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Jessica L. Babysitter in Bernardston, MA 01337. Looking for work as a babysitter.

Bernardston, MA

  • Age 41
  • 20 years paid experience
  • Female

Last signed in: More than 6 months

Preferred Rate $10-$20 per hour

Jessica’s Bio

I am currently unemployed and have 2 school-age children. I'm available during their school day, 9-3 (minus drive time) for the first half of the week, and for full days for the second half of the week on a bi-weekly rotating schedule of Wed-F and Thur-F. I may have some flexibility with this schedule for the right situation. My children have severe food and environmental allergies and asthma, as well as a history of eczema, pneumonia, and social/emotional challenges. My experiences in caring for them have heightened my awareness of illness and expanded on the lengthy history I had with children prior to becoming a mother. I have taken the Red Cross babysitting course and have been certified in first aid and CPR multiple times but am not currently certified. I also have an active CORI on file for my children's school where I volunteer.

I am the oldest of 5 children and began taking care of other families' children at the age of 11, continuing throughout my late teens. I frequently cared for multiple children and ages ranged from 6 months to 12 years. I began working at summer camps at the age of 13 and continued that through my early 20s with the exception of taking a summer off at 14 to care for 2 brothers, school-age and preschool, during weekdays. I have taught arts and crafts, archery and theater arts, as well as martial arts at camp and as an adult.

In my early 20s I began working at a YMCA afterschool program part-time and I taught Mad Science for two seasons. I went on to work at a Girls Club for 2 years in their preschool and afterschool programs, as well as their summer camp. From there I was hired as lead teacher in an afterschool program at a private school and the following year became the director of the program as well. I worked there for 3 years until I had a child and then reduced my responsibilities to administration for a year until my first son became a toddler. I left that position and began providing child care for families privately, working for 4 families in total.

I love engaging with children and welcome the opportunity to care for young children and infants again as my own grow older.

Experience

Age Specific Experience

20 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)

More than 10 years of infant care experience

  • Overnight care
  • Mother's helper
  • Occasional care

Special Needs Experience

Age groups: Youth
Has own special needs child
Years of Experience: More than 10 years

Special Needs Care Experience

  • Medical/Special Healthcare Needs
  • Social/Emotional

Special Needs Services Experience

  • Administering Medication
  • Bathing
  • Dressing Assistance
  • Feeding Assistance
  • Grooming and Hygiene
  • Positive Behavioral Support
  • Respiratory Care
  • Specific Meal Preparation (foods to avoid, etc.)

Availability

My availability calendar is valid through 5/10/2014

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9-12 AM
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12-3 PM
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3-6 PM
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6-9 PM
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9-12 PM
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12-6 AM
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Skills & Abilities

Homework Help:

  • Finishing homework
  • Checking answers
  • Studying for a test
  • Proofreading
  • Basic Math
  • Elementary Science
  • Earth Science
  • English

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
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