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Looking for work as a babysitter.

  • 17 years paid experience
  • Age 38
  • Babysitter in Chicago, IL 60625

Meet Candyss

  • Early Childhood Special Education Certification
  • Speaks English
  • Comfortable with pets

Hello! By day, I'm a Northside child & adolescent psychotherapist who works on the Southside of Chicago. With a passion for child and youth development, I have a decade of experience as a caregiver for children from birth to 15 years of age in not only home settings, but within large and small childcare centers as well. Before finishing my dual master's of Social Work & Jurisprudence program, I spent time in the field of non-profit early childhood education advocacy and had the pleasure of being able to plan and implement age appropriate activities for children/teens within a wide range of developmental stages. I'm looking for a few families as a relief and/or date-night sitter, because everyone needs a night out. I am very creative, loving, and will provide the level of childcare and child development skills any family can rely on. I'm certified I'm mental health first aid, and Read more am more than willing to renew my CPR/First-aid training as well. Thanks in advance for your consideration!

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Availability

  • Generally available evenings, late nights and weekends

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Noreen D.

4/24/2019

Candyss is wonderful. Our 5-month old is so comfortable with her and we have no concerns at all leaving him with her. I only wish we lived here and could use Candyss all the time!

Noreen D.

4/20/2019

Great sitter

Sittercity Parent

3/28/2019

Candyss was communicative, on time, and kids loved her. We would have her again.

Naomi G.

3/24/2019

Candyss was such a great Babysitter, my son said she was the best babysitter he had ever had. She chatted and engaged with the kids and sent us updates as to how it was going. I will definitely be booking her again!

Mahesh V.

3/17/2019

Karin K.

3/3/2019

Candyss was amazing! She arrived right on time and bonded with my kids immediately. She sent us a couple of updates during the evening, including some pictures the kids asked her to take. They've already asked if she can come back again soon!

Taylor W.

12/9/2018

Sittercity Parent

10/22/2018

April G.

10/17/2018

Sittercity Parent

6/17/2018

Candyss was great - flexible, on time, and excellent with our son.

Katharine O.

1/1/2018

Great! On time and reliable.

Experience

Willing to care for 3 children per sitting

$16-$21/hr for the first child, $5 for each additional child

  • Infants (age 0-11 months) expand

    • Assist with setting a routine
    • 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
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
    • Administering Medication
    • Respiratory Care

Education

Social Work & Children's Law and Policy

Graduated Loyola University of Chicago 2017

References

Additional services

  • Meal Preparation
  • Laundry
  • Swimming Supervision
  • Crafts
  • Potty Training
  • Willing to drive children to events, school, appointments, or carpooling
  • Homework expand

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

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