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Simona I.

Babysitter in Chicago, IL 60626.

Looking for work as a babysitter.

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Chicago, IL

  • Age 36
  • 10 years paid experience
  • Female

Last signed in: Within four months

Rating Average rating of 5 (1 review)

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Simona is reliable, friendly, and great with the kids. She has been taking care of our children for a few weeks...

- Laura D.
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Preferred Rate $15-$20 per hour

Simona’s Bio

I started working in the childcare industry over 10 years ago and since then I have worked with a plethora of families be it full- time, part-time, occasional, seasonal, etc. as well as within the Chicago Public School system. I hold a B.S. in Psychology and currently looking into Social Work Masters degrees. I am currently working in a non-profit social service agency here in Chicago with youth at high-risk. I am bilingual, English and Romanian, and also have basic knowledge of Spanish and Italian. My caregiving approach is straight forward: engage by being attentive to the children's needs and by offering affection and care, while setting up firm limits and teaching responsibilities. Always work in tandem with the parents, establish norms and reinforce them! Favorite activities with children are reading as I myself am a voracious reader, art projects, walks to parks, biking, swimming, taking them to museums, library, teach about good nutrition, and engage them in cooking , taking them on activities, etc.

Experience

Age Specific Experience

10 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)

6 to 10 years of infant care experience

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

Special Needs Experience

Special Needs Care Experience

  • Social/Emotional

Special Needs Conditional Experience

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder/Pervasive Developmental Disorder/Asperger Syndrome
  • Sensory Integration Disorder

Special Needs Services Experience

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

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My availability calendar is valid through 8/20/2016

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Skills & Abilities

Languages Spoken:

  • Other

Additional Services:

  • Meal Preparation
  • Laundry
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Crafts
  • Potty Training
  • Willing to drive children to events, school, appointments, or carpooling

Homework Help:

  • Finishing homework
  • Checking answers
  • Studying for a test
  • Proofreading
  • Basic Math
  • English
  • Essay Writing
  • Social Studies

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

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Excellent

Simona is reliable, friendly, and great with the kids. She has been taking care of our children for a few weeks now, coming to our home a few evenings per week. She also helps us with preparing food and cleaning up and other basic things. We chose her because she speaks both Romanian and English fluently and has been teaching the kids. I recommend her very highly!

- Laura D.

References

Susan M. is a reference for Simona I. Relationship: Former Employer
Jill C. is a reference for Simona I. Relationship: Client
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Simona I.
Simona I.
Chicago, IL 60626
36

years
of age

10

years experience

Preferred Rate $15-$20 per hour

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