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  • 15 years paid experience
  • Age 36
  • Nanny in Chicago, IL 60659

Meet Jamie

  • Comfortable with pets
  • Has a car

Hi there!  My name is Jamie and after completing my Masters in Art Education at Columbia College in 2010, I took a position as the full-time nanny/house manager for a family in Austin, Texas. After seeing their youngest off to Kindergarten, my husband and I used the opportunity to return to Chicago where we could be closer to our families and try for a baby of our own. I've spent the past 2.5 years as the house manager for a fabulous family of five on the North Shore and became a mother myself to super fun baby boy in April, 2015. As a prospective caregiver for your little one(s), I realize the importance of consistency in their world, respect the structure you've created in your home, and welcome conversations about how to best integrate our interactions. I feel confident with children of all ages and have experience with almost any situation Read more that might arise from the silly (safely locating and recapturing hamster escapees) to the much more serious (handling an undiagnosed epileptic seizure). For more information, please make sure to check out my reviews in both the "Babysitting" and "Nannying" sections of my profile and feel free to contact me with requests for additional information or references, photos of past projects, and/or to set up a Meet & Greet. Thanks so much for your interest and happy childcare hunting!

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  • First aid certification

    First aid certification
  • CPR certification

    CPR certification

Availability

Babysitter

  • Generally available evenings, late nights and weekends

Nanny

  • Willing to consider a part time position
  • Seeking 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 10/31/15

Ratings & reviews

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Robyn M.

6/26/2013

Jamie has worked for my family for 2+ years as a nanny/house manager/personal assistant. She is amazing with my children, has never been late, loves animals, arrives with crafts & projects and consistently goes above & beyond in every way. I trust her completely with my children and in my home. She stays with my kids while we travel and has traveled with us. She is very easy to have in our home and on our vacations. She organizes our home, helps plans parties, sorts mail, picks up, grocery shops, light cooking, manages service vendors & contractors and pretty much runs our home. She is very organized, trustworthy and capable. She is the best nanny and assistant I have ever had and we are devastated to lose her as she is moving out of our area. Please call me for a reference at (512-585-6438). - Robyn M

Robyn M.

6/26/2013

Jamie has worked for my family for 2+ years as a nanny/house manager/personal assistant. She is amazing with my children, has never been late, loves animals, arrives with crafts & projects and consistently goes above & beyond in every way. I trust her completely with my children and in my home. She stays with my kids while we travel and has traveled with us. She is very easy to have in our home and on our vacations. She organizes our home, helps plans parties, sorts mail, picks up, grocery shops, light cooking, manages service vendors & contractors and pretty much runs our home. She is very organized, trustworthy and capable. She is the best nanny and assistant I have ever had and we are devastated to lose her as she is moving out of our area. Please call me for a reference at (512) 585-6438.

Kristen V.

4/24/2011

Jamie has taken care of my two boys, ages 4 1/2 and 2 for the past 5 months and has been outstanding! I have never had a worry leaving her in charge. Besides being punctual and neat, Jamie has established an amazing bond with my children. She spends hours working with my boys on beautiful art projects creating a love of art that I hope will last a lifetime. Jamie is always kind, gracious and even tempered with the boys and they enjoy every moment they spend with her. Jamie has been a wonderul asset to our family!

Alexis L.

3/15/2011

I am a first time mom and was pretty reluctant to leave my one year old son with anyone. Then I met Jamie. She is the most hands-on, kind, responsible, and fun nanny you can imagine. She is very experienced with children of all ages and has handled everything in our household from major separation anxiety to illness with a calm ease. Even our crazy barking dog has settled down! I often return home to the sounds of giggling and revelry coming from our playroom. My son just adores her! I'm so sad that Jamie is moving away from Chicago because I know we will all miss her so much! I cannot recommend her highly enough! -Alexis Libra

Brady And Kelly S.

12/5/2010

Jamie has babysat for us twice, and she was great both times. She is very punctual and careful to note all instructions for the evening. She interacts with the children and plays games with them. We felt very comfortable leaving our 2 toddlers with her and would use her again.

Kelly T.

11/11/2010

Jamie has sat for us twice now, and she's been fantastic both times: prompt arrival, very flexible (our return time was off by several hours on the first engagement), and completely at ease with 2 active, talkative kids (ages 7 and 10) and a curious dog. I feel completely confident having her sit for our children at any time, and would highly recommend her services to others.

Joseph K.

10/8/2010

Jamie was very punctual, actually arriving a few minutes early. Very friendly and professional. Our 16 month old was very comfortable with her from the start.-not a tear shed as we headed out the door. She followed all of our notes and suggestions. Our toddler was well fed, bathed, and tucked in sound asleep when we arrived home. We were able to enjoy date night without a worry!

Experience

Willing to care for 1 child per sitting

$20-$25/hr

  • Infants (age 0-11 months) expand

    • Swaddling
    • Feeding
    • Changing
    • Bathing
    • 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
    • Medical/Special Healthcare Needs
    • Social/Emotional
    • Asperger's Syndrome
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
    • Autism
    • Hearing Loss
    • Learning Disabilities
    • Administering Medication
    • Assistance With Transportation
    • Bathing
    • Dressing Assistance
    • Positive Behavioral Support
    • Specific Meal Preparation (foods to avoid, etc.)

Education

Art Education (K-12)

Graduated Columbia College Chicago 2010

References

Additional services

  • Meal Preparation
  • Laundry
  • 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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