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Looking for work as a babysitter.

  • 25 years paid experience
  • Babysitter in Chicago, IL 60618

Meet Melissa

Hello, my name is Missy. I am the proud mother of an 18 year-old son who is on the autism spectrum. I have 35 years of experience in the childcare field. I was a nanny for a family of three for almost seven years. The ages of the children when I started ranged from newborn to 7 years old. I then had my own childcare business that I ran from my home. I have experience caring for twins as well as children of various ages. Because my son is on the autism spectrum, I also have experience caring for children with special needs. One of my strengths is that I have a lot of patience. I'm a writer and performer and love being creative. I was a top rated sitter for Chime by Sittercity. I continue to work with many of the families I met through Chime. I can provide Read more a current background check if needed.

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Availability

  • Generally available evenings and weekends
  • Before and after school care availability

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Christine B.

5/4/2019

Sarah H.

4/28/2019

Katie H.

4/26/2019

Christine B.

4/7/2019

Missy is fantastic. Wonderful with my kids, they are always so excited to see her.

Kate K.

3/17/2019

Missy was great! My 6 and 7 year olds loved hanging out with her. She was entirely professional and would absolutely use her again. Highly recommend.

Kiarri K.

2/14/2019

She was great with the girls, and she tidied up after they went to bed.

Christine B.

2/10/2019

Missy is lovely! Very patient, kind and sweet. She was prompt and easily fell into hanging out with my 7 and 4 year old

Sittercity Parent

2/2/2019

Kate W.

12/10/2018

Katie H.

10/24/2018

Kate W.

10/15/2018

Missy did wonderfully with our 1.5 year old daughter, and we would be thrilled to book her again. She arrived 10 minutes ahead of schedule, instantly bonded with our daughter, and kept me updated throughout the evening via text. She even tidied up after she put our daughter to bed, which was not expected by any means but was highly appreciated. I would highly recommend Missy to anyone.

Emily H.

10/3/2018

Michelle S.

9/23/2018

Absolutely phenomenal sitter. She did a wonderful job with my 5yo and 3yo and was incredibly flexible when we had to change our times last minute. Has a teenage son so knows exactly how to deal with kids. Loved having her and will 1000% book her again.

Catherine B.

9/22/2018

Sittercity Parent

9/11/2018

Missy was amazing with my boys. Would recommend her a thousand times over!!

Marie S.

8/25/2018

Love how well missy relates to the kids

Kate A.

8/20/2018

Betina Y.

8/20/2018

Katie H.

7/21/2018

Marie S.

7/15/2018

Kate A.

7/8/2018

Missy was great with our 11 week old baby and 2 1/2 year old. She showed up a few minutes early and texted us when both were asleep. I would definitely request her again.

Anmol S.

6/29/2018

Missy was wonderful! She was very good with connecting with my children, they liked her right away which is not always the case. She was invested in getting to know them and assisting in whatever way we needed. I would definitely call her again in the future!

Josh S.

6/24/2018

Missy was amazing and our kids loved her. She went above and beyond for us by staying later than planned and putting kids in bed.

Marie S.

6/17/2018

Sittercity Parent

6/9/2018

Meg W.

5/28/2018

Katie H.

5/2/2018

Sittercity Parent

4/27/2018

Sittercity Parent

3/27/2018

Betina Y.

3/18/2018

Sittercity Parent

3/16/2018

Missy is wonderful. She has babysat for us a few times and is always a few minutes early, and we feel very comfortable leaving her with our son. She even cleaned up our living room and did the few dishes that were out, which is such a nice plus that we didn't even ask her to do. We will have her back again and again!

Catherine B.

3/12/2018

Sittercity Parent

3/10/2018

Missy was so great, both with my 10 mo old daughter and my 6 yr old son. She started playing with my son right away and worked her way to getting my daughter comfortable. She kept in touch throughout the evening which was great. She even helped with the dishes and put stuff away. Def would recommend her and will ask her to sit again!

Catherine B.

3/3/2018

Catherine B.

1/27/2018

Missy is a gem! She is so warm and my children took to her immediately. Can't wait to have her back!

Sittercity Parent

1/12/2018

Sittercity Parent

12/16/2017

Loved her. It was my first timer using an online service, and it was a great experience. Highly recommend her.

Sittercity Parent

12/14/2017

Sittercity Parent

12/4/2017

Marie S.

11/19/2017

Sittercity Parent

11/12/2017

Missy was great! She arrived a few minutes early and after initial greetings quickly asked if there was anything she needed to know about our son, ie what to do if he wakes up, etc. (He was asleep before she came). She had a very warm and calm demeanor which helped us feel comfortable having her watch our son. After she left we noticed she had tidied up the play area and even washed some dishes in the kitchen, even though we didn't ask her to do any of that. What a treat! We would for sure use her again.

Meghan C.

10/29/2017

Missy was wonderful. We felt immediately comfortable with her! She put our toddler down for the night easily. We will definitely use Missy again!

Fareen K.

10/21/2017

Katie H.

9/10/2017

Sittercity Parent

9/5/2017

We were happy with Missy - she was prompt and kept us informed via text on our daughter. Our daughter seemed to have a good time with her.

Betina Y.

8/20/2017

Meg W.

7/30/2017

Sittercity Parent

7/23/2017

Missy was wonderful. She's warm and my kids loved her. She texted a detailed report of how the night went with my 1 and 3 year old. And best of all, we'd just gotten back from a long trip and our house was messy and she picked up for us! I highly recommend her!

George T.

6/25/2017

Missy is fabulous! She's so friendly and the kids loved her. We will definitely use Missy again.

Sittercity Parent

6/18/2017

Perfect in Every way! Merry Poppins! Normally our son cries when we leave, but he could not wait for us to go. She was singing and he was laughing in minutes. She has a son of her own so knows kids and was a true delight.

Sittercity Parent

6/11/2017

Missy is phenomenal with our children and our household. We can't wait to have her back!

Natalie M.

6/10/2017

Missy was great with my four year old son. He said she was his favorite sitter! She played and went outside and really conmected with him.

Mary C.

5/21/2017

Missy was very good and came with a very proactive approach. Just made our super busy Saturday go easier... my son really enjoyed his time with her. Thank you

Whitney A.

5/15/2017

Jessica B.

5/15/2017

Fareen K.

5/9/2017

Missy was great with my kids! My kids really enjoyed hanging out with her and she really engaged with them in conversation and play. She was on time and responsive to my last minute changes. We will definitely book her again.

Sittercity Parent

5/7/2017

It was so reassuring to book Missy knowing that she is a mom who has seen it all! She was so kind and attentive to our little one. Would definitely book again!

George T.

4/22/2017

Missy was lovely! The kids loved her and she did a terrific job. We will certainly be using her again.

Sittercity Parent

3/20/2017

Missy was easily able to handle anything my son came up with. Her calm and experience make her a great choice for my son's energy and quirks.

Vivian M.

3/11/2017

Missy was very calm and kind with my two young children. They went to bed earlier and were already asleep for at least half an hour by the time I came home. This was Missy's first time sitting for us, and we hope to have her over more often.

Experience

Willing to care for 3 children per sitting

$20-$25/hr for the first child, $3 for each additional child

  • Infants (age 0-11 months) expand

    • Mother's helper
    • Occasional care
  • Toddlers (age 1-3)
  • Preschooler (age 4-5)
  • Grade School (age 6-11)
  • Special needs expand

    • Cognitive Disabilities
    • Social/Emotional
    • Asperger's Syndrome
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
    • Autism
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder/Pervasive Developmental Disorder/Asperger Syndrome
    • Administering Medication

Education

Music Theatre/Music Therapy

Attended Shenandoah University

References

Additional services

  • Meal Preparation
  • Laundry
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Crafts
  • Potty Training
  • Homework

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