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Dani J. - Seeking Work in Chicago

Hourly rate15.00 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours
Years of childcare experience< 1 yr of 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!
Paige G. - Seeking Work in Chicago

Hourly rate16.50 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours
Years of childcare experience2 yrs of experience

Hi I’m Paige. I’m a recent graduate from Illinois State University and have 8 years of babysitting experience for all ages!
Rosa M. - Seeking Work in Chicago

Hourly rate12.00 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours
Years of childcare experience1 yrs of experience


My name is Rosa, I am 21 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 three 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.

Madeline L. - Seeking Work in Chicago

Hourly rate18.00 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours
Years of childcare experience1 yrs of experience

29 year old living in the Gold Coast and wrapping up my first year in Chicago! Moved down from Milwaukee to go back to school (DePaul) where I am finishing up the last of my education courses from when I began my degree in 2008 and also studying psychology.

Currently a nanny to a 2 year old boy in the South Loop, but with a new baby on the way and a move to the suburbs for their family, it is time for me to find my next family here in the city :)

I love-
sporting events, photography, weather, nature, writing, visiting my home (Door County, WI), running, cooking, gardening, doing things that absolutely scare me (my most recent- free diving in the ocean with bull sharks), working with kids (obviously?)

Left handed. Born on Valentine's Day. Youngest of four. Brewers/Packer fan but spend more time at Cubs games...thanks Chicago!
Guadalupe M. - Seeking Work in Chicago

Hourly rate13.00 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours
Years of childcare experience< 1 yr of experience

I am Guadalupe Manzo, 18 years old. I love kids. I’m a cool nanny you can trust with all your heart.
Keaton W. - Seeking Work in Chicago

Hourly rate14.00 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours
Years of childcare experience3 yrs of experience

I was a swimming instructor and I worked with a boy how had autizem. For over three years I was with him everyday.
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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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