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Sara M.

Babysitter in New York, NY 10128.

Looking for work as a babysitter.

New York, NY

  • Age 29
  • 12 years paid experience
  • Female

Last signed in: Within three months

Rating Average rating of 5 (3 reviews)

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Sara is wonderful. She is extremely engaging and patient. My children love her -- I have a one-year-old and an o...

- Claude W.
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Preferred Rate $15-$25 per hour

Sara’s Bio

My name is Sara. I am a graduate student at Hunter College for Urban Affairs, with a focus on community and neighborhood development.

I am a loving, enthusiastic and patient caregiver. I love working with children and have over 12 years of experience with newborns through middle school-aged kids, including experience with special needs children in areas such as ADHD, Autism and Aspergers' Syndrome). I have a 22-year-old brother with Aspergers' Syndrome who I have helped care for throughout his life. I also have experience with adults with developmental disabilities in a work/life skills-training program (mental retardation, cerebral palsy, down syndrome ect.).

During college, I nannied/babysat an average of 20 hours a week for area families. I have worked for up to 12 hours a day, and been responsible for up to 4 children under the age of 6 at a time. After graduation, I worked full-time for 1 year for a family with newborn twins girls, until the family moved out of state. Since moving back to NYC a few years ago, I have established on-call sitting relationships with several families.

I enjoy working with children with special needs because I see it as important to respect children in the same way that we as adults ask for respect. It is easy for this population of children to be misunderstood and mistreated, and I choose to work with patience, understanding and compassion, and to focus a child's strengths even as I work with and address their challenges. I aim help them build the skills to be able to better cope with any difficulties they may face, and therefore live more happily. I find these skills important when working with both special needs children and "neuro-typical" ones.

I have extensive experience working with infants and toddlers and diapering/feeding/sleep routines, etc. I also have experience working with infants who have severe colic/acid reflux. I have no shortage of energy for creative games, dancing, singing, playing in the park, exploring, etc. but know how to balance this with gentle discipline when needed. I am looking to meet families who need part-time and/or on-call hours. I am in school on Tuesday and Thursday evenings but my availability is otherwise open. Please feel free to contact me with any questions!

Experience

Age Specific Experience

12 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)

Special Needs Experience

Special Needs Conditional Experience

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism

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My availability calendar is valid through 10/30/2015

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Skills & Abilities

Languages Spoken:

  • Sign Language

Additional Services:

  • Meal Preparation
  • Laundry
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Willing to drive children to events, school, appointments, or carpooling
  • Homework Help

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

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Sara has been babysitting for my eight month old twice a week and we couldn't be happier. Our baby loves her!

- Ann W.
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Sara is a patient, reliable and energetic sitter. She has been sitting for my 2 year old daughter for 2 months and we have been very happy with her. We would highly recommend her.

- Tracy M.
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Sara is wonderful. She is extremely engaging and patient. My children love her -- I have a one-year-old and an older child who has autism. Sara is reliable, punctual and follows direction and communicates perfectly. -- Claude W.

- Claude W.

References

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Sara M.
Sara M.
New York, NY 10128
29

years
of age

12

years experience

Preferred Rate $15-$25 per hour

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