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Looking for work as a babysitter.

  • 10 years paid experience
  • Babysitter in Sterling, IL 61081

Meet Ginger

  • Comfortable with pets
  • Has a car

~ Caring. Reliable. Trustworthy. ~ Your children deserve an experienced child care provider or tutor who will give her undivided attention. I take pride in my unique qualifications: I was in charge of the infant & toddler nursery at a north shore church for 5 years. I have a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in education from the University of Illinois. I taught middle school and high school for six years. I am a parent myself (my sons are in their twenties). My references are outstanding. Last-minute arrangements are a possibility. Other important information you may want to consider: My driver's license record and criminal background check are available for your review. Due to my schedule, I am not available on a full-time basis. My availability varies. Also, because of time constraints, I am limited to Sterling and Rock Falls. Rates are subject to change, depending on Read more the number, ages, and needs of child care and/or tutoring provided. ~Thank you for your time and consideration! Best wishes to you and your family.~

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

Ratings & reviews

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Julie D.


My 3 boys loved Ginger. My oldest keeps asking us when we are going to leave again so Ginger can come over.

C D.


Ginger responded quickly to our last minute need and even shuttled the dogs back and forth. She kept me updated on how and what they were doing and did a lot of activities with them. She even bathed them! I would highly recommend her as a pet sitter. Definitely one of the best on Sitter City.

Jennifer J.


I've never hired a dog walker before, so I was a bit nervous. But Ginger did a great job. She is kind, trustworthy, and exceeded my expectations. My dogs were happy and slept well that night!

Amy H.


Ginger watched our 1 year old son and was great. He is going through a separation anxiety phase and Ginger does a great job of engaging him as we are leaving which makes it easier for everyone. We are looking forward to working with her again!

Cathleen D.


Ginger has been great with out kids. She has worked with us several times and we always leave very confidently. She has experience both professionally and personally which is comforting as a parent. Ginger is also very calm but at the same time very engaging and fun for our kids of different ages. You should feel comfortable using Ginger.

Chadwick D.


We were nervous about leaving our 5 month old son with someone for the first time, but Ginger made it very easy. She is very calm and put us at ease. She's very responsible and timely. Thanks Ginger!

Daphne R.


Ginger was wonderful! Our seven year old daughter loved her and thought she was one of the best sitters she'd ever had ("very fun"). As a parent, we'd give Ginger very high marks, too. She's responsible and trustworthy; you leave your home with the sense that your child is in very good hands. We'd definitely use her again!

Sarah B.


Ginger is wonderful! As a first-time parent of a newborn I was feeling anxious about returning to work and leaving our 2-month old with a sitter. Meeting Ginger, however, TOTALLY put my mind at ease. She has a nurturing vibe and soothing voice. Our baby calmed down just hearing her talk! I especially felt comfortable because, as a teacher and parent, she has lots of experience.

William E.


Ginger was great. She was great with our 6 year old girl, and even taught her some new tricks on her computer that she was sooo proud to show us the next day! Will definitely work with her aagain!

Liz S.


Ginger agreed to work for us with very little notice and was very gracious. She came over to meet us and the kids before babysitting. She was so engaging with them - asking questions and being very interested in what they had to say. They were really excited for her to come back and babysit. Unfortunately, the night Ginger babysat, my daughter developed a bad toothache and was in a lot of pain and crying for a long stretch at bed time. Ginger handled it like a pro and was very compassionate with her. She even e-mailed the next day to see how my daughter was feeling. I will definately call her again.

Jade R.


Ginger did a great job! She stayed with 2 kids: a 10 year old boy and a 6 year old girl, and both of them thought she was cool, and requested her again.

James M.


Ginger is an awesome babysitter with a super personality. My four year old son Chance says, “I like Ginger, she was fun�. We really like that she is a teacher by trade. When we got home, he was more excited about reading than I’ve seen him before.


Willing to care for 3 children per sitting

$15-$25/hr for the first child, $5 for each additional child

  • Infants (age 0-11 months)

  • Toddlers (age 1-3)
  • Preschooler (age 4-5)
  • Grade School (age 6-11)
  • Pre-teen/ Teenage age (12+)
  • Special needs expand

    • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Asperger's Syndrome
    • Autism
    • Down Syndrome
    • Epilepsy



Graduated University of Illinois at Chicago 2000


Additional services

  • Potty Training
  • Meal Preparation
  • Laundry
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Willing to drive children to events, school, appointments, or carpooling
  • Homework

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