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Melissa
Currently living in: Secor, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I started baby-sitting as a teenager. In high school I became involved in the mentoring program at my school. I also got to teach dance to elementary school students. In college I was a special education major and I volunteered as a tutor with children in need of extra help. In 2003 I started ...
Marsha
Currently living in: Granite City, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

raised 5 children nanny 2 was a foster mom to my two special needs nephews
Mary
Currently living in: Villa Park, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have been a babysitter/nanny since I was 12 years old. I love being with children of all ages. I have watched up to 10 kids at one time. My normal total number of kids I watch at one time is 3. I believe a nanny's job is to make sure the kids are properly taken care of as if the parents' were ...
Bethany
Currently living in: Evanston, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

My primary childcare experience came through a girl I babysat from when she was an infant into middle school. While her schedule fluctuated, I would often have her over for a full weekend to take care of her when her mom was out of town. Other times, I would be with her for the day. Since most of ..
Caroline
Currently living in: Chatham, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have worked with children that have had mental and behavioral disabilities. Among that, I have cared for 6 children at one time, of all varying ages.
Tenika
Currently living in: Chicago, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I am a certified teacher with 16 years of experience of working with children in kindergarten-8th grade. I have also recently taught internationally. Caring and teaching didn’t stop in the classroom, I continued caring for children ranging from infant to teenagers while in college and
Sarai
Currently living in: Chicago, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I've take care off all my nieces and nephews since they were babies. I sometimes take care of two of my nieces ages 6&7. I have help with the children at church.
Stephanie
Currently living in: Elgin, IL
Available to Start: 2017-01-02

When I first turned 18, I started babysitting for a family friend. That started out with child who was 2.That job turned into a live in nanny position. I worked for her for 5 years ending with 3 kids from 1 to 7. I did laundry, I cooked, I cleaned, I got the kids ready for school, I took them to ...
MONICA
Currently living in: Chicago, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I took of a family with 4 kids but mostly of the time I took care of the newborn baby. I also have experience with special needs children
Margaret
Currently living in: Chicago , IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have always been passionate about care giving. I am a certified nurses assistant and am CPR certified.
Cody
Currently living in: Lake Villa, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Babysitting, at random, since age 12 (14 years). Summer camp counselor (ages 4-13) for 3 years. Elementary school paraprofessional (grades 2-5) for 1 year. Elementary school PE teacher (grades 2-5) for 2 years. I have worked with groups of 2-50 children at a time in those positions.
NEDIME
Currently living in: Burbank, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I worked same family more than 5 years l needed to leave because of pregnancy kids both go to school
Auzsa
Currently living in: Chicago, IL
Available to Start: 2017-01-01

The last family I worked for was a family of five. The 3 out of the 5 I watched starting as infants. I'm also the second eldest grandchild out of 12 so I babysitting early. I also have 2 nieces and 2 nephews that I babysat and took of before I moved away for College.
Anula
Currently living in: Niles, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I take care of few kids partime; the kids was between 3 - 12 years old and the relation was really good with each one.
Alison
Currently living in: Wheaton, IL
Available to Start: 2017-01-01

I have worked as a summer nanny, a teacher in training, an ABA Therapist with kids with autism, a before-school nanny, and so much more! I have specific training in education, special education, autism and other special needs, and developmental delays. I would love to work with any family, including
Vereshia
Currently living in: Chicago, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Hello there! My name is Vereshia, and I have been babysitting for roughly 9 years. I started out babysitting my younger cousin (who's currently in junior high school) occasionally every other weekend. When my single mother moved on to have my baby brother and sister, I knew that I was ready to
Andi
Currently living in: Chicago, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I cared for a baby boy from when he was 2 months old until the family got an aupair. i left when the baby was 8 months old and i commuted to work on the cta. i was responsible for bootle feedings, diaper changes, laundry, tidying up, nap time and playing fun and educational games. walks to the park
mary kate
Currently living in: Chicago, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I am the oldest girl of 2 brother, and live with my grandma who has dementia. I have a lot of experience for caring for others along with being from a big family i watch my cousins on a weekly basis. I also used to work at a Lifetime day care where i would watch kids from 1years old up to 10.
Smaranda
Currently living in: Chicago, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

i have worked with different families in different countries. I adapt very fast. I usually follow parents instructions on child raising methods. If im being asked for input i will be honest and help in any way.
Beatriz
Currently living in: Chicago, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I taught children for about 24 years and I am a mother of two beautiful, successful girls that are college graduates and career women that run their own business. I have experience working with up to the age of 10.
niya
Currently living in: Chicago , IL
Available to Start: 2016-11-17

I worked in a daycare and babysit my niece and nephew
Maria
Currently living in: Chicago, IL
Available to Start: 2016-11-07

Babysat for 3 children in the past ages 5 yrs, 3yrs, and 4 months. I am also a registered nurse with clinical experience in pediatrics.
Liza
Currently living in: Chicago , IL
Available to Start: 2016-11-05

I work at a daycare now I love kids
Andrea
Currently living in: Big Rock, IL
Available to Start: 2016-11-02

I am a married mother of two children, 4 & 6. I stayed home with with my children until they started school. My son is in 1st grade and my daughter is in half day preschool. I have cared for children since I was 12, so over 26 years. I have cared for many nieces & nephews as well (8 of them total).
Lashawn
Currently living in: Riverdale, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

i babysitting for years still is then i have my on baby now shes 5 month now
Guadalupe
Currently living in: Chicago, IL
Available to Start: 2016-11-01

I take care a very lovely girl went I star she was 3 years old we played, and we had fun
Laura
Currently living in: Bensenville, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I just finished with my family caring for Ale since she was 9mths to school or and her sis Tat since 3mths to Sept of this year cause she started school full time during this time between Dec 2009 to present I also did share with my second family with Quincy and Jet with ages similar to the girls ..
Cynthia
Currently living in: Highland, IL
Available to Start: 2016-11-28

I am currently a preschool teacher at a daycare. I have worked with children for over twenty years. I have my Masters degree in Special Education and General Education. I previously worked ad an Early Intervention Teacher for 3-5 year olds. I am a mother and grandmother and love children.
Betsy
Currently living in: Chicago, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

32 years as a licensed day care provider in the State of Illinois
cecilia
Currently living in: Chicago, IL
Available to Start: 2017-02-25

I've worked at a daycare for 4 years. with babies and children up to the age of 5. After I did the daycare I did nanny with different families. I speak Spanish and English. I like to teach Spanish to the children. I can potty train, play with child, go outside if permitted. and find different things
Amber
Currently living in: Lisle , IL
Available to Start: 2016-10-02

Hello, My name is Amber and I would love to be your children's nanny. I was a nanny through my church for years during service and on holidays.. I also taught children in AWANA through my church in Georgia. I would really like to include learning into fun activities and once they are ...
Natosha
Currently living in: Morton , IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I watched two little boys ages at the beginning were 1 and 2. I started out just watching them in the evening for a couple hours a night and went to helping out almost every day. I did over night weekends for them once a month. We did all kinds of activities, played games, read books, did science ..
Dawn
Currently living in: Chicago, IL
Available to Start: 2016-10-03

My pass experience being a nanny was with really awesome families. We had a open communication daily about the kids and their daily activities.
abigail
Currently living in: Chicago, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have a friend that I have baysitted her 3 year old son since the day he was born. I still keep in contact with her and ocasionally watch her son for her. I also Babysitted a 9 year old girl and took her to school everyday. I babysitted her for 5 months. I have good references from both parents. I
Hanny
Currently living in: West Chicago, IL
Available to Start: 2016-09-25

I am a mother and know how important a caring and loving person to care for a child is. My son and I did crafts, games, reading, singing, and more. We played learning and fun games, went to parks, museums, library, ect. He is now an advanced hs student and graduating hs a semester early this ...
Samantha
Currently living in: Hawthorn Woods, IL
Available to Start: 2017-01-10

I have been babysitting since i was 12 and nannying since I was 16! I love children and have watched newborns to preteens! I have worked with children who have behavioral, emotional, and mental issues and each child taught me so much and helped me grow into a better and more understanding person and
Kim
Currently living in: Monee, IL
Available to Start: 2016-10-03

Have raised 2 children and have cared for many children. I am also an active volunteer with my christian church where I teach bible study to 3 year olds
Rose
Currently living in: Lisle, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

My name is Rose and I have 4 years teaching experience with students with disabilities. Disabilities include autism, down syndrome, and physical impairments.
amber
Currently living in: Chicago, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I cared for a child that was three or 4. I took her to the park. I fed her when she got hungry, bathed her for the parents. We would play hide and seek around the house. We would play dress-up, and just had a fun time.
Sara
Currently living in: Orland Park, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have been watching children since I was a teenager. I'm a wife and mother of one young adult and a teenager. I have taken care of other children while I raised my own, before and after school and during the summer.
Gabriella
Currently living in: Chicago, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

As a young kid and teenager, I used to love helping babysit kids for my mom's friends. While as an adult I have no experience caring for children, growing up it was always one of my favorite things to do.
Yvonne
Currently living in: Chicago, IL
Available to Start: 2016-09-06

I was a preschool teacher for 16 years. I've worked with infants all the way to children in the after-school program.
Brittany
Currently living in: Crystal Lake, IL
Available to Start: 2016-09-01

I have experience ranging from infant-10 years of age. I babysat a little girl from infant til 5 years of age while her mother worked in the evenings. Plus both of my nephews from infant til 10 years.
Jaci
Currently living in: Palatine, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have worked with children for over 15 years in various roles ranging from preschool teacher to full time nanny. I have experience with multiples and children ranging from newborn to 13 years old. Aside from caring for the children in my care, I'm also willing to do family laundry, light
Christina
Currently living in: Virginia, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I was a Nanny for 2 children. I helped with homework, daily living, meals,housekeeping, and social activities. I enjoyed caring for them and we developed a good relations.hip
Nancy
Currently living in: Orland Park, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I am nurturing, honest, responsible and punctual. Cared for infants-5yr olds. Cooking, laundry, lite cleaning.Trained in CPR/First Aid. I understand what's involved in maintaining an orderly household.
Katelynn
Currently living in: Elmwood Park, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have a 4 year old daughter. So any type of child care I'm okay with.
DIANA
Currently living in: Joliet, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have two grown children and three grandchildren. I have been working with children as a counselor, a teacher, a children's pastor. I worked at xx Hospital with children with various disorders such as Reactive Attachment Disorder, Bipolar, OCD, etc. I also have worked as a camp counselor, a
Shannan
Currently living in: Chicago, IL
Available to Start: 2016-08-18

Live in nanny for 8 years currently doing nanny work in Lincoln Park
Sarah
Currently living in: Chicago, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Part time nanny for four boys Full time nanny for twin boys Full time night nurse for twins
Sophie
Currently living in: Chicago, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I've worked as a full time nanny for 4 years with kids ranging in age from 7 months to 16 years and families with up to 4 children. Now I'm a stay at home mom to 3 boys ages 6, 4 and 2. My oldest will be in school starting September so I'm looking to add a child into our family and provide a unique
Dawn
Currently living in: Calumet City, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I am the proud mother of 2 boys ages 23 and 17, and the eldest of 4 children. I babysat throughout my teens, and have been the nanny for 5 children ages 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 over the past year through care.com. I have much experience with children of various ages.
sienna
Currently living in: Ingleside, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have been taking care of my siblings since I was 11 years old. My mother struggled with bipolar disorder and substance abuse and was never home. I woke the kids up in the morning, made breakfast, got them to school on time and from school. I went grocery shopping, made dinner at night, and made ..
Jackie
Currently living in: Sycamore, IL
Available to Start: 2016-08-24

I worked at a daycare right out of high school for almost two years. My age range was infants-toddler age. I found a nanny job in the spring of 2009 and had two boys one and a half and five. One year later they had twin boys. I took care of all four boys for six years until they outgrew me. We
Latiqua
Currently living in: Carpentersville, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I started off just baby sitting for family and friends of family in high school. After high school I worked in a home for adult with mental and intellectual disabilities, I also did home care for the elderly. In 2012 I opened up a home day care which I ran successfully for 3 yrs until I moved home .
Sparkle
Currently living in: Chicago, IL
Available to Start: 2016-08-03

My name is Sparkle. I've worked as a pre school and kindergarten teacher; I also have experience teaching after school programs for children 8-19. On the weekends, I act as xx for various charities and events. I also visit places like shelters to help kids develop their own businesses and ideas. I .
Amber
Currently living in: Chicago, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I grew up helping my mother, who has disabilities, raise my two siblings. I have babysat, worked with summer camps, and at the hospital. I have my Undergraduate Degree in Art Education K-12 from University of Nebraska and I will be graduating with my Masters in Counseling and Art Therapy from Adler
Tamara
Currently living in: Northlake , IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have worked in Child Care for the last 22 years. I have cared for infants, toddlers, and two year olds the majority of that time. I am looking for a change from a classroom setting to a family oriented one.
Alexis
Currently living in: West Dundee, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

for infants making bottles, feeding them,playing with them and cuddling making sure that they were comfortable For older children playing feeding making sure we had fun
Alayna
Currently living in: Roscoe, IL
Available to Start: 2016-09-01

I have been a training para at a per school from ages 0 to 5, also an elementary school from ages 6 to 12. I have 2 nieces who I have been babysitting since they were about a week old.
Maria Fatima II
Currently living in: Chicago, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have cared for my niece at home and a lot of children when I was working in the hospital.
Katherine
Currently living in: Grayslake, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have 17 years of childcare experience will children of all ages. The youngest child I have cared for was 2 days old. I absolutely love kids!
Marianne
Currently living in: Wheaton, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have been a nurturing, loving and fun Nanny for years. Always punctual and always clean up before end of day. Will help with light household chores and love to cook.
Jazmin
Currently living in: Cicero, IL
Available to Start: 2017-01-03

I have great experience with children.I have great patience, and give them the attention they need.
Katelyn
Currently living in: Gurnee, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I started babysitting at the age of 11 (now 26), and have been a sitter and nanny ever since! I also worked for 4 years at an in-home daycare, where I cared for several preschoolers and up to four infants at a time. My last 3 jobs have been as a nanny for 2-3 children at a time, varying in age from
joyee
Currently living in: Chicago, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

i help my sisiter take care here two kids in past few years .
Jackie
Currently living in: Glen Ellyn, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I am a certified teacher with a degree in elementary education. I have been teaching, nannying, and pet sitting almost all of my life.
Sara
Currently living in: Oak Park, IL
Available to Start: 2016-12-08

I have 10 of experience in child development and innovative educational play activities. I’ve worked both with individuals and families both in academic and community settings. Including having a collaborative relationship with input from parents, children, extended family, and relevant
oneyda
Currently living in: Chicago, IL
Available to Start: 2016-12-02

i worked at a daycare and i would take the kids to the park we would allow them to play outside we would teach them the colors,animals,food and other things
ashley
Currently living in: Calumet City, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have worked in a daycare setting for 3 months younger infants to preschool age as well as babysat when asked for different friends or family members. I have a 2 yr old daughter so its important to have patience with little ones. I have worked with children with disabilies as well as elderlies. I'm
Rizia
Currently living in: Bridgeview, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I've worked as a swim coach with kids as little as 4 years old.
Angela
Currently living in: Carol Stream, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Awesome references.
Hilda
Currently living in: Chicago, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have worked with families and children from different backgrounds, and parents with hectic schedules. I have raised my own children, while also caring for others' children. For decades, I try to do my best to care and help children grow to the best of their abilities. Throughout all my
Halima
Currently living in: Chicago, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I haven't been working for 1 years 6 years old and 10 years I can help with homework special math I like to play with kids
Gloria
Currently living in: Chicago, IL
Available to Start: 2016-11-15

I worked with newborns until 3 years, but I have my own experience with my kids.
Rebecca
Currently living in: Des Plaines, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have over 10 years of experience being a nanny or date night babysitting.
Giselle
Currently living in: Mt. Prospect, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I worked as a camp counselor for 3 summers in a row with children ages 4-6. I was a nanny to a family for 6 months as well as babysat multiple families over the last 6 years.
Marija
Currently living in: Park Ridge, IL
Available to Start: 2017-06-01

They have all been excellent. I've become an extension of their family and vice versa. Communication is key.
Sara
Currently living in: Geneva, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I began Nannying after I graduated from high school. I began Nannying after years and years of babysitting. I have nannies 3 families over the past 5 years. Families ages range from 16 to 5.
Veronica
Currently living in: Lake In The Hills, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Have experience with infants and preschools. With special needs.
ann
Currently living in: Chicago, IL
Available to Start: 2016-09-20

I have done full care 24x7 for a teenager aged 15 for one year, and one year of live-in care for 2 girls 4 and 6 years old. I used to cook, drive, engage in meaningful learning experiences with them
Miranda
Currently living in: Cicero, IL
Available to Start: 2017-01-10

For three years I worked in an after school program in a Montessori environment. During this time I would help the children find works to do, prepare and clean up a healthy snack, set up crafts, take the children to the park, give parent daily updates, clean up and prepare for the morning, close up
Sujatha
Currently living in: Forsyth, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Worked in xx school for past 15 years taking care of 3-6 years old children.
Linda
Currently living in: Elmwood Park, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Nanny for 3 separate families. Babysat for numerous grandchildren. Raised 4 kids. Volunteered childcare services with small children at public library.
lisa
Currently living in: Waukegan, IL
Available to Start: 2016-09-21

I worked in the childcare center in college for three years. I also babysat for families in town sometimes overnight and weekends. I assisted my sister in managingher home chid care business. I also have assisted friends who have day care businesses. I am also a mother.
muharema
Currently living in: Chicago, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I CARED FOR 5 INFANTS TO 6 YEARS OLD
Jillian
Currently living in: Glendale Heights, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I started babysitting and working in our church nursery when I was 12. When I was 18 I had my first full-time nanny job. I have been nannying full-time since.
margie
Currently living in: Sidney, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

always worked with children. I drove a school bus for 20 years. And worked in day care.Nannied for a wonderful family for 10 weeks. They loved me and still have me over at times and I nanny every now and then.
Jo Anne
Currently living in: Chicago, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

i cared for all my nieces and nephews and i was an older aunt.
Marta
Currently living in: Chicago, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I took care of my grand son Jayden since he was born in 2009 and and my son's neighbors daughter Mia. My grand son Jayden and Mia were only 3 weeks apart both were born in June 2009. Than I took care of my daughter inlaw's friend infant baby girl June. After that I was a nany for Sydney I met her .
Aniko
Currently living in: Chicgo, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Hello, My name is Aniko I'm 25 years old Responsible,dilligent person looking for babysitting opportunities full time job. I have 5 years experience and a good reference . And why I would love to take care children cause that's what I do I love kids and I love working with kids . I speak H...
Denise
Currently living in: New Lenox, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

When I was younger I would care for children around my neighborhood for date nights and they would call me again for a regular babysitting job. I got my CPR license and also took classes for babysitting to know what to do in case of an emergency. I would take the kids outdoors in the yard and
Yvette
Currently living in: Waukegan, IL
Available to Start: 2016-09-29

I have 10+ years experience Working as nanny from all ages.
patricia
Currently living in: Blue Island, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I WAS with infants and teen agers with two differen families for many years
Tatiana
Currently living in: Round Lake Beach, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have been babysitting for quite some time now, and I would have to say that I love it. I love getting to spend time with the kids and getting to come up with new games to play as well as fun ways to learn new things. I have a lot of experience with younger children and also have been a tutor for .
olga
Currently living in: Chicago, IL
Available to Start: 2016-09-01

Hi, my name is Olga and I am a nanny with more than 10 years of experience who loves kids. Also I am undergraduate student in Early childhood. I am an active person who prioritizes diversity of activities that will help children development, learning and understanding. I have previous experience of
Alexandra
Currently living in: Mokena, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have been a nanny since i was 18 years old .I am currently 25. My first nanny job was for a family in the upper bluff of Joliet. I nannied for them right out of high school full-time and stayed with them for four years. My hours were 7 am to 6pm Monday through Friday, sometimes including weekends.
Baillie
Currently living in: Andover, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I am the oldest of eleven children and I have spent the entire duration of my life caring for them and the children of others. I worked for Charger Child Care in Orion, IL as the primary/full-time infant care giver. I then spent several months working with different families.
Maria
Currently living in: Round Lake Beach, IL
Available to Start: 2016-08-05

My experience as a nanny has been wonderful especially when you have amazing families that make you feel part of their family.
Stephanie
Currently living in: Lemont, IL
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I love kids and have many years of experience as a babysitter/nanny during which I was a sitter for many different families, Including my three little brothers who are 7 years ,10 years, and 1 year old. I look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your time.

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"You say your nanny is a sports lover? Then Illinois is just the place for him/her! Illinois is home to the Chicago Bears Football Team, Chicago Blackhawks hockey team, Chicago Bulls basketball team, Chicago Cubs and Chicago Whitesox baseball teams and Chicago Fire soccer team. Whew! For the nanny history buff, Abraham Lincoln practiced law in Springfield (before he was president). You may also view his final resting place at the Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site, just outside of Springfield. Illinois was the first state to ratify the 13th Amendment to the Constitution abolishing slavery in 1865.

If your nanny is an ice-cream lover, he/she’ll be proud to hear this story. The town of Evanston named the ice cream ""sundae."" The pious townsfolk had forbidden the sale of ice cream sodas on the Lord’s Day, Sunday. But the townspeople found a way to skirt this law. They came up with the idea to serve ice cream with the syrup of your choice (without the soda) sarcastically calling it “Sunday”. The religious community objected to christening a dish after the Sabbath so the spelling of "Sunday" became "sundae". One more interesting fact about Illinois your nanny will love: if he/she needs stamps in a hurry, the Chicago Post Office at 433 West Van Buren is at his/her service. It’s the only postal facility in the world with a drive through!