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Looking for work as a babysitter or nanny

  • 11 years paid experience
  • Babysitter in District Heights, MD 20747

Meet Kinaya

  • Comfortable with pets
  • Has a car

Hello my name is Kinaya and I am from Los Angeles, CA. I am currently a student at Howard University in Washington DC, pursuing a BS in Business Management. In addition to being a college student I am a manager and instructor at the MoBu Kids play facility in Falls Church, VA. I've been working there for over four years and my work there has given me a wide range of experience with different children. I teach dance (ballet and hip hop) classes for children between 2-6 and music classes for children from 6mos-5 years. In my dance classes I am in charge of up to eight children at once. I'm also a counselor at many of our summer, winter, and spring break camps; in addition to being party leader and trainer for the birthday parties and special events that we host at our facility. Along with one or two Read more other counselors, I have been in responsible for effectively managing and facilitating a wide range of activities for up to 20 children at a time. I have conducted art projects, science experiments, as well as story, music and play time at our camps and special events. I currently sit for two wonderful young girls (ages 3 and 6) and have cared for them after school for almost two years. Prior to college I was a troop member of the Girl Scouts of America until I graduated from high school. My final two years participating with my troop I was responsible for supervising our youngest members, as well as organizing and executing all of their activities. I was also a math and English tutor for elementary and middle school children at a local library branch for two years in high school and was a mentor and tutor for a mentor-ship organization called Young Black Scholars, whom I still participate with in the summers when I visit home. My various jobs and experience have taught me patience above all else. At the end of the day I adore children and I love to help them learn and grow and become confident active, and independent people.

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Availability

Babysitter

  • Generally available evenings, late nights and weekends
  • After school care availability

Nanny

  • Willing to consider either a part time or full time position
  • Seeking Short-term (1 to 3 months), Temporary (4 to 12 months), Permanent (1 to 2 years) employment
  • Start date is flexible
  • My availability is valid through 4/8/21

Ratings & reviews

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Sevara M.

4/12/2020

Anchyi W.

4/4/2019

Sittercity Parent

3/25/2019

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3/7/2019

Elmira S.

3/3/2019

Danielle R.

3/1/2019

My children loved Kinaya and she was just so much fun! She also took super sweet care of my 5 month old twins. I wouldn’t hesitate to use her again. Lovely girl!

Shawanda G.

2/24/2019

Sittercity Parent

2/11/2019

Sittercity Parent

2/5/2019

Elmira S.

1/22/2019

Kinaya is great, handled 8 hours with 3 kids, prepared dinner, got them to bed nice and early and tidied more than we'd expect a babysitter to do. She took them outside without hesitation despite the arctic cold because I asked her to. The kids loved having her. She has a calm and trustworthy personality. Anytime again

Shawanda G.

1/14/2019

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1/3/2019

Leah S.

12/14/2018

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11/26/2018

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11/9/2018

Chaz K.

10/6/2018

Ayanna B.

9/27/2018

Laura E.

9/27/2018

Sittercity Parent

9/20/2018

Sittercity Parent

9/9/2018

She was great!

Lauren S.

9/4/2018

Stefan W.

8/30/2018

Awesome babysitter, so glad to find her

Huzefa R.

8/29/2018

Kinaya was excellent with my 2 year old. She was punctual and he was in great spirits when we returned.

Sittercity Parent

8/27/2018

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7/29/2018

Ayanna B.

7/5/2018

Celinda C.

7/3/2018

Ayanna B.

6/28/2018

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5/27/2018

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5/24/2018

Nicole H.

4/27/2018

Nicole H.

4/16/2018

Elmira S.

3/3/2018

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3/2/2018

Ken F.

1/26/2018

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1/25/2018

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1/21/2018

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1/21/2018

Ken F.

12/10/2017

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12/4/2017

Sittercity Parent

11/20/2017

Kinaya is great! She's cared for our infant son multiple times--very friendly, nuturing, and attentive.

Kelly B.

10/30/2017

Great job!

Sittercity Parent

10/29/2017

Friendly and knowledgeable; she did a great job and we’ll definitely have her back to care for our infant son again.

Robyn M.

10/28/2017

Kinaya did a great job making my very stranger adverse 3 year old comfortable and did a great job entertaining my 5 year old. They took to her very quickly. She kept in touch when my 3 year old was having difficulty falling asleep. I would definitely recommend her!

Aditi S.

10/15/2017

She was great!

Josh L.

10/1/2017

Adrienne F.

9/30/2017

Sittercity Parent

9/9/2017

Kinaya is great. She followed instructions well and showed good judgment (e.g. asking when my daughter should receive a bottle and take a nap, giving my daughter (6 m.) a bottle and my son (3.5 y) juice and a snack). When I came home, I could hear my son laughing. My daughter was calm and happy, too.

Sittercity Parent

8/26/2017

Sittercity Parent

8/23/2017

We LOVED Kinaya. She was wonderful with our son and we would book her again for sure!!

Sittercity Parent

8/11/2017

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8/3/2017

Beth S.

6/23/2017

Kinaya is our go-to sitter. My son loves her. She is great at play time, bed time, anytime.

Ken F.

6/12/2017

Sittercity Parent

6/11/2017

Kinaya did a wonderful job on very short order. We will definitely be hiring her again.

Sittercity Parent

6/10/2017

Maya G.

6/3/2017

Kinaya is sweet, capable, loving and intelligent- everything you could hope for in a childcare provider. We will absolutely book with her again.

Sittercity Parent

4/23/2017

Excellent, professional and attentive caregiver! I was beyond pleased with her, and would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a sitter!

Sittercity Parent

4/19/2017

Adrienne F.

4/17/2017

Kinaya is responsible, on time, trustworthy, and leaves me worry free on date night. She's only sat for us after our son has gone to sleep, so I can't speak to her interaction with kids. But her interaction (and communication) with us parents has been great!

Kate H.

4/17/2017

Our daughter said she had a great day with Kinaya!

Sittercity Parent

4/12/2017

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3/26/2017

Sittercity Parent

3/18/2017

Kinaya was lovely, and our 13 month old seemed to really like her after just one meeting, wanting her to hold her as she headed out the door.

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3/13/2017

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3/13/2017

Claire D.

3/5/2017

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3/5/2017

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3/1/2017

Kinaya was amazing. She was patient with my anxious dog and my (shy!) two year old daughter loved her so much she gave her a kiss when she left. She arrived early and cleaned up without me even asking. I'll definitely book her again!

Adrienne F.

2/24/2017

Beth S.

2/24/2017

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Experience

Willing to care for 4+ children per sitting

$18-$25/hr for the first child, $2 for each additional child

  • Infants (age 0-11 months) expand

    • Assist with setting a routine
    • Overnight care
    • Occasional care
  • Toddlers (age 1-3)
  • Preschooler (age 4-5)
  • Grade School (age 6-11)
  • Pre-teen/ Teenage age (12+)
  • Special needs expand

    • Social/Emotional
    • Asperger's Syndrome
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
    • Autism
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder/Pervasive Developmental Disorder/Asperger Syndrome
    • Administering Medication
    • Assistance With Transportation

Education

Business Management

Currently attending Howard University

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 expand

    • Finishing homework
    • Checking answers
    • Studying for a test
    • Proofreading
    • Basic math
    • Pre-algebra
    • Elementary science
    • Earth science
    • Science
    • English
    • Essay writing
    • Social studies

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