Classifieds (offers of goods & services)


Need Waldorf Babysitters or Mothers Helpers & Nannies for the summer?

We have High School students (and alumni) who are experienced babysitters and who have taken Red Cross certified classes in babysitting and childcare. Many of them have grown up with the Waldorf approach to Early Childhood; endorsing simplicity parenting, a limited age-appropriate approach to media, and a focus on nurturing the social impulse via the engaging value of play. Contact the school at with inquiries and we will help match you to a Waldorf High School babysitter in your neighborhood.

Host an International Student this Summer!

Is your family...   • curious about other cultures?    • excited to share your interests and local traditions?   • able to provide meals, a bed and local transportation for a 13- to 18-year-old student?   ...then your family would benefit from hosting an international student this summer!

Xperitas host families are volunteers who open their home to an international student for 3 weeks during the summer. They commit to including the student in their family activities and traditions and speaking English in the home during the student’s stay. We have French/Belgian students coming to the Chicago Metro area from July 9 – 31, 2016. Open your home to an international student this summer and take your family on a one of a kind cultural journey. Contact us if you would like to learn more. or call us at (612) 436-8294


House for Sale

Former CWS parent selling four-bedroom Dutch colonial, just four miles from school in safe North Park, with lots of character. Vintage home (gut rehab in 2003) features working wood-burning fireplace, 2-1/2 bathrooms, hardwood floors, central A/C with energy-efficient furnace, pantry, office/den, stand-up attic, enclosed porch, fenced back yard with fruit trees, more fruit trees in front, and 2-plus car garage. Roof replaced in December 2013, recent air conditioner tune-up and duct cleaning, and new electric line to garage put in last year. Convenient to library, grocery stores, CTA, restaurants, as well as North Park and Northeastern Illinois universities and WTTW. Note: this house lacks a new kitchen update--there's a 1940s stove!--and could probably use painting, but it will be priced as such. Contact Jo to stop by for a look: 773-991-2939 or


Elmer's Painting and Handyman Service

Support this Waldorf School (5th grade) parent owned business. Offering complete painting service for small or large jobs. Also installation and repair of electrical ceiling fans, light fixtures, light switches, wall sockets.  Basic plumbing repair or replacement for toilets, faucets, and garbage disposals. Simple carpentry, also window screen repair, door locks installed and repaired…and more. Good trouble shooting skills, Fully insured. Call Elmer at 847-840-2488.

Waldorf Nanny Share

Looking for Waldorf family to do a once/week nannyshare for 4-6 year old boy. Either Monday or Friday is fine, our place or yours, or we can rotate. We live in Evanston, near Main+Forest, and are looking to share a nanny with another similarly aged child. My son is a happy, normal, active, imaginative 4 year old who attends home based Waldorf preschool 3x/wk. The nanny would have a background in early childhood education, be comfortable with and preferably educated in, Waldorf philosophy, be playful, dependable, love her work, and guide children in age appropriate ways. Email or call if you are interested:  224-633-6100 Thanks for your time!

Waldorf Nanny-Sharing

Waldorf family with warm, dependable nanny (and Arcturus student) seeking another family for art-centered, nature-infused nanny-sharing. Our home or yours. Current days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, with flexibility on Wednesday and Friday.  Please email/call with interest and questions: 773-255-0619 or

White Moon Healing Center

White Moon Healing Center  is a holistic health care clinic just around the corner from the Chicago Waldorf School. For the past 22 years they have provided natural treatment options for the whole family:  adults, children, and pets. They offer acupuncture, their own line of custom herbal extracts, nutritional counseling, and detoxification programs. They specialize in treating both acute and chronic illnesses with natural remedies and helping to replace pharmaceuticals with plant-based medicines. First time appointments for people start at an hour for $75, and pets start at a half hour for $40. They have a comprehensive herbal pharmacy, including Western and Chinese herbs, nutritional supplements, homeopathic remedies, essential oils, and the best homemade kombucha tea in Chicago. Call or email them for a free consultation to see how they could help you with your health care needs. For more information go to or call 773-743-5229

Need a Mason?

Consider Mike Plumb of Plumb Masonry. Mike is the father of Ruth in the 8th grade and Elsa in the 3rd grade. Mike has been tuckpointing, rebuilding chimneys and installing chimney liners for over 20 years. Feel free to check out our website, email, or call 773-401-9020 for a free estimate for any type of masonry work.



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