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Looking for work as a babysitter or nanny

  • 7 years paid experience
  • Age 26
  • Babysitter in Oak Park, IL 60302

Meet Maria

  • Speaks English and Spanish
  • Comfortable with pets

I am a graduate student at Roosevelt University getting a PsyD in clinical psychology, with a children and family concentration. I graduated from Northwestern University with a major in Human Development and Psychological Services/ Latin@ Studies. I love working for children and families! I have been babysitting for as long as I can remember. Currently I am looking for a position that compliments my graduate school classes. I have availability all day Thursday-Sunday and am willing to help out any time within those dates weekly. I just moved to Oak Park and am hoping to create relationships with local families for whom I can do evening sittings, date night sittings, or weekend sittings for. I am also looking for a summer nanny position. Feel free to message me to discuss your families needs! In addition to babysitting, I have professional experience working with children. I served for Jumpstart for four Read more years - an AmeriCorps program where college students go into a preschool to teach a research based curriculum. I've also had internships working at a youth camp with World Relief with kids from all over the world, at Lurie Children's Hospital, and LEEP forward, a therapeutic preschool for children with special needs. My last job was as the children's advocate at a domestic violence shelter. I have experience working with newborns up to adolescents 17 years old. I enjoy spending time with children doing puzzles, cooking, reading, arts & crafts, painting, playing with clay/play-doh, building blocks, and playing outdoors.

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Availability

Babysitter

  • Generally available mornings, afternoons, evenings, late nights and weekends
  • Daytime care availability during summer months
  • Before and after school care availability

Nanny

  • Willing to consider either a part time or full time position
  • Seeking Summer Position, Short-term (1 to 3 months), Temporary (4 to 12 months), Permanent (1 to 2 years), Permanent (2 or more years) employment
  • Start date is flexible
  • My availability is valid through 7/17/18

Ratings & reviews

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Michelle P.

5/11/2019

Maria did an excellent job with my boys. She got them out of the house to play soccer and followed all my instructions regarding their bedtime routine. We will definitely use her again!

Jennifer S.

4/29/2019

Sittercity Parent

4/28/2019

Perfect ! Easy to make arrangements with and was accommodating and gave us updates :)

Sarah L.

4/13/2019

Jessica D.

4/12/2019

Sittercity Parent

4/6/2019

Puja R.

4/5/2019

Sittercity Parent

4/5/2019

Maria was wonderful! First time we needed a babysitter for our newborn, so I was nervous about leaving, but everything went great! We’ll definitely book her again.

Julia W.

4/1/2019

Arelys L.

3/22/2019

Alison E.

3/15/2019

Sittercity Parent

3/12/2019

Maria was great as a sitter! She came by for a short sitting with our 2 year old. They had a wonderful time and she even got him to eat broccoli - which is no small feat! Highly recommend her and will be booking with her again.

Kristy H.

1/27/2019

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1/24/2019

Lauren M.

1/8/2019

Clayton K.

1/6/2019

Easy to communicate with and on time. Awesome.

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1/5/2019

Kowa T.

1/5/2019

Kim G.

1/3/2019

Becky K.

12/22/2018

Maria was on time and professional. My 20-month-old daughter enjoyed playing with her.

Dominika D.

12/22/2018

Dominika D.

12/20/2018

Dominika D.

12/20/2018

Maria is great. She was punctual and pleasant. My daughter loves her and they had a great time. She is very responsive. She fed, bathed and put my daughter to sleep. Will definitely use again.

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12/19/2018

Jill W.

12/18/2018

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12/17/2018

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12/15/2018

Maria was absolutely wonderful. This was the first time we had used a sitter outside of family and friends for our 4-month old. We are looking forward to using her again.

Samuel V.

11/20/2018

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11/9/2018

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10/22/2018

Moira K.

9/14/2018

My 4 and 2-year old kids warmed up to her right away. She was friendly, engaging and kept me updated on how they were doing while we were out.

Jennifer D.

8/25/2018

Jeanine S.

8/14/2018

Maria was on-time, pleasant, and engaging to my 2 year old son, who fell in love with her.

Debbie M.

8/13/2018

Jackie P.

7/20/2018

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7/14/2018

Cheryl C.

7/6/2018

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6/10/2018

Jennifer H.

6/10/2018

Julia M.

6/5/2018

Stephanie K.

6/4/2018

Our daughter woke up early to tell us that she wanted to have Maria sit for her again, which is pretty much the strongest endorsement possible. We really liked her and hope to book her again!

Michelle R.

6/2/2018

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5/28/2018

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5/27/2018

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5/22/2018

Emily H.

5/11/2018

Jill L.

5/2/2018

Olivia H.

4/14/2018

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4/11/2018

Holly P.

4/7/2018

Emily L.

3/30/2018

Amazing! Maria was on time, immediately engaged with my boys (1 1/2 & 3 1/2) and had them bathed and in bed right at bedtime. She checked in to let us know when they were all tucked in. My husband and I had a super relaxed dinner out knowing our kids were well taken care of.

Meghan B.

3/25/2018

Diana G.

3/17/2018

Maria was super nice and immediately hit if off with my 3 year old daughter. I felt at ease all night. She was great! Thanks Maria!

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2/25/2018

Rebecca B.

2/24/2018

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2/18/2018

Dawn G.

2/17/2018

Karen F.

2/11/2018

Katie H.

2/10/2018

Maria was very prompt and did a great job sending us updates during the evening!

Cheryl C.

1/31/2018

Michelle W.

1/22/2018

Jenna S.

1/6/2018

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12/30/2017

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12/3/2017

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12/2/2017

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11/26/2017

Lee R.

11/11/2017

Annie C.

11/2/2017

Sara L.

9/19/2017

Sittercity Parent

9/13/2017

Maria is absolutely terrific! Very kind, calm, professional, punctual and wonderful with not only my 2 month old daughter, but my 12 year old Chihuahua. I definitely look forward to having her back!!!

Sittercity Parent

9/11/2017

Maria was very sweet with our baby. She inspires confidence

Experience

Willing to care for 4+ children per sitting

$18-$30/hr for the first child, $1 for each additional child

  • Infants (age 0-11 months) expand

    • Swaddling
    • Feeding
    • Changing
    • Bathing
    • Assist with setting a routine
    • Overnight care
    • 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
    • Medical/Special Healthcare Needs
    • Social/Emotional
    • Asperger's Syndrome
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
    • Autism
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder/Pervasive Developmental Disorder/Asperger Syndrome
    • Cancer
    • Central Auditory Processing Disorder
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Delayed Speech
    • Developmental Language Disorder
    • Diabetes
    • Down Syndrome
    • Dyslexia
    • Epilepsy
    • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
    • Hearing Loss
    • Heart Defects
    • Learning Disabilities
    • Mental Illness
    • Mobility Challenges
    • Premature Newborn
    • Seizures
    • Sensory Integration Disorder
    • Visual Impairment
    • Administering Medication
    • Applied Behavior Analysis
    • Assistance With Transportation
    • Bathing
    • Dressing Assistance
    • Feeding Assistance
    • Grooming and Hygiene
    • Lifting and Transferring
    • Mobility Assistance
    • Positive Behavioral Support
    • Recreational Music or Art Therapy
    • Specific Meal Preparation (foods to avoid, etc.)

Education

Human Development and Psychological Services, Minor- Latina/o Studies

Graduated Northwestern University 2016

References

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 expand

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

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