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Barbara B. Babysitter in Chaplin, CT 06235. Looking for work as a babysitter.

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Chaplin, CT

  • Age 61
  • 30 years paid experience
  • Female

Last signed in: More than 6 months

Preferred Rate $5-$20 per hour

Barbara’s Bio

Educational efficacy has been my life's work since I was in my preadolescence years. There are numerous childcare situations matching my combined career and life experiences. With well over ten years experience in each of the following: successful parent, college faculty, academic adviser, online instructor, Montessori teacher of 2-8 year old children, high school tutor and mentor, I have become extremely resourceful at guiding, supporting and instructing children. Th young children were of all ages, developmental levels, culturally and educationally diverse backgrounds. I often develop my own curriculum materials and activities to enhance you child's experiences while spending time with me. I whole heartily consider the children's social emotional, physical, cognitive and creative needs and interests. I support the children to develop independence and reasoning skills. As for discipline, if simply and clearly explaining my expectations does not work, I implement a strategy (with guardians approval) and if simple one strategy is not working modify the strategy rather than continue with something that is not successful. One example: the child hits another child often. Step one explain problem to hitter and ask child what we might do to eliminate the behavior. We come up with a plan or consequence. I observe rigorously and attempt to intervene before a strike and provide options to solve problem. Usually child succeeds in solving problems and hitting habits decrease quickly. If not I re-look at the situation. Nagging and reminding rarely changes a behavior. If time outs are needed I believe I have not done my job well enough and will regroup. Children tend to trust me and work with me. Maybe more important than all of this is I totally enjoy and respect children and they know this.

Experience

Age Specific Experience

30 years of paid child care experience with:

  • First year
  • Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
  • Preschooler (3 to 5 years)
  • Grade School (6 to 11 years)
  • Pre-teen/Teenagers (12 years and over)

4 to 5 years of infant care experience

  • Instruction (proper swaddling, feeding, changing, bathing)
  • Assist with setting a routine
  • Overnight care

Special Needs Experience

Special Needs Care Experience

  • Cognitive Disabilities
  • Physical Disabilities

Special Needs Conditional Experience

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Delayed Speech
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dyslexia
  • Epilepsy
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Visual Impairment

Special Needs Services Experience

  • Bathing
  • Bed Baths
  • Bladder and Bowel Assistance
  • Dressing Assistance
  • Feeding Assistance
  • Grooming and Hygiene
  • Positive Behavioral Support
  • Specific Meal Preparation (foods to avoid, etc.)

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Skills & Abilities

Languages Spoken:

  • English

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 Help:

  • Finishing homework
  • Checking answers
  • Studying for a test
  • Proofreading
  • Basic Math
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Elementary Science
  • Earth Science
  • Science
  • English
  • Essay Writing
  • Social Studies

References

Lisa S. is a reference for Barbara B. Relationship: Co-worker
Karen D. is a reference for Barbara B. Relationship: Former Employer
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