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Looking for work as a special needs caregiver.

  • 20 years paid experience
  • Special Needs Caregiver in New York, NY 10024
  • 4 miles, will travel 4 mi

Meet Leslie

  • Comfortable with pets

I have been caring for children ages newborn to 13 years old for the last 20+ years. I am a classically trained opera singer, but have been caring for children as a profession for the last 10 years. I have found that my training as a musician has been incredibly helpful when caring for children on a variety of levels. Many children enjoy playing music and I try to engage them musically when appropriate or relevant with my guitar. But I also have found that, as in music, approach and timing are critical. I pride myself on being emotionally attuned to the spoken and unspoken needs of children. Some kids like to do art and be active on the playground; some kids like quiet time and reading. I work with every family and child to assess their specific needs and match our activities to the personality of the child. I Read more take great pride in watching them grow, develop, and gain independence. I especially love art. Recently, I have made puppets, necklaces and books with the kids I sit for. Whatever project we do, I try to bring a creative imagination and curious mind.

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    Expired on 07/16/2018

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  • Daytime care availability during summer months
  • After school care availability

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Willing to care for 3 children per sitting

$16-$25/hr for the first child, $2 for each additional child

  • Infants (age 0-11 months) expand

    • 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+)


Music - Opera/Voice

Attended SUNY College at Purchase


Additional services

  • Meal Preparation
  • Laundry
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Swimming Supervision
  • Crafts
  • Potty Training
  • Travel with Family
  • Homework expand

    • Finishing homework
    • Checking answers
    • Studying for a test
    • Proofreading
    • Basic math
    • Pre-algebra
    • English
    • Essay writing

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