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Gretchen S.

Babysitter in Phoenix, AZ 85008.

Looking for work as a babysitter.

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Phoenix, AZ

  • Age 28
  • 10 years paid experience
  • Female

Last signed in: Within two months

Rating Average rating of 4 (4 reviews)

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4 out of 5 stars

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Gretchen was our babysitter for almost 2 years and we loved her! My 3 kids always looked forward to her coming ...

- Steven F.
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Preferred Rate $15-$20 per hour

Gretchen’s Bio

Children are my passion.  I have had several jobs such as managing a shoe store, or waitressing, but i always seem to return to child care.  I love children. I love to teach them, and watch them when they understand something, or use what you have taught them for the first time. I think children are like sponges and soak up everything that you give them, so I try to give all the knowledge I have, such as music and sign language, my other two passions.  I am very musically talented and always trying to learn something new, in every  aspect, but especially in music. I play 7 instruments, and sing, and have taught a number of kids how to play instruments. I graduated in 2010 with my degree as a licensed ASL sign language interpreter, and have now recently in 2012 graduated with my degree as a speech-language pathologist, and am working full-time at a school doing speech therapy. I took Spanish for 4 years in high school and can speak and understand it, and am able to teach it, I just wouldn't feel comfortable saying I am fluent, like I am in American sign language.  My father is a pastor and raised me to be a Christian, but I never push my beliefs or convictions on anyone.  I am very active and love to have fun. One of my main mottos at every child care place that I have worked is, "If the parents wanted their children to watch a movie or t.v., then they could've done that themselves and saved the money." I think children should be outside and active as much as possible. There are times for movies or t.v., but I am not one to sit them in front of the t.v. all day and say that I am caring for your child!

Experience

Age Specific Experience

10 years of paid child care experience with:

  • First year
  • Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
  • Preschooler (3 to 5 years)
  • Grade School (6 to 11 years)
  • Pre-teen/Teenagers (12 years and over)

6 to 10 years of infant care experience

  • Instruction (proper swaddling, feeding, changing, bathing)
  • Assist with setting a routine
  • Overnight care

Special Needs Experience

Special Needs Care Experience

  • Cognitive Disabilities
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Medical/Special Healthcare Needs
  • Social/Emotional

Special Needs Conditional Experience

  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Autism
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder/Pervasive Developmental Disorder/Asperger Syndrome
  • Central Auditory Processing Disorder
  • Delayed Speech
  • Developmental Language Disorder
  • Diabetes
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dyslexia
  • Hearing Loss
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mental Illness
  • Pervasive Development Disorder
  • Premature Newborn
  • Rett Syndrome
  • Sensory Integration Disorder
  • Visual Impairment

Special Needs Services Experience

  • Administering Medication
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Assistance With Transportation
  • Bathing
  • Dressing Assistance
  • Feeding Assistance
  • Feeding Tube
  • Grooming and Hygiene
  • Lifting and Transferring
  • Positive Behavioral Support
  • Recreational Music or Art Therapy
  • Sign Language
  • Specific Meal Preparation (foods to avoid, etc.)

Availability

My availability calendar is valid through 8/28/2015

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Skills & Abilities

Languages Spoken:

  • Sign Language
  • Spanish

Additional Services:

  • Crafts
  • Potty Training
  • Travel with Family
  • Willing to drive children to events, school, appointments, or carpooling

Homework Help:

  • Finishing homework
  • Checking answers
  • Studying for a test
  • Proofreading
  • Basic Math
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Elementary Science
  • Earth Science
  • Science
  • English
  • Essay Writing
  • Social Studies
  • Sign Language
  • Spanish

Reviews

4 out of 5 stars

5 star  (3)
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1 star  (1)
5

Gretchen babysat for my family for this first time this past weekend. She was on time, polite and very interactive with my kids who are 3,4,9 and 11. I will definitely be using her as often as possible. Thanks Gretchen!

- Nikki J.
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We have been looking for a long-term nanny to care for our infant son. After an exhaustive search, we shook hands with Gretchen. She agreed she would start in a month, and then we never heard another word from her. If Gretchen had some reason for not honoring her commitment, we certainly never heard why, as she never returned a phone call. It really put us in quite the jam to base an entire schedule around someone and then have them decide to flake out and leave us hanging. Perhaps though everything works out for the best, because we certainly would not want to trust our child with someone who thinks responsibilities are optional.

- Rachel B.

Provider's Response

This was a horrible example of a miscommunication and misunderstanding, for which I have since tried to resolve.
Gretchen

5

Gretchen has been our primary sitter for the better part of the last year. Our children love her, and it is with a heavy heart that we send her with best wishes to her new lfe in another city. My husband and I would recommend her whole-heartedly for any position. We have trusted her implicity and she has lived up to and beyond every expectation.

- Sarah L.
5

Gretchen was our babysitter for almost 2 years and we loved her! My 3 kids always looked forward to her coming over because she was so energetic and fun to be around. My husband and I were able to go on date nights and not worry about our kids because we knew they were in good hands.She was always willing to babysit for us and was always on tme. We were so sad that she moved out of state, but we are so glad we had the chance to have her as our babyitter for as long as we did!

- Steven F.
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Gretchen S.
Gretchen S.
Phoenix, AZ 85008
28

years
of age

10

years experience

Preferred Rate $15-$20 per hour

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