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Looking for work as a babysitter.

  • 6 years paid experience
  • Babysitter in Chicago, IL 60656

Meet Joy

  • Speaks English
  • Comfortable with pets

Right at School Coach/Right at School Educator (November 2014 - Present) Ages of Children: 3 years old - 12 years old Number of Children: 15+ Personal References "My child was 6 when Joy was our babysitter. Joy is truly talented and passionate when it comes to kids. Joy is even tempered, has a lovely smile that makes others smile and she's clearly compassionate about helping kids. She is also patient, creative, intelligent and resourceful. In her time babysitting my daughter, she was responsible for picking her up from school, preparing snacks, helping her with assignments, and taking her to the park and/or play dates. Some evenings, she would also prepare dinner and do bedtime duties. Joy was very instrumental in helping my daughter develop social skills with other kids and giving her support in all of the new skills she was learning at the time (tying shoes, reading, writing, etc). Read more I would definitely have Joy babysit for me again and I have recommended Joy to other families and will continue to do so!" "Joy babysat for my family and she is a caring and thoughtful person. She observes the needs of others and tries her best to make others feel comfortable. She would take the children out for walks, had conversations with them, and helped clean our house. I would definitely recommend her to another family." Some of the Right at School Curriculum Joy can provide include: Medieval Castles and Catapults Global Grooves Mix 'n Match Games and Sports Static Magic

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Availability

  • Generally available mornings, afternoons, evenings, late nights and weekends
  • Daytime care availability during summer months
  • Before and after school care availability

Ratings & reviews

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Gwendolyn M.

11/17/2019

Joy is fantastic! She is responsive and responsible. She is great with my kids -- they loved her right away and are always excited to get to see her again. I will absolutely keep using Joy and recommend her to others!

Megha G.

5/12/2019

Sarah H.

4/28/2019

Sittercity Parent

4/18/2019

Meg D.

4/12/2019

Joy is professional and polite and emanates this wonderful calm positive energy. My girls really enjoyed having her and asked for her to come back soon.

Megha G.

4/6/2019

Sittercity Parent

3/16/2019

Joy was awesome! She had the ease and confidence of someone who loves taking care of kids and clearly has a lot of experience. I’d definitely book her again.

Kc P.

3/3/2019

Joy was lovely! She got right down in the mix with our 3 kids and took control. She clearly loves kids and complimented me on my kids, which was so nice. She also cleaned up everything they played with and listened extra closely after putting them to bed to ensure they were ok, rather than just watching tv on the couch. We wouldn’t hesitate to have joy again.

Sittercity Parent

2/24/2019

Karen P.

1/21/2019

Our kids loved Joy! Our oldest said she made him laugh so hard he was snorting water out of his nose. (This never happens. ) They played games all night and had a great time, even though our kids were laying on the couch like lumps when we left.

Laura K.

1/16/2019

Jane C.

1/2/2019

Mark P.

12/27/2018

Marie S.

12/8/2018

Nancy G.

12/7/2018

Jane C.

11/11/2018

Jane C.

10/27/2018

Ms. Joy is wonderful! She’s a teacher at my child’s after school program, so it was a wonderful surprise for him to spend more time with her. She’s patient, curious, and kind.

Sittercity Parent

10/18/2018

Moira K.

10/7/2018

My girls warmed up to Joy very quickly. She was great at updating us while we were out. We will definitely reach out to her again.

Matthew S.

9/23/2018

Annika M.

9/12/2018

Joy was fantastic! We will definitely ask her back again. Oh my gosh - I had to update my comments. Just saw that Joy did a sink full of dishes in addition to keeping my little munchkin entertained!! Thank you, Joy. Really appreciate the help!

Corinne C.

9/5/2018

Celine T.

9/4/2018

My direction were not followed. Full dinner plates were in the garbage and the kids told me they had several ice cream each. They went to bed much later that expected and instead of a bedtime story they got to watch more TV. They also told me that Joy asked them not to tell me what they had done. They were safe and happy but it is not what I expected from a babysitter with experience.

Emily W.

9/1/2018

Joy is fantastic. She's punctual, fun, and my two-year old loves her. She takes her to the park, is great with mealtime and bath time, and we'll definitely keep choosing Joy going forward.

Julia M.

8/25/2018

Sittercity Parent

6/28/2018

Sittercity Parent

6/22/2018

Sydney T.

6/17/2018

Sittercity Parent

6/10/2018

Natalie H.

6/9/2018

Sittercity Parent

6/8/2018

Emily W.

6/5/2018

Emily W.

6/2/2018

Vanessa A.

5/27/2018

Emily W.

5/20/2018

Great sitter! My 2-year old really likes Joy, and they have fun at the park together. Joy does a wonderful job jumping right in, feeding, changing, and even doing the few dishes they used. We'll definitely work with Joy again.

Alima B.

5/19/2018

Emily W.

5/13/2018

Joy was great! Jumped right in with our two-year old with a trip to the park. Had her fed and happy when we returned. We'd love to work with Joy again.

Elizabeth H.

5/12/2018

Joy is brimming with enthusiasm. She handles even the most challenging bedtime with wisdom and efficiency. She has been a big hit with our kids.

Amruta R.

3/29/2018

Joy was wonderful with our two year old!

Sittercity Parent

3/26/2018

Laura F.

2/25/2018

Sittercity Parent

2/10/2018

Melissa C.

1/31/2018

Catherine K.

1/22/2018

Kelli M.

1/2/2018

It was great to have Joy help with our kids! Our 3 and 1 year old don’t like new people and she was persistent and kind, winning them over!

Tabitha R.

12/17/2017

Joy was friendly and my kids liked that she was engaging and kind. Would love to book her again.

Jacob S.

12/17/2017

Joy was great! She played with our 2 year old son for an evening and he loved her.

Sarah W.

9/17/2017

She kept my two energetic daughters busy for an afternoon. The girls had a great time!

Jamie U.

8/18/2017

Girls totally liked her from the moment she walked in, and asked if she could come again after she left. My 2yr old didn't cry when I left about an hour in to the 3hr slot, nor did she come anxiously running when I got home. All good signs.

Sittercity Parent

8/4/2017

Ginger S.

6/27/2017

My daughter is enamored! My little girl is a handful, but Joy handled her with kindness and patience!

Sittercity Parent

6/24/2017

Caroline G.

6/11/2017

Joy was good with the kids but wasn't comfortable with our 8 month old puppy. We came home to find our puppy in the dark backyard at 11:00pm all alone and having almost dug her way under the fence. I would recommend her if you only have kids but no pets.

Jackie B.

6/7/2017

Sittercity Parent

6/3/2017

Carrie H.

5/31/2017

Joy has such a calm, peaceful manner. She was great with two-year-old Cecilia, especially after she'd just had a post-nap meltdown :) She's clearly a natural with kids!

Sittercity Parent

5/22/2017

Joy was great, our girls liked her a lot!

Kelly B.

5/13/2017

Sittercity Parent

5/7/2017

Jackie B.

4/12/2017

Michael Y.

4/11/2017

Liesbeth J.

3/27/2017

Gabrielle E.

3/19/2017

No complaints! Joy was friendly and enthusiastic with the kids. She was prompt and pleasant with us.

Sarah S.

2/14/2017

Kelly B.

2/3/2017

Sittercity Parent

1/28/2017

Joy was immediately engaged with the children and what they were interested in! She is very responsible and followed through with all of the details of today's activities regarding my daughters. She also left the home very clean and orderly.

Ryan W.

12/12/2016

Sittercity Parent

11/28/2016

So great and relaxed with my busy kiddo. Thanks Joy!!!

Lori B.

11/27/2016

April G.

9/25/2016

April G.

9/13/2016

Stefanie B.

7/31/2016

Kelly B.

6/13/2016

Joy is fantastic! She showed up with a bag of activities. My kids loved telling me about all the things they did. They are already asking when she can come over again.

Experience

Willing to care for 4+ children per sitting

$20-$23/hr for the first child, $1 for each additional child

  • Infants (age 0-11 months)

  • 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
    • Central Auditory Processing Disorder
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Delayed Speech
    • Down Syndrome
    • Dyslexia
    • Epilepsy
    • Hearing Loss
    • Heart Defects
    • Learning Disabilities
    • Mobility Challenges
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Seizures
    • Sensory Integration Disorder
    • Administering Medication
    • Bathing
    • Bed Baths
    • Bladder and Bowel Assistance
    • Dressing Assistance
    • Feeding Assistance
    • Grooming and Hygiene
    • Insulin Injections
    • Mobility Assistance
    • Positive Behavioral Support
    • Recreational Music or Art Therapy
    • Specific Meal Preparation (foods to avoid, etc.)

Education

Education

Graduated City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College 2013

Additional services

  • Meal Preparation
  • Laundry
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Swimming Supervision
  • Crafts
  • Potty Training
  • Travel with Family
  • Willing to run errands as needed
  • Homework expand

    • Finishing homework
    • Checking answers
    • Studying for a test
    • Proofreading
    • Basic math

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