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Melissa (isabel) V.

Babysitter in Washington, DC 20010.

Looking for work as a babysitter.

Washington, DC

  • Age 34
  • 10 years paid experience
  • Female

Last signed in: Within four months

Rating Average rating of 5 (7 reviews)

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Isabel is hands down the best babysitter we've ever had. She has sat for our daughter Greta for the last 4 years...

- Ronni G.
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Preferred Rate $12-$20 per hour

Melissa (isabel)’s Bio

Hello Parents,
I am so excited to eventually have my own children and would love the practice. I am originally from Hawaii and just finished my masters/J.D. at Georgetown University in International Development with a concentration in Women's Development. I just returned from a volunteer trip in Indonesia and started a part-time job with an international child safety organization. I absolutely love children and just got back from China where I taught English for three months, learned the language and got a great cultural experience. I also built a school in Tanyigbe, Ghana for an orphanage through Globe Aware. More recently, I volunteered in the slums of India, teaching women English and sewing skills so they can start their own businesses. These were great experiences...and very impactful on my approach to almost everything (I am no longer in a great rush to do everything). I think the greatest sound is a child's laugh. I look forward to making your child laugh and learn. I have been credited with tiring children out from various activities, which makes nap/bed time easy. I still enjoy cartoons, playing inside and outside, coloring and talking about our dreams. I have experience from infants to young adults and can watch the various ages overnight, on vacations, driving to and from activities and running errands. I have gone to private school, while being involved in several sports and activities my whole life…so I am used to a strict schedule. I have been a sports teacher/coach for lacrosse, rowing, ballet and golf so can be diplomatic while being fun. In light of busy schedules, I can give more detail in a conversation via email or phone. Thank you!

Experience

Age Specific Experience

10 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)

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My availability calendar is valid through 10/8/2016

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Skills & Abilities

Languages Spoken:

  • Chinese

Additional Services:

  • Potty Training
  • Meal Preparation
  • Laundry
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Willing to drive children to events, school, appointments, or carpooling
  • Homework Help

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

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Isabel is fantastic! My son (age 3) completely lights up when he knows Isabel is coming over to play. Isabel (who my son has decided to call Tinkerbell) clearly has a genuine love of children, and connects very easily with them. Our 4-month-old daughter took to Isabel immediately, and is very comfortable with her. Isabel goes beyond the basics of childcare, and cleans up in the kitchen and family room during downtime. She is a truly wonderful person to have in our home - we all adore her and are so happy we found her!

- Jamie B.
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Isabel has sat for us twice, most recently for a last minute call. Isabel was quick to respond to my email, didn't seem to mind that we had to run out the door as soon as she got there, and is very friendly in general. My two year old son seems really comfortable with her, and didn't seem to mind at all when we left (they were already playing!). Excellent sitter- thanks Isabel!

- Lynn B.
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Isabel just babysat for us this past Saturday and our 4 year old loved her. He proceeded to talk about what a great time they had and wants to know when she's coming back to play.

- S. P.
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Isabel is amazing! She was a wonderful sitter for my 4 month old son. I was really nervous leaving him alone with a stranger, but she did a great job and my son enjoyed his day with her and was smiling and laughing with her when I came home from work. Plus, she came over at the last minute when my other sitter cancelled. She is very reliable and I will definitely call her again!
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- Elisa D.
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Isabel has watched our daughters - - 3yrs old and 1year old for 2+ years and she is GREAT. Our girls look forward to their time with her and Isabel is always timely, professional, energetic and responsible. I would highly recommend her and love leaving my children with someone that cares for them and their well being so much.

- Ronee J.
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Isabel is wonderful. We were only in town for one night and were very grateful to find her thru SitterCity. Our 5 year old son had a great time playing with her (jumping around like ninjas and then playing with cars.) And then she was very good at getting our 9 month old to sleep and laying her down. What a gem. :)

- Ruth M.
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Isabel is hands down the best babysitter we've ever had. She has sat for our daughter Greta for the last 4 years. We can't say enough about her. She's smart, funny and she goes out of her way to make sure Greta has a great time. We wouldn't think of using anyone else. - Ronni Suzanne

- Ronni G.
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Melissa (...
Melissa (isabel) V.
Washington, DC 20010
34

years
of age

10

years experience

Preferred Rate $12-$20 per hour

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