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Looking for work as a babysitter.

  • 10 years paid experience
  • Age 38
  • Babysitter in Santa Fe, NM 87508

Meet Heather

  • Speaks German and Sign Language
  • Comfortable with pets
  • Has a car

I love children, and they always take to me as well.  I have a warm and caring nature, and having youngsters around always brings out the best in me. I have more than 20 years experience babysitting for all ages, for three years I worked as a nanny of an infant and toddler, for three years as a mother's helper, and for a year as a nursery school teacher with 18mo-5 year old children. I have taken early childhood development classes to further my education in this field, as well as holding a K-12 teaching license. I taught in the Santa Fe public schools for the last five years. I am a graduate of St. John's College in Santa Fe, am reliable, a non-smoker, have a clean driving record with a reliable car, and am an Orthodox Christian.  I am also a certified and experienced (20 years) American Red Cross Read more instructor in CPR and First Aid.  Obviously my most critical role in caring for your children is to be able to prevent and react safely, calmly and appropriately to any emergency situation. Beyond that, most of my time will be in interacting with your unique children in developmentally-appropriate play, socialization, learning, and simply having fun! Any task can be turned into a game and every game is an opportunity to learn something. From "I'm gonna get you" to nature walks, from wooden blocks to finger painting (have you ever tried toe painting?!), from puzzles to reading stories, there is always something fun to do.

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Availability

  • Generally available afternoons, evenings, late nights and weekends
  • After school care availability

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Annika H.

10/30/2011

I hired Heather to look after a tiny 4 month old girl at an event I was running in Santa Fe. The parents were visibly nervous about having anyone else watch their baby girl but Heather immediately put them at ease and within 10 min she was holding a sleeping baby while the mother was able to enjoy a few minutes to herself for the first time in a while. Heather continued to work her magic for the rest of the event and her caring and nurturing soul really shine through. I would recommend Heather for any childcare needs. She is a great person to have around you and your children!

Monika H.

9/29/2011

Heather did an excellent job babysitting. My 3-year old still talks about her (it has been 2 months) and asks when she can come back for a play date.

Garrett S.

3/27/2011

We are absolutely delighted with Heather! She is a happy and tranquil young lady and always arrives with a new toy or story to share with our little one. She sings to her and plays lovely music for her during the day. She has a deep knowledge of child care and development and is happy to share information when asked. Our little girl always has a smile when Heather walks in the door!

Melissa B.

12/27/2010

We thought Heather was terrific and my boys miss her very much. She is reliable and trustworthy.

Lisa M.

11/3/2010

Heather is the best!!! She is wonderful with my kids, and they really enjoy playing with her. She is kind, responsible, and keeps them safe. She is completely reliable. And I love that she is an educated and truly thoughtful person; she helps my kids to think and learn about things. And, as if that wasn't good enough, she knows all about AIRPLANES!!! If you have boys, like I do (ages 1 and 3), that's a big plus! I have been extremely grateful to have Heather's help. I recommend her extremely highly.

Mary D.

2/14/2010

Heather's wonderful. My son loves her calm, peaceful presence. We feel confident when leaving her with him. She spends quality time reading, dancing, singing and playing with him. Heather always has a smile on her face. She helps with lunch, snacks and groceries and even helps keep our house tidy! Plus, my 15 month old is so content with her that his greeting when I arrive home is barely noticeable. He loves her, and so do we.

Experience

Willing to care for 4+ children per sitting

$15-$18/hr

  • 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

    • Social/Emotional
    • Asperger's Syndrome
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
    • Autism
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder/Pervasive Developmental Disorder/Asperger Syndrome
    • Hearing Loss
    • Learning Disabilities
    • Sensory Integration Disorder
    • Sign Language
    • Specific Meal Preparation (foods to avoid, etc.)
    • Wilbarger Brushing Protocol

Education

Liberal Arts

St. John's College - Santa Fe

References

Additional services

  • Meal Preparation
  • Swimming Supervision
  • Crafts
  • Potty Training
  • 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
    • German

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