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Looking for work as a babysitter.

  • 15 years paid experience
  • Age 62
  • Babysitter in Salem, OR 97303

Meet Kary

  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Comfortable with pets
  • Has a car

Experienced, Reliable, Competent, Lovable! I am an occasional care provider & I specialize in caring for infants & toddlers. First and foremost, I always follow each parents specific guidelines for their child's care. I am a child centered, nurturing, kind care giver. While your children are awake I am 100% available, attentive, & interactive with them. Children like me & are immediately comfortable with me. I strongly believe in the power of a big smile, being an active listener, talking with kids, & lots of laughter. It's very fulfilling to dramatically read to young children, do ipad work, & help kids with their studies, even math, as I have a strong math background. I love to walk to the park & play with children outside (your dogs get to go, too)! I love doing yoga with kids! I consider myself to be a positive role model & I treat all Read more children as if they were my own! I am more than willing to provide a copy of my Drivers License, Insurance card, & Oregon Registration card if I am to drive with your children. During an interview, or at the first child care appointment, I present to you my certifications, code of conduct, proof of the DTaP vaccine, current flu vaccine, licenses, the detailed report of my enhanced background (no pending litigation) & motor vehicle report which I pay to update every 3 months, & car maintenance report. Most of my clients like for me to do light housework such as laundry & dishes while their children are studying or sleeping, which I do at no extra charge. I will always ask for your permission. I always bring my own food & drink. I like to care for kids because they bring me so much joy & they keep me young at heart! It is inspiring for me to observe & interact with children. Being around children is renewing because they are perfectly grounded, live in the moment, are naturally genuine, and experience things as they are. They are in wonder and amazement about everything and experience life as an adventure. I always want to be reminded to be in that state of mind, body, & spirit! I would prefer if we could please schedule an interview if you feel I may be a good fit for caring for your children. I am happy to share reference information if we determine ourselves to be a good fit after an interview. I protect my references from being overly contacted. I also enjoy occasional pet sitting as seen on this website. Please see several pet sitting reviews on this website. I post on craigslist under pet services.

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  • Enhanced background check completed and badge awarded. Contact the caregiver directly to see the report. What does this background check cover?

  • Basic background check completed and badge awarded. Contact the caregiver directly to see the report. What does this background check cover?

  • Motor vehicle records check completed and badge awarded. Contact the caregiver directly to see the report. What does this background check cover?

  • First aid certification

    First aid certification
  • CPR certification

    CPR certification
  • University of Colorado Denver

    University of Colorado Denver

Availability

  • Generally available mornings, afternoons, evenings, late nights and weekends
  • Daytime care availability during summer months
  • After school care availability

Ratings & reviews

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Gabriel S.

5/15/2018

I just returned from a one-week vacation to find a very contented cat. Kary is extremely professional and thoughtful, and she clearly loves animals. My cat had never been separated from me, so I was concerned on both our accounts. Kary wasn't bothered by his coolness and made friends with him over the course of the week. Just as importantly, she provided daily messages which kept me up-to-date on how well he was doing. With Kary looking after him, my anxiety was zero. I've known many petsitters over the year, but Kary is the best.

Katie O.

2/29/2016

Kary initially came into our home to take care of our two young children, but we quickly discovered our dog loved her as much as my kids did! We are actually pretty convinced he loves her more than us! Kary is incredibly professional and thorough and does a wonderful job of walking, playing, feeding, and loving our somewhat quirky cocker spaniel whenever we are out of town. She goes above and beyond to make sure he is comfortable and well-taken care and we trust her implicitly. I would highly recommend Kary to anyone looking for an experienced, responsible pet caregiver.

Katie O.

2/29/2016

We relocated to Oregon over a year ago and one of our first priorities was finding a reliable babysitter that could take care of our two little boys. We were absolutely delighted when we found Kary! Kary is incredibly professional and thorough and we instantly felt at ease leaving our children in her care. She does a great job relating to both of my children, playing and keeping them active outside whenever possible, and encouraging positive behavior. I know that when we are not there, we can rely on Kary to take incredible care of our children, while still maintaining positive discipline. We have always appreciated Kary’s open communication and we trust her implicitly. I would highly recommend Kary to anyone looking for an experienced, responsible, caring babysitter.

Claire And Karl R.

7/9/2014

Kary watched our dog for a long weekend. She had excellent references and was very organized and thorough. We immediately felt like she would be a great caregiver for our dog. We were right. Kary was easy to communicate with and we look forward to working with her in the future. We would wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for pet care. She is wonderful!

Louiery S.

5/24/2014

Kary cared regularly for our infant daughter from 2014-2014. She was always completely dependable and conscientious. My daughter has severe food allergies so usually I'm nervous to leave her with a sitter, but I trusted Kary 100% and never had a moment's concern. I knew that she could handle any situation that arose. For example, she always carries a first aid kit and manual. Also, she a very loving and caring person, and formed such a strong bond with my daughter that she looked forward to spending time with Kary. I also liked how Kary played with Lana outdoors whenever the weather allowed, taking her to the park and on walks. She also showed care and concern for every member of our family. She is very knowledgeable about many aspects of health and child development. We are so grateful that we found Kary, and so sad that she moved out of state. We miss her every day. If you're lucky enough to live near her, you should definitely hire her! She is irreplaceable!

Louiery S.

5/24/2014

Kary cared regularly for our infant daughter from 2014-2014. She was always completely dependable and conscientious. My daughter has severe food allergies so usually I'm nervous to leave her with a sitter, but I trusted Kary 100% and never had a moment's concern. I knew that she could handle any situation that arose. For example, she always carries a first aid kit and manual. Also, she a very loving and caring person, and formed such a strong bond with my daughter that she looked forward to spending time with Kary. I also liked how Kary played with Lana outdoors whenever the weather allowed, taking her to the park and on walks. She also showed care and concern for every member of our family. She is very knowledgeable about many aspects of health and child development. We are so grateful that we found Kary, and so sad that she moved out of state. We miss her every day. If you're lucky enough to live near her, you should definitely hire her! She is irreplaceable!

Mike R.

3/7/2014

Kary has been the absolute best sitter for my Corgi, Radar, and my cat, Tinkerbell :) I was new to the area, having just moved here with in November 2013 with the Air Force, and had plans to go back home to visit with family for Thanksgiving. Since I didn't know anyone, and plans were being made last minute, a friend recommended I try Sitter City where I was lucky to come across Kary's profile. She was very warm and welcoming from the start, and very excited to look after both my dog and cat. I brought both Radar and Tinkerbell over on a Saturday morning to meet Kary and her Australian Shepherd, Shanti, and we all became instant friends. Since then, Kary has watched both Radar and Tinkerbell on several occasions, up to a week at a time, and I can tell both look forward to spending time with her. Whenever we get to her house, Radar runs up to the door, excited to see everyone, and Tinkerbell happily wanders off and begins exploring without hesitation. She treats both of my pets as if they were her own, giving them plenty of attention and love, and I've never hesitated to call her if I ever need help watching them. It makes me happy knowing I have somewhere for my pets to go where they're being watched by someone who loves and cares about animals as much as I do. Thank you for everything, Kary!

Samantha B.

12/7/2013

Kary is extremely responsible and always on time. My kids love her. She keeps structure, but is very patient and caring. I love that she always keeps me informed of what went on during the day. Kary is a GREAT resource!!!!

Erica K.

10/24/2013

Kary is a good find and a great resourced to have in your back pocket! Kary has watched our twin 1 year old boys for several months now. She is very attentive to their needs, and gives them lots of love. Their faces light up when she walks in the door. Not only does Kary take care of your children, she loves dogs--and we happen to have a dog! If you had dogs before children, you now know that after children, the dog gets much less attention, Kary helps fill that gap! Kary also helps the family out as a whole by taking care of some chores while she's watching your children, so when you do get home you can actually have quality family time. She's punctual, has all of her documents in order, and is very flexible with her schedule! Thanks Kary!

Kelly T.

10/18/2013

Our dogs had an excellent weekend with Kary. We were able to relax and enjoy our trip knowing they were in such great hands. We'd absolutely recommend Kary to anyone in need of a great pet sitter!

Connie R W.

7/6/2013

Kary did an excellent job caring for my two little dogs while I was on vacation for two weeks. The dogs just loved Kary from the first time they met her and they were very happy and content while I was away. I will continue to use Kary anytime I need a dog sitter and highly recommend her for caring for dogs.

Brook S.

4/16/2013

My kids were content the minute she came in the door. Her presence is soft and she is just delightful. I would have her into our home to watch our kids anytime she is willing. So blessed to have found her.

Pamela W.

3/31/2013

Kary was an outstanding choice for us! She did an excellent job taking care of our Corgi, Molly, during a week long vacation. She transformed our sad puppy who was missing her family desperately into a happy, well-behaved, calm puppy. And most amazingly, our dog (who doesn't like other dogs) made a real friend with Kary's dog! A miracle!!!! We will definitely continue to use Kary anytime Molly needs a sitter.

Kelly S.

3/8/2013

Kary E. is top notch! We had our sitter cancel on us last minute and Kary E. came to our rescue just hours before my husband and I had to be at our work function. I must add that we were under a blizzard weather warning as well...it didn't stop her! We were impressed from the moment she contacted us via email and phone followed by her greeting at our front door! Kary E. was extremely professional, yet very fun loving and charismatic! We can't wait to have her come back!

Angie M.

3/5/2013

Kary cared for my two children, ages 5 and 3, and did a wonderful job! My husband and I felt completely at ease leaving our kids in her care, and my kids cannot wait for her to come back. She is engaging, fun, and a very conscientious communicator. Kary is extremely responsible, active, and caring, and I highly recommend Kary E. as a babysitter!

Julie A.

3/1/2013

Kary is the best! She is great with communication and preparation for each day caregiving. Kary is attentive and focused on our daughter's individual needs. She is energetic and positive; great with children and animals too! We are so appreciative to know Kary, and feel comfortable and happy to have her care for our little girl.

Haley C.

2/25/2013

Kary is a wonderful babysitter! She responds quickly to phone calls and posts. My 5-month-old son took to her right away. It’s the best feeling when you know that your kid is being cared for by someone who truly loves spending time with kids. I would recommend Kary to anyone, she is so sweet and exactly the kind of caregiver you would hope to find. She goes above and beyond and truly cares about your child's overall wellbeing.

Melissa S.

2/24/2013

I highly recommend Kary E. as a babysitter. Our two boys, ages 4 and 8, really enjoyed her child-centered, relaxed attitude. Kary responded quickly to our job posting, she is very conscientious and I look forward to working with her in the future.

Andrea B.

2/18/2013

Kary has always been very flexible, punctual, and very attentive to my children, they love her. She is very easy going, responsible, and has more than enough medical training, which is a huge bonus to me because I always enjoy my time out more when I know there is absolutely nothing to worry about. It's always a good sign when your kids ask when you will have someone back to play with them again. feel free to use me as a reference. See you again soon

Experience

Willing to care for 4+ children per sitting

$9-$12/hr for the first child, $1 for each additional child

  • Infants (age 0-11 months) expand

    • Swaddling
    • Feeding
    • Changing
    • Bathing
    • 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+)
  • Special needs

Education

University of Colorado Denver

References

Additional services

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

    • Finishing homework
    • Checking answers
    • Studying for a test
    • Proofreading
    • Basic math
    • Pre-algebra
    • Elementary science
    • Earth science
    • Science
    • English
    • Essay writing
    • Social studies

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