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  • 15 years paid experience
  • Babysitter in Portland, ME 04102
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Meet Jada

  • Comfortable with pets
  • Has a car

Hello! I am an experienced caregiver who has participated in childcare for over 19 years as a nanny, babysitter, and in center based environments. I have experience with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, and I have cared for children up to age 16. I am currently watching two 6 year old boys. I put emphasis on learning through play, and, being a nature lover, try to find ways to incorporate nature in our activities. When with your child, we can sing, read, dance, do art projects, listen to music, go for walks, and take field trips to farms, the museum, playgrounds, and other fun places. I have taken child development classes, so I am pretty aware of where kids are developmentally. Respecting others is important to me, so I try to find teachable moments to convey this. I am first aid/CPR certified. I have reliable transportation, and consider myself to be Read more very reliable as well. I am looking to work in Portland, or within 25 miles of it.

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    Expired on 11/10/2015.

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    Completed 07/28/2020. Contact the caregiver directly to see the report.

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    Motor vehicle records check

    Expired on 11/18/2015.

  • Completed First Aid Certification Badge Icon

    First aid certification

    Certification is self-reported and not verified. Verify directly with the sitter.

  • Completed CPR Certification Badge Icon

    CPR certification

    Certification is self-reported and not verified. Verify directly with the sitter.

Availability

Babysitter

  • Generally available afternoons, evenings, late nights and weekends

Nanny

  • Willing to consider a part time position
  • Seeking Permanent (1 to 2 years) employment
  • Start date is flexible
  • My availability is valid through 9/29/16

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Anna B.

6/27/2020

Jada took care of our 20 month old son a couple days a week so my husband and I could work while waiting for his daycare to reopen due to covid. She immediately established a wonderful rapport with my son and I felt completely at ease while at work. They spent a lot of time outside and went on a few super fun outings! My son adores her and we will continue hire her as often as we can!

Anna B.

5/13/2020

Jada is so easygoing, responsible and responsive. My son adores her.

Mela H.

4/5/2018

Jada is dependable, trustworthy and very sweet with all my pets. I have two elderly dogs who take a variety of medications, and additionally, I have a young, hyper dog. Jada has bonded well with all of them and has taken excellent care of them several times, for days at a time. Did I mention I also have a cat? She loves Jada, too based on the snuggle pictures I get when Jada is petsitting!

Rachael M.

8/31/2016

Jada watched our daughter one evening while we were vacationing in Portland. I was nervous, as we never had a babysitter before and my daughter was teething/not sleeping well. Jada quickly put my mind at ease during the interview and night she arrived to babysit. She responded to texts immediately and was super flexible. We felt totally comfortable leaving our eight month old in her care. Jada is so wonderful and I would highly recommend her! What a great find!

Sarah H.

6/28/2016

Jada babysat for our 11 month old daughter while we attended a wedding in ME. She was very responsive from the start, which really helped ease my anxiety and made it easy to coordinate with her. Jada clearly loves children and has a lot of experience; I felt that my daughter was very well cared for and had fun while in Jada's care. Jada is very responsible, caring, and easy to work with!

Parker C.

9/15/2015

Jada cared for my 2 month old during a week we spent with family in Maine. She was wonderful with the baby and all of the many family members who came through the house. (We were around for much of the time she was working.) She was caring and warm and communicated really well -- asked good questions and always let us know what we needed to know before she left each day. I wish we lived close so Jada could care for our baby at home too.

Emily W.

11/13/2011

Jada watched my 3 year old for the day. She was prompt and enthusiastic, and they had a great, active day together. I would definitely contact her again for future needs.

Experience

Willing to care for 4+ children per sitting

$17-$26/hr for the first child, $2 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

    • Cognitive Disabilities
    • Social/Emotional
    • Asperger's Syndrome
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
    • Autism
    • Learning Disabilities
    • Assistance With Transportation

Education

Early Childhood Education

Attended Southern Maine Community College

References

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

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