Looking for work as a babysitter.
- 25 years paid experience
- Babysitter in Chicago, IL 60660
- Early Childhood Special Education Certification
- Special Education Certification
- Comfortable with pets
- Has a car
I'm a school teacher and enjoy children. I have been working with them for years. Currently working with school aged children as I teach Kindergarten. I also had a few students with special needs in my classroom as well. I'm very responsible, patient, active, playful, tenacious, skilled, trustworthy, reliable qualified and very dependable person.Am committed to providing children with quality care in every way possible. I am very in tune naturally to children's needs & try to help them adjust comfortably in a safe and caring way when I'm there. I have a fun sense of playfulness and use of imagination. It's always fun creating games, arts & craft projects, making play-doh, cooking, fingerpainting, riding bikes, parks, zoo, educational museums, playing outside & activities that are of interest to kids. I'm a great communicator. I am First Aid & CPR certified as well as certification in special needs areas such Read more as LD, BD, EMH, TMH, deaf & hard of hearing. I'm comfortable working with all ages and have several years of experience (infants -high school) + adults with developmental disabilities & can provide you with excellent references. Look forward to meeting you & working with your family!
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Expired on 02/06/2018
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- Generally available mornings, afternoons, evenings, late nights and weekends
- Daytime care availability during summer months
- Before and after school care availability
Andrea helped us out with our 18 month old son for a few months and every time I walked by I would hear them laugh and have fun! She had so much energy and was very active around our running toddler. We were sad we had to part ways.
Andrea is amazing with our little one!! The best sitter we’ve worked with
Just outstanding! Andrea went above and beyond caring for our little ones. With having 3 it can sometimes be overwhelming, but she cared for each one very lovingly! My little ones loved her as well!
Andrea was delightful and fun. Our one year old is slow to warm up to people but took to her almost immediately. We would definitely have Andrea sit for us again.
I could not have better things to say about Andrea. It was a unique situation where I was on a work trip and my husband was working long hours at work, and neither were able to meet Andrea in person. With that said she was outstanding. She constantly sent pictures showing what they were up to, but was incredible with our son. She exceeded our expectations and we will absolutely be using her again. She was slightly more expensive than other sitters, but worth every cent!
Andrea is amazing! Always enthusiastic, warm, and so professional. I love having her watch my son, and he loves it too. In fact, today, he asked me to go out longer so he could keep playing with Andrea! Ha!
Andrea was fantastic! We had to book her last second, and she promptly confirmed directly with us via text message. She has a very lovely way of communicating with our 19mo old. She even sent us pictures of all the things they were up to together, and our daughter was full of so many smiles. We would definitely use her again. Thanks Andrea!
Andrea is a pro! Our tot was super happy and entertained with her, she followed all our instructions and was very friendly and kind.
Andrea was fantastic with my son and sent me sweet pictures of him while I was gone. Will definitely reach out to her again to watch my children!
Andrea is one of the best sitters out there. Our 6 month old was full of glee when we arrived home and our 3 year old pretty much wanted Andrea to stay and play forever. She's just amazing with kids. What's more, Andrea somehow also succeeded in getting the older to take a nap which pretty much never happens on the weekends. Finally, as a parent I appreciated her communication, both in advance of her time here as well as the photos and updates she sent us. We feel very lucky to have had her spend time with our kids.
Given her great ratings, I had pretty high expectations for Andrea and she still managed to exceed every single one. My son had never had a sitter before and I was pretty nervous for him (and me!). She did such a wonderful job immediately finding ways to calm him and connect with him, and the pictures she sent me during their time together were proof that even my shy little guy could be okay with a sitter as patient, creative, and experienced as Andrea. Such a pleasure to meet her and have her help completing this milestone for our family! : )
Andrea is the BEST. She helped me out on the coldest day in Chicago history, making my life 100x easier. My 15-month-old loves her and opens up to her quickly every time. She sent me dozens of adorable photos from their morning together, which made my day. Andrea is the most professional, personable and reliable sitter we use. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Andrea was wonderful. She was flexible, communicative, and our girls had a ton of fun with her. Highly recommended!
Andrea was amazing with my two-year old. She was kind, loving, and sweet. My son had never met her before but she immediately engaged with him and made him comfortable. She sent me pics all evening long so I could see what a fun time they were having! He was comfortable enough with her that he went to bed easily. Would absolutely hire Andrea again!
Andrea was great with our 5 year old son! He absolutely loved her and she sent many pictures throughout the day with all the activities they did. My son said she was his favorite babysitter so I always go with his recommendation!
Andrea is a lovely person and took such a good care of my 8 month old! My baby is a terrible sleeper, but Andrea put her to sleep in no time! Loved the pictures throughout the day and updates! I definitely recommend Andrea and will be using her again!
Andrea does a fantastic job communicating ahead and during her babysitting commitment. She engages my children and they have a really great time! She is super reliable and responsible and I would definitely recommend her to other families and have her come back to babysit for us!
Andrea is a great babysitter. We needed a sitter in the clutch--the night before--and she came by the next day and was so great with our child for the whole day. She's very knowledgeable of educational practices, and really seemed to get our child to warm up to her. She also takes photos throughout the day to show you how things are going and she even washed the dishes in our sink. A M A Z I N G .
Andrea was an immediate hit with our 2 1/2 yo and he had a great time with her while we were out. She was kind enough to send a few picture updates throughout the night and even stayed a little after our scheduled time as we were running late.
Andrea is the best! We had a unique situation were we needed a sitter during a house move. Andrea made the best of an empty home and entertained our 13 month old while we tended to the move. What a life saver.
Andrea is amazing. She is always energetic, warm, and joyful, and my son absolutely picks up on her positive attitude. He loves playing with her, and I know he is in good hands whenever I leave him with Andrea. We can't wait to have her back!
Fantastic sitter! My kids were completely comfortable with her from the start. Very warm personality and her background as a kindergarten teacher is evident in her interactions. She helped me tremendously when my wife was away and I was left to manage 3 young kids!
Andrea was great! My kids said she was "strict but nice" which is a double win in my book. She is a well respected sitter in our neighborhood and a former teacher at my kids school. She went above and beyond doing my dishes and sent plenty of picture updates. We will definitely book her again.
Andrea was so great, she took Jack to the playground and played several games with him! Jack loved spending time with her and was immediately comfortable being around her! We would definitely recommend Andrea and plan to have her come back!
Andrea was lovely! She did a fabulous job. She calmed our daughter who was having a hard time with goodbye. They played and read books and Andrea gave her dinner, brushed her teeth, followed our bedtime routine, and put her to bed. Andrea also cleaned up after, including dishes that were already in our sink and drying rack! We would highly recommend Andrea and we hope to have her sit again!
My daughter said Andrea was kind and she read me my books! Andrea stayed with my daughter for lunch and nap. Both were successful! A win!
Andrea was kind and excited about watching my child. She was very communicative and made me feel absolutely comfortable leaving my baby with her.
Andrea was absolutely amazing. My son usually cries for a little bit when a sitter comes and he did not at all when Andrea arrived. He lit up immediately and couldn’t stop talking to her. I felt so comfortable leaving him with her. They had so much fun together. Andrea took him to the park, played with all his toys, did art projects, and followed the whole somewhat lengthy bedtime routine. She sent pictures throughout the night which I loved and he looked so happy and like he was having a blast. Andrea went above and beyond and we will definitely have her back!!!
Andrea is wonderful. My son loves her and she sends great pics to give me even more peace of mind.
This is the first time I hired Andrea and I will definitely hire her again. She is so dependable and makes sure I am assured that my daughter was having fun and having a great time. She constantly texted me with pictures so I know what she is doing and where she is at. I was not worried at all while I was away. Thanks Andrea !!!
Andrea was great. She showed up on time and was super positive and sweet. She sent us pics of their activities throughout the morning and gave an honest review of how the morning went after we had returned. The kids had a great time with her and were still singing the Hokey Pokey throughout the day!
Andrea was great with my daughter. She sent many photos of them having fun together (reading books and playing with toys). My daughter was smiling in all the pictures so I know she was having a good time. She also sent a picture of my daughter sleeping so I knew she had gone to bed alright. I always worry she won’t go to sleep easily for babysitters so this gave me peace of mind. She even washed our dishes! I would book again :) Andrea is also just a really sweet person. I felt comfortable with her from the start.
Andrea was great! She kept both our almost 8 year old and 3.5 year old happy and got them to sleep at a decent time. She also sent us pix which we appreciated on our date.
Andrea did a great job, took lots of pictures and certainly seemed to show our son a great time. Would definitely book again
Very upbeat and cheerful. Sent me lot a of photos throughout the day. Looked like the kids were having a great time all day.
Andrea is wonderful. My kids loved her. She took pictures throughout the night and sent me periodic photo updates (eating dinner, playing, reading). When I got home she and the kids had cleaned up all the play spaces and the kitchen. She really went above and beyond and I could not be happier.
Charles & Sophia L.
Andrea was on-time, very friendly and bonded well with our son. She followed instructions and kept us posted on what was going on. She even sent pictures of them reading, brushing teeth and him sleeping.
Andrea was great with our two year old. They played and he was asleep at bedtime!
Andrea was a mother’s dream! She came early so I could make it to an appointment and then she adapted so easily to taking the kids to the playground. She got the kids to eat a healthy dinner, gave them a bath and got them to bed on time. The best part was that the kids loved her as much as I did!
As a nervous and tentative single dad, I would book Andrea again in a heartbeat. She's super friendly and patient and displays superb professionalism and communication. She kept me up to date with several texts and dozens of photos for a short 2 hour booking. My oldest is already begging to see her again. And my youngest, who is special needs, is usually super anxious when it comes to new people or changes in routine, but he took to Andrea right away. I've never seen so many photos of him smiling! Kudos Andrea on a superb job!
Andrea is fantastic - engaged and fun! Thank you!
Andrea was fabulous. She was right on time and after some quick intro information she jumped right in getting my emotional 5 year old and energetic 2 year old engaged in a game. My boys had fun playing with her and when my 2 year old got sleepy she put him to bed (even though I hadn’t said he would need to nap). She totally knows what the kids need even without specific instruction. I will absolutely book Andrea again whenever she is available!
Andrea was wonderful with my 18 mo and 3 yo. She kept them entertained in a variety of ways and took a ton of pictures to keep me in the loop. I'd definitely book her again
Andrea was great! She was super communicative and sent a bunch of great photos for us to enjoy! She took our 15-month old to story time at the library, worked on some puzzles, did some coloring - all fun things in the world of a toddler! We would certainly book Andrea again!
Andrea was great! When the boys woke up the next morning, my oldest asked when she was coming back. He said she was really kind and very funny. This all from a kid that usually doesn’t say anything about sitters.
Andrea was great! She immediately put my 6 and 4-year old at ease. The kids had had a long day playing outside so I suggested they watch a movie to wind down, and they had a dance party to get the last of the wiggles out before the movie. Before bed, Andrea brushed out my daughter's long hair after a shower (no easy feat) and "helped" my son clean up his room (also no easy feat!). We would love to hire Andrea again.
On time and absolutely a pleasure from start to finish! She was attentive and sent a ton of pictures. Couldn’t ask for a better experience!
Andrea was great! So sweet. Our baby was really comfortable with her.
We'll definetely work with Andrea again, she was on time, friendly, calm and super responsive. Great attitude and sense of humor, my son had a great time and we enjoyed a relaxed evening. Thank you so much!
Andrea did an amazing job! She was very friendly & connected with our 2 yr. old daughter right away and put her at ease. She sent photos throughout the night which was great to see what she was up to. They colored, played with play-dough, read books and she put her down to sleep. Highly recommend!
Andrea was very sweet, sent pics of our little one throughout the evening, and encouraged us to stay out even later than originally planned. She gave us great peace of mind.
Andrea was incredibly warm and engaging with our two-year old daughter. From the minute she arrived Andrea interacted with our daughter over an assortment of activities and was able to forge a connection immediately. By the end of the day our daughter was worn out from all the fun! We would be happy to work with Andrea again.
Most importantly, my 4yo and 2yo LOVE Andrea. She is great with them and they have so much fun with her. They get so excited when she comes to babysit. Andrea is also on time and great about communicating with me. My daughter has Type 1 diabetes, which requires special care. Andrea paid close attention to my instructions and followed them perfectly.
My kids had a lot of fun with her. They opened right up to her, and my littlest one was quite chatty too. I was completely comfortable leaving. They did a lot of activities, and the kids were both super tired at bedtim!
Andrea was great! She and my son played the whole time she was here, and she texted me cute pics is their adventures.
Andrea was wonderful - actually beyond wonderful! She handled all three of our kids with ease. She sent lots of pictures and updates, which I loved. She didn't watch TV with them the whole time, she actually played with them! Best of all the kids had a wonderful time with her and felt super comfortable. They had so much fun and were so worn out when we got home they went right to bed. I highly recommend her!
Andrea has been watching our kids after school Mondays and Tuesdays for almost 5 months now. She is always on time and happy to see the kids. She keeps them busy, helping them with their homework first and then playing board games and other fun activities with them. She is a natural with kids, has a great sense of humor and a calm demeanor; the kids adore her.
Andrea was fantastic! She watched our 5 month year old daughter for 8 hours over two days (5 hours one afternoon, 3 the next). She just has tremendous positive energy and it was so obvious she really enjoyed her time with our daughter - including sending us many photos over the day which was really sweet. She also played with our cats! We would use Andrea again for sure.
Andrea is awesome! Great communication and clearly loves being with and caring for children. She sent us pictures throughout the visit and was just very communicative. Our 5 month old lit up around her. We look forward to having her sit our daughter again. Highly recommend.
Andrea was great. Watched our 4 month old, and 6 yo. Very engaging. Sent us updates & pictures via text during her time with them. Would definitely ask her to watch them again.
Andrea is so wonderful! She is so positive and energetic, and I know my little guy always has such a great time with her. Can't wait to have her back!
Andrea was fantastic with my 2 year old! She played with her, sang songs and put her to bed without a hitch! I would have her back anytime!
Andrea was great with our 20-month-old daughter! She didn't cry once and was instantly comfortable with Andrea. Andrea is energetic, friendly and clearly talented in her abilities for promoting child development.
Andrea was great and so nice! Our little 3 and a half month old really enjoyed her time with Andrea. Will definitely be looking to book her again.
Andrea was promptly on time. She immediately showed an interest in our 9 year old son, helping him with his homework and organizing his room. She fed him a dinner we had prepared and made sure he got a snack before bed. She even washed the dishes, which was a treat for me to come home and not need to clean up! We enjoyed having her sit for us and we would be delighted to hire her again. Thanks Andrea.
Andrea was great with our son. We could tell by how happy he was as they were reading together when we got home, and from the photos she sent to us of him laughing as they played while we were away. :)
Andrea was very friendly and did a great job with my son. He seemed to really enjoy her company too.
She was great with our twins.
So happy when we can have Andrea watch our boys! She keeps our 3yo entertained with fun learning activities and takes great care of our 5mo. And I love that she sends pic updates while I'm gone! We feel totally at ease leaving when Andrea sits for us.
We love having Andrea watch our boys! She's engaging and creative with our very active 3 yo boy, and calm and nurturing with our 5 month old. She's our first choice for future sittings!
Andrea was great. This was our first time leaving both kids with a sitter during the daylight and she got both to sleep and handled it like a pro.
Andrea was great! She even braved the awful storm and was on time! Super dependable. She took pics of the kiddos while I was away; I knew they were in good hands!
Andrea is amazing! So fun, warm, and energetic. My 18-month-old took to her immediately and she made both of us feel super comfortable. Andrea also sent me photos and updates throughout the sitting. They had such a great time, when I got home my kiddo just wanted to keep hanging out with her! She’s a terrific sitter and we can’t wait to have her back.
Andrea was great! She did lots with our daughter. They played, sang, did art, and even practiced her tricycle. We would definitely book her again!
Wanted to find a sitter that was more experienced and had a stronger sense of responsibility to take care of my son. Andrea was great with him - she colored with him and helped him with puzzles. They sang songs and played with trains. She also sent updates with photos and videos which I really appreciated and enjoyed. He had a great day and I would most definitely book her again. I’d also recommend her to my mom friends!
Andrea came in and established a rapport with the kids quickly (5 and 8 years old). She sent some pictures to us while we were out. By the time we got home, the kids had already checked her availability for an upcoming day off from school so that she could come back during the day when they could ride bikes and do outside stuff. The kids give her two thumbs up!
Andrea was fantastic! She played and did projects with our boys all day long... Very obvious she’s a kindergarten teacher and loves kids. Can’t wait to have her sit for us again.
Jeremy And Monika R.
Andrea was wonderful! Our children loved her. She played games with them all night and my son said that he loved her “bright and enthusiastic personality.” We will definitely hire her for the next time. Thank you, Andrea!
She is the best babysitter on the planet! She is one of the warmest and sweetest people I’ve ever met and she is delightful with my 14 month old. She reads books, plays and feeds her. She is very patient with my daughter when she is crying or upset and sits on the couch holding my daughter while she sleeps. An added plus is when she takes cute pictures or videos and sends them to me, because I am not there! Definitely recommended!
Andrea was fantastic with our daughter and we would for sure use her again. Our daughter (12) loved her!!
Andrea was absolutely amazing- she played with our little guy all afternoon- read stories, built trains, danced- and then did the full bedtime routine. She sent us pictures throughout the day and little man was happy as a clam! Would absolutely recommend- anyone would be lucky to have her!!!
Wow! We could not believe our good fortune in having this amazing child development specialist and a lovely person be our babysitter! Andrea has Master's degrees in education, and 20 years of experience in working with young children, and it definitely shows. She has such a gentle positive demeanor, and for two full days, she was impressively able to manage our son who is a handful (strong-willed, overly energetic, etc). We could not believe it when we came home to find him calmly engaged with her in learning math and reading! She taught him songs and rhymes, did art projects with him, and played lots of games. She also took him to a museum in our neighborhood for several hours. Throughout the day, she sent us delightful pictures of what our son was doing. Both days when she left, he said "That was the best day ever!" It feels like a such a "bonus" to have such an amazing sitter who is also an educator. We will definitely be hiring her again!
Andrea was incredible! I felt immediately comfortable leaving her with my two year old son. And he absolutely loved her. When it was time for her to leave, he pouted and didn't want her to go. She was so good with him that I immediately booked her for the following week. She is one of the few truly great sitters.
Andrea was awesome!! Kids loved her. She took pictures and sent to us of kids activities with her throughout the night. Kids did math, homework and Piano lessons with Andrea. They enjoyed the evening.
Andrea was amazing. My kids really liked her and to our surprise she got everyone ready promptly. Our boys have asked about having her come babysit again as she is so engaging, reads books, colors and plays with them when she is here. We never worry about them when they are in her care and always love getting some picture updates from her throughout the night.
Andrea was outstanding with our kids. They had a great time and she really engaged them. Also sent us photos throughout the night so we got a glimpse. Highly recommend her.
Andrea was absolutely wonderful with our daughter. Our daughter was immidienlty comfortable with her, and from the pictures Andrea sent us, full of similes the entire time. We cannot say enough nice things about her. She was prompt, easy to communicate with, and super sweet!
Andrea is a doll and delightful with babies. She is so sweet, gentle, and nurturing with my daughter. She reads to her and plays with her on the floor. Soo kind....definitely a wonderful sitter.
Thank you Andrea for a great day with our girls! She was available on short notice and allowed me a stress-free, productive workday when our childcare fell through. Our daughters both took to her right away and we appreciated her checking in throughout the day with pictures and updates. Hope to see you again!
Our three kids (5, 3, & 1) had a great time. Andrea sent us photos of the kids having fun throughout the night. Recommended.
Andrea was right on time and dove right in, immediately building a puzzle and bonding with our daughter. We had planned on putting our daughter down to sleep before going out, but within an hour of meeting Andrea, our daughter ASKED US if Andrea could put her down! Great experience all around.
We loved Andrea! She has such a sweet, calm and positive demeanor with a knack for silly fun with littles. My two kids, 3 years and 11 months old, immediately warmed up to her- even my 11 month old, who is going through her separation anxiety phase. They had a great time! She sent us periodic updates with pics of some of their activities, and finally a few snapshots of sweet sleeping kiddos after a successful bedtime. It really put our minds at ease to know they were in such good hands!
Once again a great time with Andrea. This time around she had to deal with some 2 year sleep regression, but followed my suggested schedule and my little one was able to get his nap in. Lot's of fun in the house with photo updates. She was even able to clean up lunch which was very helpful. Will definitely book her again!
Andrea did a great job - kids had a great time. Would book again.
I think we may have found the perfect babysitter! Andrea sent us pictures throughout the night on what they were doing. She was able to prepare dinner for the kids and clean up after them and more. Most importantly, my two boys (4- and 8-year-old) loved her, too!
Andrea was so great with our 2 year old daughter! She kept her busy - playing with playdoh, drawing us a special farmyard picture, reading books, and singing songs. And she texted me pics throughout the evening :) We really like Andrea and highly recommend her!
Hopefully this review sticks (the first one never posted). My son had a wonderful time with Andrea. Right away I noticed her trying to bond with my son and form a relationship. This made it easy when it came time to leave. I have a 2-paged document for care providers and she had looked it over before arriving which was greatly appreciated. Andrea even braved the hot muggy weather and had my guy out most of the morning. She was great with updates via text with pictures. We will definitely hire Andrea again if we are lucky enough to have our schedules align!
Andrea was amazing. I felt comfortable with her right away and so did my kids. They had a wonderful time with her and we'll definitely use her again!
On time and even came earlier then requested by a last minute request! Very sweet and gave great updates with pictures.
Andrea was amazing! she got all kids to sleep and even cleaned up a bit after dinner :).
Such an amazing nanny! My children begged for her to watch them for the last 3 weeks. When I asked my son why he liked Andrea, he said "she was truly interested in what I was telling her". She has an amazing ability to bond with children.
Andrea is lovely! She is warm, engaging and knows how to easily interact with children. Our kids have three very different personalities and she connected well with each of them. They loved her! She was also on time and left everything neat and orderly. Would definitely book her again!
Andrea was great with our two kids! They liked her immediately, and it was nice to see pics of their fun evening together. Andrea would be a great sitter for any family.
Andrea was great with our lil guy. We will be using her services again.
Andrea was great! Both our kids were immediately comfortable and they had a wonderful time.
Andrea was fantastic! Kept our 1 year old engaged, read to her, took her to the park and fed her. She was absolutely lovely and sent me pictures to let us know our baby (who was awfully sad when we left) was happy and having fun.
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
- 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
- Asperger's Syndrome
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
- Autism Spectrum Disorder/Pervasive Developmental Disorder/Asperger Syndrome
- Central Auditory Processing Disorder
- Cerebral Palsy
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Delayed Speech
- Developmental Language Disorder
- Down Syndrome
- Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
- Fragile X Syndrome
- Hearing Loss
- Heart Defects
- Learning Disabilities
- Mental Illness
- Mobility Challenges
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Premature Newborn
- Sensory Integration Disorder
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Tourette Syndrome
- Visual Impairment
Elementary Education/Special Education/ELL/ESL
Illinois State University
- Meal Preparation
- Light Housekeeping
- Swimming Supervision
- Potty Training
- Travel with Family
- Willing to run errands as needed
- Willing to drive children to events, school, appointments, or carpooling
- Finishing homework
- Checking answers
- Studying for a test
- Basic math
- Elementary science
- Essay writing
- Social studies