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  • 15 years paid experience
  • Age 69
  • Babysitter in Newton, MA 02458

Meet Wendy

  • Speaks French
  • Comfortable with pets
  • Has a car

Hi. I'm a social worker and I am available over the upcoming Thanksgiving vacation. I thoroughly enjoy being with kids, infants included, and they seem to enjoy being with me as well I have experience through the full range from infants to teens, special needs as well. I'm reliable, responsible, with lots of common sense.I have a reliable car and am a good driver. School: studied with Piaget, child development, infant language acquisition. Love playing board games, reading to kids, helping with homework... scooting around with littler ones and making up games. I'm a tennis player, swimmer, used to shooting baskets, riding bikes, practicing soccer, batting as well...pretend, dress-up, crafts and shuttling kids "around town". I have a good sense of humor and fun and am easy with kids pushing the limits with babysitters...to a certain extent (e.g. bedtimes, # books, TV/computer.) Each family is unique too and I think Read more it's important to understand what Is and isn't important for your family. I have experience with overnights as well. I am comfortable with pets and a non-smoker. Check out my site and you'll see 15 Reviews. P.S. I am available over the upcoming Thanksgiving and "Christmas" vacations as the summer.

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Availability

  • Generally available evenings, late nights and weekends
  • Daytime care availability during summer months
  • After school care availability

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Petra H.

8/28/2018

After recently moving to Newton, we were concerned about fininding a reliable and caring petsitter. We recently hired Wendy to look after our precious cat for 10 days. She stayed in our home and took such good care of him. Wendy is a wonderful, warm, and caring person. She is also very responsible and takes the role of sitter very seriously. She texted us daily with photos and updates. She also bought him new toys. We have already hired her again for future travels. She is the best.

Maddie A.

10/17/2017

Wendy did an amazing job with our cat Percy! She reliably checked in on him every day, fed him, played with him, and kept our apartment in great condition while we were on vacation. She sent pictures and gave updates daily. She was professional, friendly and would 100% book her again! Thank you Wendy!

Claire L.

6/28/2016

We were on vacation in downtown Boston from the UK with our 3 year old son and 10 month old daughter and Wendy babysat for us three nights. Wendy came over to meet us all a couple of days beforehand (no charge) and took the time to get to know both children. She is really lovely and our son completely warmed to her. Both children were ready for bed when we left on each occasion, but Wendy helped settle our son when he got upset about us going out. He particularly enjoyed reading stories with her. I would definitely recommend Wendy. She is friendly, reliable, flexible (we changed start times a couple of times and she did an extra night on short notice), and great with kids. She even went to the effort of researching places for us to go for our anniversary and gave us an anniversary card which was a lovely touch :)

Sarah O.

10/10/2013

My family loves Wendy. She has periodically watched my girls, age 4 and 7 for afternoons and whole days as well. I echo all the other reviews regarding professionalism, not being rattled by even my 4 year old who can really express her opinion loudly. She has kindness and compassion for parents as well, helping us when needed, separate from the girls and do what we need to do. Regarding driving, because this is often a question sitters get asked: Wendy has watched my 4 and 7 year old girls and has safely and reliably picked them up from camp and school and taken them to dance several times. In fact, my girls are pretty good reporters of a person's driving- "So and So drives like you, mom. Slow and stopping for yellows" Wendy has won that particular distinction as well. She is lovely.

Eman A.

10/26/2011

Excellent babysitter. Took take of my 3 children superbly and they loved her and have been asking about her. Mature, responsible, punctual, calm, simply outstanding!

Serra A.

9/9/2010

Our family would highly recommend Wendy. We have come to know her well over the past several weeks. She is very reliable, trustworthy and great with both my six year old and three year old. She understands their different developmental stages and comes up with fun and educational activities for them. She knows how to create an environment of fun yet order.Wendy is a great listener and we never have to tell her anything more than once. She is a good driver and finds her way around easily. The kids look forward to their time with Wendy. SA

Kimberly C.

7/16/2010

We hired Wendy last minute to babysit. She was prompt in returning my message and was flexible on the time we came home - we were going to a Red Sox game so were able to give a range of when we would be home but didn't commit to a specific time. She engaged our daughter quickly and was tolerant of our two dogs, one of which can be a handful. We appreciated her professionalism and great attitude!

Julie W.

3/8/2010

Wendy has been great for us. My six-year-old son can be very difficult and complicated to manage, and Wendy has always been game to be a part of the behavioral management team. She's a good listener and has many times been very gracious about accepting direction, where many other people would be defensive. She does not mind when I am home at the same time, which I often am. My toddler daughter, while vastly easier temperamentally, has been going through stranger anxiety; she has a great time playing with Wendy and now asks for her after she's gone.

Lauren L.

9/10/2009

Wendy watched my 2 year old son last weekend and I was immediately comfortable leaving him in her care. She is outgoing and engaged him right away. He was having a tough week and though he was cranky and had trouble going to sleep, she handled it with grace. It was lovely to have met her.

Grace O.

7/3/2008

Over three months in spring 2008 Wendy helped us tremendously with homework "crunch time". The school had assigned multi-phased long-term research projects to our 5th grade boy and 3rd grade girl. Both have organization and attention problems and do not respond well to help from us. So we hired Wendy. She has She is very intelligent, broadly educated and has applicable skills gained through her business experience. She is and reliable, flexible, returns calls and e-mails promptly, is enthusiastic and takes initiative, such as deciding to find, order and pick up the special library books they needed. She is also sensitive to the kid's emotions and adapts her techniques to work with their needs at the time, noticing how stressed they are, if they need a break, snack, independent work time, or a pep talk. She also gave feedback to me nightly on their progress and next steps. As a sitter she was followed all instructions we left her. I recommend her for all these reasons!

Kelly D.

6/22/2008

We highly recommend Wendy! We feel completely at ease leaving our 13 month old son and 4 year old daughter with Wendy. Our daughter is not easily won over, but she is comfortable with Wendy. We know that our kids are in good hands when we leave them with Wendy.

Karen P.

2/13/2008

I can highly recommend Wendy. She is ontime, reliable, and very flexible. I needed to move our fixed Monday evening time to Thursday and she moved her schedule to accomadate my change. She is wonderful with my special needs son.

Helen W.

2/13/2008

I can fully recommending using this sitter. She looked after my two children (aged 7 and 9) for a week after school when I was out of the country. She was always on time, managed the children's activities and homework and the children really liked her. I will certainly hope to use her again.

Robin W.

11/9/2007

We are thrilled to have met Wendy. She is a gem. She is great with our three year old and wonderful with us (the parents). We've had her sit once, and plan to use her frequently. She is reliable, smart, energized and sensitive to all the needs of a family.

Sonja M.

10/31/2007

Wendy is an excellent sitter! She is very professional and dependable, plus my children like her a lot. She has had no trouble dealing with my three through dinners and bedtimes. I can highly recommend Wendy!

Hilary K.

10/16/2007

I highly recommend Wendy. She is thoroughly professional and always responds in a timely fashion. She is wonderful with both my 11 yr old and my 2 year old. She really enjoys children and is highly capable of dealing with a teary 2 yr old and engaging an active 11 year old. Wendy has an understanding of different developmental stages and can relate to each child appropriately. Most of all, she seems to really love being with kids.

Sara P.

10/14/2007

Wendy has been the utmost professional under a difficult circumstance with a child that didn't want to be babysat. She has sought out the common ground, engaged with my son on the level at which he can feel comfortable and remained composed even when faced with a lot of tears and rejection. She has entered into problem solving mode and actively taken initiative to work towards a comfortable babysitting situation for all: mom, child and babysitter. It is a pleasure to have met Wendy

Experience

Willing to care for 2 children per sitting

$20-$50/hr for the first child, $1 for each additional child

  • Infants (age 0-11 months) expand

    • Swaddling
    • Feeding
    • Changing
    • Bathing
    • Assist with setting a routine
    • Mother's helper
    • Occasional care
  • Grade School (age 6-11)
  • Pre-teen/ Teenage age (12+)
  • Special needs expand

    • Cognitive Disabilities
    • Medical/Special Healthcare Needs
    • Social/Emotional
    • Alzheimer's
    • Asperger's Syndrome
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
    • Cancer
    • Learning Disabilities
    • Assistance With Transportation
    • Bathing
    • Bladder and Bowel Assistance
    • Blood Glucose Testing
    • Dressing Assistance
    • Feeding Assistance
    • Grooming and Hygiene
    • Injection Assistance
    • Positive Behavioral Support
    • Specific Meal Preparation (foods to avoid, etc.)

Education

Clinical Social Work

Graduated Simmons College 2005

References

Additional services

  • Meal Preparation
  • Crafts
  • Potty Training
  • Travel with Family
  • 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
    • Pre-algebra
    • Elementary science
    • English
    • Essay writing
    • Social studies
    • French

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