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Looking for work as a babysitter.

  • 13 years paid experience
  • Age 26
  • Babysitter in Petaluma, CA 94954

Meet Kara

  • Speaks English
  • Comfortable with pets
  • Has a car

I have been babysitting for over 13 years. I have worked with children ages infant to 14, so I have experience with all stages of development. Before college, I babysat for the same family for five years. When I first started with them, their oldest was 9 months and he is now 12 years old. After moving to Chicago for college, I babysat for a few families off and on. After my sophomore year, I began working for a nanny agency. During my time with the agency, I worked with around 50 families once or a few times and had a few families that I worked for on a regular basis. I also worked in a daycare setting for a mom's group at a church in Chicago. During the summers when I returned to Ohio, I would volunteer at a Vacation Bible School, where we played games, learned songs, and Read more had story time and lessons. My degree is in Psychology with a concentration in human development, so I have taken many child and adolescent courses as well. Hands on interaction is very important to me, and I believe a child's development is greatly impacted by that. My goal is to eventually open my own daycare. I can't imagine spending my life any other way as children are my absolute passion. I am also infant/child/adult CPR/AED and First Aid Certified as well as Trustline Certified in California. I am currently a full time nanny to two amazing kids, but would love to help out with date nights/any weekend help needed!

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  • Enhanced background check not run.

  • Basic background check not run.

  • Motor vehicle records check not run.

  • First aid certification

    First aid certification
  • CPR certification

    CPR certification

Availability

  • Generally available evenings, late nights and weekends

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Experience

Willing to care for 3 children per sitting

$15-$25/hr for the first child, $1 for each additional child

  • Infants (age 0-11 months) expand

    • Swaddling
    • Feeding
    • Changing
    • Bathing
    • Assist with setting a routine
    • Overnight care
    • Mother's helper
    • Occasional care
  • Toddlers (age 1-3)
  • Preschooler (age 4-5)
  • Grade School (age 6-11)
  • Pre-teen/ Teenage age (12+)

Education

Psychology: Human Development

Graduated DePaul University 2014

References

Additional services

  • Meal Preparation
  • Laundry
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Swimming Supervision
  • Crafts
  • Potty Training
  • 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
    • Pre-algebra
    • Elementary science
    • Earth science
    • Science
    • English
    • Essay writing
    • Social studies

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