Meet our Nannies

Name: Zonia
Childcare Experience: Over 15 years 
Education: BA, Elementary Education, Chicago State University
Special Experience or Training: Certified in First Aid/CPR
Reference: "Zonia’s very warm and loving – could easily read them to find out what they needed. Very hands on, the kids loved her.”

During Zonia’s career as a caregiver, she has worked as both a daycare teacher and a nanny. Her experience ranges from ages newborn through middle school. Families that Zonia has worked for describe her as a great communicator, very caring, dependable, and a natural with children. She is looking for a full-time nanny position in Chicago or the suburbs with a family that values open communication.

Name: Emily
Childcare Experience: Over 7 years
Education: BA, Social Work, University of Northern Iowa
Special Experience or Training: Excellent swimmer; taught English in Seoul, South Korea
Reference: "Emily’s strengths in dealing with children begin with her patience and genuine regard for the child’s input.”

Having spent the last 3 years in South Korea teaching English to elementary students, Emily is now settled in Chicago and seeking a long-term position as a nanny. She is a driver who is looking for a full-time position in the city. Emily’s interests include spending time outdoors, swimming, bike riding and visiting the city’s museums. She has experience with children ages infant to middle school and states that she is focused on “helping children achieve their full potential”. Emily’s long-term goal is receive a Master’s Degree in education. 

Name: Aubrey
Childcare Experience: Over 5 years
Education: BA, Early Childhood Education, Columbia College
Special Experience or Training: Studied Reggio Emilia education philosophy in Italy; trained in Visual Thinking facilitation method using art images
to teach critical thinking, visual literacy, language and communication skills; taught English and art classes in an Honduras orphanage; was a lifeguard
for 2 summers
Reference: “Definitely a hard worker, came in every day completely prepared, a great multi-tasker, creative, responsible and very personable.".

Aubrey is looking for a full-time childcare position in the city. She is interested in applying her knowledge of early childhood education to this position and looks forward to structuring activities for children based on their interests. Her experience ranges from age toddler through the primary grades. Aubrey is very active and loves to swim and bike ride. She is described as calm, effective and professional. 

Name: Alicja Huf
Childcare Experience: Over 5 years
Education: MA, Theology, University of Cardinal Stefan Wyszynki – Warsaw
Special Experience or Training: Certified in First Aid/CPR
Reference: “Very calm and caring. Also educated - very diligent in teaching him even at a young age, showed a great deal of interest in educating him. Alicja was always very sweet, loving and took initiative."

Alicja would love bring her expertise with infants and toddlers to a new full-time position in the city or west/northwest suburbs. As a nanny, Alicja states that she in interested in “being an extension of the parent’s philosophy” on childcare. At prior positions, Alicja would complete household duties, without having been asked, while the children were sleeping. She has experience in establishing schedules for infants and with aiding transitions, such as helping an infant give up the use of a pacifier. Alicja is looking for a position where she will be needed for several years. 

Name: Maggie
Childcare Experience: Over 10 years
Education: HS Degree, Carl Schurz High School, Chicago, IL
Special Experience or Training: Certified in First Aid/CPR; bilingual in Polish and English; has experience teaching sign language to infants; has experience with special-needs children
Reference: “She was very much a part of their daily lives – excited to see her come and sad when she left. Also, she did an excellent job with our son! He learned more with her than he did over the past two years with other nannies.”

Described as patient, creative and nurturing by previous employers, Maggie is looking to bring her considerable skills as a nanny to a full-time opportunity in the city or suburbs. In a previous position, Maggie studied and then successfully taught sign language to an infant – all on her own initiative. She also developed a curriculum for a toddler in her care; the child’s parent states that Maggie’s work enabled “(her child) to count and recognize numbers and many words well ahead of the targets for her age.” Maggie is interested in a long-term position and is available for immediate employment. 

Name: Joan
Childcare Experience: 20 years
Education: Teacher Training College, Jamaica
Special Experience or Training: Professional nanny; many long-term relationships with families
Reference: "It is clear that she enjoys spending time with our children as much today as when she started working in our home. Joan frequently tells us that she loves her job and it shows."

Joan is looking for a full-time position with a family in the city or the suburbs along the north shore. She would love to start with a baby and stay with the family as the children grow. Joan is completely committed to her career as a nanny and caring for children to the best of her abilities. She is very active with the children she nannies and enjoys taking them on outings, teaching them through play and helping to develop their physical skills, like learning to walk. Joan is available for immediate employment. 

Name: Gracie
Childcare Experience: Over 6 years
Education: Attend school in Mexico
Special Experience or Training: Certified in CPR
Reference: “She’s very dedicated, reliable, trustworthy. Kids are her priority – she’s not doing other things, she’s 100% focused on them.”

Gracie is seeking a full-time position in the city or suburbs. She is completely flexible in her schedule and is available to start whenever the family needs her. Her experience in childcare includes, but is not limited to, potty training, overnight childcare, meal preparation, establishing sleeping schedules and managing the children’s activities. Gracie is bilingual (Spanish) and would welcome the opportunity to share her knowledge of Spanish with children. 

Name: Faith
Childcare Experience: Over 15 years
Education: Completed coursework towards a BA in Early Childhood Education with a Special Education concentration at Kendall College
Special Experience or Training: Experience working with deaf and hearing impaired teachers and students as an ASL tutor/interpreter
Reference: "Faith is very creative. Offers kids a range of activities and makes learning fun."

Faith is seeking a full-time position in Oak Park/River Forest or Chicago. As a former family daycare provider, she is experienced at implementing curriculum in an in-home setting - especially with infants and toddlers. Faith has great time management and organizational skills and would be happy to assist a family in running their home.  

Name: Gilda
Childcare Experience: Over 16 years
Education: Sacred Heart High School, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
Special Experience or Training: Certified Nurses Assistant, Truman College, Chicago, IL
Reference: Simply put, Gilda is superb. She is patient, thoughtful, kind and very, very responsible. Throughout the five years she has been our nanny, we have never once had a problem."

Gilda is about to complete five years with a family in the city. She started with them when their twins were babies and now they are headed off to school full-time. Gilda lives in the city, has a drivers license and is available for a full-time assignment. She would love to find a family with a new baby that is going to need her help for years to come. 

Name: Katie Weber
Childcare Experience: Over 6 years
Education: BA, Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago
Special Experience or Training: Certified in First Aid/CPR
Reference: "She has a positive attitude in everything that she does and has a great energy when working with children. She always made them laugh and smile and they had fun with her."

Katie is looking for a full-time position in the northern suburbs. She has experience providing care for children in both an in-home and a daycare setting. She is a driver with a car who can care for children two years old and up. All of her references mentioned that Katie is patient and a great communicator. Katie looks forward to building a relationship with a family that is open, caring and communicative. 

Name: Haley Graack
Childcare Experience: Over 3 years
Education: Pursuing degree in Human Services/Social Work, Upper Iowa University
Special Experience or Training: Worked as an in-home therapist for children on autism spectrum; completed over 90 hours of early childhood classes through the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families; certified in First Aid/CPR
Reference: "Haley is very nurturing. Great at keeping the established daily routine, organized...a strong employee - very responsible, knows what needs to be done."

Haley has had a diverse career in childcare, from teaching in a daycare to camp counselor. Her experience ranges from age toddler through middle school. She describes herself someone who has a "passion for helping" and lists one of her future goals as "continuing to help children and families no matter what path I take." A driver with a car, Haley is seeking a full-time position in Chicago or the suburbs. 

Name: Kaityln
Childcare Experience: 9 years
Education: BA, Theater, Columbia College, Chicago, IL; Pursing MA in Elementary Education, North Park University, Chicago, IL
Special Experience or Training: Over 5 years experience working with special needs children
Reference: "She is extremely responsible, just a fantastic individual. She doesn't wait for instruction, just takes charge...she always has been my #1 sitter - it's startling how responsible she is."

Kaitlyn is looking for a full-time position in Chicago and is available to work Monday through Thursday. Her love of theater, music, drama and literature shows in her work with children. A reference said of Kaitlyn, "Kait's very outgoing - not shy about interacting with and singing to them. " Kaitlyn is willing to help with family domestic tasks, including meal preparation, family laundry and errands. She is looking to develop a strong, long term relationship with a family.  

Name: Courtney
Childcare Experience: Over 5 years
Education: BA, French: Concentration on Elementary Education, Albion College, Albion, MI
Special Experience or Training: Fluent in French and at advanced beginner level in Czech; teaching experience in the U.S. and in Europe; plays the piano
Reference:"A caring and positive teacher. The children in her care loved being in her class - there was a sense of fun in her classroom alongside a calm working atmosphere."

After teaching experiences in the Czech Republic and France, Courtney now is looking for a long-term, full-time nanny position in Chicago or the suburbs. References describe Courtney as "energetic, very creative, responsible and a team player." She would welcome the chance to share her knowledge of languages, specifically French and Czech, with children. Her experience ranges from age preschool through the primary grades. Courtney is available for immediate employment.  

Name: Ashley
Childcare Experience: Over 6 years
Education: BS, Psychology, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO; Pursing Masters Degree in Child Development, Erikson Institute, Chicago, IL
Special Experience or Training: Certified in First Aid/CPR; plays flute, piccolo, guitar and piano
Reference: "Very responsible, able to make good choices for my kids - a good balance of 'work' and 'fun'. They had a very close and loving relationship."

Every reference for Ashley said that their children love being with her and that she is very creative. Ashley loves to share her interest in music with children, along with her love of reading and yoga. She is looking for a full-time position and has experience with ages infant through the primary grades. Helping children learn through exploration in a safe environment is something that Ashley truly enjoys. She is interested in a long-term opportunity where she can really become a member of the family. Ashley is available for immediate employment.  

Name: Sarah
Childcare Experience: 5 years
Education: BS, Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI; MA, Social Work, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Completed graduate coursework in Clinical Psychology, University of Denver, Denver, CO
Special Experience or Training: Certified in First Aid/CPR; extensive college coursework in child development
Reference: "She's reliable, confident and playful which I think is an excellent skill. She's not afraid to get down on the floor and get silly, really 'plays' with kids."

Sarah is seeking either a full-time or part-time opportunity and can be very flexible with the days and hours needed for the position. She is a driver with a car and is interested in a position in the city or suburbs. Painting, arts & crafts and music are interests that Sarah would like to share with the children in her care. Her long-term career goal is to obtain an Infant Mental Health Certification. Sarah is a driver with a car and is looking for a position in Chicago or the suburbs.  

Name: Nina
Childcare Experience: 6 years
Education: BA, Sociology with Minor in Social Work and Psychology, Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL; MA, Social Work, Fordham University, New York, NY
Special Experience or Training: Licensed social worker with extensive experience working with children and adolescents; certified in CPR
Reference: "Nina is very driven and passionate about the kids in her care...her one-on-one interaction with children can be described as caring, compassionate and age appropriate."

Nina has been caring for children over the past 6 years in a variety of settings: as a nanny, case planner and mental health therapist. Nina is interested in becoming a nanny again because she wants to be engaged directly with children in a long-term position, as opposed to the transience found in social work. She is a driver who is looking for a full-time position in Chicago or the suburbs. Nina enjoys arts & crafts and being active - swimming and bike riding especially. She describes herself as "attentive, empathetic, patient, responsible, punctual and organized."