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Dorothy D.

Babysitter in Somerville, MA 02145.

Looking for work as a babysitter.

Somerville, MA

  • Age 37
  • 10 years paid experience
  • Female

Last signed in: More than 6 months

Rating Average rating of 5 (2 reviews)

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Dorothy became our nanny when our son Yuval was just 6 weeks old. She stayed with us for 4 months. We decided t...

- Ilana & Dror K.
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Preferred Rate $15-$20 per hour

Dorothy’s Bio

Hello,
My name is Dorothy DeRocher. I am a mother of three wonderful children.  My son is eight, I have a four year old daughter, and an eighteen month old daughter. I have worked in childcare for many, many years, but I have learn the most from being a mom.
If I were to babysit your child/children after 4;30pm I am looking for weekend hours. Possibly some evening hours as well. Definitely weekend hours though!
The last family I worked for had two amazing little girls. They were 2 and 5 years of age. I nannied for them until I had to leave due to high blood pressure during my last pregnancy. Although it was sad to leave, I was fortunate enough to have been able to stay home one on one with my daughter for the past year! Julia Gwynne ( the mother of the two girls) is more than happy to share her my preformance as her nanny/sitter with you! Julia Qwynne, 857-288-9526
  The family I worked for before my last position was a short term position. I worked with this family for around 4 months. I started with their family when their son was only 5 weeks old.  His mother Ilana has written a review on my preformance. Please feel free to contact her! Ilana 978-304-6325
The family I worked for before Ilana was from Sep.09-Dec.10 They had  two wonderful children. Sally 2 1/2yrs. and William now 10mo. They actually made a move to Seattle.  That was a tough one, we became very close.   Erika Wagner also wrote a review on my preformance.  Also please feel free to contact her 617-251-6714
I love being active with kids, getting out to sing--alongs, parks, and story hours. Around the house, we paint, sing, dance, cook and play. HUGE fan of books for all ages!
Having worked in both daycare and home settings, I am comfortable with a wide range of ages, numbers and needs of children. 
Call or e-mail if I seem like a good match for your family!
Thank you, Dorothy DeRocher

Experience

Age Specific Experience

10 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)

6 to 10 years of infant care experience

  • Instruction (proper swaddling, feeding, changing, bathing)
  • Assist with setting a routine
  • Mother's helper
  • Occasional care

Special Needs Experience

Special Needs Care Experience

  • Social/Emotional

Special Needs Conditional Experience

  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Autism
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder/Pervasive Developmental Disorder/Asperger Syndrome
  • Delayed Speech
  • Diabetes
  • Down Syndrome
  • Epilepsy
  • Seizures

Availability

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Skills & Abilities

Homework Help:

  • Finishing homework
  • Checking answers
  • Basic Math
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Elementary Science

Additional Services:

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

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

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Dorothy is a gem!
She has been working with our family since September 2009, caring for our daughter from 15mos to nearly 2 1/2 years, and our son from just a couple weeks after he was born to 6 mos. Alas, we have to relocate for work and we can't convince her to move with us!

A responsible, communicative caregiver, Dorothy brings us real peace of mind. As a mom herself, she just gets it. Her 3 year-old son Hayden, now in preschool, is a loving active boy who delights in pretend play and romps at the park.

Both of our kids absolutely adore Dorothy (and Hayden!). Days are filled with a great balance of activities and free play. She gets the kids out of the house almost every day to local singalongs, storytimes, parks and other adventures. Our older daughter loves showing off the creations of their arts and crafts and cooking days. Our little boy just coos and giggles when she picks him up. She has also been great at setting boundaries with our older one and using a caring but firm discipline where it's needed.

Amazingly, even at the end of these busy days, our home is always cleaner than we left it. Dorothy has surprised us more than once by volunteering to handle this household chore or that--laundry cleaned and put away, dishes done, grocery shopping, sweeping... She has a tremendous work ethic. She routinely finds ways to improve the job she's doing for the kids and responds very well to feedback. My husband and I often comment on how much easier things are on the days Dorothy works!

Feel free to contact me with any other questions you may have. We'd love to see our favorite nanny find a good new home!

-Erika

- Erika W.

Provider's Response

thanks

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Dorothy became our nanny when our son Yuval was just 6 weeks old. She stayed with us for 4 months. We decided to put our child in a family day care only because we could not afford anymore a full time nanny. Otherwise we
would have never let her go!
She is very professional and very experienced with infants. We found her advice priceless as a first time parents. Our son had difficulties eating from a bottle and Dorothy was the one that found the appropriate bottle
for him. She was trustworthy and I felt completely comfortable to go to work and leave my son in her hands. She is loving and caring, sings songs to the baby,
chats with him and plays with him. She also always kept our house tidy and clean and it was a pleasure to come back home.

Dorothy came to work once a week with her son Hayden, He is an amazing kid, funny and friendly. Our son enjoyed watching him play and we feel it really helped him to develop more skills.

Overall, I feel that Dorothy is a great nanny and you’ll be lucky to hire her.

- Ilana & Dror K.

Provider's Response

thanks

References

Julia Q. is a reference for Dorothy D. Relationship: Former Employer
Schuyler P. is a reference for Dorothy D. Relationship: Friend
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Dorothy D.
Dorothy D.
Somerville, MA 02145
37

years
of age

10

years experience

Preferred Rate $15-$20 per hour

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