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Lauren Flint
Oak Park$12/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi my name is Lauren. I am a senior at the local high school. I have been working at my local synagogue as a teacher's assistant for four years now and have experience with newborns to preteens. I also have experience with kids with special needs. I also worked at a day camp this summer so I know how to keep kids occupied for a long time without technology. I'm just looking to do something I love to help fund my gap year program in the fall. I love animals and I'm not allergic to any.
Uriah Strong
Oak Park$18/hr  |  2 yrs experience
Hi, my name is Uriah! I’ve been taking care of and working with children since I was 10 years old, and I absolutely love it! I started off babysitting my nieces and nephew, and then began working as a sitter for families around my neighborhood. I’ve worked primarily with children between infant and pre-teen ages. Depending on the weather, I like to take kids out to the park, for a snack, or just for a regular walk around the neighborhood. I also like to have non-scheduled, indoor dance parties, ensuring that they have the most fun, while staying healthy and active. In my free time, I like to watch movies, read, write, workout, and create music! :)
Lanh Aliyah Fleming
Oak Park$12/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I am adopted, I have 11 siblings, I have a ton of nephews & nieces I love to watch whenever my siblings want a day off.
Maia-Makeda McMorris
Oak Park$15/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi! I'm Maia, I'm studying Early childhood education as a first year at Triton Community College in August of 2020. I love learning from kids and being able to help guide them on their journey.
Raina Grove
Oak Park$13/hr  |  2 yrs experience
I have loved working with kids, since I was a kid! have worked one on one with a child who has autism, I've worked in alternative schools, church daycare's, bible school, and I just completed a six month internship at Building Blocks Learning Academy. I am currently employed at The Park District of Oak Park, and I am certified in CPR/AID/FIRST AID.
Jessica Martinez
Oak Park$20/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Maria Thornton
Oak Park$16/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have been a nanny for ten years and I have loved every experience I have had. I have had the privilege of meeting several children who I grew to love very much. I can't think of anything I'd rather do and I'm very grateful for the bonds this job has provided. I am very reliable, patient, loving, silly and responsible. I love being silly and having fun, but I also understand the importance of discipline to teach respect and boundaries. In my free time, I like to read, do yoga, spend time with friends, travel, and go to concerts. I love being outside and being in nature and I LOVE animals. I have an interest in the mental health field (I worked in a group home for three years) and I always try to mindful of the importance of taking care of yourself and the people around you.
Daniela Arcan
Oak Park$17/hr  |  1 yrs experience
Graduated in Early Childhood Education. Worked at least at four different daycares. Babysitting experience. Enjoy cleaning cause it’s like therapy for me lol... And used to be a high school English teacher in South Korea. I want to own my own business and be a missionary so until all that happens I need to make some bacon.....
Martiana Banks
Oak Park$12/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi, I’m Martiana. I’m the oldest of 8 children and I have a handsome boy of my own. I’m smart, fun, funny, sweet and children love me. I’m sort of a big kid as well but I am very responsible. I was CPR certified, but I need to renew my certification. I am open and very honest. I hope to bring you and your family joy.
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Michelle C.

Michelle is a reliable employee for our school district. She works hard and she loves to help others. - Liz

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

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How to Find a Babysitter in Oak Park, IL

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Understand Babysitter Responsibilities in Oak Park, 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 Oak Park can impact how much you pay your babysitter.

Oak Park 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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