Jovie of Barrington

connecting families with the right nannies and babysitters

meet Jovie of Barrington

We provide reliable nanny and babysitter services to families in Barrington. We know how important it is to find the right help for your family, that's why our nannies and babysitters are experienced, carefully screened, and vetted to help your family thrive.

We offer full and part-time nannies and on-demand babysitters so you can balance your family, personal, and professional life. Jovie of Barrington can also provide childcare services for conferences, events, parties, and business meetings. We're locally owned and operated and part of your community - here to provide exceptional support to your family when you need it most.

Since 2016, Jovie of Barrington and Schaumburg has been providing the local community with qualified, reliable nannies, babysitters, and back up care support. Our childcare team is focused on engaging with your children and prides itself on building a lasting relationship with your family. ""Our experience with Jovie has been amazing! We have been working with Jovie since our first son was born in 2020 and have nothing but good things to say. We have had a variety of long term nannies and short term sitters placed with us to watch our two boys (both under two years old). The app make it easy to find out if sitters are available but I know I can always call...for personalized assistance."" - Local family



We need you. Smart, capable, ready for anything.

Are you passionate about children and providing them with the best possible care? Are you looking to spend your days building expansive forts, exploring the outdoors, and making daily routines feel like extraordinary adventures? We'd love to talk to you. We're always hiring for full time, part time, and sitter positions. With competitive pay and a management team that has your back, you can't go wrong as a Jovie caregiver.

Now Hiring: After-School Nannies

Are you seeking a flexible, part-time opportunity? Look no further! We're currently looking to hire after-school nannies. Enjoy a flexible job that fits around your academic schedule; where you can spend your days assisting children with homework, school pick-ups, and engaging in fun-filled afternoons of adventure.

Meet the Team

Linda G.

Linda G.

Franchise Owner + Family Placement Manager

Linda Gump is a mom to three wonderful girls and owns the Barrington, Schaumburg, Oak Brook, Wheaton, and Naperville Jovie locations. Linda has a BA in Biology from Washington University and a Masters in Business Administration from University of Chicago. Linda and her husband Joe have lived in the Northwest Suburbs for the last 27 years. After being a hospital administrator for over 30 years, Linda wanted to find a business where she could utilize the same customer and employee service skills that she provided everyday, but do this in an area that would make a difference for the families in the communities where she lives and works. Linda started the business in June of 2016 and is focusing on finding the best people to provide the best care for you and your family.

Gabby W.

Gabby W.

Role Model Manager

Gabby Wade is a former nanny with over 10 years of experience working with children and families. After attending college in Michigan for Early Childhood Education, she moved to Illinois and began teaching in a Montessori school. She uses her knowledge of teaching along with her love of nannying and children to help others find their passion for childcare. She is hardworking, driven, and loves helping Role Models Build Stronger Families. Gabby enjoys spending time with her family, taking walks with her dog Arlo, and also enjoys relaxing with a good book.

Lexi D.

Lexi D.

Role Model Manager

Lexi has been part of the Jovie family for five and a half years. Starting off as a nanny in the Barrington area, Lexi worked with local families to provide safe, reliable childcare before transitioning to a management role in August 2022. Lexi is a graduate of Harper College and is continuing her education at Northern Illinois University. In her free time, she loves to try new restaurants, drink oat milk matcha lattes, watch movies, and spend time with her nieces. Lexi loves to travel and enjoys taking walks in nice weather!

Amanda K.

Amanda K.

Family Placement Manager

Amanda is a former nanny with over seven years of experience working with children and their families, both in and out of the classroom setting. After enrolling in college courses to be an elementary school teacher, she began working in the staffing and marketing field with an emphasis in software. By using her experience as a nanny and her background in the staffing network, she brings to Jovie a determination to provide Role Models with the best tools and advice to Build Stronger Families. With a life-long love of children, Amanda approaches each day at Jovie with enthusiasm and excitement. When Amanda isn't working or leading her team to success, you can find her practicing her chef skills in the kitchen or spending time with her family and two kitties: Violet and Ruby.


Local Events & More

Customer Referral Program
Weddings and Special Events

Need help with the little ones on your big day? Let us keep the kids safe and entertained as you dance the night away. Jovie of Barrington specializes in providing safe and reliable childcare for weddings, reunions, and other events. We can provide special event childcare at home, in hotels, or at the venue.

Customer Referral Program
Hotel Care

Make your next vacation (or staycation!) stress-free with a Jovie sitter. Our sitters keep the kids safe and entertained, whether it's going out for an activity or staying at the hotel, while parents explore a new city or enjoy some “you” time. We provide hotel care throughout the West and Northwest suburbs of Chicago, and our sitters are comfortable traveling to areas such as Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Dells, and Madison, Wisconsin, too.