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Looking for work as a babysitter.

  • 50 years paid experience
  • Age 64
  • Babysitter in Traverse City, MI 49686

Meet Barbara

  • Registered Nurse
  • Experienced Doula
  • Comfortable with pets
  • Has a car

I am a semi-retired RN with better than 35 years of experience as a maternal-child nurse & faculty member, midwife, and family nurse practitioner. I am also the proud, single mother of 2 girls whom I adopted from China at 6 months of age. My beautiful, intelligent girls are now in their 20s & living independently. I miss caring for the wee ones and periodically need a "kid fix". I started babysitting as a teenager, providing evening care as well as all day care including beach visits. I am comfortable caring for several children (4+) at one time. I consider myself a native of the area having spent 60+ summers & now a permanent resident on Old Mission. I can tell you all about cherries, the growing wine industry & now the microbrewery industry. But I digress. I am good with children understanding their developmental needs & planning activities accordingly. Read more I am a non-smoker, have my own car, can prepare meals, do light house work as necessary. I am licensed as an RN in the state of Michigan. I bring the wisdom & maturity of numerous years of child & parent caring to the care of your little, loved ones. Your children will thrive in my care and you can accomplish your planned activities worry free. CPR certified, First aid experienced, Have been sailing instructor, former certified life saver, good swimmer, Lactation consultant, Childbirth educator, master teacher etc.

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  • First aid certification

    First aid certification
  • CPR certification

    CPR certification

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Experience

Willing to care for 4+ children per sitting

$20-$30/hr for the first child, $5 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
    • Physical Disabilities
    • Medical/Special Healthcare Needs
    • Social/Emotional
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder/Pervasive Developmental Disorder/Asperger Syndrome
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Delayed Speech
    • Developmental Language Disorder
    • Down Syndrome
    • Dyslexia
    • Epilepsy
    • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
    • Hearing Loss
    • Juvenile Diabetes
    • Learning Disabilities
    • Mobility Challenges
    • Premature Newborn
    • Seizures
    • Visual Impairment
    • Administering Medication
    • Applied Behavior Analysis
    • Assistance With Transportation
    • Bathing
    • Bed Baths
    • Bladder and Bowel Assistance
    • Blood Glucose Testing
    • Dressing Assistance
    • Feeding Assistance
    • Feeding Tube
    • Grooming and Hygiene
    • Injection Assistance
    • Insulin Injections
    • Lifting and Transferring
    • Mobility Assistance
    • Positive Behavioral Support
    • Repositioning
    • Respiratory Care
    • Sign Language
    • Specific Meal Preparation (foods to avoid, etc.)

Education

Maternal-Newborn, midwifery PhD

Graduated University of Illinois at Chicago 2001

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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