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Looking for work as a babysitter.

  • 10 years paid experience
  • Babysitter in Des Plaines, IL 60016

Meet Laura

  • Comfortable with pets
  • Has a car

Hello, my name is Laura Porras I am 21 years of age. To begin with I would like to tell you a little bit about myself. I am Currently a college student studying to one day become a Wildlife Veterinarian. When I'm not at school some of the things that I like to do in my leisure time include spending time with my family, reading, or going for nature walks. Overall, I would say that I am a well educated family oriented girl that knows how to take on responsibility and care for others. That being said, I am here looking to obtain a position as a part-time baby sitter. The qualifications I posses are having experience with children ranging from ages 2-10 years of age. These children that I speak of are my nieces and nephews, so it is quiet frequent that I see them and care for them. Read more I consider it to be one of my talents to be able to calm them down when they become fussy by turning their frustrations into fun or happiness. For example, when the kids are upset that they cannot go outside on a day when it rains I suggest doing crafts like making jewelry for the girls, or building Legos for the boys. This way the kids still get to do an activity that is stimulating even thought they cant go outside. Although I do not posses any types of training or certifications I have taken human development classes as well as child psychology classes that have enlightened me both to the stages of childhood as well as the cognition of children.

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  • Generally available afternoons, evenings and weekends
  • After school care availability

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Willing to care for 3 children per sitting

$15-$20/hr for the first child, $10 for each additional child

  • Infants (age 0-11 months) expand

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

    • Cognitive Disabilities
    • Physical Disabilities
    • Medical/Special Healthcare Needs
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Delayed Speech
    • Mobility Challenges
    • Seizures
    • Administering Medication
    • Bathing
    • Grooming and Hygiene
    • Lifting and Transferring
    • Mobility Assistance
    • Recreational Music or Art Therapy



Attended Triton College


Additional services

  • Meal Preparation
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Swimming Supervision
  • Crafts
  • Potty Training
  • Willing to run errands as needed
  • Willing to drive children to events, school, appointments, or carpooling
  • Homework expand

    • Finishing homework
    • Checking answers
    • Studying for a test
    • Proofreading
    • Basic math
    • Pre-algebra
    • Elementary science
    • Earth science
    • Science
    • English
    • Essay writing
    • Social studies

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