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Mary Grace G.

Babysitter in Grand Rapids, MI 49506.

Looking for work as a babysitter.

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Grand Rapids, MI

  • Age 28
  • 17 years paid experience
  • Female

Last signed in: Last week

Rating Average rating of 5 (1 review)

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What a great experience!

We're just getting to know Mary Grace and she has worked for us three times. She is great with our high-energy ...

- Ann H.
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Preferred Rate $13-$17 per hour

Mary Grace’s Bio

I'm 28, the oldest of five, a college grad, and I've been babysitting since I was 11. Professionally, I've been a nanny for the past 3 years. My goal is to promote healthy families as well as healthy kids. I'm devoted to aiding parents in fostering the growth and development of their children, both emotionally and physically, as well as encourage more quality time together as a family.

Since the Summer of 2013, I've nannied for one to as many as four families simultaneously, taking care of children ranging in age from newborn to 11. I'm looking to fill my schedule with 30-40 hours/week.

I worked at Camp Kidwell for four consecutive summers (2009-2012), the last two as the Day Camp Instructor (ages 4-7). During camp, I worked with children ages 4-14 and have had responsibilities such as: activity instruction, conflict management, hygiene instruction, cleaning bathrooms/camp facilities, taking care of sick/injured children (under camp nurse care), making sure children are in/out of bed on time, serving food/managing meal time, recreation facilitation/supervision, off-site camping, comforting upset/homesick children, and facilitating campfire songs/activities. I think working with kids all summer is the near-perfect job.

During the 2011-2012 school year, I worked at the Aquinas Child Development Center (now Grand Rapids Early Discovery Center) and specifically worked with infants, while also helping out in toddler and preschool classrooms under a Reggio Emilia approach. Some areas of development that I helped oversee were gross and fine motor skills, outdoor/indoor environment exploration, craft creations, socialization, rest time, and sign language/verbal skills.

Kids have always brought me joy, and I'm hoping to find something that continues to utilize my skills and experience. I am absolutely passionate about what I do, and am willing to help with meals, light housework, errands, homework, tutoring, etc. ...If it helps your family function and improve relationships, I'm glad to assist!

Experience

Age Specific Experience

17 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)

6 to 10 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
  • Medical/Special Healthcare Needs
  • Social/Emotional

Special Needs Conditional Experience

  • Alzheimer's
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Autism
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder/Pervasive Developmental Disorder/Asperger Syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Down Syndrome
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Hearing Loss
  • Heart Defects
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mental Illness
  • Sensory Integration Disorder

Special Needs Services Experience

  • Administering Medication
  • Assistance With Transportation
  • Bathing
  • Dressing Assistance
  • Feeding Assistance
  • Positive Behavioral Support
  • Repositioning

Availability

My availability calendar is valid through 12/30/2016

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Skills & Abilities

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Homework Help:

  • Checking answers
  • Studying for a test
  • Proofreading
  • Basic Math
  • Elementary Science
  • Earth Science
  • Science
  • English
  • Essay Writing

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

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

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What a great experience!

We're just getting to know Mary Grace and she has worked for us three times. She is great with our high-energy 18 month old and our fussy 2 month old. She came and worked with me and the boys for an evening and did very well with convincing my toddler to eat his dinner politely and to go to bed when he wasn't sure he wanted to. We felt very comfortable leaving the boys with her for a nice night out and we were gone seven hours. She left us very detailed notes, both boys were well cared for and fed and asleep when we got home, and she was even comfortable giving the toddler a bath.
We're looking forward to hiring Mary Grace as both a sitter/nanny and a mother's helper as many times as we can until she finds lucky family to have her full time.

- Ann H.

References

Jennifer V. is a reference for Mary Grace G. Relationship: Former Employer
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Mary Grac...
Mary Grace G.
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
28

years
of age

17

years experience

Preferred Rate $13-$17 per hour

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