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  • 27 years paid experience
  • Age 52
  • Babysitter in Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Meet Sherry

  • Speaks English
  • Comfortable with pets
  • Has a car

MY NAME IS SHERRY MICKENS 52 AND I LIVE IN GAITHERSBURG.   I HAVE BEEN DOING CHILD CARE FOR OVER 27yrs MOSTLY AROUND MONTGOMERY COUNTY.  I HAVE WORK FOR DIFFERENT FAMILY WITH DIFFERENT NEEDS. I HAVE BEEN A NANNY FOR LONG TERM AND SHORT TERM. ALSO DO DATE NIGHT FOR PREVIOUS CLIENTS AS WELL AS NEW CLIENTS. I HAVE WORK WITH NEWBORN, PREEMIES, TODDLERS AND SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN. I HAVE DEALT WITH CHILD WITH FOOD ALLERGIES , DIFFICULTY WITH FEEDS,AND DOWN SYNDROME. I WORK SIDE BY SIDE WITH THE PARENTS TO MAKE SURE EVERY THING IS GOING WELL. I DO ATTEND DOCTORS APPOINTMENT WITH THE PARENTS SINCE I SPENT A LOT OF TIME WITH THE KIDS. I HAVE DECIDED TO ONLY WORK IN CHILD CARE BECAUSE OF MY PASSIONS AND LOVE FOR CHILDREN. MY CARE START BEFORE I REACH THE HOME OF A CLIENT. KNOWING NEW BORNS HAVE SENSITIVE SKIN I Read more WILL WEAR CLOTHING THAT IS WASHED IN PERFUME AND DYE FREE DETERGENT. SINCE I HAVE BEEN DOING THIS SO LONG I BRING A LOT OF EXPERIENCE WITH ME AND LOVE, OPEN MIND AND A WILLINGNESS TO LEARN WITH EACH FAMILY. I'M VERY TRUSTWORTHY. I DONT BELIEVE THAT EVERY CHILD NEEDS ARE THE SAME. I LIKE TO DO CRAFTS, READING, DANCING ,BOARD GAMES, GOING TO THE LIBRARY FOR STORIES TIME, CRAFT THERE WHEN IT AVAILABLE AND JUST BEING SILLY. I WANT THE KIDS TO FEEL SAFE AND LOVED IN MY CARE. I HAVE BEEN TRAINED IN CPR AND FIRST AID AND CHILD CARE ADVANCEMENT FROM RED CROSS. I HAVE GREAT REFERENCES AND DRIVING RECORD. I HAVE WORK IN FREDRICK, GAITHERSBURG, NORTH POTOMAC, CLARKSBURG AND GERMANTOWN ,ROCKVILLE DURING THE LAST SIX MONTHS HELPING FAMILIES IN NEED OF SHORT TERM HELP. I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A 1 OR 2 FAMILIES I CAN WORK WITH ON A LONG TERM BASICS. I WILL FORWARD MY RESUME WITH MY REFERENCES. THANK YOU IN ADVANCED FOR READING MY PROFILE. HAVE A BLESS DAY❣

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  • First aid certification

    First aid certification
  • CPR certification

    CPR certification

Availability

Babysitter

  • Generally available mornings, afternoons, evenings and late nights
  • Before and after school care availability

Nanny

  • Willing to consider either a part time or full time position
  • Seeking Summer Position, Short-term (1 to 3 months), Temporary (4 to 12 months), Permanent (1 to 2 years), Permanent (2 or more years) employment
  • Start date is flexible
  • My availability is valid through 1/1/20

Ratings & reviews

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Melayne T.

3/7/2019

Sherry reached out to me as an applicant to my open job. However, she never acknowledged or responded to my message that she saw me send back to her.

Crystal L.

6/12/2018

I can't say enough about Sherry! She has watched our 11mth old several times now for date nights and special events we've had. The first time he had come down with a fever. Sherry took such good care of him. When we go home she was sitting in his room watching over him as he slept just to make sure he was OK. Very professional, polite and my son loves her. She gets down on the floor and plays with him. He learned a new game with her and we play it with him daily.

Lei D.

1/11/2018

Sherry knows kids well and loves working with them. She's warm, caring, and patient. She truly enjoys being in the company of children. Our two years old son loves her a lot. They happily play and laugh together with ease. She's reliable and arrives on time. We are going to have a second one soon, and we will continue to have Sherry for our newborn. We consider ourselves very lucky to have Sherry.

Adam P.

11/3/2017

Sherry is amazing! She is punctual, down to earth, energetic, and has a way with young kids that makes them adore her in just a few short minutes of being around her. We have been having her care for our two boys aged 2 and 4 and they love her. She really is like part of the family and we are so fortunate and glad to have found her!

Pertula G.

8/22/2017

Sherry joined us at the peak of our son's separation anxiety and stranger danger but the second she walked through the door our 9 month old son leaped into her arms. She has a gift with children--our son loves her--they happily play and laugh together with ease. I highly recommend Sherry. She is dependable and trustworthy. Very professional and a natural.

Pranita K.

6/26/2017

Sherry is a wonderful caregiver. Her passion for working with children was evident from the moment we met her. During the time she has been with us, she was able to quickly help our 14 month old daughter overcome stranger anxiety. Sherry is so kind, warm, and truly engages children to create a fun and comfortable atmosphere. Our daughter loves spending time with her and couldn't be happier to have Sherry take care of our sweet girl!

Gina V.

4/9/2017

In the short time that I've known Sherry, she has developed a sweet, caring relationship with my 3 month old son. She is experienced with infants, patient, responsible, clean, and punctual, all great characteristics in a nanny!

Jill M.

11/26/2014

Sherry is a fun-loving and reliable babysitter. Our three year old daughter and 14 month old son felt comfortble around her from the first time they met her and they absolutely adore her. Sherry knows how to engage with our children and they have so much fun when she comes over. We can rely on Sherry when we need extra help with the kids, especially on short notice. My husband and I recommend Sherry to anyone who needs a caring and trustworthy babysitter. -Jill M.

Prakash R.

3/3/2013

Sherry has sat for our infant several times and we were very lucky to have her! It is very obvious how much she loves kids and babies, and also how committed she is to the families she sits for. If our schedule had worked with hers, we would still be using her to care for our daughter! We miss her!

Daniella S.

11/20/2012

Sherry has been babysitting for our family for the past several months. She is a fantastic sitter! She connected with my daughters immediately, playing music for them, singing with them, and engaging them in activities from the time they wake up. She does a great job with both my infant (ten months old) and my toddler (two and a half years old). My older daughter talks about Sherry constantly and thinks that she is a member of our family. Both daughters have had to take antibiotics over the past few weeks, and Sherry has been able to administer the (foul tasting) medications without difficulty. She has also stepped up on several occasions to help with dogsitting and babysitting outside of her normal/scheduled hours when we have needed it. She is incredibly reliable, professional, caring, and creative.

Meagan B.

1/2/2011

Sherry has been filling in for us for the last month for our 1 year old son. In that short time, she has shown affection, comfort and great care for him. She arrives every morning with energy and enthusiasm. Plus, the house always looks spotless when I get home! Highly recommend Sherry, wish we could keep her on permanently.

Naomi W.

1/2/2011

In a very short time Sherry has become a part of our family. She is loving, responsible, caring and warm. Always punctual and communicative, she engages our son in play with his toys, does crafts projects with him and reads to him. From her first few days with us, our son was completely comfortable and having fun with Sherry, and now he can't wait to see her and now he cannot wait to see her. I cannot recommend Sherry highly enough.

Experience

Willing to care for 3 children per sitting

$13-$16/hr for the first child, $1 for each additional child

  • Infants (age 0-11 months) expand

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

    • Physical Disabilities
    • Social/Emotional
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
    • Autism
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder/Pervasive Developmental Disorder/Asperger Syndrome
    • Delayed Speech
    • Down Syndrome
    • Learning Disabilities
    • Administering Medication
    • Assistance With Transportation
    • Bathing
    • Bed Baths
    • Bladder and Bowel Assistance
    • Blood Glucose Testing
    • Dressing Assistance
    • Feeding Assistance
    • Feeding Tube
    • Grooming and Hygiene
    • Specific Meal Preparation (foods to avoid, etc.)

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Additional services

  • Meal Preparation
  • Laundry
  • Light Housekeeping
  • 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
    • Proofreading
    • Basic math
    • Pre-algebra
    • Elementary science
    • English
    • Essay writing

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