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Keilah Chodosh
South Side, Chicago$18/hr  |  4 yrs experience
Dear Future Family,

My name is Keilah and I have over 8 years of childcare experience including long term support for two families and a recent position as a Teaching Assistant at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. For you to get to know me a bit better, I am:

* Dependent, loving, punctual and trustworthy
* Excited about Early Childhood Education and providing new, exciting ways for kids to learn.
* Comfortable engaging with all ages from Nursery to High School
* CPR and First-Aid Certified
* Licensed to drive vehicles (I have my own car and posses an excellent driving record)
* Able to provide glowing references from my previous employers

Please let me know if you have any questions and I look forward to speaking with you further!

Kind regards,

Londan Booth
Near West Side, 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.
Peyton Billingsley
Noble Square, Chicago$15/hr  |  1 yrs experience
I have babysat for 7+ years. I am a part time student at School of the Art Institute of Chicago so I am taking two classes online. I am 19 and am studying art education. I worked as a swim instructor at goldfish Swim School teaching children between the ages of four months to twelve years old how to swim. I have worked as a tutor, a camp instructor and children with special needs. I plan on continuing to work with children as a career.
Rosa Marquez
Pulaski Park, Chicago$12/hr  |  6 yrs experience

My name is Rosa, I am 22 years old. Looking to work as a babysitter/nanny for the next couple years. I am okay working around! I am available for one-day, occasional, and after school. I usually charge $12-15/HR, unless you have a specific rate, that's fine by me!

As a babysitter, for the past six years, I have taken care of infants, toddlers, and school age. I have taken care of 1, 2, 3-month-old babies and ages 1-15. I have many experience in all ages. I currently work as a part-time nanny, for a 3-year-old, 1-year-old, and a 1-month-old baby. I have many experience when it comes to infants, toddlers, school age. If you would like to know more about my babysitting experience, please message me.

Catherine Johnson
Edison Park, Chicago$15/hr  |  6 yrs experience
Hi! I have experience working with the same wonderful family for the past 6 years. I also have customer service experience and am a dog walker and sitter on the side. I would love to become a part of your family’s lives. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions, I look forward to hearing from you.
Kailey Richter- moore
West Town, Chicago$15/hr  |  5 yrs experience
Hello! My name is Kailey. I’m 27 and live in Ukrainian village. I started babysitting when I was 13 regularly and eventually began nannying part time 5 years ago. I am CPR/first aid certified through the Red Cross, and I have taken early childhood development courses. I love working with kids and have experience working with multiple children. I also speak
Sign language and have taught it to previous kids I’ve nannied for. I’m a very responsible and organized person. I also am very creative and will make sure your children have fun and be cared for.
Viviana Urbano
Chicago$15/hr  |  1 yrs experience
Hi! I’ve been babysitting most my life, since I’ve got 3 younger sisters, but have formally started about 2 years ago! I also am very well versed with the Montessori method as I worked in a preschool for about 1 year and a half. I am also CPR and First Aid Certified, an aspiring middle school history teacher and mom! I do nannying/babysitting as a part time job to cover tuition costs. Please feel free to message me with any questions that you have! I have references from previous families that I have worked for that I can give as well, thanks!
Guinn Peace
Chicago$15/hr  |  7 yrs experience
Hello! My name is Guinn! I am a 22 year old nursing student and caregiver. I am looking for families that need part time help, or even just to let the adults get a night out! I am compassionate and a firm believer in The Golden Rule. I value learning/education, living a healthy lifestyle, and honesty. I spend my free time doing yoga, reading, and exploring as much as I can with my dog, Diamond! I recently moved to Chicago from Nebraska, coming from a strong family with a small business. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns!
Ingrid Ovalle
Brighton Park, Chicago$20/hr  |  4 yrs experience
Hi my name is Ingrid I am a loving person that has the experience taking care of kids from 6 week and on. I have my own home daycare for 5 years clean record which the kids love me very much and also I am a mother of a 9-year-old boy . I been certifying every year on how to make learning fun and handle every stage of kids life.
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The Erenberg Family
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Chicago$15/hr  |  1 kid
I have a 2.5 year old boy. My Nanny is a creative, responsible nanny with over ten years experience working in early childhood education. She is a true gem. We are looking to do a nanny share with nearby couple that has a kid close in age to our boy. We'd like to start in mid August. Our nanny availability would be 9-5pm Mon-Friday. Time can be be negotiated.
The Hopkins Family
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Chicago$10/hr  |  1 kid
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The Brown Family
& Reagan Wheeler
Chicago$10/hr  |  1 kid
We have a fantastic and functional nanny share - but are sadly losing the other family to the suburbs. Our nanny is intelligent, engaged and helps push developmental milestones. She has both babies on great nap schedules, but still is able to get them out on adventures. We are in Logan Square with a 9 month old, seeking a full time playmate.
The Nadolna Family
River North, Chicago$16/hr  |  1 kid
Looking for a weekly nanny share for our son Cole who will be 3 months old. Hours will be around 8:30am - 5pm, Monday through Friday.
The Albarran Family
Irving Park, Chicago$14/hr  |  1 kid
We are a working family looking for a caring and loving nanny for our to-be 4 month old baby boy starting October. We are looking to cover hours of 8am-4p, 4 days a week (Tuesday to Friday)
The Burrell-Smith Family
North Center, Chicago$14/hr  |  1 kid
Hi! We are seeking part time childcare for our daughter, Penelope, who will be 3 months in January. We would ideally like to share a nanny with another family who needs someone either full or part time. Looking for three days per week (some flexibility on days) and ideally need the other family or nanny to host.
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Katherine Z.

Kate is kind, caring and was wonderful with my kids. She is flexible, energetic, and great with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers! In addition, she's super clean and organized! - Soo

Daniella P.

Dani is a great person, reliable and I always counted on her. She’s wonderful with the kids and they love her. She’s patient and has a positive attitude around the kids, for me that is very important and I’m very happy with it. - Mary

Laura M.

Laura was always available and she was amazing with my two special ed children. She speaks spanish and english. She was polite and ready. - Yaritza Ortiz

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How to Find a Babysitter in Chicago, IL

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Understand Babysitter Responsibilities in Chicago, IL

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 in Chicago can impact how much you pay your babysitter.

Chicago 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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