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Meridith J.

Babysitter in New York, NY 10032.

Looking for work as a babysitter.

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New York, NY

  • Age 38
  • 24 years paid experience
  • Female

Last signed in: More than 6 months

Preferred Rate $15-$20 per hour

Meridith’s Bio

I am thirty-six years old and originally from the Midwest.  I have lived in New York for the past seven years, currently Washington Heights, and aside from my genuine love for working with children, I work part time as an Actor and Artistic Director for a non-profit theater company. I am currently available for occasional/temporary or regular part-time days, date-nights and weekend help.

From the age of twelve and continuing through college, I worked regularly as a Babysitter, Mother’s Helper and an extended-stay caregiver (while parents were traveling).  Since 2006, I have worked as a full and part time Nanny/babysitter for several amazing families in Kansas and New York. Most recently, prior to their relocation out of state, I worked for a wonderful family in Carroll Gardens, BK, caring for a two-year old boy and his infant sister.

I additionally work as a back-up and date-night sitter for several families in Brooklyn and Manhattan and I would love to meet new families who are looking for occasional and/or regular evening and weekend help in my neighborhood of Washington Heights or elsewhere in NYC.

As a full time Nanny I have cared for children ranging from newborn to nine years old.  The majority of my full time experience has involved caring for children under five and young multiples.  Although I love working with young children and guiding them through early development and discovery, I am very comfortable and enjoy working with older/school-aged children as well.  I come with a catalog of games, songs and activities for any age.  Some are classics, some I created or revamped with the incredibly fun children I’ve cared for.  I have worked in homes and participated in children’s classes/activities in both Manhattan and Brooklyn. 

For the children that I care for, I help maintain a healthy meal and sleep schedule that leaves a lot of time for fun in between.  A typical day involves play with puzzles, toys, music (dancing and singing), discovery/imagination play, art projects and reading.  We explore language and new words through books and songs, numbers, colors and shapes.  Regular art-play with homemade play-dough, paint and crayons (big hit!) and weather permitting, we travel outside to nearby parks, playgrounds and sites to play and explore. Regular attendance to toddler music classes and weekly trips to the library.  I am in constant communication with the parents about the children's experiences and progress.

Experience

Age Specific Experience

24 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
  • Mother's helper
  • Occasional care

Special Needs Experience

Special Needs Care Experience

  • Cognitive Disabilities
  • Social/Emotional

Special Needs Conditional Experience

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder/Pervasive Developmental Disorder/Asperger Syndrome
  • Delayed Speech
  • Diabetes
  • Mobility Challenges

Special Needs Services Experience

  • Bathing
  • Dressing Assistance
  • Feeding Assistance
  • Grooming and Hygiene
  • Positive Behavioral Support

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My availability calendar is valid through 1/31/2016

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Skills & Abilities

Homework Help:

  • Finishing homework
  • Checking answers
  • Studying for a test
  • Proofreading
  • Basic Math
  • Elementary Science
  • Earth Science
  • English
  • Essay Writing
  • Social Studies

Additional Services:

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

References

Rohini M. is a reference for Meridith J. Relationship: Former Employer
Sasha S. is a reference for Meridith J. Relationship: Former Employer
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Meridith J.
Meridith J.
New York, NY 10032
38

years
of age

24

years experience

Preferred Rate $15-$20 per hour

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  • First Aid Training

  • CPR Training

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