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Amanda R.

Babysitter in Norwalk, CT 06854.

Looking for work as a babysitter.

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Norwalk, CT

  • Age 27
  • 9 years paid experience
  • Female

Last signed in: Within six months

Rating Average rating of 5 (2 reviews)

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5 out of 5 stars

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A Fabulous Babysitter and More

I would highly recommend Amanda as a person that you can trust
and care for your children. We hired her to pick...

- Michael W.
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Preferred Rate $18-$22 per hour

Amanda’s Bio

Hello Everyone! I am a caregiver serving Fairfield County Connecticut. I have been caring for children for 9 years now in a variety of different settings. I have experience working with children as young as 6 weeks old up to 16 years of age. I spent 3 years working in a preschool in Durham, CT as an infant and toddler teacher and then another year as a preschool teaching assistant. Since then I have spent the last 5 years caring for children in their homes.
My passion for caring for and working with children was sparked when I first spent my weekends babysitting for children in my neighborhood as a teenager. I enjoyed then, and still do now, helping children to learn and explore the world around them. At young ages children learn through hands on experiences that we create for them in the environment around them. I love being able to make this happen. Whether is be through doing a craft, building a fort out of blankets or going on an adventure outside all of these little instances help children to learn and grow. This is what I enjoy spending my time doing!
Most recently, I have been caring for a family of four children for the past three years now. My responsibilities for this family include; transportation to & from extra curricular activities, playing games/doing crafts, light meal prep/laundry, helping with homework, supervising bath-time, reading books, etc. Since the youngest of their four children are now 5 years old, I have transitioned from being full-time to part time as they are now in Pre-school. This family leaves for the duration of the summer so, I will be seeking part-time employment during their leave.
I am a college graduate from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor's Degree in Human Development and Family Studies. I have been able to take a great variety of course work which has helped me grow my knowledge base and abilities as a caregiver. Some of these courses include; child development, parenthood, early childhood disability and many others.
As a caregiver I feel my role is to help children learn and grow. I love to make learning fun for the children.

Experience

Age Specific Experience

9 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)

6 to 10 years of infant care experience

  • Instruction (proper swaddling, feeding, changing, bathing)
  • Assist with setting a routine
  • Mother's helper
  • Occasional care

Special Needs Experience

Special Needs Care Experience

  • Cognitive Disabilities
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Medical/Special Healthcare Needs
  • Social/Emotional

Special Needs Conditional Experience

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Autism
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder/Pervasive Developmental Disorder/Asperger Syndrome
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Delayed Speech
  • Down Syndrome
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mobility Challenges

Special Needs Services Experience

  • Administering Medication
  • Assistance With Transportation
  • Bathing
  • Bed Baths
  • Dressing Assistance
  • Feeding Assistance
  • Grooming and Hygiene
  • Mobility Assistance
  • Positive Behavioral Support
  • Repositioning
  • Specific Meal Preparation (foods to avoid, etc.)

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My availability calendar is valid through 9/8/2015

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Skills & Abilities

Homework Help:

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

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

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

5 star  (2)
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5

As somebody with four children and over a decade of experience with sitters, I can say without reservation that Amanda is one of the best sitters we have ever had the pleasure, & good fortune, to find.
She is reliable, honest, conscientious, hardworking, likeable and, perhaps most important, intelligent. Not only is she extremely experienced and knowledgeable with respect to child development, but all of my children love her & think she is a lot of fun. My youngest ones are now spending more time in pre-school, otherwise we’d be taking up all of her available time.

- Andrea L.
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A Fabulous Babysitter and More

I would highly recommend Amanda as a person that you can trust
and care for your children. We hired her to pick up and care for our
4 year old daughter from pre-school. Our daughter is entering Kindergarten
in the Fall as like every parent we wanted to make sure she was ready.
Amanda did a great job with numbers, letters, flash cards, and sounding out words. This is the person that you are looking for.

- Michael W.

References

Andrea L. is a reference for Amanda R. Relationship: Former Employer
Ramzey P. is a reference for Amanda R. Relationship: Former Employer
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Amanda R.
Amanda R.
Norwalk, CT 06854
27

years
of age

9

years experience

Preferred Rate $18-$22 per hour

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