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  • 30 years paid experience
  • Age 62
  • Babysitter in Salinas, CA 93901

Meet Miriam

  • Comfortable with pets
  • Has a car

I am a mother of 3 adult children including twins. I am also a grandmother of 8 and have lots of experience caring for infants on up. I really enjoy children and am compassionate and loving. My daughter calls me the "baby whisperer" because I can always get her son to sleep on me. I am have taught cpr, babysitting classes and first aid at a local hospital where I worked for over 30 years. I have been fingerprinted for a volunteer job and have had a background check done. I can supply local references for people I have cared for their children.

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Availability

Babysitter

  • Generally available mornings, afternoons, evenings, late nights and weekends
  • Daytime care availability during summer months
  • After school care availability

Nanny

  • Willing to consider a part time position
  • Seeking Summer Position, Permanent (1 to 2 years), Permanent (2 or more years) employment
  • Available to start on 8/26/2016
  • My availability is valid through 8/26/16

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Katie B.

11/9/2019

Miriam is wonderful! She is kind, flexible, and so great with kids. She has so much experience caring for children. Miriam babysat our newborn for an entire day, and kept us updated throughout the day. We will definitely be calling Miriam again and highly recommend her! Thank you Miriam! We are already looking forward to our next day or night out :)

Francesca S.

10/12/2019

Miriam was amazing, she did an amazing job, very attentive, payed attention to what we wanted as the parents. I would recommend her.

Francesca S.

9/21/2019

We were staying in Carmel for a week and had some work events to attend. Miriam cared for our 1yr old son, for two nights. She was punctual, polite, arrived with a toy, which our son was instantly amused by. She has a very calm and warm demeanor and you can tell she has a big heart for children. I instantly felt comfortable with her looking after my little man. My son is currently experiencing separation anxiety, he can be extremely difficult to get to sleep at night and takes a lot of reassuring and rocking, he’s exclusively breastfed too, so sometimes a bottle can be difficult. Despite, all these hurdles Miriam stay calm and was able to care for our son and get him to sleep on both nights. We would 100% hire her again.

Christine C.

8/20/2019

We were in Carmel for a couple of events, one during lunch and one in the evening. Miriam watched our 6 months old during lunch and she immediately put our baby at ease when she arrived. She followed instructions to warm up breast milk and put her down for a nap while we were away. She also sent us a couple of updates via texts. She later came back in the evening after we put her down for the night. Miriam is mild-mannered and very calming with our baby. I cannot praise her enough.

Craig M.

6/20/2017

Miriam took care of my two dogs for over three weeks straight. She is someone I feel you can depend on. She also watered my numerous plants on her own volition. I am hoping that she will be available in the future as I had a difficult time with other services and there lack of dedication.

Megan D.

10/25/2015

Miriam watched our 11 month old at our hotel while we were attending a wedding at Pebble Beach. She was very prompt with communication and arrival time. I felt very secure leaving our baby in her care; she just has that natural caring persona. Our baby was sleeping soundly when I returned; she did a fantastic job. I highly recommend her!!

Frances A.

5/27/2015

I recommend Miriam G. highly! We recently traveled to Carmel Valley Village for a wedding, and Miriam babysat our 13-month-old son at our vacation rental there. She was extremely easy to communicate with beforehand--providing references unprompted, asking relevant questions during our phone interview, and emailing about details. The evening that she babysat, she showed up promptly to the minute even though our vacation rental was somewhat remote and her commute was about 40 minutes. She has the telltale ease with caring for babies/toddlers from years of experience as a mother/grandmother. She was not phased by my son's separation anxiety as we left, and soothed him easily when he awoke unexpectedly after bedtime. We came home to our son sleeping peacefully on Miriam on the couch. Excellent.

Experience

Willing to care for 2 children per sitting

$15-$20/hr

  • Infants (age 0-11 months) expand

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

    • Cognitive Disabilities
    • Social/Emotional
    • Administering Medication
    • Assistance With Transportation
    • Bathing
    • Dressing Assistance
    • Feeding Assistance
    • Grooming and Hygiene

Education

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Additional services

  • Meal Preparation
  • Swimming Supervision
  • 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

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