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Looking for work as a babysitter.

  • 6 years paid experience
  • Age 29
  • Babysitter in Chicago, IL 60614

Meet Valerie

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

Spent two years working as a full time nanny for three elementary school aged boys, and then an infant and a toddler for two years. Over twelve years of babysitting experience including experience with infants. CPR/First Aid Certified. Love dogs, but am allergic to cats. I have my own transportation.

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    Expired. Last completed on 01/03/2016.

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    Never run.

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Availability

  • Generally available evenings and weekends
  • After school care availability

Ratings & reviews

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6/7/2019

We loved Valerie!!! Our toddler is usually shy and cautious with sitters, and he instantly loved her...and actually told her that within the first 5 minutes of her being there. She also put everyone to bed no problem! Would have no hesitation booking Valerie in the future!!

Angela M.

5/8/2019

Sittercity Parent

4/4/2019

Valerie came on time and she started entertaining my kids. My kids were so happy

Christine A.

3/19/2019

Sittercity Parent

3/16/2019

Sittercity Parent

3/2/2019

Val was great!! She is obviously very experienced with babies and needed very little in terms of instructions to handle our 11 month old.

Amelia L.

2/18/2019

Rachel H.

1/6/2019

Valerie was amazing; we will definitely be asking her to babysit again!

Tiffany A.

12/8/2018

My daughter and I both love when Valerie comes to visit and stay with her!

Lindsay B.

11/30/2018

Sittercity Parent

11/27/2018

Holy cow was she amazing. Kid sleeping in their beds when I got home and house was spotless! She knew what she was doing! I’d hire her in a heartbeat!

Sittercity Parent

10/27/2018

Erin G.

10/24/2018

Sittercity Parent

9/27/2018

Jackie W.

9/22/2018

Sittercity Parent

9/15/2018

Melody M.

7/23/2018

Jennifer M.

6/29/2018

Melissa G.

6/26/2018

I've been using Valerie for the last several years when I visit Chicago and my two boys love her! She's one of the only sitters that tires them out each and every time! I also check with her first to see if she's available! This year I added two extra kids and she had no issues again! Thanks for being amazing Valerie! Look forward to seeing you next year! (and with a pool)

Jane C.

6/20/2018

Natalie W.

5/6/2018

Valerie was great! Our 2 year old son warmed up to her right away, and she kept pace with him for an active evening. She was also helpful in cooking dinner, cleaning up nicely, sending a text update, and knowledgeably taking care of our kiddo even though I didn’t write anything down for her. Would have Valerie again!

Mary C.

4/27/2018

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3/21/2018

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3/21/2018

Courtney M.

3/15/2018

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3/7/2018

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3/1/2018

Sarah S.

2/25/2018

Sittercity Parent

2/22/2018

Tina S.

2/21/2018

Courtney M.

2/20/2018

Katherine K.

2/17/2018

Valerie was fantastic!

Taylor W.

2/16/2018

Responsive, warm, and wonderful to work with!!

Courtney M.

2/15/2018

David F.

2/15/2018

Our kids told us that Valerie was not very interactive with them and spent most of the time on her phone.

Sittercity Parent

2/8/2018

Amruta R.

2/5/2018

Tina S.

2/2/2018

Tiffany A.

1/27/2018

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1/26/2018

Stacey B.

1/25/2018

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1/24/2018

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1/17/2018

Sonia N.

1/15/2018

Michelle C.

1/14/2018

Benjamin L.

1/9/2018

Sittercity Parent

1/5/2018

Valerie was attentive, kind and energetic with our 16-month-old. She was thorough in preparation and confident in her approach with him, especially as he became clingy as we tried to leave. When I forgot my phone and had to return before taking off for good, he was already content, perched on her lap reading a book. Would definitely book again!

Katie H.

12/31/2017

Valerie is great with texting updates, arrived very promptly and was gracious when we needed extra time at the end of the night due to a magically disappearing waiter. We hope to have her sit for us again soon!

Amy J.

12/14/2017

V is so kind and thoughtful. We have had her twice now and I’m looking forward to future sittings.

Tammy V.

12/12/2017

Valerie is hit-or-miss. Pros: she will take direction, she tidies up nicely, although sometimes she takes liberties in throwing things away that shouldn't be or moves things to odd places, and she doesn't let the kids get away with anything. Things to work on: as another parent commented previously, she is on her phone A LOT. And if that's how she is in front of me, I can't imagine how she is when parents aren't around. I made dinner for my kids last night and served it. It was chili right off the stove. I told her it was really really hot and to give it a few minutes before feeding my 18-month-old. She waited a few seconds and fed him, completely scalding his mouth. He screamed out in pain and began crying, to which she barely reacted and acted like he was overreacting. Not sure I'll be using her again.

Anne Marie C.

12/11/2017

Ariel S.

11/19/2017

Sittercity Parent

11/17/2017

Luci G.

11/15/2017

Martha G.

11/13/2017

Great sitter! Will definitely use again!

Sonya C.

11/6/2017

Valerie has been the go-to sitter for our toddler for over a year, and we trust her implicitly. Our son is always thrilled when we tell him that Valerie is coming over to play with him. You will not be disappointed!

Tammy V.

10/30/2017

Tiffany A.

10/28/2017

Sittercity Parent

10/19/2017

Sittercity Parent

9/27/2017

Krupa H.

9/17/2017

Very kind and friendly sitter.

Katie H.

9/16/2017

Sittercity Parent

9/12/2017

Nicole B.

9/4/2017

Katie H.

9/1/2017

Kaity M.

8/29/2017

I hope that my feedback will be helpful to other parents. After reading the glowing reviews of Valerie, I booked her 1 day in advance for a 2.5 hour time window. This was my first time using Chime. Positives: Valerie was very responsive immediately upon booking. She replied right away to my texted request for a phone call to confirm her availability and go over some details for the sitting. On the phone, she was very professional and reassured me that she had completed bookings which much shorter notice. On the day of the sitting, Valerie arrived on time, was relaxed and began to engage with my daughter. At the end of the sitting, my husband arrived home early and I heard from him that everything went well. Constructive feedback: I asked my daughter how it went, and she replied that Valerie was "ok". When I asked why, she shared that Valerie had had some phone calls, and that she wished she had played with her more. I spoke with Valerie about it, and she confirmed that she had been on the phone because it was her mom's birthday. She did not apologize, but stated that Chime encourages sitters to be engaged with the children while babysitting, and that typically she doesn't take long calls while on the job. While I know Valerie has good intentions and is reliable and responsive, I'm left with the feeling that my daughter deserves a more focused sitter, one who is 100% attentive and won't take calls during a two-hour booking.

Sittercity Parent

7/10/2017

Christine D.

7/7/2017

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7/4/2017

Sittercity Parent

7/3/2017

Amazing sitter. Experienced, polite and punctual. Would definitely book again.

Kristy H.

6/28/2017

Christine D.

6/24/2017

Laura C.

6/22/2017

Katie W.

6/22/2017

Valerie was very friendly and great with my son. I would definitely book her again!

Sittercity Parent

6/19/2017

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6/17/2017

Lori D.

6/13/2017

Valerie is our favorite sitter of all the ones we've used on this site! She is friendly, great with children, patient, kind, responsible. Highly recommend her!

Melissa G.

6/11/2017

Valerie is amazing and this my second time using her. My kids both 6/4 love her. I had to use her and have her watch from my hotel room both times and all my kids do, is talk about how great she is. Thank you!

Elizabeth C.

6/6/2017

Dorothy B.

6/3/2017

Tiffany A.

6/3/2017

Sittercity Parent

5/28/2017

We travel to Chicago often and Valerie has sat for us several times. She is great with our 21 month old daughter!

Christine D.

5/20/2017

Sittercity Parent

5/19/2017

Amy J.

5/18/2017

Valerie was one of the best sitters we have had! She showed up early and we were out the door before our schedule timed. Based on 2 minutes of talking to her it was clear that she was very experienced. She checked in through out the evening and we came home to a house that was literally cleaner than we left!! She was wonderful.

Akshay K.

5/15/2017

Valerie was amazing. Took awesome care of the kids. She took them out to the park confidently and securely on her very first sitting with us!

Tina S.

5/14/2017

Benjamin L.

5/13/2017

Courtney M.

5/9/2017

Soo C.

5/8/2017

Sonya C.

5/7/2017

I went out for a birthday dinner and enjoyed every minute because I knew that our son was in great hands!

Christine R.

5/7/2017

Valerie was great! She asked all the right questions and was so friendly, we didn't worry one bit about leaving our little guy with her.

Dorothy B.

5/3/2017

Nipa D.

4/30/2017

Tiffany A.

4/29/2017

Dorothy B.

4/26/2017

Erin M.

4/25/2017

Nipa D.

4/15/2017

Great first experience! Willl definitely use her again!

Jane C.

4/12/2017

Valerie was wonderful! She connected with the kids quickly, communicated with us throughout the evening and was punctual. Definitely will ask her to babysit our kids again.

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4/9/2017

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4/1/2017

Vidhu J.

3/30/2017

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3/23/2017

Sonya C.

3/19/2017

Mackenzie A.

3/17/2017

Professional and right on point! Valerie was fantastic and asks all the right questions. Fantastic and right on point.

Allison M.

3/13/2017

Sittercity Parent

3/11/2017

Sittercity Parent

3/7/2017

Valerie was great! She arrived early and event sent us a picture letting us know how our baby girl was doing! This was the first time we used the app and a baby sitter. Will definitely use her again!

Dimple R.

3/6/2017

Ashley L.

3/4/2017

Valerie has watched our 6 month old son on a couple occasions. We feel so comfortable with her watching him. I am pretty sure she knows way more about babies than I do, so leaving our son (especially for the first time) was stress free!!

Allison M.

2/28/2017

Daphne G.

2/27/2017

Valerie was excellent! She came early and the kids really had fun with her! I also appreciated her cleaning up our playroom. She also sent a text that all was going well which I appreciated!

Jessalynn F.

2/21/2017

Sittercity Parent

2/17/2017

Dorothy B.

2/15/2017

Valerie is a sweet young lady.. she was on time, and immediately attentive to our little one. She kept us updated while we were out, which made me feel totally comfortable.. I'd book her again for sure! Thanks Valerie😊😊 D. Byrd

Vidhu J.

2/13/2017

She was fantastic, very calm & totally handled my sleeping 3 year old when he woke up not seeing us around. Will definitely have her again.

Sittercity Parent

2/7/2017

Laura F.

2/7/2017

Sittercity Parent

2/6/2017

Valerie is amazing! She is so calm and sweet, and amazing about keeping us updated while we are out. Will definitely continue to book her when a date night is needed!

Emily C.

2/5/2017

Nathan H.

1/30/2017

Sonya C.

1/30/2017

Sittercity Parent

1/17/2017

Amruta R.

1/16/2017

Valerie was amazing! We would love to have her babysit Maya again.

Sarah S.

1/15/2017

Amanda C.

1/11/2017

Kristy H.

1/10/2017

Valerie was wonderful, a true professional. She was punctual, completely on top of everything, gave me updates throughout the night, and just a great babysitter. I would hire her again in a second.

Hannah A.

1/8/2017

Suhani A.

12/17/2016

Sittercity Parent

12/16/2016

Kelly G.

12/15/2016

Kids were comfortable with her, and she enforced the rules as I requested her to do. I would definitely hire again!

Sittercity Parent

12/14/2016

Valerie was a great sitter. My child had a major meltdown and she handled it well. She was happy to keep me updated during the evening. I even came home to the dishes done and the benches cleared! Valerie went above and beyond and we would happily have her back.

Sittercity Parent

12/13/2016

Suhani A.

12/6/2016

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12/2/2016

Sonja Z.

12/2/2016

Ashley L.

11/29/2016

My 2nd day post maternity leave we ran into sitter issues and booked Valerie somewhat last minute. She did great with our 3 month old son! He actually took better naps for her, than us! We definitely will be using her in the future!

Meghan F.

11/20/2016

Valerie was amazing! Without being told, she gave us frequent text updates on how our baby was doing. It made us feel at ease and we could really enjoy our night out.

Elizabeth B.

11/19/2016

Sittercity Parent

11/17/2016

Joy E.

11/17/2016

Valerie was great with my 2 girls (ages 4 and 3), and she got them to bed in record time! Hopefully we can get her again.

Sittercity Parent

11/14/2016

Valerie was wonderful with my girls! She was also thoughtful in connecting with me during our outing.

Sittercity Parent

11/10/2016

Absolutely amazing with our boys (21 and 4 months). We have already booked her again. Very professional and hands on. Can definitely wrangle difficult toddlers.

Sittercity Parent

10/30/2016

Sittercity Parent

10/28/2016

Sittercity Parent

10/26/2016

Great with my kids (1.5 and 2.5)! Would use her again in a heartbeat!

Lori D.

10/26/2016

John M.

10/22/2016

Lori D.

10/21/2016

Sittercity Parent

10/19/2016

Prompt, friendly, and professional! Patient with my slow to warm up child!

Courtney M.

10/19/2016

Sittercity Parent

10/19/2016

Valerie sat for us for several visits during our trip. She was punctual and a natural with our daughter. We would definitely use her again when we come to Chicago.

Sittercity Parent

10/18/2016

Valerie is great! We were visiting chicago staying at a hotel. The Sittercity enabled us to easily find Valerie, but she took charge from there. She was ultra responsive to email questions, punctual arriving 10 minutes early and great with the kids. We have a highly outgoing and opinionated 3 and 7 year old and she managed the occasional tantrum without problem. If we are in chicago again we will definately rebook.

Sittercity Parent

10/17/2016

Valerie as nice. She came on time and took good care of my daughter. Just a couple of things I wish she checked with me like putting ice in her water. Also I had asked her to give her milk after she woke up and also reminded by therself at but she forgot. She did end up giving it to her later after a 3rd reminder. Albeit these minor issues, she was good with her and I would probably hire her again in a pinch.

Sittercity Parent

10/17/2016

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10/16/2016

Lori D.

10/13/2016

Sittercity Parent

10/12/2016

Timely, courteous, clean, and friendly. When my child had screen time she cleaned my kitchen!

Sittercity Parent

10/12/2016

Valerie was terrific! She handled my 3.5 year old and 10 month old like a complete pro. She was totally at ease with both kids. Asked all the right questions about bedtime routines and took the initiative to put our baby down a little early when she was clearly exhausted - which completely paid off because she slept 12.5 hours. Thanks Valerie! Looking forward to using her again!

Sonya C.

10/10/2016

Sonya C.

10/9/2016

Courtney M.

10/5/2016

Lori D.

10/4/2016

Sittercity Parent

10/3/2016

Lori D.

9/30/2016

Marla V.

9/28/2016

Sittercity Parent

9/28/2016

Valerie left the kids happy, clean, fed... The house was cleaned up and dishes done. For a working mom, this is the ideal!

Lori D.

9/27/2016

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9/26/2016

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9/26/2016

Courtney M.

9/14/2016

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9/12/2016

Sonya C.

9/11/2016

Julie O.

9/10/2016

Sittercity Parent

9/8/2016

Valerie was on time, friendly, and seemed very confident with my two month old. She also was very comfortable with the dog, a plus.

Niveditha S.

9/7/2016

Valerie was so amazing with my 1 and 3 year old! They were both cranky from not napping and having just started daycare, but she was able to calm them down and got them to sleep by the time we got home. She took great care of them, and our house was so clean too! we will definitely use her services again.

Casey S.

9/7/2016

Kendra S.

9/7/2016

Sonya C.

9/5/2016

Courtney M.

9/1/2016

Valerie is great! She did a great job of keeping my kiddos entertained on a dreary day. We will definitely be booking her again!

Kelsey A.

8/29/2016

Jenn A.

8/25/2016

Valerie was awesome. She knew it was going to be drizzly so she asked if she could take them to the movies. It was her 3rd time watching the kids, and they said they would definitely like to have her come back again in the future!

Sonya C.

8/24/2016

Valerie has taken care of our 15 month old many times. We love how well she understands our son's needs. We trust her completely and recommend her highly!

Marta S.

8/23/2016

Sonya C.

8/13/2016

Marta S.

8/10/2016

Sittercity Parent

8/10/2016

Always caring with excellence and responsability!

Lori D.

8/7/2016

Valerie was wonderful and did a fantastic job watching my 6 month old daughter! She was friendly, prepared, experienced, responsible & on time. I would highly recommend her!

Marta S.

7/31/2016

Sittercity Parent

7/29/2016

Wow! Valerie was great, my son has been raving about her the rest of the day. I was only gone a few hours but everything was picked up when I got home. She went above and beyond my expectations. We would definitely book her again.

Jim P.

7/28/2016

Valerie was on time and did a great job. She even cleaned up the house after the kids went to bed. Highly recommend.

Sittercity Parent

7/23/2016

Marta S.

7/23/2016

Valerie has been babysitting for me on various occassions and she is trustworthy, mature, always on time and has a wealth of experience with children of different ages. I definately recommend her for an occacional babysitting.

Sittercity Parent

7/22/2016

Valerie is very kind and warm. She has babysitted for our kids 7, and 2 on multiple instances and has become our go to gal. She asks the right questions and my kids say she is very sweet!

Lynsey P.

7/21/2016

Valerie has been our go-to sitter for the last six months. She does a great job handling all three of them (7,5,2) and the kids always have a wonderful time. They play board games, color, etc and she keeps them all engaged. Valerie has always been on- time, responsive and helpful keeping things tidied up. Highly recommend

Gabby W.

7/20/2016

Very disappointing experience. Original booking was 4 hours, but she was let go within 2 hours based on the reasons: 1. Fell asleep with earphones on the couch during baby sitting. We cannot believe she can do that within that short time! The baby is awake on rocker! 2. Reluctance to communicate with parents. little response when being talked to. 3. She was instructed to feed water only 1 oz a time. But 3.5 oz was taken within 2 hours she was here. 4. Showing up late.

Megan M.

7/14/2016

Valerie is a professional! Very mature, instantly trustworthy, and so kind with our daughter. I definitely plan on booking her again!

Cassidy N.

7/5/2016

Sam L.

7/2/2016

Val is an excellent sitter. She is great with the boys and always leaves our house looking impeccable. We have and will continue to book her again.

Anne S.

6/30/2016

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6/28/2016

Melissa G.

6/25/2016

Casey S.

6/23/2016

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6/11/2016

Sittercity Parent

6/10/2016

Valerie was on time, personable, professional and communicative. Thanks for letting my wife and I enjoy our date.

Sittercity Parent

5/26/2016

Daniel W.

5/16/2016

Jenn A.

5/14/2016

Nichada M.

5/13/2016

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5/12/2016

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5/11/2016

Sittercity Parent

5/11/2016

Valerie was great! Very personable and trustworthy.

Jennifer S.

5/9/2016

Sittercity Parent

5/5/2016

She was prompt, polite and knowledgable. I look forward to working with her again.

Sittercity Parent

5/5/2016

Lynsey P.

4/29/2016

Sittercity Parent

4/28/2016

Sarah D.

4/24/2016

We had a great experience with Val who was friendly and willing to play whatever my girls wanted to make the afternoon fun and to get them outdoors. I REALLY appreciated that she helped my kids cook and clean up their dishes. She even emptied my dishwasher. Thank you, Val!

Lidia L.

4/23/2016

Valerie did a great job taking care of our 9mo boy. She engaged him in fun activities and they had a good time. I recommend Valerie.

Sittercity Parent

4/21/2016

Sam L.

4/20/2016

Nick G.

4/15/2016

Sittercity Parent

4/14/2016

Sittercity Parent

4/10/2016

Jim P.

4/9/2016

Casey S.

3/31/2016

Sittercity Parent

3/28/2016

Kristina N.

3/24/2016

Jamie U.

3/14/2016

Sittercity Parent

3/7/2016

Casey S.

2/20/2016

Valerie was wonderful! Great with our 1.5 year old and very dependable and trustworthy. Would 100% recommend her!

Sittercity Parent

2/18/2016

So happy she was able to babysit for us again on such short notice! My son tries to get away with a lot but she was on top of everything :)

George T.

2/17/2016

Valerie was great! She helped out in a pinch and did a wonderful job looking after our daughter. We would definitely use her again.

Sittercity Parent

2/13/2016

Willing adapt to the situation, great with kids ranging from 1 year to 6 years old.

Nicholas M.

1/25/2016

very friendly. 2-year old son seemed to love her.

Lynsey P.

1/10/2016

Megan A.

12/12/2015

Sittercity Parent

12/10/2015

Excellent - we really liked her and were very impressed at how she interacted with our children

Sittercity Parent

11/18/2015

Experience

Willing to care for 4+ children per sitting

$18-$25/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
    • 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
    • Delayed Speech
    • Down Syndrome
    • Mental Illness
    • Mobility Challenges
    • Seizures
    • Administering Medication
    • Applied Behavior Analysis
    • Assistance With Transportation
    • Bathing
    • Feeding Assistance
    • Grooming and Hygiene
    • Positive Behavioral Support
    • Specific Meal Preparation (foods to avoid, etc.)

Education

Medill

Graduated Northwestern University 2016

References

Additional services

  • Meal Preparation
  • Laundry
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Swimming Supervision
  • Crafts
  • Potty Training
  • Travel with Family
  • 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
    • Earth science
    • English
    • Essay writing
    • Social studies
    • Spanish

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