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Looking for work as a babysitter or nanny

  • 12 years paid experience
  • Babysitter in North Hollywood, CA 91602

Meet Samantha

  • Comfortable with pets
  • Has a car

Hello! My name is Samantha; I am 30 years old and an actor living in Toluca Lake! I am registered with Trustline, fully vaccinated, I have a bit over 12 years of experience in childcare, and enjoy the early developmental stages (first year is my favorite!). My love for childcare really blossomed while I was working as a counselor at my local community center in my hometown in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The center cared for children ages 5 to 12 and included a range of activities such as outdoor games, arts ‘n craft projects, supervised field trips and, facilitated gym play. After the summer program ended, I moved to Chicago and started sitting regularly for several families through Sittercity, and in 2014, I became a nanny for a wonderful family in the greater Chicago Metro area. I began caring for the family’s only child when she was 10 months old. Read more Since that time, she not only grew into a smart, funny, and ambitious little lady, but became an amazing big sister. Before coming to LA, I had the unique pleasure of having this beautiful family in my life for 3 years and I still miss them tremendously! When I wasn’t caring for my primary family, I babysat with other families through the sitter app CHIME by Sittercity® (like Uber, but for babysitters!). These families had little ones ranging in age from newborn to 5 years old. The 1.5 years I was with CHIME allowed me to meet so many great families, and care for their delightful children. I received over 100 awesome reviews, with my overall CHIME rating being 4.9 of 5 stars. Currently, I coach acting with kids from ages 5 to 18 and I do as-needed care for families around LA. I love reading, singing songs, dance parties, and make-believe! I am also proficient in diaper changing, bottle feeding methods, sleep training, potty training, and snuggles, and I am certified in CPR and First Aid. When I care for children, I set aside plenty of time for age appropriate, creative indoor and outdoor activities; I am a firm believer in the need for both artistic expression and outdoor exploration! I absolutely love children and hope one day to open an arts school because I believe children have amazing imaginations that they should be encouraged to explore and express!

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    Expired on 02/09/2016

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    Expired on 12/02/2022

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    Motor Vehicle Records

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Availability

Babysitter

  • Generally available evenings, late nights and weekends
  • After school care availability

Nanny

  • Willing to consider a part time position
  • Seeking Summer Position, Short-term (1 to 3 months), Temporary (4 to 12 months), Permanent (1 to 2 years) employment
  • Start date is flexible
  • My availability is valid through 5/24/20

Ratings & reviews

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Colleen B.

4/20/2017

Sarah P.

4/16/2017

Lilian M.

4/12/2017

Wonderful energy! Great w my sons! She played w them and kept them engaged! Have her booked for three more sessions!

Erin M.

4/11/2017

Cat L.

4/10/2017

Laura C.

4/9/2017

Cat L.

4/7/2017

Samantha is the best!

Anna G.

3/27/2017

We will definitely hire Samantha again. She genuinely seemed to have a great time with our toddler and infant and vice versa. She fed, changed diapers and clothes, entertained and was great with playing with the kids. All of his while we are in the midst of moving. What a trooper.

Meg W.

3/26/2017

Tracy K.

3/25/2017

Meghan N.

3/20/2017

Sittercity Parent

3/18/2017

Samantha was great with my 2 boys. She jumped right in and started helping before we even left. She's very friendly and the kids took to her right away. We would definitely have her back.

David L.

3/5/2017

Michelle S.

3/5/2017

Great! Fed my kids, played with them, put then to bed, cleaned up, was extremely nice and engaging! Would absolutely hire again!

Sittercity Parent

3/4/2017

Sittercity Parent

2/16/2017

Sittercity Parent

2/9/2017

Jessica C.

2/5/2017

Meg W.

1/29/2017

Ross R.

1/23/2017

Samantha was lovely! My daughter loved her, and asked right away if she could come back to play. Sam reached out to us after we booked to introduce herself and to ask if we had any questions or information to share. I was really impressed by that. We would have her back again in a heartbeat!

Elizabeth W.

1/22/2017

1/12/2017

Great, great, great newborn sitter!

Jane C.

1/8/2017

Jonathan F.

1/2/2017

Allison H.

12/16/2016

Great job with our energetic 2.5 year old!

Jessica B.

12/16/2016

Samantha was wonderful - she had great communication before and during her visit and made sure she understood my son's routine. She was kind and very professional. We would definitely have her back!

Drew H.

12/14/2016

Sittercity Parent

12/9/2016

Did a great job managing my active 22 month old while cuddling my 5 month old! Highly recommend.

Geetika C.

12/5/2016

Samatha was great. She arrived on time and was really good with my child. She asked questions to make sure she understood what I needed her to do during her time with my son. She has a great personality which was helpful In putting me at ease with leaving my son in her care. She provided periodic updates. I would definitely book her again.

Kelly S.

12/3/2016

Sittercity Parent

11/27/2016

Margo A.

11/4/2016

She was great again. Thanks!

Emily H.

11/3/2016

Samantha is wonderful, very personable and motivated. She asked great questions and was able to handle my one year old and three year old with ease. Overall she has great energy and I trusted her instantly. I highly recommend her!

Allison M.

11/1/2016

Ann I.

10/31/2016

Taylor W.

9/30/2016

Samantha is so wonderful!

Sittercity Parent

9/30/2016

Sittercity Parent

9/21/2016

Jennifer D.

9/20/2016

Sittercity Parent

9/16/2016

Sittercity Parent

9/14/2016

Sittercity Parent

9/7/2016

Ashley U.

9/5/2016

Sittercity Parent

8/31/2016

This was our first time using Chime, and I was definitely a little anxious because our 10 month old is pretty attached to me. When I got home, he was all smiles! Samantha sent a update halfway through the time, and I loved seeing a picture of my son's smiling face and knowing he was in good hands.

Kristina N.

8/26/2016

Sittercity Parent

8/24/2016

My son loves Samantha! This mamas boy even have her a hug and CRIED when she left!

Hemali M.

8/22/2016

Samantha was great with our son and kept us up to date on how he was doing throughout the evening. She arrived early and asked great questions. We would certainly book her again!

Jane C.

8/20/2016

Ryan W.

8/20/2016

Katie C.

8/19/2016

Samantha was on time, very sweet, and responsible. I would book her again.

Phoenix H.

8/10/2016

8/10/2016

Very reposnsive and punctual. Great experience with her baby sitting our kid.

Jennifer D.

8/10/2016

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8/10/2016

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8/10/2016

Megan D.

8/10/2016

Jennifer N.

8/10/2016

Awesome once again! Thanks so much!!!

Rick S.

8/10/2016

Kelly W.

8/10/2016

Sittercity Parent

8/10/2016

Kelly W.

8/10/2016

Sittercity Parent

8/10/2016

Taylor W.

8/10/2016

We absolutely adore Sam!! She is amazing and so in tune with our little one.

Stefanie B.

8/10/2016

Ryan W.

8/7/2016

Samantha rules. She's prompt, responsible, and completely dependable. We use her as often as we can! She handles our twin toddlers like a pro.

Taylor W.

8/6/2016

Phoenix H.

7/22/2016

Sabrina D.

7/21/2016

Samantha was great -- she reached out ahead of time to to confirm and to ask about my kids, she showed up on time, and she was terrific with the kids. Very calm, in control, and the kids had a great time with her.

Sittercity Parent

7/14/2016

Sittercity Parent

7/9/2016

Samantha is great! She was very communicative and handled our little guy perfectly.

Kristen M.

7/5/2016

Samantha was excellent! She washed her hands right away and was very comfortable with my newborn. I would highly recommend her!

Amruta R.

7/1/2016

Samantha was great with our 8 month old daughter!

5/31/2016

Sittercity Parent

5/26/2016

Samantha was wonderful. She emailed in advance and showed up a little early with lots of good questions. She was in regular contact with us throughout the evening and gave us a recap at the end of the evening. The day after when I mentioned her to our toddler, he gave me a big smile. I feel great about having Samantha come back and babysit for us again,

Liz B.

5/12/2016

Sittercity Parent

5/7/2016

Ryan W.

4/22/2016

So thrilled with Samantha. She was outstanding. Our kids always freak out when we leave, but Samantha got them calmed down in record time. Couldn't recommend her highly enough! We'll be using her again, hopefully frequently!

Sittercity Parent

4/15/2016

Sittercity Parent

4/12/2016

Sittercity Parent

4/10/2016

Megan M.

4/9/2016

As first time Chime users, Samantha was amazing! She was experienced, professional and so loving with our daughter. We were nervous doing this for the first time but now have no doubts because of her . Thank you, Chime!

Sittercity Parent

4/5/2016

Kelly C.

3/26/2016

Samantha was a sweetheart and we felt confident leaving our kids in her care. Would book again!

Taylor W.

3/25/2016

Samantha is THE BEST. We love her!! (And my little one does too!!!)

Eileen H.

3/22/2016

Samantha was great. She asked good questions, was flexible, and did a great job of communicating with me from the time that I booked with her through the end of her sitting. She did really well with our son, and we would definitely ask her to sit again.

Sittercity Parent

3/20/2016

Samantha was great. I totally trust her with the kids even though she had just watched them once before.

Sittercity Parent

3/18/2016

Samantha was great! She showed up early and was quick to help out before we headed out for the evening. Our 16-mo-old took to her right away. We loved how comfortable she was managing a young toddler and would definitely book her again.

Sittercity Parent

3/17/2016

Kelly W.

3/6/2016

Sittercity Parent

3/4/2016

Erich W.

3/3/2016

Samantha was professional, friendly, and my son had a blast! Looking forward to working with her again.

Sittercity Parent

2/23/2016

George T.

2/16/2016

Samantha has been great with our kids and we use her on a regular basis.

Taylor W.

2/15/2016

Amazing experience!!! Will absolutely book her again!

Sittercity Parent

2/13/2016

Miss Sam was great! She arrived on time and was very friendly. She asked all the right questions and made us feel comfortable. She did a great job with my almost 3 year old and texted us when she got him to sleep (at normal time)!

Margo A.

2/13/2016

She was so great! Samantha was so professional and kind. We will definitely have her again!

Carol D.

1/19/2016

This was our first sitter and I can only say Samantha was a champ and is clearly a pro with kids. She arrived early and did well with our daughter. We were able to enjoy our first dinner since our daughter was born because samantha quickly knew how to best get our bb to sleep and was patient with her. I would highly recommend her for her child whispering skills and professionalism.

Sittercity Parent

1/16/2016

Vera P.

1/13/2016

Samantha was amazing; we give her five stars. The girls took to her instantly and she to them. We'd book her again in a heartbeat

Jennifer N.

1/13/2016

She was a great fit for our family. She was personable, energetic and came ready to be "on" for the kids. She asked appropriate questions before we left and gave us quick little updates by text during the night. The kids have been asking to have her again, so I'm sure we will soon!

Sittercity Parent

1/8/2016

Kelly W.

1/3/2016

Second time using her and this time she helped with dinner and the bedtime routine. Sent a nice text to let us know when the baby went down for bed, and was so kind to clean all the dishes after dinner.

Sittercity Parent

1/1/2016

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12/20/2015

Marion P.

12/19/2015

Kelly W.

12/18/2015

Samantha was fantastic. During our spiel before we left, she asked all the right questions to make sure she had everything she needed. Very genuine person. Looking forward to having her sit again sometime.

Anna A.

12/18/2015

I guess it wasn't a good fit for our family. I liked her immediately, and she engaged with our kids in what I thought was a positive and friendly way. When I returned home, my daughter was crying and saying she didn't want to be "bad" for the babysitter any more. I don't have a problem with caregivers using discipline, in this case a "time out" which isn't really developmentally appropriate for a 2 year old, but is nothing I'm going be to upset over. But I'm surprised that my daughter was crying about it, and still talks about the day she was bad for the babysitter. Even still, I had an overall positive impression and inquired if she would be interested in sitting again. I always prefer to book babysitters my kids have met already, and I wanted to give her another chance because my first impression of her was so positive. She told me to book her through Chime, and when I booked another evening babysitting job, she promptly cancelled without even a note of explanation. Clearly, she didn't have a good experience with my kids, and I really would have preferred her just letting me know that it might not be a good fit.

Marion P.

12/12/2015

Sittercity Parent

12/11/2015

She did so wonderfully with our 2.5 year old and 3 month old. We can't wait to have her back!

Marion P.

12/4/2015

Sittercity Parent

11/24/2015

She was a wonderful babysitter. She was early, prepared to take on an 18 month old, and very communicative afterwards. We loved having her and are very willing to reserve her again .

11/23/2015

Marion P.

11/23/2015

Experience

Willing to care for 3 children per sitting

$20-$24/hr for the first child, $2 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

Theater Acting

Columbia College Chicago

Additional services

  • Meal Preparation
  • Crafts
  • Potty Training
  • Homework expand

    • Finishing homework
    • Checking answers
    • Studying for a test
    • Proofreading
    • Basic math
    • Pre-algebra
    • Elementary science
    • English
    • Essay writing

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