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  • 8 years paid experience
  • Age 28
  • Nanny in Chicago, IL 60626

Meet Destinee

  • Speaks Spanish
  • Comfortable with pets

Hello! My name is Destinée and I am 23 years old and am currently enrolled at the University of Illinois at Chicago and will be graduating in the spring with my bachelors degree in elementary education with endorsements in middle school English and English as a second language. I have been to working with children for the past 8 years. I started out as a swim instructor and life guard when I was 15 till I was around 18 at Ridgemoor Country Club and the YMCA. I have been been certified in CPR and First Aid over 4 times. When I was 18 I was able to start nannying and I have loved it ever since! I love being able to go to the park or pool with the kiddos when it’s nice out and play with crafts and board games when it isn’t so great out. I have watched Read more children from 4 months old to 12 years old with as many as 5 children at once so I am well-versed in an array of activities for a variety of different age groups. Thank you for your time and I hope I am a candidate for your family!

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Availability

Babysitter

  • Generally available mornings, afternoons, evenings, late nights and weekends

Nanny

  • Willing to consider working as a live in care provider
  • Willing to consider a part time position
  • Seeking Summer Position, Temporary (4 to 12 months), Permanent (2 or more years) employment
  • Start date is flexible
  • My availability is valid through 8/7/17

Ratings & reviews

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Sittercity Parent

2/22/2019

Destinée was amazing! She knew exactly how to engage my 3yo and 8yo, and had no problem putting them down to sleep. She is reliable and so sweet and the house was mess free when o got home, she even made the dishes!! I will definitely book her again :-)

Sittercity Parent

5/21/2018

Sittercity Parent

5/16/2018

Andrea H.

5/14/2018

Liesbeth J.

4/21/2018

Tony V.

1/4/2018

Christian V.

12/2/2017

Great experience with Destinee. Very proactive in initiating contact w/ us upon booking the appointment. She's very attentive, responsible and personable. Bonus points for being flexible when we were running late to get back home. Would definitely book her again!

Angel H.

8/26/2017

Caroline P.

8/18/2017

Liesbeth J.

8/4/2017

Destinee is always great! She is punctual and my son has a great time with her especially when they go outside. She is very responsible and always leaves the place neat and tidy. Have booked her on numerous occasions.

Jennifer D.

7/30/2017

Caroline P.

7/24/2017

Dane T.

7/23/2017

Caroline P.

6/29/2017

Mikelle K.

6/17/2017

Sittercity Parent

6/7/2017

Destinée was great! Bonus points for asking how she could help during nap time. She also was completely understanding and flexible when my doctor's appointment ran an hour past schedule.

Caroline P.

6/4/2017

Sittercity Parent

6/4/2017

We love Destinee - she is so great with our 'spirited' boys, gives them boundaries and loves them up!

Sittercity Parent

5/30/2017

Jamie U.

5/24/2017

She's awesome, did great, stayed positive with a 2yr old crying for an hour solid. Poor baby, but poor sitter too!

Caroline P.

5/22/2017

Jamie U.

5/21/2017

Jeremy H.

5/20/2017

Mikelle K.

5/20/2017

Caroline P.

5/20/2017

Sittercity Parent

5/12/2017

Sittercity Parent

5/10/2017

Angel H.

5/8/2017

She is awesome! My daughter is already asking when she can come back.

Seth A.

5/2/2017

Caroline P.

5/2/2017

Caroline P.

5/1/2017

Anne S.

4/28/2017

Liesbeth J.

4/28/2017

Destinee is great with my son! He adores her and always asks if she is coming to watch him. She arrives on time and follows my son's routine. She is also comfortable working with his hyper-activity and high energy.

Jennifer D.

4/27/2017

Sittercity Parent

4/21/2017

Caroline P.

4/9/2017

Alexandra E.

4/5/2017

She was great! Wonderful personality, very organized. Would def book again!

Sittercity Parent

4/3/2017

We use Desi whenever we have a a chance. She is professional, great with our kids, and we feel they are in good hands.

Sittercity Parent

3/27/2017

This is our 4th or 5th time with Desi. She is consistently great and my son and daughter love her.

Sittercity Parent

3/27/2017

Our best Chime sitter yet! The kids really liked her.

Sittercity Parent

3/26/2017

Desi helped me tidy up without me asking her which was very nice.

Sittercity Parent

3/26/2017

Desi is great. She was prompt, fed our kids dinner, put them to bed, and folded our laundry!

Sittercity Parent

3/24/2017

Desai is great and why we continue to use her over and over again!

Sittercity Parent

3/20/2017

Desai was great. She instantly bonded with my 2 yo son, took him to the park, played and colored with him at home, and kept him safe and happy.

Sittercity Parent

3/18/2017

Michelle C.

3/10/2017

Seth A.

3/9/2017

Michelle C.

3/7/2017

Upon returning home from work, our child was giggling and had enjoyed a fun-filled day. Nothing makes us happier than Destinee giving our child a great day and helping make the our transition home so easy! We will definitely be using Destinee again soon.

Stuart K.

3/4/2017

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3/1/2017

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2/22/2017

Sittercity Parent

2/19/2017

We love Destinee. She's sweet, responsible, very easygoing and super fun for my two boys.

Sittercity Parent

1/18/2017

She was wonderful - very professional, helpful, and playful. She came on very short notice and was even doing puppet shows with the boys an hour in. We look forward to booking her again!

Sittercity Parent

12/31/2016

Destinee did a great job with my 3 and 1 year old boys. She was professional and on time, very thoughtful with the kids!

Katie W.

12/30/2016

Great with my son and was flexible when I was running a little late. Would definitely book again!

Sittercity Parent

12/28/2016

Loved her!!

Donna M.

12/22/2016

Destinée looked after my 10-yr-old and almost 8-yr-old girls and was just wonderful. She has a very warm, mature presence and we all felt immediately comfortable with her. She kept my girls entertained and happy by playing hide-and-seek with my younger girl and by assisting my older girl with a computer layout of a newsletter. I am so happy she was willing to look after our girls, and I hope she will sit for us again!

Experience

Willing to care for 4+ children per sitting

$15-$30/hr for the first child, $1 for each additional child

  • Infants (age 0-11 months) expand

    • 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)
  • Special needs expand

    • Cognitive Disabilities
    • Physical Disabilities
    • Social/Emotional
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
    • Autism
    • Cystic Fibrosis
    • Down Syndrome
    • Learning Disabilities
    • Mental Illness
    • Visual Impairment
    • Bathing
    • Dressing Assistance
    • Feeding Assistance
    • Grooming and Hygiene
    • Mobility Assistance
    • Positive Behavioral Support
    • Repositioning
    • Specific Meal Preparation (foods to avoid, etc.)

Education

Elementary Education

University of Illinois at Chicago

References

Additional services

  • Meal Preparation
  • Laundry
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Swimming Supervision
  • Crafts
  • Potty Training
  • Travel with Family
  • Homework expand

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

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