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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.
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,

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!
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.

Guadalupe Manzo
Chicago$13/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I am Guadalupe Manzo, 18 years old. I love kids. I’m a cool nanny you can trust with all your heart.
Emilee Hamilton
Chicago$19/hr  |  1 yrs experience
Hello everyone. I’ve grown up traveling the world and now I reside in Chicago. Look forward to talking to y’all.
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Nanny Shares in Chicago, IL
The Erenberg Family
& Stephanie Robinson
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
& Maria A
Chicago$10/hr  |  1 kid
We have one 4 month old boy and a small dog. Looking to nanny share and we live on the west side of River North.
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 Jordan Family
& Nicole Jordan
Chicago$18.50/hr  |  1 kid
Hi! This profile is actually Nicole, the nanny! I made this profile to help my awesome family find another awesome family for a nanny share!

Ive been involved in childcare for over 14yrs and I currently care for a fun, active and spunky 1yr old (15mos at the time of writing this) boy in Logan Square. I have been caring for him since he was almost 3 months, so we've been together for a year.

We would like to have the family we share with be in or near the Logan square area, but with the right family, we can be flexible. I've worked with multiple children from 0-12 yrs so I'm pretty flexible on the age of the child/ren that I care for.

Seeing family I work for lives on the 3rd floor, hence multiple flights of stairs, it would be nice to have a family who would be willing to host at their home most of the time. My bosses are willing to discuss sharing the hosting at their home too.

If intrested, feel free to reach out and I will do my best to get you connected with my family to discuss further details.

I do want to mention that I have a small car (Fiat) that can possibly limit car travel. I do have space for two car seats, but one would most likely need to be forward facing [the child I care for will be rear facing] , so a family with an extra car that I could use would be a bonus! (That is, if your child is not forward facing yet)
Of course I'm always happy to go out and about the neighborhood by foot/stroller, so that's not a problem! Just wanted to give that heads up!

We are looking to start the nanny share sooner rather than later!

The Van Lahr Family
& Margaret Grabowski
Chicago$15/hr  |  1 kid
We are looking for another family to Nanny Share with us. My son is currently 7 weeks old and we have a very well behaved dog and cat. While our Nanny is new to us, she is very experienced and we are thrilled to have her. We are flexible with hosting and hours. Currently Monday - Friday 8:30 - 5:00. Our Nanny is extremely flexible and hours could be adjusted
The Schwartz Family
& Linda Linda
Chicago$20/hr  |  1 kid
We are looking for a family to share our nanny with! My son is 13 months and hoping to find a child who is around the same age. We live in Logan Square in Chicago and we LOVE our nanny. She works 45 hours a week and we host full time currently.

The family we currently share with us moving so simply looking for a new child to join.

Our nanny is focused on developmental activities, crafts, reading and is willing to take the kids to classes nearby.

Please let me know if you are interested!
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Hire a babysitter with great references
Nicolette A.

I totally recommend Nicolette, she is very attentive, creative and loving, we still see her quite often and super happy to have her as part of our children’s childhood. - Paz

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

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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!

And of course, as you learn how to hire a babysitter, Nanny Lane's nanny services are here to help you along the way.

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