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Looking for work as a babysitter.

  • 10 years paid experience
  • Age 43
  • Babysitter in Pensacola, FL 32514

Meet Shannyn

  • Comfortable with pets
  • Has a car

My name is Shannyn Goforth Jones. I am 40yrs old. I worked in the medical field for 18 yrs. I was babysitting part-time, evenings & weekends while working full-time days. I left my daytime office position & decided to do something that would be more rewarding:) My mother provided childcare in our home when I was in elementary school. I started babysitting in the nursery @ church when I was in high school & have babysat on & off since then. I worked in the children's department @ Bloomingdale's as well as Gymboree. Four years ago I started my own website, Goforth Babysitters Club.   I have experience with all ages especially infants. I am trained in child and infant CPR and first aid. I have 10 nieces & nephews but I do not have any children yet. I was married in April of 2012.  That March I left my office job & started working as a nanny part-time. Over the Read more past few years I have helped many families. Some on a regular basis & some for nights out, picking up kids from school & taking to activities & SAHM's that need a break or have errands. I manage to juggle the families & needs so that everyone is happy. I have also had many military families that have moved. My husband & I relocated in April 2014 from the DC/VA area. I am looking for primarily daytime work but I can do evenings and weekend on occasion and/or date night & overnights. I even pet/house sit :-) If you would like we can get together for a "meet & greet". I can meet you & the children & find out about any needs you may have & the children will have a chance to get to know me before being left alone. I know that can often be traumatizing for the young ones. Thank you for your interest. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

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  • First aid certification

    First aid certification
  • CPR certification

    CPR certification

Availability

  • Generally available mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends

Ratings & reviews

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Allison C.

2/3/2015

I don't want to write a good review, because I don't want her to get snatched up! ;) But, Shannyn is GREAT! She is super professional, caring, and understanding. She met up with us for a "playdate", and my son loved her. She handled our 3 year old(son) and 4 month old(daughter) very well. We handed off our screaming daughter when we went to leave, and Shannyn didn't even bat an eye...went right back to playing with my son and soothing the baby simultaneously. We like her a lot and will continue using her whenever the opportunity arises!

Candace S.

12/8/2014

Shannyn was warm and open with me during our initial meeting and my son had a great time with her both times that she sat for us. Would definitely recommend!

Heather P.

6/13/2014

Shannyn was a wonderful sitter to my 18-month-old son for a short-notice over-night sitter job. She is a super nice, warm, and caring lady whose love for children really shows. She is incredibly knowledgeable of the various developmental stages that children go through and is very hands on with helping the child develop in an age-appropriate way. She completed many fun activities with my son and stayed in touch with me via cell phone while my son was in her care. I was very impressed and I highly recommend Shannyn as a sitter and will continue to use her for future jobs

Kristen H.

6/9/2014

Shannyn is wonderful! She recently watched my two children, ages 4 and 20 months. My youngest child, who is typically very clingy to me, went right to Shannyn and even cried when she left. My children absolutely loved her!!! Cannot wait to have her over again!

Courtney C.

8/29/2013

The kids loved her! I really enjoyed her as well. I trusted her 100% with the kids and she didn't disappoint. She was on time and well prepared. She brought her bag of crafts and bubbles and the kids were over the moon about that. I can't wait for her to babysit again. Highly recommend her! Thanks so much Shannyn!

Michael V.

5/7/2013

Shannyn is an excellent caregiver who we have used on a couple of occasions when she is available. Great with the kids and communicates very well. Book in advance as she fills up fast.

Jennifer P.

1/14/2013

Shannyn did a great job with out 3 year old son. She was on time and professional, but also a lot of fun for our child. She willingly came to meet us ahead of time so my son would be comfortable with her. We were very happy with her care and intend to use her as a sitter again.

Teri S.

9/6/2012

Shannyn was great! Very friendly and fun. My four year old really liked her and didn't want her to leave, and wants to know when she's coming back. :) Thanks, Shannyn!

Xochitl S.

8/12/2012

Shannyn was excellent with both of our boys. I was nervous leaving them with someone Id never met but she quickly put me at ease. We have recently moved away from the DC area and I wish Shannyn could have come with us! Highly recommend her!!

Natasha C.

6/26/2012

Shannyn was a wonderful sitter to my six-month-old son for a short-notice sitter job. She is a super nice, warm, and caring lady whose love for children really shows. Shannyn is flexible with time - I was running late coming home since my appointment I had fell behind schedule through no fault of my own. I felt so bad since she had another sitter job to go to afterward. Fortunately, Shannyn didn't make me feel bad about it - she was completely understanding. I recommend Shannyn as a sitter and will continue to use her for future jobs.

Kathryn W.

6/12/2012

Shannyn watched my 6-year old daughter for 3 full days. Despite it being a lot of time together so soon, the two really hit it off. Shannyn knows how to fill the day with fun things for a child. She was highly dependable and flexible, and she is overall a nice and caring person. My daughter was sad to say good-bye at the end of the third day, but the good-bye is temporary as we plan to have Shannyn stay with her again very soon.

Jodi J.

10/25/2010

Shannon did a great job with our two girls who are 1 and 2. Had them both asleep when we got home..which is sometimes challenging. This was there first time with a sitter and I felt very comfortable leaving them in her care. I will definitely use her again.

Experience

Willing to care for 4+ children per sitting

$10-$15/hr

  • Infants (age 0-11 months) expand

    • Assist with setting a routine
    • Overnight care
    • 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
    • Social/Emotional
    • Asperger's Syndrome
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
    • Autism
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder/Pervasive Developmental Disorder/Asperger Syndrome
    • Cancer
    • Delayed Speech
    • Diabetes
    • Down Syndrome
    • Epilepsy
    • Hearing Loss
    • Premature Newborn
    • Visual Impairment
    • Administering Medication
    • Assistance With Transportation
    • Bathing
    • Bladder and Bowel Assistance
    • Dressing Assistance
    • Feeding Assistance
    • Grooming and Hygiene

Education

Health Information Tech

Northern Virginia Community College

References

Additional services

  • Meal Preparation
  • Laundry
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Swimming Supervision
  • Crafts
  • Potty Training
  • Willing to run errands as needed
  • Willing to drive children to events, school, appointments, or carpooling
  • Homework expand

    • Finishing homework
    • Checking answers
    • Studying for a test
    • Proofreading
    • Basic math

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