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Jamie B. Babysitter in Chicago, IL 60659. Looking for work as a babysitter.

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Chicago, IL

  • Age 31
  • 15 years paid experience
  • Female

Last signed in: Within four months

Rating Average rating of 5 (5 reviews)

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Jamie has worked for my family for 2+ years as a nanny/house manager/personal assistant. She is amazing with my ...

- Robyn M.
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Preferred Rate $25-$30 per hour

Jamie’s Bio

Hi there!  My name is Jamie and after finishing my Masters in Art Education at Columbia College in 2010, I was hired as a house manager and nanny for an amazing family in Austin, Texas.  As I transitioned their youngest to full-day Kindergarden in the fall of 2013, my husband and I used the opportunity to relocate back to Chicago to be closer to our family and friends. Since returning to the city, I have been working to fulfill both the childcare and household management needs of an equally wonderful family in Wilmette and am currently looking to add a few families to my occasional sitting/personal assistant roster.

I have such a passion and respect for the perspective, unique opinions, and creative ideas of children and am hoping to establish a connection with a few new families that value the importance of art and imagination in their homes as much as I do.   As a caregiver entering your home and family dynamic, I realize the importance of consistency in your child's world, respect the structure you've created, and welcome conversations about how to best integrate our interactions.  Additionally, as a caregiver/assistant, I believe the importance of reliability, punctuality, and discretion cannot be underestimated.

Throughout my graduate curriculum, subsequent student teaching, and years of childcare experience, I have worked closely to ensure the success and accommodate the needs of exceptional and special needs children.

While children are often my primary focus, I am also capable of and comfortable with facilitating areas more often held under a "Personal Assistant" or "Estate Manager" title.  I have planned catered parties and benefits for groups of 100+, coordinated appointments, schedules, travel, and packing for large families, arranged flowers, bought and wrapped birthday and holiday gifts, cooked for dinner parties, organized and purged the family home, coordinated an interior rehab and renovation, kept up with household shopping needs including grocery, cleaning, and organization, traveled as a caregiver with the family, taken care of pet needs including euthanasia appointments, etc...

For more information, please make sure to check out my reviews in both the "Babysitting" and "Nannying" sections of my profile and feel free to contact me with requests for additional information or references, photos of past projects, and/or to set up a Meet & Greet. Thanks so much for your interest and happy childcare hunting!

Experience

Age Specific Experience

15 years of paid child care experience with:

  • First year
  • Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
  • Preschooler (3 to 5 years)
  • Grade School (6 to 11 years)
  • Pre-teen/Teenagers (12 years and over)

4 to 5 years of infant care experience

  • Instruction (proper swaddling, feeding, changing, bathing)
  • Assist with setting a routine
  • Mother's helper
  • Occasional care

Special Needs Experience

Special Needs Care Experience

  • Cognitive Disabilities
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Medical/Special Healthcare Needs
  • Social/Emotional

Special Needs Conditional Experience

  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Autism
  • Hearing Loss
  • Learning Disabilities

Special Needs Services Experience

  • Administering Medication
  • Assistance With Transportation
  • Bathing
  • Dressing Assistance
  • Positive Behavioral Support
  • Specific Meal Preparation (foods to avoid, etc.)

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Skills & Abilities

Homework Help:

  • Finishing homework
  • Checking answers
  • Studying for a test
  • Proofreading
  • Basic Math
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Elementary Science
  • Earth Science
  • Science
  • English
  • Essay Writing
  • Social Studies

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

Reviews

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Jamie was very punctual, actually arriving a few minutes early. Very friendly and professional. Our 16 month old was very comfortable with her from the start.-not a tear shed as we headed out the door. She followed all of our notes and suggestions. Our toddler was well fed, bathed, and tucked in sound asleep when we arrived home. We were able to enjoy date night without a worry!

- Joseph K.

Provider's Response

Wow! What sweet things to say. I'm looking forward to sitting for you guys again soon!

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Jamie has sat for us twice now, and she's been fantastic both times: prompt arrival, very flexible (our return time was off by several hours on the first engagement), and completely at ease with 2 active, talkative kids (ages 7 and 10) and a curious dog. I feel completely confident having her sit for our children at any time, and would highly recommend her services to others.

- Kelly T.
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Jamie has babysat for us twice, and she was great both times. She is very punctual and careful to note all instructions for the evening. She interacts with the children and plays games with them. We felt very comfortable leaving our 2 toddlers with her and would use her again.

- Brady And Kelly S.
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Jamie has taken care of my two boys, ages 4 1/2 and 2 for the past 5 months and has been outstanding! I have never had a worry leaving her in charge. Besides being punctual and neat, Jamie has established an amazing bond with my children. She spends hours working with my boys on beautiful art projects creating a love of art that I hope will last a lifetime. Jamie is always kind, gracious and even tempered with the boys and they enjoy every moment they spend with her. Jamie has been a wonderul asset to our family!

- Kristen V.
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Jamie has worked for my family for 2+ years as a nanny/house manager/personal assistant. She is amazing with my children, has never been late, loves animals, arrives with crafts & projects and consistently goes above & beyond in every way. I trust her completely with my children and in my home. She stays with my kids while we travel and has traveled with us. She is very easy to have in our home and on our vacations. She organizes our home, helps plans parties, sorts mail, picks up, grocery shops, light cooking, manages service vendors & contractors and pretty much runs our home. She is very organized, trustworthy and capable. She is the best nanny and assistant I have ever had and we are devastated to lose her as she is moving out of our area. Please call me for a reference at (512) 585-6438.

- Robyn M.
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References

Katsy J. is a reference for Jamie B. Relationship: Client
Robyn M. is a reference for Jamie B. Relationship: Former Employer
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Jamie B.
Chicago, IL 60659
31

years
of age

15

years experience

Preferred Rate $25-$30 per hour

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