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Londan Booth
Chicago Loop, Chicago$12/hr  |  9 yrs experience
The prompt said to keep it short and sweet, and well, that is exactly what I am! I am about 4'11 and a very enthusiastic nanny that loves to get the kids interacted in games indoors and outdoors. I have a major passion for art, so I always try to involve crafts into the day. I have a dream to use art in a therapeutic setting in order to help a child gain insight into how their mind works and how they can better control it! I enjoy playing games outside and keeping the screen time to a minimum. I am willing to work with all ages and can handle four to six kids with ease. I do not mind having a list of chores, errands, and meal prep during the week and can provide occasional weekend assistance as well. My goal is to provide as much peace for your home as I can manage. I am willing to learn and accommodate however I can aswell.
Ana Aguilar
Franklin Park$18/hr  |  7 yrs experience
Hello my name is Ana. I have over twenty years of experience in childcare. I love having fun with the kids by playing with them, going out on trips, doing some crafts at home or even watching a movie with snacks. I am a mother of five 4 adults now and one teenager. I know whats its like to have a busy work schedule and having to juggle the care of each kid. I can multitask and stay organized. Call me I'm always here to help.
Dani Jones
Hinsdale$15/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I just graduated from Ole Miss w/ a BA in political science. While I’m a goofy person & like to bring that energy to my students/campers/kids whom I babysit, I take my role as teacher, confidant, & guardian very seriously. My past experience has taught me that each individual has their own way of understanding learning & expressing their emotions. I adapt my teaching/guardian style to reflect the needs of the child. This allows for better communication, builds trust in our relationship and helps the kids find confidence within themselves. I've also learned to make a plan, a back-up plan, a back-up to the back-up plan & yet, to also be prepared to abandon all plans & make something up on the spot! A childcare provider has to balance being the responsible trustworthy role model that a parent needs & the energetic, adventurous friend that the kids will respect & want to play with. I have this balancing act down pat which is why I think parents love to have me as a childcare provider!
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Vanessa R.

Vannessa was taking care of my son . My son was 1 year 4 months when she started. Vannessa have patient, loving, trustworthy, reliable etc person. She does reading, art and crafts , out door activities, library, potty training, doctor appointment, arrange play date etc . She have the experience and skills for a nanny / babysitting position. - Leila mangal

Londan B.

Londan was very purposeful in her interaction with my kids. She listened to them to find their interests and always provided projects. Very reliable - Deanna

Londan B.

Londan is always willing to help with whatever is needed. She babysits, dog sits, cleans the house, and has even sat with me through medical procedures when my husband had to be with our son. Everyone in our family adores Londan, especially the dogs. She is incredibly sweet and attentive. - Katy

How to Find a Babysitter in Illinois

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Understand Babysitter Responsibilities in Illinois

Before beginning the search for a babysitter, it’s important to understand what you’re looking for and if a babysitter is the right choice for your child care needs. There are lots of benefits to hiring a babysitter such as getting the flexibility of having some more time for yourself or with your partner. When hiring a babysitter, first, you should explore the differences between a nanny and a babysitter. If you’re looking for occasional child care, babysitters are the right choice for you, but if you’re looking for more frequent care, a nanny may be better for your needs.

From there, you can think about what you expect your babysitter to handle so that you can create a profile for nannies to reach out to you. The boundaries for babysitters’ duties can vary from family to family. However, in general, a babysitter is responsible for making sure your kids’ needs are met, including things like ensuring they have opportunities to play and be active. When tasks go beyond child care, for example to housekeeping, laundry, or meal preparation, it’s good practice to communicate these expectations with your babysitter before hiring them. Along with the different duties that you ask for, experience and location can impact how much you pay your babysitter.

Illinois Babysitter Interviews

Once you start connecting with prospective babysitters, the next step is to conduct an interview. To make things a bit easier, here’s a list of some babysitter interview questions to consider asking:

  • Do you have experience being a babysitter?
  • What sort of household tasks are you open and comfortable doing?
  • Do you have any references?
  • Are you trained in First Aid or CPR in Illinois?
  • Do you have a Illinois driver’s license? Do you own a car?
  • How do you handle tantrums? Can you share an experience disciplining children?

During the hiring process, it’s essential to ask for references and by asking their references questions you gain a better understanding of they will fit in your family. As you get closer to hiring a nanny, be sure to run a background check to ensure your kids are in good hands. When evaluating a babysitter that you’re considering hiring, make sure you’re setting the foundation for a good relationship with your babysitter. You can do this by being clear about your expectations around babysitter responsibilities and compensation, and of course, by being friendly and welcoming!

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