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Michelle B.

Babysitter in Waltham, MA 02451.

Looking for work as a babysitter.

  • First Aid Training

    First Aid Training

  • CPR Training

    CPR Training

  • University of Massachusetts - Boston

    University of Massachusetts - Boston

Waltham, MA

  • Age 25
  • 12 years paid experience
  • Female

Last signed in: This week

Preferred Rate $17-$25 per hour

Michelle’s Bio

I became interested in working with children around the age of 12 when I began working as a mother's helper for a neighbor after her second child was born. Since this time, and 12 years later, I have been given the opportunity to work with children of all ages (birth to age 12), with some experience working with children on the Autism spectrum and speech delays in a variety of environments (schools, homes, orphanage, summer camp, and hospital). However, I have focused most of my studies towards working with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

I believe in inquiry based learning that is hands on and interactive and that children learn best by safely exploring the environment around them. I encourage children to be outside and actively engaging in the opportunities that are provided in nature. As a caregiver, I do believe that consistency is key and, with this, I try to adjust my philosophy with the beliefs of families and the expectations of parents. Some of my personal favorite activities involve: hiking, running, yoga, painting, gardening, and baking.

My most recent work experiences in childcare have included a 300 hour teaching internship at a full-inclusion nature preschool in Boston, observations on the quality of caregivers working in Early Head Start, and part time babysitting opportunities. Prior to this, I was training to be a Medic for the Air Force National Guard in Ohio working in their Emergency Room and Labor And Delivery units. Additionally, I have taken relative coursework including: Human Growth and Development, Infant and Toddler Development, Child Development, Supporting Social Interactions, Children's Literature, and a multitude of psychology courses.

Experience

Age Specific Experience

12 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)

2 to 3 years of infant care experience

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

Special Needs Experience

Special Needs Care Experience

  • Cognitive Disabilities
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Social/Emotional

Special Needs Conditional Experience

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

Special Needs Services Experience

  • Administering Medication
  • Bathing
  • Bed Baths
  • Blood Glucose Testing
  • Dressing Assistance
  • Feeding Assistance
  • Grooming and Hygiene
  • Injection Assistance
  • Insulin Injections
  • Lifting and Transferring
  • Mobility Assistance
  • Positive Behavioral Support
  • Sign Language
  • Specific Meal Preparation (foods to avoid, etc.)

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Skills & Abilities

Additional Services:

  • Meal Preparation
  • Laundry
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Swimming Supervision
  • Crafts
  • Potty Training
  • Travel with Family
  • Willing to run errands as needed
  • Willing to drive children to events, school, appointments, or carpooling
  • Homework Help
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Michelle B.
Michelle B.
Waltham, MA 02451
25

years
of age

12

years experience

Preferred Rate $17-$25 per hour

  • First Aid Training

  • CPR Training

  • University of Massachusetts - Boston

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