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Monica G.

Babysitter in Elgin, IL 60120.

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Elgin, IL

  • Age 40
  • 18 years paid experience
  • Female

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Rating Average rating of 5 (32 reviews)

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Highly Recommended!

Monica is great. My son is older and it's difficult to get him engaged in something besides anything with a scre...

- Amy G.
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Preferred Rate $12-$15 per hour

Monica’s Bio

MY PHONE # 224-650-4488
I have more than 17 years of experience as nanny and babysitting. I paid my college degree working as a nanny and babysitting while living in Spain and here. I also have experience working with kids of different ages as an elementary school teacher for 5 years in a public school. Now I work as a full time teacher but older age kids since 2007. Besides this I volunteered for 3 months in a children's camp in Colombia in 1999 after an earthquake.
 I speak several languages (Spanish, Catalan, English, French, Italian,) love children, pets. I consider myself a responsible,  caring, fun, educated babysitter. I always bring my bag full of activities and games to play with the kids.
I have a reliable 2008 car and perfect driving record. I'm a US citizen. I'm CPR and AED certified and I have babysat kids with autism, Rett syndrome, diabetes, pulmonar disease, and learning disabilities. I have been trained for all above.
When I'm done with the kids I babysit I try to clean any mess we made playing and help with basic housekeeping without even been asked to do.
I'm available school holidays, nights (after 3pm) and weekends. I don't mind working overnights, and long distance jobs if pay and hours are right.
I look forward to having fun with your little ones!!
 

Experience

Age Specific Experience

18 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)

More than 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

  • 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
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder/Pervasive Developmental Disorder/Asperger Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Diabetes
  • Down Syndrome
  • Epilepsy
  • Hearing Loss
  • Juvenile Diabetes
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mental Illness
  • Mobility Challenges
  • Rett Syndrome
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Visual Impairment

Special Needs Services Experience

  • Administering Medication
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Assistance With Transportation
  • Bathing
  • Bed Baths
  • Dressing Assistance
  • Feeding Assistance
  • Grooming and Hygiene
  • Mobility Assistance
  • Positive Behavioral Support
  • Repositioning
  • Specific Meal Preparation (foods to avoid, etc.)

Availability

My availability calendar is valid through 12/5/2016

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Skills & Abilities

Languages Spoken:

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Other
  • Spanish

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

Homework Help:

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

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

5 star  (28)
4 star  
3 star  (1)
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1 star  (3)
1

Monica left me an email while I was at work saying she had an interview and she couldn't make it on time. I didn't know if she was coming late or not at all. I tried to contact her through email and phone but she did not reply by either method. I had to find someone else.

- Janet K.

Provider's Response

I have never worked for this family. I wrote and told them I had an interview with my University for my graduation and I couldnt make it due to distance and time. I told them 2 days in advance and they just leave this bad comment.

5

Monica has been great. She has helped watch my 2.5 year old daughter while I've done projects around the house. My daughter keeps asking about her. Would highly recommend her. - Andrew E.

- Andrew E.
5

Monica is wonderful with our 2.5 year old son. She puts parents at ease with her energy and qualifications. She deserves the highest rating possible!

- Jennifer S.
5

Monica is a wonderful sitter! I have four boys who adore her and always look forward to her watching them. She interacts with them playing games, reading, etc. She is always on time and has the house clean when we get home. She is awesome!

- Andrea G.

Provider's Response

You must say..4 boys! but they are nice and fun to be around. Well behaved and loving family.

5

My girls want to invite her for a sleepover! Very prompt, engaging and responsible.
Julie C.

- Julie C.
5

She was great, and my son had a great time with her. He was talking about her for several days afterwards.

- Melissa R.
5

My Daughter loves Monica!!!! She is sad when she leaves. My house is spotless when we arrive home and she is always playing with my daughter, reading to her and teaching her new things. She is worth every penny we pay her and I feel fortunate that we have her to watch Rachael!!!!!

- Kandi D.

Provider's Response

I really enjoy visiting Rachel. I feel at home when im at their house with Rachel. She is so fun to be with. Time flies!

5

Excellent, did a great job and the kids loved her and they don't take to everyone! Thanks again Monica!

- Nancy O.

Provider's Response

I love working for this family. Carla and Ellis are so fun and loving. It is fun to work with them!

5

I use Monica regularly as a Saturday Day Care provider in my office. I would highly recommend her for any child care position.

- Jill P.
3

Monica seemed pretty good with our girls at first. The third time we had her sit for us, we needed to come home earlier than we normally do (after 3 hours). Before we came home that night, we had asked Monica to babysit for us the next weekend while we attended an important event. After we came home early, I had a feeling that she was going to cancel for our important event. The day prior to this event, I called to confirm that Monica was still planning on sitting for us. She said that she was so I didn't worry. She called me the day of the event and cancelled saying that she was sick. She has not accepted a job from us since then.

- Nicolle L.

Provider's Response

I got a Bartholin's gland cyst and it was so painful. It just grows fast. I had to be in the emergency room that night to have surgery. They never called me again from that day. It is not I didn't accept a job from them since then.

5

We love Monica and so do our daughters. We have been using Monica for over a year now and I just kept forgetting to get on here and post a review - she is GREAT! She is extremely prompt and great with the kids. My girls are 11 months and 2 years old so it can be a challenge and Monica does great. My two year old asks for her and gets excited when she knows she is coming over. We hope keep her as part of the extended family as the girls get bigger!

- Erin S.

Provider's Response

I feel like visiting friends when I go to babysit for Erin. I love being with Vivian and Madeleine. I feel it is the extension of my home and I feel totally comfortable. Thanks for your comments. You are a lovely family to work with.

5

My wife and I never met Monica before, but we had a short notice babysitting job for all day for our two boys (2 years and 2 months).

Monica responded to our ad promptly. She came on time and was very pleasant. The kids loved her. I'm definitely keeping her on my short list for future babysitting needs.

Thanks Monica!!

- Michael H.
5

Monica saved my date night! My original babysitter never showed up and Monica was willing and able to take her place. She showed up within just a few hours of my job posting and was very pleasant! My kids loved her and she is such a great and positive person! I recommend her to anyone : ) Thank you Monica!!

- Julie J.
1

We talked on the phone with Monica, and she really made a good impression. At the end of conversation we discuss a possible time for an interview. Saturday was working for both of us, depending on the weather. If it rains--she will come for an interview, if not--then Monday. Guess what, I called her three times (for it was raining since early morning), left her three voicemails on her phone, sent her an e-mail--in order to meet with her on Saturday (for she had some plans for Sunday), and today is Monday night--and I never heard a word from her... All I know I'm happy I found out about her irresponsibility before I even hired her.

- Irina O.

Provider's Response

I told her to call me after 9am that Saturday if there was a change of plans. She called me non stop from 7am in the morning until 8am. I left her a message that I was not interested and this is her review as revenge. Future sitters, don't contact this lady.

5

We hired Monica for the first time (about four hours) we ever used a baby sitter for our three month old daughter. We were nervous leaving her for the first time. However, Monica came early and listened carefully to our information about our baby's needs and routines. We had a family member who was there while Monica was, and he said she was great! She did not watch TV or read a book but focused all her time on our daughter. Our daughter looked rested and comfortable when we returned. We would love to have her work with us again, but unfortunately we live rather far from her; we would highly recommend her.

- Betsy B.
5

Monica came over to look after my two boys ages 6 months and nearly 4 years old. She did a great job with both of them and even face-painted with my eldest and texted me the pictures! What a thoughtful gesture! I highly recommend her for any sitting job.

- Melanie C.
5

I was new to Sitter sitty and nervous about hiring someone sight unseen to be a tour guide for my 11 year old son when I visited Chicago recently on business. Monica was a dream come true. She and I had a couple of good detailed phone conversationns to plan the itenerary. She did lots of very exennsive research on Metra schedules, ticket prices of places to see and hours of operation. She met us promptly, was totally charming and got wonderful reports from my son for the great time they had together. And it was a total BONUS educationally that Minica speaks 5 languages and used lots of Spanish with my son who's in 1st year Spanish & spoke German at the Octoberfest. I highly reccommend her!

- Marty H.
5

Monica was very nice, on-time, flexible & interactive with our boys. She also made herself available on very short notice. We definitely recommend her & would use her again.

- Amy M.
5

Monica has a very calm, sweet attitude with my three year old twins - she is able to maintain order while still making sure that they have a great time with her! She is reliable and very capable. She is also very willing to do whatever she can to help out if there is a need at short notice. We are happy to have found her and can recommend her to any family with young kids.

- Shalini E.
1

We interviewed several candidates for our family. When Monica did not receive the job, she wrote me a very unprofessional and rude email stating how much money she lost because she did not get the position with us. She said that she is reporting me to SitterCity. HAHA - feel free. Parents read all of the reviews for Monica, including her rebuttals. There is some concerning undertones in her replies. What is interesting is that we would have used Monica's services in the future... but NOT now!

- Thaddeus A.

Provider's Response

They promised me the job. They wanted me to meet before starting the 3 day full time job and I told Thad to assure me because it was a long drive and they told me to come, no problem. I showed up and told me just there, one day before taking the job that they wanted me for a future job date to meet me and in 5 min they told me to leave because they just wanted to see me. I felt upset but for respect of the kids I left and then contacted them to ask why that behavior and today I have this comment about me. I never wrote them in a rude or unprofessional way but only asked why they promised me a 3 days full time job at the weekend and last minute they say they found someone else.
I'm sad that some parents...are this way and affect the average rating of good sitters. Normally parents who only spent 5 min or less with me put bad reviews.
The two men- the parents- played with me until last minute holding me. If I would have accepted another job last minute...that is unprofessional and rude. The reverse is what they did. They never told me other candidates, they mentioned it was me who got the job until yesterday at 8pm.

5

Monica is great, she is responsible, great heart, kids love her, great energy, excellent role model and more importantly exudes trust. It was a pleasure having her as help.

- Matthew M.
5

Monica is loved by my four year old boy and me too! She is so much fun and engaging with my son. We went on a road trip (the three of us) and had a blast! She just rolled with how the weekend went and how I would need her assistance here and there. I have had her sit many many times and she has never let us down. Always a smile on my son's face and relief and peace in my heart. Quite an accomplishment.

- Amanda P.
5

Monica has helped us out of more than one difficult situation on very short notice. She is great with all 3 of our girls, and when she is scheduled at 8AM, we can always to see her, in her car in our driveway at 745, waiting to come ring our bell. The girls always have a great time with her, despite knowing they cannot budge her an inch on the rules. I just don't worry when Monica is there.

- Johnsons F.
5

Monica is WONDERFUL!!! She watched my 20 month old several times and I was extremely pleased. I loved the way she interacted with him and watched him carefully. Thank you Monica!!

- Alison C.
5

Monica came to our house with a bag full of goodies in order to keep my daughter occupied for the entire day and help provide company to my mother-in-law who was in town, but has health concerns of her own. My daughter had a great time that day and my mother-in-law continuously commented on how professional, respectful, and fun Monica was that day. I recommend Monica for future jobs and will arrange to have her come again should we need her.- Nathalie D.

- Nathalie D.
5
Worry-free date night

Monica did a great job watching our infant son, while we had our first date night out since he was born. She responded quickly to all communications, was prompt in arriving, and had a friendly warm attitude. Thank you, Monica!

- Hannah D.
5
Very great experience!

Monica was a huge satisfaction, she was prompt, communicated very well, and was very flexible when she didn't have to be. I only worry that we made it too complicated for her, but she was very respectful of our needs and situation and made the very best out of it! Our 2 boys had a lot of fun with her, next time we are in Chicago, we will definitely be reaching out to Monica again.

Monica - Thank you so much for being so accommodating, I apologize for how hectic things got there, I hope it was not too stressful for you!

- Matthew C.

Provider's Response

Thanks for your review. I loved spending time with the guys. They were amazing fun! Next time I will arrange my situation in a better way so I can be for real flexible.
Thanks for trusting me. You were wonderful.

5
Super reliable

Monica showed up on time and stayed and hour longer, all the while taking care of 20 plus kids at a party. She was positive and extremely active through out the night. I highly recommend Monica for any baby sitting needs and will use her services again in the future.

- Siddharth P.
5
Good experience

Monica was on time and the kids had a great evening with her.

- Jeffery W.

Provider's Response

Thanks for your comment! You have such wonderful kids! I had a great time with them too! I look forward to working with you again soon!

5
Excellent Sitter

Monica was great with our 13 month old son. She jumped right in and started playing with our son which instantly made him feel at ease with her. You could tell she was experienced and knew what she was doing which made my husband and I feel at ease as well. She had no problem feeding or putting our son down for bed either. She was great. I would definitely recommend Monica as a babysitter.

- Kelsey H.
5
Great!

Monica was great! Right on time and had such a great demeanor with the kids. The girls all loved her. She is very experienced and knew what to do when my "rambunctious" kids would not go to bed. I will definitely have her again!

- Mary G.
5
Highly Recommended!

Monica is great. My son is older and it's difficult to get him engaged in something besides anything with a screen. Monica got him out of the house and initiated activities with him that he enjoyed. After she left he continued to tell me how he really liked her. She helped me around the house and kept everything nice and clean. She is beyond qualified to take excellent care of children of all ages. I will hire her again and I would recommend her to my closest friends!

- Amy G.
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Monica G.
Monica G.
Elgin, IL 60120
40

years
of age

18

years experience

Preferred Rate $12-$15 per hour

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