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Shawn P.

Babysitter in South Hadley, MA 01075.

Looking for work as a babysitter.

  • First Aid Training

    First Aid Training

  • CPR Training

    CPR Training

South Hadley, MA

  • Age 29
  • 14 years paid experience
  • Male

Last signed in: More than 6 months

Preferred Rate $14-$18 per hour

Shawn’s Bio

My childcare qualifications:  

I have 12+ years experience as a nanny, babysitter, preschool teacher, and developmental specialist. I specialize in working with kids from birth to teens, use a child-centered playful approach (trained in Floortime/DIR) with an OT focus (experience with sensory processing/autism spectrum diagnosies).  I also have a background in youth work and mental health with a trauma-informed relational approach. I am CPR/first-aid certified and a licensed driver with a clean driving record.

My view on childcare:
I have a very individualized, loving, and educational approach to childcare.  Every moment is an opportunity for growth, and I make it my primary goal to always stay present and tuned into children’s needs and interests, to help them explore and learn.  I am familiar with a variety of styles of parenting, I generally gravitate towards methods that prioritize building empathy, self-esteem, and creativity.  On a typical day with me, children could be dancing, singing, doing yoga, playing in the park, reading books, cooking/baking, doing art projects, etc. 

About me:
In addition to being a fiercely devoted childcare provider, I am an artist, activist and writer.  I’m patient and intuitive by nature, I tend to sing made-up songs all day long, and I’ve been known to smile an awful lot.  I've recently moved from NYC, and look forward to building community and meeting families in the pioneer valley!

What I'm looking for:
I work mornings/early afternoons, so I'm looking for regular or occasional babysitting gigs for afternoons, evenings, and weekends. I have a car and can travel, I can also provide care in my home.

Thanks so much, and I look forward to meeting your awesome family!
-Shawn

Experience

Age Specific Experience

14 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

Special Needs Care Experience

  • Cognitive Disabilities
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Medical/Special Healthcare Needs
  • 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
  • Central Auditory Processing Disorder
  • Delayed Speech
  • Developmental Language Disorder
  • Diabetes
  • Hearing Loss
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mental Illness
  • Mobility Challenges
  • Pervasive Development Disorder
  • Sensory Integration Disorder

Special Needs Services Experience

  • Assistance With Transportation
  • Bathing
  • Grooming and Hygiene
  • Lifting and Transferring
  • Mobility Assistance
  • Positive Behavioral Support
  • Recreational Music or Art Therapy
  • Sign Language
  • Wilbarger Brushing Protocol

Availability

My availability calendar is valid through 4/2/2016

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Skills & Abilities

Homework Help:

  • Checking answers
  • Studying for a test
  • Proofreading
  • Basic Math
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Elementary Science
  • Earth Science
  • Science
  • English
  • Essay Writing
  • Social Studies

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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Shawn P.
Shawn P.
South Hadley, MA 01075
29

years
of age

14

years experience

Preferred Rate $14-$18 per hour

  • First Aid Training

  • CPR Training

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