Finding Nannies and Babysitters Locally
There are a number of ways to find nannies and babysitters in our community:
MomMail is a free local resource that sends out a weekly “Sitters Wanted/Available” email post every Monday to MomMail subscribers. Requests for inclusion should be emailed to OPRFMomMail@gmail.com. (For more information about subscribing to MomMail and to check the deadline for inclusion in the weekly email posts, go to the MomMail website.)
There are networking spaces for Oak Park area parents, sitters, and nannies on Facebook.
Search Facebook for “OPRF Area Parent-Sitter Network.” Group description: Childcare workers can share their credentials and parents can recommend reputable sitters, nannies, au pairs, mother’s helpers, etc. in order to provide a credible resource to help parents fulfill needs for short or long term services.
Search Facebook for “Oak Park Moms.” Group description: Designed to be a networking group to make each other’s lives easier—-carpooling, pick up help, deal finders, babysitting shares, selling items, promoting your own business, venting, etc..
Parents who need regular babysitting services can post their openings on job boards in the student career centers at Concordia and Dominican Universities.
Concordia Babysitting Job Board
at Koehneke Community Center, Concordia University
Dominican Babysitting Job Board
at Dominican University Career Center, Room 216
There are also consultants and online resources that allow one to search for child care providers and babysitters by zip code and by individualized criteria. For a fee, these resources will expedite the background check process.