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Looking for work as a babysitter or nanny

  • 8 years paid experience
  • Babysitter in Berwyn, IL 60402

Meet Doreen

  • Speaks English and Spanish
  • Comfortable with pets
  • Has a car

I have been babysitting since I was about 13 years old. I babysat throughout high school and college. Got married and when I had my own two children, they weren't enough to keep me busy (and hubby said, "No more!"), so I did home daycare three days a week for girlfriends who were lucky enough to have 3-day a week schedules way back when. After 14 years in the classroom (grades K - 8), and 20 more as an assistant principal, I've done more than my fair share of "babysitting" while educating the children of Chicago! So while I may be older, I am very young at heart and fairly active. I am loving ,caring, have a great sense of humor, and can't get enough tutoring and babysitting in my life to keep me happy and moving! I am creative and love to do arts and crafts on my own Read more and with kiddies. My babysitting has mostly been with area families. I DO have infant and multiples experience starting at 10 weeks of age in addition to toddler through age 16. I am available mostly weekday mornings from 9:00 AM until 2:30 PM as well as most evenings for datenights or a few hours here or there so that mom can get to the doctor alone or out shopping and having coffee with a friend. (We ALL love our kids, but we DO need our OWN time to keep sane!). I would honestly prefer to work only 3-4 days a week. I am lplanning to be recertified in Child CPR and First Aid as soon as I can find the opportunity. I am fully vaccinated (Covid too),. I have my own car with childseat and have never smoked or done drugs, and have no problem with pets or with household chores. I just reapplied for a thorough SC update background check. I look at everything we do as a learning activity for the child/ren. The child's needs ALWAYS come first. I also speak fluent Spanish if you wanted me to use it with or teach it to your child(ren). Doreen W.

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    Basic Criminal

    Expired on 03/11/2018

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    Motor Vehicle Records

    Expired on 09/06/2019

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    First aid certification

    Certification is self-reported and not verified. Verify directly with the sitter.

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    CPR certification

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Availability

Babysitter

  • Generally available evenings and weekends
  • Daytime care availability during summer months

Nanny

  • Willing to consider a part time position
  • Seeking Short-term (1 to 3 months), Temporary (4 to 12 months) employment
  • Start date is flexible
  • My availability is valid through 12/29/21

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Bridget M.

4/16/2020

Sayali S.

1/13/2019

Sayali S.

1/13/2019

Jennifer H.

3/5/2018

Once I read through Doreen’s bio I knew she’d be great and after meeting her I decided she was a great find to help our family. From the get go she came prepared with all sorts of arts and crafts and educational activities for her and my 2.5 year old to work on together. My daughter sits attentively at the table for hours (which is a true miracle) asking Doreen for “more”. It’s been so fun to see her eager to learn and work on the different activities Doreen brings with her. Every day is something new. Her educational experience is the best you’ll find out there when looking for a babysitter or nanny. She’s punctual, reliable, flexible and caring and will truly treat your kids as one of her own. She also helps around the house when she isn’t busy with the kids which is great. I won’t give her up without a fight, but I would highly recommend her for other part time positions that she desires.

Experience

Willing to care for 3 children per sitting

$18-$20/hr for the first child, $2 for each additional child

  • Infants (age 0-11 months) expand

    • Swaddling
    • Feeding
    • Changing
    • Bathing
    • Assist with setting a routine
    • Overnight care
    • Mother's helper
    • Occasional care
  • Toddlers (age 1-3)
  • Preschooler (age 4-5)
  • Grade School (age 6-11)
  • Pre-teen/ Teenage age (12+)
  • Special needs expand

    • Cognitive Disabilities
    • Physical Disabilities
    • Medical/Special Healthcare Needs
    • Social/Emotional
    • Alzheimer's
    • Asperger's Syndrome
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
    • Autism
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder/Pervasive Developmental Disorder/Asperger Syndrome
    • Developmental Language Disorder
    • Down Syndrome
    • Learning Disabilities
    • Administering Medication
    • Bathing
    • Blood Glucose Testing
    • Dressing Assistance
    • Feeding Assistance
    • Grooming and Hygiene

Education

School Administration and Supervision

Graduated Concordia University Chicago 1993

References

Additional services

  • Meal Preparation
  • Laundry
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Swimming Supervision
  • Crafts
  • Potty Training
  • Willing to run errands as needed
  • Willing to drive children to events, school, appointments, or carpooling
  • Homework expand

    • Finishing homework
    • Checking answers
    • Studying for a test
    • Proofreading
    • Basic math
    • Elementary science
    • English
    • Essay writing
    • Spanish

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