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Catherine R.

Babysitter in Somerville, MA 02144.

Looking for work as a babysitter.

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Somerville, MA

  • Age 35
  • 10 years paid experience
  • Female

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Rating Average rating of 3 (2 reviews)

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We've had Cathy babysit for our ten month old and 3 year old many times now. She's been great, and gets both of ...

- Cynthia C.
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Preferred Rate $20-$30 per hour

Catherine’s Bio

Hello!
I am seeking some occasional babysitting positions (or a regular weekend posiiton). I have years of both paid and volunteer experience with children of all ages. Most recently this includes working as a mother's helper for two different families (one family had 22 month old twins and a 4 year old while the other family had a 2 year old and a 4 year old). I took them on outings (libraries, zoos, museums, etc.) as well as played at the families home with them. I also assisted the parents with laundry, light housekeeping, and other errands. I also have experience volunteering with preschool children and with sick children in a hospital setting. Additionally, I have experience nannying full time for a wonderful family with three children (newborn, 4 year-old, and 7 year-old). I have nannied part-time for various families with infants to six year old children. I love children and I am excellent at finding age-appropriate activities to engage them. I love the city and would be happy to take your kid(s) to see museums, libraries, parks, and other events that the city has to offer! I have experience feeding children lunch and dinner and preparing light meals for them. I have experience with putting children down for naps as well as with children who are not permitted to watch TV. I'd be happy to help guide the children in cleaning up after playtime and spills and providing homework assistance. I'm also open to light housekeeping as needed, such as putting everything in dishwasher, keeping play area tidy, etc.
I babysat throughout high school and I was an assistant preschool teacher for a year at church and assisted coaching the 6 and under swim team. After college, I began babysitting again for families on the weekends near where I was living. I will be an incoming grad student at UNM.
I love doing arts and crafts with children and I am very creative! I have experience driving children and taking them on public transportation. Also, I am a US citizen, non-smoker, have social security number, can pass a criminal background check, etc. (I have noticed a lot of positions ask for these!). If you have any other questions, please let me know. I would also be happy to send you a list of my childcare references.

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)

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Special Needs Conditional Experience

  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Down Syndrome
  • Epilepsy

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My availability calendar is valid through 9/4/2016

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Skills & Abilities

Languages Spoken:

  • Spanish

Additional Services:

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

Reviews

3 out of 5 stars

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We've had Cathy babysit for our ten month old and 3 year old many times now. She's been great, and gets both of the kids dinner, and then to bed while we're out on date nights. My son was just starting to eat solid food and learning stranger anxiety when she started coming, but she handled everything really well. Cathy seems very comfortable taking care of the kids, and she's been a great babysitter.

- Cynthia C.
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May not show up (as she didn't for us).

We offered Catherine $20 for a one-hour interview in our home at 12pm. We confirmed with her at 7:45pm the night before, including our building location and directions (next to Cambridge Lanes & Games). She confirmed that she would take the T and that she loves walking. She told us she lives ONE subway stop away from us (we are at Alewife; she is at Davis Square).

At 11:59am (not a typo!), one minute before she was supposed to arrive, I received the following text (cut and pasted):

"I'm very sorry but I want [sic] able to locate your complex. I passed te [sic] bowling lanes. Also, I wouldn't be comfortable walking on such a busy road again. Thanks anyway for the offer but unfortunately I don't think the location is a good match."

We passed over other candidates to make time for Catherine, but the most frustrating part is that we prepped our son to meet her. He talked all morning about the new friend he was going to meet today. Parents, beware: if she lives one subway stop away from us--and we are in a luxury building, with an easy walk from Alewife through a well-trafficked and well-lit nature preserve--and doesn't think the location is a good match ONE MINUTE before she is supposed to be knocking at our door....well, she might do the same to you.

- Katherine D.
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Catherine R.
Catherine R.
Somerville, MA 02144
35

years
of age

10

years experience

Preferred Rate $20-$30 per hour

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