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Rachel A.

Babysitter in Brooklyn, NY 11218.

Looking for work as a babysitter.

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    First Aid Training

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    CPR Training

Brooklyn, NY

  • Age 34
  • 18 years paid experience
  • Female

Last signed in: Within a month

Preferred Rate $20-$25 per hour

Rachel’s Bio

Greetings, parents! My name is Rachel. As a babysitter, I am committed to ensuring a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment for your child. I have been called "the baby whisperer" because of my knack for lulling infants to sleep. (I love to sing, plus I have a few other tricks up my sleeve.)

My 18 years of childcare experience includes:
- 6 years as a full- or part-time nanny to children 3 months to 6 years old
- 12 years as an occasional babysitter for infants to pre-teens
- Caring for an infant and a toddler or preschooler simultaneously
- Working as a substitute assistant teacher in a preschool

I have taught babies to communicate through “baby sign language” before they were able to speak. Signs included: more, please, all done, help, milk, dog, and cat.

I am the type of sitter who loves to make kids laugh by being silly and goofy, and happily gets down on the floor with them to play make-believe games or build elaborate train tracks. However, I can be firm if need be when it comes to setting limits, maintaining routines, and encouraging the completion of age-appropriate responsibilities (e.g. cleaning up toys).

Some of the activities I like to plan are nature exploration, science experiments, and art projects. I play piano and ukulele, and have studied various forms of dance. I love to engage children in music and movement. I actively seek out new places to visit, such as museums, parks, and even farms! (I have driven a child to these places in the NYC area.)

I aim to encourage creativity, curiosity, and self-confidence in children by following their lead when it comes to what interests them. For example, if we are out for a walk and they become fascinated by an ant hill, I will gladly let them stop to investigate for as long as they like. In fact, I will turn it into a learning opportunity, prompting them to think about what the ants are doing and why.

I love to cook and can prepare healthy meals for your children. I have experience with cooking for special diets, including whole foods, gluten-free, and vegetarian/vegan.

I am seeking a full-time babysitting/nanny position. I have been with the same wonderful Brooklyn family for 2 ¾ years. The only reason I am looking for a new position is that their child is now in kindergarten, therefore my hours have been reduced.

I would be happy to provide childcare references upon request.

Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you!

Experience

Age Specific Experience

18 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
  • Mother's helper

Special Needs Experience

Special Needs Conditional Experience

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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My availability calendar is valid through 12/31/2016

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Skills & Abilities

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Homework Help:

  • Finishing homework
  • Checking answers
  • Studying for a test
  • Proofreading

Additional Services:

  • Meal Preparation
  • Laundry
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Crafts
  • Potty Training
  • Travel with Family
  • Willing to run errands as needed
  • Willing to drive children to events, school, appointments, or carpooling
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Rachel A.
Rachel A.
Brooklyn, NY 11218
34

years
of age

18

years experience

Preferred Rate $20-$25 per hour

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  • First Aid Training

  • CPR Training

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