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Looking for work as a babysitter.

  • 15 years paid experience
  • Age 31
  • Babysitter in Cambridge, MA 02138

Meet Amanda

  • Speaks Spanish
  • Comfortable with pets

Hello! I’m Amanda. I graduated from Wesleyan University in 2010 and am completing my PhD in Cognitive Psychology from Northwestern University. Previously I worked as a social worker for a foster care society in New York City. There I learned about the different kinds of family dynamics that support healthy physical and emotional growth for children and their parents. I also learned strategies to interact with special needs children (specifically, ADD, oppositional-defiant, and learning disabilities). With kids I like to co-create spaces of imagination that reshape reality and encourage self-exploration. Other things I enjoy doing with kids include, listening to music, sing, and considering how different sounds make us think/feel differently, co-creating novel games, practicing Spanish, learning measurement via baking, craft activities (e.g., book, bracelet, box, bowl making). While I do foster space for play and imagination, I feel strongly about clear expectations and transparency with young ones so I Read more offer an understandable and firm container for their play. At the same time, I love to take direction from their needs and interests and tailor our activities to those. In my spare time I love cooking, practicing yoga, hugging Redwood trees, and adventuring. My availability is flexible for the afternoon hours and I am generally able to work up to 10-15 hours a week.

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  • Northwestern University

    Northwestern University


  • Generally available afternoons and evenings
  • After school care availability

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Willing to care for 3 children per sitting

$18-$20/hr for the first child, $4 for each additional child

  • Infants (age 0-11 months)

  • Toddlers (age 1-3)
  • Preschooler (age 4-5)
  • Grade School (age 6-11)
  • Pre-teen/ Teenage age (12+)


Cognitive Psychology

Graduated Northwestern University 2018


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