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Claire D.

Babysitter in Portland, OR 97232.

Looking for work as a babysitter.

  • First Aid Training

    First Aid Training

  • CPR Training

    CPR Training

  • George Mason University

    George Mason University

Portland, OR

  • Age 33
  • 12 years paid experience
  • Female

Last signed in: Within three months

Rating Average rating of 5 (9 reviews)

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5 out of 5 stars

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Claire is punctual, professional, nice, and my kids ages 6 and 9 always have a great time with her. I would rec...

- Scott H.
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Preferred Rate $14-$20 per hour

Claire’s Bio

**PLEASE NOTE: At this time, I am working with two great families, full time on weekdays. My nanny families will be on vacation soon, and so I am looking for daytime work Thursday August 13th, Friday August 14th, but other than that I am not available during the day on weekdays. I am looking for families to work with on week nights (5:30pm-10:30pm, Monday through Thursday), and one to two Saturday's per month (daytime or evening). I am open to a set schedule (every week or every other week), or just working on a sporadic, as-needed basis. Thank you!**

I love spending time with kids; they always keep me on my toes! I really enjoy playing games or working puzzles with them, or taking them out to the park on a nice day. As a Biology major I also try to get kids interested in animals and the living world around them, educating them about the plants and animals we see. I also love to cook healthy meals (my specialty is spinach and feta stuffed salmon, but I also love to make pasta, among many other dishes).
 I grew up in the Northern Virginia area; I went to West Springfield High School and then got my AS at NVCC, and I have recently finished my BS in Biology at GMU. I love music (I play guitar and piano), and I am passionate about environmental issues and conservation biology. I also love to knit (after my term ended with the last family I sat for regularly, I knit their son a hat and their daughter a scarf). I moved to Portland in June 2012 and I absolutely love it here!

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)
  • 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
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Medical/Special Healthcare Needs
  • Social/Emotional

Special Needs Conditional Experience

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Autism
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder/Pervasive Developmental Disorder/Asperger Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Delayed Speech
  • Down Syndrome
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Premature Newborn

Special Needs Services Experience

  • Administering Medication
  • Assistance With Transportation
  • Bathing
  • Bladder and Bowel Assistance
  • Dressing Assistance
  • Feeding Assistance
  • Grooming and Hygiene
  • Lifting and Transferring
  • Mobility Assistance
  • Positive Behavioral Support
  • Recreational Music or Art Therapy
  • Repositioning
  • Specific Meal Preparation (foods to avoid, etc.)

Availability

My availability calendar is valid through 3/7/2014

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Skills & Abilities

Homework Help:

  • Finishing homework
  • Checking answers
  • Studying for a test
  • Proofreading
  • Basic Math
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Elementary Science
  • Earth Science
  • Science
  • English

Additional Services:

  • Meal Preparation
  • Laundry
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Swimming Supervision
  • Crafts
  • Potty Training
  • Willing to run errands as needed
  • Willing to drive children to events, school, appointments, or carpooling

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

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We have been so impressed with Claire's care of our two children, ages 3 and 5. She comes on time and prepared with books to read to the kids each of the three times she sat for us. She has followed directions perfectly and has great judgment so I feel confident leaving the kids with her. She is enthusiastic with the kids and keeps them active while she's caring for them. She even took our son on a nature walk to the lake. Above and beyond what a regular babysitter would do! My kids talk about all the things they want to do with her next time she comes. I think that's a good indication that she is well-liked by the kids as well as parents. I recommend Claire to anyone looking for a great babysitter!

- Jennifer R.
5

Claire sat for my two children (ages 8 and 3) and did a great job. The kids were happy and we were as well. She was very flexible when our plans changed and she followed our requests/guidelines without hesitation. I have recommended her services to a neighbor and they were very pleased as well.

- Renee M.
5

Claire is wonderful. She filled in for us when our morning sitter had to be off. She arrived at our home each day (at a very early hour I might add) on-time and cheerful. My son liked her too.

She is friendly and mature. When we were first discussing our sitter needs, she called when she said she would and she also quickly responded to any emails.

I would highly recommend her as a babysitter and hope to have her back soon for other sitting needs too.

- Carol F.
5

Loved her the moment she walked in. She was on time. My kids loved her and want her to come again. Thanks a million Claire.

- Priscilla C.
5

Claire was great! She came to our rescue for some long Saturday/Sunday hours. My boy (3 1/2) warmed up to her right away, she handled our 9-month old teething/no-nap baby ;) with great care & patience, and all without burning the house down! She was on time, brought children's books, took them for a long walk to the park....This was our first time using Sittercity & we couldn't have asked for a better experience! Thanks Claire!

- Sara D.
5

Claire babysat for my three boys (ages 4,3, and 18 months) all day, twice a week this summer. The kids absolutely love her. They were excited to spend the day with her. She is warm and gentle, yet firm, with the kids. She brings books to share, takes the kids on nature adventure walks, and finds other fun ways to keep them active and engaged. She is responsible, mature and always on time. I felt completely comfortable leaving my kids with her and highly recommend her.

- Sarah M.
5

Claire did a wonderful job and was very patient with my two energetic hooligans. I look forward to having her take care of them of again.

- Sandra Z.
5

Claire communicated thoroughly with me before the scheduled day, was exactly on time, called my children by name when she met them (which helped them warm up) and came with books and activities ready to go. She was warm, friendly and was able to "take charge" right away. The only reason I hesitate to give such a glowing review is that everyone will snag her up :)

- Amy C.
5

Claire is punctual, professional, nice, and my kids ages 6 and 9 always have a great time with her. I would recommend her as a sitter to anyone.

- Scott H.
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Claire D.
Claire D.
Portland, OR 97232
33

years
of age

12

years experience

Preferred Rate $14-$20 per hour

  • First Aid Training

  • CPR Training

  • George Mason University

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