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Looking for work as a babysitter.

  • 4 years paid experience
  • Age 45
  • Babysitter in Santa Monica, CA 90401

Meet Mario

  • Speaks English
  • Comfortable with pets

My work with children spans ten years. During high school I cared for a single working mother's three children. Three to five days a week--occasionally six or seven--I would go to her home and care the children who were between the ages of four and eleven; I would prepare meals, assist the children with their school work and made sure they followed a structured after school plan. Following high school I started volunteering with Starlight Children's Foundation. As a volunteer I did activities with children who had chronic and life-threatening illnesses. The Starlight children were between the ages of five and seventeen. Depending on what the children were capable of I would help them with arts and crafts projects or games. Several years after Starlight Children's Foundation ended their volunteer program I returned to child care work. For approximately three years I cared for three boys--twins and a pre-schooler. When Read more I started taking care of them they were between the ages of six months and four years old. The oldest child had a structured afternoon plan and bedtime routine . When the twins were infants I would take care of feeding and naps, making sure to adhere to a schedule. As they grew I helped them to develop their motor and communication skills; utilizing story books I would help them learn how to identify objects and colors. Most recently I had the opportunity to learn behavior modification techniques used by the author of Raising Lions, Joe Newman. Newman trains parents and teachers on how to change a difficult child's behavior. His methods work with children who have a broad range of behavioral issues. Besides providing me with a greater set of tools his methods gave me a greater understanding of children's behaviors and emotions. Additional skills • Encouraging children to use their imagination. • Spend time with children outdoors doing physical activities. • Help children develop problem solving skills. • Teaching children how to communicate their feelings so that their emotional needs can be met. • Help children develop social interaction skills. • Provide feedback to help children develop self-confidence.

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  • Basic background check Expired

  • Motor vehicle records check not run.

  • First aid certification

    First aid certification Not on file
  • CPR certification

    CPR certification Not on file


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

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Willing to care for 3 children per sitting

$10-$18/hr for the first child, $1 for each additional child

  • Infants (age 0-11 months) expand

    • 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+)
  • Special needs expand

    • Cognitive Disabilities
    • Physical Disabilities
    • Medical/Special Healthcare Needs
    • Social/Emotional
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder/Pervasive Developmental Disorder/Asperger Syndrome
    • Cancer
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Cystic Fibrosis
    • Learning Disabilities
    • Mobility Challenges
    • Sensory Integration Disorder
    • Administering Medication
    • Bathing
    • Dressing Assistance
    • Feeding Assistance
    • Grooming and Hygiene
    • Positive Behavioral Support
    • Specific Meal Preparation (foods to avoid, etc.)


Music production

Attended Sacramento City College


Additional services

  • Meal Preparation
  • Laundry
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Crafts
  • Potty Training
  • Travel with Family
  • Homework expand

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

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