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Kayla Ridley
Mount Prospect$12/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hello! My name is Kayla, I just moved here from Georgia and just trying to get on my feet, I have no professional experience but I do have lots of experience with kids, I have watched friends and families kids and could even have them confirm if needed. I am open availability, and can do anything around the house you'd need me to do, I actually love cleaning.
Nessy Shahnovsky
Mount Prospect$13/hr  |  6 yrs experience
I babysat my baby brother growing up. I always took care of the kids in the neighborhood & watched my mom's friends children. I love working with kids.
Brenda Perez
Mount Prospect$15/hr  |  3 yrs experience
would like to introduce myself as a compassionate nanny, flexible, adaptable, fast learner and willing to learn new things as well. I have two children. I have been recognized as a hard working mother, patient and honest, reliable individual with excellent skills in planning, organizing and prioritizing household activities. I am able to work under pressure, both independently and as part of a team. I enjoy working with children and elderly people and always, serve the public in a polite and efficient manner. I believe the aforementioned skills are transferable.
Thank you for your consideration and I hope to hear from you soon.

Colleen B.
Mount Prospect$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
In both high school and college, and even before, I was the neighborhood nanny/babysitter for many families in the city and suburbs near my home. From my late teens, and even into my thirties, I worked 17 years in many job titles. I started as a Summer then Year-Round Recreation Leader, Part-Time to Full-Time Instructor, and then Supervisor in the last two years of my career. I then moved out of the city and had children. During the time I worked there, I worked with infants, 2-3 yr. olds, Preschool Age, Pre-K, Kindergarten, School Age, Teens, Adults and Senior Citizens, teaching many classes for all of them, with 80% of classes being for the younger children. Lastly, I've worked as a substitute teacher in many city, parochial and public schools. One year, I was a P.E. and Health Teacher, and even did summer school a few years in different suburban school districts. I even have daycare experience, and worked as a Special Education Teacher Assistant at a Therapeutic Day School with children with severe needs. I have a Double Bachelors Degree in both Elementary Education K-9th Grade and Physical Education K-12th Grade, as well as endorsements in Language Arts, and a Paraprofessional Approval, so that education and experience can benefit any family that I work with.
Gerri S.
Mount Prospect$17.14/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Helped raise my two nephews from infancy until about 13 years of age. Babysat for my other sister for about 5 years off and on.
Enza M.
Mount Prospect$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Been a nanny since 2007 with the same family( boy is 5 and girl is 3). Before that l worked at a daycare, i was 17 when i started in the infant then moved to the toddler room. I knew the day that I started taking child care education classes in high school, I knew this is where I belonged. Children bring me such happiness and I enjoy watching them grow in front of my eyes. I especially enjoy helping families and allowing parents to be able to go to work, provide for their family and know that their children are safe and cared for at their home. Nannying over the years has brought new and exciting experiences as well as ideas and I carry these new ideas to next family I nanny for. I take what I have learned and incorporate new and exciting ways for kids to learn and have fun. Everyday is something new and the kids always seem to enjoy it. I find new ways to potty train using reinforcements, I use everyday life to incorporate lesson, such as grocery shopping as a way for kids to learn about math and healthy eating. I think my character shows through my work and the kids seem to feel comfortable with me as well as safe. I am flexible and always willing to work with the parents. I take this career very seriously and hope to find my next family!
Jennifer W.
Mount Prospect$14.28/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Throughout the past 6+ years I have spent a lot of my time caring for family members and families throughout my community. I have experience with children ranging from toddlers to pre-teens. I have experience in a pre-school setting and have also spent time in elementary and middle school classrooms as I am an elementary education major. Last year I split my time between two elementary aged boys and a family with an 11 year old girl and 12 year old boy. I stayed with them all the way through the summer until I had to leave for school. I would take them to summer lessons, the library, pool, and supervise play dates. I also would babysit various other families for date-nights or weekends. These children range from 2 to 13 and we would plan different crafts and games to keep us busy!
Caroline B.
Mount Prospect$17.14/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
working with kids as a camp counselor just made me realise how much i love kids and just how much kids enjoy my company.This became evident when i recieved my first babysitting position.i watched a newly born baby untill he was two, and i watched a 10 year old girl and her brother of thirteen years old. i ran errands for them, and i also watched their cousins of ages 2 and 4.
Jennifer W.
Mount Prospect$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have been caring for children for over 11 years, and it is something I am very passionate about. I am loyal, reliable, loving and compassionate, and I will care for your children as if they are my own.
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Mya H.

She is wonderful with children and they absolutely adore her, she is very friendly and always is wonderful to have watch my children. Highly recommended - Blair

Mya H.

Mya is very patient with my child. My child has ADHD and Mya is very consistent with him and helps him stay on track. She is also very good about helping him with his homework and completing tasks. - Katie

Kate S.

Kate was so great with my daughter. She sang songs with her, took her on walks, played with her and read her books. My daughter always asked about Kate and always sang the songs she would sing together. Still to this day my daughter asks about Kate. Due to me starting a new job I decided to place my daughter in a daycare. But she adores Miss Kate! - Randi

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How to Find a Babysitter in Mount Prospect, IL

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Understand Babysitter Responsibilities in Mount Prospect, 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 Mount Prospect can impact how much you pay your babysitter.

Mount Prospect 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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