Angry Republican Mom said…

    We live near Northern IL University, and I've thought of that. The only thing is, I don't think the students would like the 40 minute drive to class!

    However, if this doesn't pan out, I'll post it in the University's paper, you never know!

  • At 11:13 AM, Blogger JB said…

    Good luck to you! I took a job as a nanny once, it lasted just a few months--I was to live in the house and take care of the kids for $100 per week!! That's it. This was in South Florida. They expected me to not only shuttle the kids around and take care of them but they wanted me to clean the house, do laundry, and everything. Basically a maid and nanny for $100 per week. I didn't even have a chance to go to school which is really what I wanted to do when I wasn't nanny-ing.

    I don't know if college kids are the way to go....maybe a graduate student though if anyone, they are much more mature, although grad students don't have much time on their hands.

    Good luck to you!!!

  • At 10:54 PM, Blogger Nancy said…

    I wish I lived near you...would jump on this in a heartbeat. Though, that means my husband would have to take care of our child and we all know how that can sopmetimes turn out :P Good luck finding someone.

  • At 12:47 PM, Blogger Cindy said…

    hey i am a college student at NIU and i am planning on taking a few college classes at Kishwalke over the summer. i am looking for a nanny job for over the summer only and something that i could go to summer school also. i have a car so i wouldn't need one. my e-mail is i was wondering how far away paw paw is from kishwalke. i have experince with kids. i work at a daycare and i am an elemantry education major. let me know what you think
    cindy hammil

  • At 10:13 AM, Blogger Melyssa said…

    I am very interested in your nanny position if it is still open. I am 18 just graduated from high school. I am taking a year off before college. I thought this would be the perfect thing to do in my time off. IF you would like to know more please e-mail me at I am looking forward to hear from you. thank you for your time.


  • At 12:00 PM, Blogger ShelleyR said…

    I am also interested! I am a 20 year old college sophomore. I attend Loras College in Dubuque, IA. I am majoring in Elem. Ed and Early Childhood and I have been baby-sitting for the last 10 years. I have also worked at various day camps and an After-School Program. Let me know if you are still looking and interested- my email is I'd love to hear back from you!! Thanks

  • At 7:43 PM, Blogger Brittany said…

    Hi my name is Brittany Washington and I am a good person for this job. I am very good with children and very patient. I have 4 younger brothers and sisters how I tutored and help to take care of. I would spend lots of one on one time with your children.I will also tutor them and take them out to parks to have some fun. I have a very clean record. Please consider me for this job if it is still availiable.

  • At 8:15 PM, Blogger Bailey said…

    Hello, my name is Bailey. and i am interetded in your job as a nanny, i live in Oregon but i would be willing to move to accomadate this job. :D here is my cell phone number please call if this position is still open! thanks and have a great day!

    Bailey O'Neill

  • At 9:20 PM, Blogger Benz405 said…

    what age nanny are you looking for?

    when are you looking to have a nanny?

  • At 9:22 PM, Blogger Benz405 said…

    what age nanny are you looking for?

    when do you want the nanny to start/stop?

  • At 3:39 PM, Blogger steffbcyclin said…

    Hello Karl and Lisa! I may be too late, but thought I would give it a shot. I am 31, single and ready for a new adventure. I'm quirky, friendly, outgoing, yet I'm responsible and intelligent. Office administrator turned nationally certified massage therapist and ready to get back to school to further my education in areas of health and wellness. I'm a bicycle commuter and enthusiast. I love children and animals and have much experience in the care of both. I love the outdoors, sports, music (both the singing of and the listening to). I am eager to expand my horizons and meet new people and would love to see if I could be a good fit for your home. Please contact me at if I sound at all interesting.

  • At 3:40 PM, Blogger kristen said…


    I just thought I would let you know that I might be interested. I've spent 3 summers as a nanny and 1 as a camp counselor. I am CPR certified for the professional rescuer and I love working with kids. If you want to provide me with your email address I can email you my resume, CV, or any information you want to know about me. I am looking at a job that I could do from home with wireless and would be very flexible, so this would be great to meet new people and live in a new area while working on the side. Let me know what you think!

  • At 10:22 PM, Blogger dlbrantley040908 said…

    Hi, I'm Deborah Brantley. I'm a mother of a 5 month old baby boy. My husband Billy is honorably discharged from the military, and loves living in the country. I was raised in church, and am a christian by faith. I AM very conservative, and I absolutely do NOT like talking politics because I get very dizzy when I do. lol. It would be the coolest thing in the world if you picked me to live with your family, and wouldn't mind mine coming along. We only need one bedroom, and my son is a very happy baby. Billy, my husband would watch him when I would take care of your children if I needed his help, but more than likely I could take care of all three. The only problem is we live in Westfield, IN. We live with my parents and my sister and her husband and two kids in a three story hownhome, and it's not that we're not happy, I just know Billy would be happier in a country setting. It's been hard for him to find work because of the economy but he is a man of many talents I think. If you are at all interested I would be very appreciative, and I'd love to tell you everything about me and learn all about you guys too. Thanks You wouldn't regret it. We are most loyal companions.

  • At 1:25 AM, Blogger adora said…

    Hi, I am Adora,and i am interested in your post, but i am living in the Philippines. To give you some information about myself. I am 45 yrs old, single mom, got 2 son whose both grown up but i still need a job for my youngest who is in college. I do have experience in raising a kid. I am the one who take good care of 2 beautiful japanese boy since birth, they are my sister's son, now they are back in Japan for their studies. If you could give me a chance to work and be a part of your family is really a great pleasure. I am willing to relocate, I can assure you that i can be a mom to your children when u are not around. I can help them with their needs, i can play with them. I am availalbe anytime

    Hope you will find interest on me. My email add is


  • At 11:56 PM, Blogger Mo-rast said…

    good day karl and lisa

    my name is maureen i am a retired veteran looking to do some volunteer work. i currently live in Sarasota fla with my great dane puppy and my cat. Being that i am only 44 years old and have been retired since 1998 i feel stagnent. I was employed as a residential exe director for 222 group homes for cognitively challanged behavioral aduluts for almost 18 years as well as seving my country fukll time in the army. Due to an injury in the military i was forced to retire both positions in 1998. I spent several years traveling and island hopping sharing my passion for art and surfing with others in less fortunate countries but, missing my family i returned home. my health is much better and i am ready to share my time with others again providing i'm not left with a feeling of being taken advantage. I know with the economy today it is hard to find someone with experience without losing 1/3 of ur hard earned income. Here is what i have to offer you. i would be willing to volunteer this summer to assist you until you find someone you feel comfortable with who looks out for the best interest of your children. I ask only that my expenses be covered. If you wouold like to discuss this with me feel free to email me at and once i recieve and email i will give you my phn nbr and we can further discuss my gift as we all need a break now and then. i have 100's of references and ppl who will vouch for my character. until we talk. smiles to u and warm wishes to your family. : } maureen carroll

  • At 12:40 AM, Blogger darcy said…

    Im very intrested if its still open! I have always been arounds kids, and have been working with kids for years. Im caring, hard working, and polite. Please email me at

  • At 10:59 AM, Blogger shae said…

    2001-Arthur Dr
    Waukegan, IL 60085 Phone (224)441-4153
    Shannon M. Volpe
    Objective To obtain a position a field where children, education, and family are my number one priority.
    To provide children with a safe environment to learn, laugh, and grow.
    Education May, 2000 Gateway Technical College Kenosha, WI
    Childcare Teacher Certification, Gateway Technical College 2000
    Emphasis in children with special needs including developmental, learning, and behavior disorders
    Carthage College, Kenosha, WI 1992-1996

    Work experience
    2000-2002 Pre-K Teacher
    Lake Forest District 115

    1994-1998 Lead Teacher, ages Pre-K through School-Age
    St. Mark Jr. Academy, Kenosha, WI

    As a classroom teacher for these schools my duties included lesson planning, classroom management, teaching basic skills in language arts, arts and crafts, science and music. This provided children a safe environment to explore and create while developing a love of learning.

    1998-2000 Assistant Director
    St. Mark Jr. Academy Pre-school
    Duties included: student and staff scheduling, payroll, billing, filing, giving tours to prospective parents and students, registration, advertising, answering phone calls and other day to day operations of the child care office.

    References Carolyn Ellis, DePaul University, Oxford House, IL State Representative
    Others available upon request

    I looke forward to hearing from you soon.
    Shannon Volpe

  • At 1:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I have been a nanny for ten years caring for children of all ages and I am interested in your position. You are welcome to contact me at


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