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Shannon P. - Elk River Babysitter

Shannon P. Babysitter in Elk River, MN 55330. Looking for work as a babysitter.

  • First Aid Training

  • CPR Training

Elk River, MN

  • Age 40
  • 15 years paid experience
  • Female

Last signed in: Within six months

Preferred Rate $9-$25 per hour

Shannon’s Bio

Hello, I have been around children all my life. I am the oldest of 6 children and help my single mother raise my younger siblings. I did a lot of baby sitting for many of my moms friends and family. I have 3 children of my own 20, 13 and 12. When my 20 year old was about 2 I started doing nanny jobs. It was a win win, I could bring my son to work with me and also make money doing something I truly love and enjoy. I worked for 2 different families until my son was 4 and then I decided to go back to school. While I attended College at St. Catherine's, Jesse my son went to preschool near by. Before I knew it I was working at the preschool before and after my classes. I had my own class of preschoolers for which I had to right up class schedules and arts and craft activities. I enjoyed this work a lot. After awhile I was asked how I would feel taking on the after school program with the school age kids. I said yes right away and started making daily plans for them and also helped some of them work on there homework. I enjoyed my time with these children all of them but I took a leave of absents due to pregnancy and did not return. I had my two younger children back to back and spent time raising my family during the day and worked as a machinist at night. I continued to work in the machining field for many years and then I got burnt out. I still had a love to work with kids. I volunteered at my children s schools and then became my children's aunts nanny of her two young children ages 6 months and 18 months old. I enjoyed playing, reading, making meals and providing all the love and care that their mother would have provided if she was there. I worked there a year and do to family conflicts my job stopped. I would start working at 7 AM and work until 6 sometimes 7 PM. I was suppose to be done at 6 PM at the latest, but that was not the case. By the time I got home I only had maybe an hour or two with my own kids and it was bedtime. The pay was 200 dollars a week and I would be there 12 hour days on a regular basis. It just was not working out the way we agreed it would. I have been CPR Certified, I just need to renew it. I went through CPR Training and First Aid especially aimed at children. I enjoy doing arts and crafts, playing games, playing cars,dolls,or any other toy games kids enjoy. I enjoy reading books, putting on puppet shows or any other activities that children enjoy. I also prepare meals and do house cleaning when needed.

Experience

Age Specific Experience

15 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)

More than 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

Age groups: Infant, Toddler, Youth, Teen
Has own special needs child
Years of Experience: More than 10 years

Special Needs Care Experience

  • Social/Emotional

Special Needs Conditional Experience

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Autism
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder/Pervasive Developmental Disorder/Asperger Syndrome
  • Delayed Speech
  • Developmental Language Disorder
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Visual Impairment

Special Needs Services Experience

  • Administering Medication
  • Assistance With Transportation
  • Bathing
  • Bladder and Bowel Assistance
  • Dressing Assistance
  • Feeding Assistance
  • Grooming and Hygiene
  • Lifting and Transferring
  • Mobility Assistance
  • Positive Behavioral Support
  • Recreational Music or Art Therapy
  • Repositioning

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Skills & Abilities

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Additional Services:

  • Meal Preparation
  • Laundry
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Swimming Supervision
  • Crafts
  • Potty Training
  • Willing to run errands as needed
  • Willing to drive children to events, school, appointments, or carpooling

Homework Help:

  • Finishing homework
  • Checking answers
  • Studying for a test
  • Proofreading
  • Basic Math
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Elementary Science
  • Earth Science
  • Science
  • English
  • Social Studies
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