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Angelita K. - Seeking Work in Chicago

Hourly rate17.14 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

As an Executive Nanny, I assist the families I work for by taking care of the children and their surroundings, in and outside of the home. I provide their meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks), do their laundry, pickup and organize their toys, make their beds (cleanup their rooms), plan and implement instructional play for them once they return from school or activities. We go over homework, reading, writing, spelling, and math with them in a "playful" learning environment. We color, draw, paint, finger paint, play with clay and make these wonderful pictures for Mom & Dad and their "wall of fame" as I call it. With the older children, I assist them with bead making (bracelets, necklaces, rings, etc.) that we can show off to their friends and relatives or give away as gifts. We count food items like beans, Popsicle sticks, fruit slices, bake items (like cookies with "silly faces") so the children get an idea of measurements, counting, ingredients, combination's, stirring, utensils (how to handle), the aroma of baking, hot surfaces (what to watch out for in the kitchen), cleaning up (important because we do this together!) and then the end product is when the baked goods come out of the oven and to see the smiles on their faces as they see what they have created. I engage them in that activity until it is time for dinner, baths, reading and bedtime. We perform a great deal of activities outside of the home by taking "nature" walks and "treasure hunts" for the older children so that everything becomes a learning experience and they come home with a rock, leaf, ladybug or something appropriate for the season. I incorporate into my day caring for the family home as well as tending to the bedrooms (making all the beds), cleaning of the bathrooms, the laundry, running the dishwasher, cleaning and sterilizing of bottles, loading diaper bins with diapers, wipes and necessities for such, emptying all the garbage, loading fire wood (if applicable), cleaning out refrigerator, grocery shopping, driving to and from activities, school or play dates, feeding and walking pets, wiping down all counters, sweeping floors and wiping up messes, placing all mail and packages on table for family to go through when they arrive home, picking up/dropping off of dry cleaning, cleaning out of the pantry, closets, drawers and underneath cabinets. My whole goal is to ensure that everything is taken care of so that when Mom & Dad arrive they can enjoy their children!
Amy S. - Seeking Work in Chicago

Hourly rate20.00 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

Objective: To obtain a full-time, long term, live-out Professional Nanny or Baby Nurse Position. Qualification Highlights:  Over 10 years of Professional Nanny Experience and 30 years of Babysitting experience.  Home schooling Teacher with Certification Credentials, English & Math Tutor  Certified Infant Sleep Therapist for infants and children with respiratory or apnea problems  CPR and First Aid Certified with the American Red Cross  Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Fluent in English  Home management & organizational skills, including cooking, baking, housekeeping and laundry  Adhere to schedule and curriculum, as well as providing field trips with parent approval  Keep detailed written diary of activities, portfolio of art projects or research papers, photography of special events/field trips, and videos of home theatre or puppet plays the children create. John and Joanne Wharton, Rockville, Maryland, Summer of 1987  Full time, Live-In, Summer Nanny Cared for two girls, age 13 and 9. The youngest was diagnosed with ADHD & Diabetes. Summer Nanny Position was to provide activities for girls, housekeeping, menu planning, grocery shopping & laundry. Joanne was a great teacher in household management. Utilize skills learned from this position to this day. Sandra Sweeten, North Shore, Illinois, September 1987 – March 1990  Full time, Live-Out Professional Nanny Cared for 4 year old musical prodigy (cello and violin) cared for very large Labrador, housekeeping, grocery shopping, laundry and busy activities schedule that included music lesson, gymnastics, Girl Scouts, ballet and ice-skating each week. Provided after school home schooling and music lessons. YMCA, Laguna Niguel, CA & Garrison, ND, & Girl Scout Camp IL May 1990 – Sep. 1995  Camp Counselor and Camp Cook Camp Counselor specializing in Astronomy, wild animal tracking & identification, photography & video making, plaster casting of animal footprints, clay sculpting & campfire safety. Also worked as a the Head Cook making healthy & nutritious meals & snacks for developmentally challenged children. Comforted children with difficulties adjusting to summer camp, homesickness & social distress. Lanette Beaupre, Clifton, Illinois September 1995 – May 2001  Full time, Live-in Professional Nanny and Baby Nurse, Part time Live-out Babysitter Cared for two children, age 3 years & infant that was 4 ½ months premature, and had apnea and respiratory issues. As he got older, he was diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. After their divorce, position was moved to part time. Additional information regarding this position can be provided upon request. Chebanse Recreation Center, May 2005- September 2009  Summer Gatekeeper, Child Activities Coordinator & Lifeguard at Private Lake Responsible for providing supervision, organizing activities, treasure hunts, volleyball & shuffleboard tournaments & maintaining recreational & picnic equipment for Members & Guests at a Private Lake. Jennifer Delp, Mahomet, Illinois (suburb of Champaign, Illinois) January 2009 – Present  Full-time, Live-out/Live-in Nanny Currently care for 2 girls, age 5 and 7, 24 hours a day, 3 days a week for single Mom/Manager of Hospital Lab. Coverage while parent is at work & home sleeping. Schedule monthly, weekly & daily activities, art projects, play dates, & home schooling (for youngest to obtain acceptance in private school. Position is ending due to goal being met.) Housekeeping, laundry & transportation for busy activities schedule. Education:  Certified Infant Sleep Therapist, Florida School of Sleep Therapy, Ft. Myers, FL.  Child Psychology, Iowa Western, Online Program, Council Bluffs, Iowa,  Currently enrolled in Post Partum Doula Certification Program (DONA) Hobbies: Astronomy, Music, Swimming, Photography, Drawing, Sculpting, Writing, Cooking & Baking
Ashley W. - Seeking Work in Chicago

Hourly rate17.14 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

Since I was old to know what nurture was I've been taking care of children. I have over 15 nieces and nephews and I have helped raise and care for them in as many ways possible. From babysitting, play dates, teaching/encouraging, doing hair, buying gifts/necessities to caring for them overnight, going on field trips and dropping and picking them up from school. I've been told I have a wonderful spirit and instead of a child crying or being resistant, they usually flock to me like I'm holding McDonalds happy meals :). I love children of all ages, especially infants!! The first time I babysat was when my little cousin was born and I fell inlove with her the first day I met her. My aunt would let me come over and babysit while she did house work and ran errands. At the time I was 12 and by time I was 13 I was babysitting my little cousin every weekend. That experience alone helped me conclude that I was put on this earth to care for anyone who I came in contact with. Years down the line, I continued to babysit children from infant to ten years of age. When I was in high school my aunt went out of town a lot for her job and guess who was her babysitter? Yep me! While in high school I landed my first daycare job and I must say it was a learning and fulfilling experience that helped guide me to more caregiving opportunities. Although it was a summer job I still had a great experience. While in college, I took various courses that were based on caring for children who come from many different backgrounds. Through out college I watched my nieces and nephews grow into beautiful and caring children. The crazy part is that I've been blessed to live in a great area in Lincoln Park with five of my nieces and nephews. I basically help raise them since they were introduced to the world. They are very respectable and if you sneeze they will say bless you :) I currently work as a substitute teacher at a great private preschool facility in Lincoln Park. I also work with a agency from time to time that reaches out to me if they need a teacher to go out to different facilities to help inside the classrooms. In some cases I would work in a class that may have a few children with special needs and I enjoyed helping them learn with much enthusiasm! I also worked as a teacher aid for a young boy who was autistic and we grew an amazing bond, I loved that little guy. I would help encourage him to learn and make the information useful in and outside school. Sometimes he may display certain behavior that wasn't acceptable and I would help him correct his behavior. I would do therapeutic exercises to help calm his body or actual exercise to also help calm him. Although things were challenging at first, I quickly learned so much and was able to always help him and I always had a solution or alternative for all situations. I have endless stories and I could go on and on but I would like to say that caring for children is what I do best!
Richelle S. - Seeking Work in Chicago

Hourly rate14.28 / hour

Hi all you Mommies and Daddies! In Phoenix, AZ in July of 2004 my closest friend became an expecting mother and from the moment little Kevin was born until around his 2nd birthday, I was right there along side this new family. I lived in the house with them and learned all the joys and hard work of 3am feedings and the endless cleaning of diaper genies. The laundry seemed to pile up so quickly and the hot water was in constant high demand. I learned in those precious 2 years how much hard work it is to raise one little baby. But I found so much deep inner joy watching him attempt his first open-mouthed smile and the first time he pulled himself up onto his own 2 feet! Loved it! But soon it was time for mommy to put him in a Montessori and I was off to work at my first youth camp in Santa Cruz, CA. For the next 2.5 years I worked in various roles to create a fun, safe and wonderful experience for children of all ages. I quickly excelled in this environment and soon was training and mentoring college-age seasonal staff to equipt them on how to serve campers from ages 8-18, sometimes with mental or behavioral difficulties. By the summer of 2008 I took a children/youth leadership internship in San Francisco, CA where I was able to council and lead activities for sometimes up to 100 children! I had the time of my life helping a group of six 11 year old girls face their fears and go horseback riding with me through CA mountains. Sometimes it was less glamorous, like when I was distributing all the night time medications to campers who had never been away from home overnight and didn't want to take their asthma pills. After all of these experiences and so many more I can't list here, I know that children, even at their worst behavior bring me so much fulfillment and I beleive they deserve all the best love and life skills adults in their life can give...and now I am searching for a family who wants an organized, interactive, flexible nanny. Thanks for reading about my adventures! I look forward to sharing more and I hope your child(ren) recieve(s) the best care they can get outside of your love.
Leah R. - Seeking Work in Chicago

Hourly rate17.14 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I have had a lot of child care experience. Starting in Jr. High I would regularly babysit for families and I was involved in the child care program at church. This included reading kids books, teaching a lesson, helping with a craft, coloring, playing games, snack time, and taking them to the restroom. I also worked in the nursery which included keeping a safe environment for the babies, changing dippers, giving bottles, interacting in developmental activities. During college I was able to be a camp counselor for a summer camp where I was responsible for a cabin of 8-10 girls ages 8-12. Activities included meals, swimming, hiking, games, devotions, and sleeping over night in cabins. Another summer I was a nanny for a family of 3 boys ages 1, 3, and 5 years old. I was responsible for feeding them dinner on some occasions, reading books to them, playing games with them, going outside, getting them ready for bed and putting them down for bed. During my two years in college I was the main babysitter for a family of 5 kids (1 girl and 4 boys) ages 1-12 years old and 2 dogs. Most of the time I would make them dinner, play with them, get them cleaned up and put down for bed. I also had to drop off someone or pick up one of the kids from an activity or school. I would often take them outside and go on walks or play outside with them. I would often help out around the house with taking care of the dogs, cleaning house, and doing laundry. this past year I was involved in a after school program where I was responsible for 4 kids grades 2-6th. I would help them with their homework, play educational games with them, and then have dinner with the rest of the kids in the program. Through the same organization I was a lead camp counselor for a cabin of 2 high school camp counselors and 4 girls ages 7-11. Activities included meals, swimming, games and cabin time. During the past year I have lived with my sister and brother-in-law and their little girl. I moved in with them to help them out with their baby girl when she was born. I helped with things such as giving her a bottle, burping her, putting her down for naps and bed, watching her while my sister ran errands, and helped out with house work. I lived with them up until she was 10 months. I am currently helping a family in the Chicago area with their two girls (2 and 5 years old.) I do crafts with them, read to them and play games with them as their mom run errands.
Melody W. - Seeking Work in Chicago

Hourly rate22.85 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I've enjoyed working with young children for as long as I can remember. I started caring for children as soon as I was of age and have continued to work in that field ever since. I began providing childcare in my home when my daughter was born in 2005 and my business expanded after several years to be in its own facility. I closed the doors there in December 2010, in preparation for changes ahead, including a move to the city of Chicago. My experience includes: Babysitting for numerous families starting at age 12, including working as a nanny summers during high school. Paraprofessional for special education students at Brummitt Elementary School (one year, plus one year there as a cadet teacher before graduating high school) Running a licensed home daycare for five years with ages 0-12. Serving as a licensed foster parent for 3.5 years. I had a total of 27 children ages 6 months to 14 years. Nursery coordinator for Chesterton First United Methodist Church for 2 years Parenting a now 6 year old biological daughter Child Development Associate (CDA) credential Two classes left for my Early Childhood Education Associates Degree from Ivy Tech College
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