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  • 8 years paid experience
  • Babysitter in Garden City, IA 50102

Meet Laura

  • Early Childhood Special Education Certification
  • Comfortable with pets
  • Has a car

Hello! My name is Laura Martin and I just relocated to St. Louis ! I moved here to pursue my Master's degree in special education while also being the graduate assistant dance team coach for Fontbonne University. I was living in Cedar Falls, Iowa prior to moving finishing my Bachelor's degree in early childhood education. I have been fortunate to have a variety of experiences in caring for children. I have worked for a variety of childcare centers that serve families and children from all different walks of life. I have worked with children in these childcare centers as young as 6 weeks and as old as 11 years! I have held a variety of positions such as head school-age teacher, assistant 3 year old teacher, toddler assistant teacher, paraeducator, and a 'float'! I have also taught dance and gymnastics for 3 years to students ranging in ages 3 years Read more old to 18 years old! I also have babysat for many different families! I enjoy having a close relationship with both parent and child. I have also had many educational experiences and practicums through the University of Northern Iowa while obtaining my degree in early childhood education. My most recent was student teaching in a 2nd grade classroom in Grundy Center, Iowa and a preschool at GMG school district in Garwin, Iowa. I am energetic, fun loving, active, and hardworking. I strive to follow best practice in education and caregiving. I am a firm believer that a relationship is the basis for great educational experiences!

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  • Generally available mornings, afternoons, evenings, late nights and weekends
  • Daytime care availability during summer months
  • Before and after school care availability

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Willing to care for 3 children per sitting

$10-$20/hr for the first child, $8 for each additional child

  • Infants (age 0-11 months)

  • Toddlers (age 1-3)
  • Preschooler (age 4-5)
  • Grade School (age 6-11)
  • Special needs expand

    • Cognitive Disabilities
    • Social/Emotional
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
    • Autism
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder/Pervasive Developmental Disorder/Asperger Syndrome
    • Learning Disabilities
    • Bathing
    • Bladder and Bowel Assistance
    • Positive Behavioral Support


Early Childhood Education

Graduated University of Northern Iowa 2020


Additional services

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

    • Finishing homework
    • Checking answers
    • Studying for a test
    • Proofreading
    • Basic math
    • Elementary science
    • Earth science
    • English
    • Social studies

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