The following story is a true one
known all too well by numerous parents all over the world.
The phone rang. It was the babysitter that she booked weeks ago for her dinner tonight.
Sitter cancelled; with a really lame excuse.
Mom continued to do the thousand things she was already doing (because she is a parent and couldn’t just stop doing things) and also added ‘calling every babysitter stored in her phone to see if she could pull off a miracle’, to her list of a thousand things.
Sitters were booked or sitters didn’t call back.
She called neighbors, bribed friends, debated if her 4 and 6 year old could cook their own dinner and get themselves to bed, tried to reschedule dinner, etc., etc., etc.
She cancelled her dinner plans because she couldn’t get a sitter.
It was an evening in May 2010 that Tori was on several of these ‘every babysitter stored in your phone’ lists and got SIX calls in one night from families looking to book a sitter for the next night. She was already working and couldn’t help.
That evening, Chicago Super Sitters was born.
Tori Ulrich is the founder of CSS and the original Super Sitter! She has loved working with children her entire life. After working as the neighborhood babysitter while in middle and high school, she began referring trusted friends as sitters to loyal families.
She transitioned from simple babysitter to camp counsellor, mother’s helper, and nanny. Tori continued working with kiddos whenever possible and successfully put herself through university by sitting and by working with other local sitters to network with families looking for new childcare. After moving to Chicago in 2005, she eagerly became a sitter and nanny for several families. It was while working with these families that CSS became a reality.
She has worked with hundreds of families in the Chicagoland area and is continuing to build an outstanding reputation as a leader to sitters and a comfort to families. Through her dedicated work in the community she has recognized what an ever-growing need there is for a service like Chicago Super Sitters.
She is passionate about parents re-claiming date night and about making outstanding sitter/parent matches. Tori is proud and excited to offer CSS’s services to the families of Chicago!