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  • 7 years paid experience
  • Age 29
  • Babysitter in Indio, CA 92201

Meet Tara

  • Occupational Therapist
  • Comfortable with pets
  • Has a car

My name is Tara Buffum and I recently finished my Master's program at the University of Southern California. I am a certified and licensed Occupational Therapist so that I can work with children with disabilities and delays. I am in my mid 20's and would consider myself to be someone that is responsible and organized, but I also love to have fun and be active. I have my own car so transportation is never an issue for me. My style towards sitting is I believe in being an active sitter. I'll play games, do crafts, or other activities rather than just have a child watch TV all day long. As a child I played soccer, ran track, and did other various sports. I have even coached a soccer team before. I am currently CPR certified by the American Heart Association. I have been a tutor for a girl in 5th Read more grade for the past year. I have experience babysitting children from age 1-10. I love sitting and am always open to answer any questions anyone may have!

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  • First aid certification

    First aid certification Not on file
  • CPR certification

    CPR certification

Availability

  • Generally available late nights and weekends

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Experience

Willing to care for 3 children per sitting

$12-$15/hr for the first child, $2 for each additional child

  • Infants (age 0-11 months) expand

    • Overnight care
    • Mother's helper
    • Occasional care
  • Toddlers (age 1-3)
  • Preschooler (age 4-5)

Education

Occupational Therapy

University of Southern California 2015

Additional services

  • Meal Preparation
  • Laundry
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Crafts
  • Travel with Family
  • Willing to run errands as needed
  • Willing to drive children to events, school, appointments, or carpooling
  • Homework expand

    • Finishing homework
    • Checking answers
    • Studying for a test
    • Proofreading
    • Basic math
    • Elementary science
    • Science
    • English

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