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Looking for work as a babysitter.

  • 32 years paid experience
  • Babysitter in Philadelphia, PA 19151

Meet Alva

  • Early Childhood Special Education Certification
  • Experienced Doula
  • Comfortable with pets
  • Has a car

I recently took and early retirement from teaching, as my last child, who is sixteen is entering college. I have experience teaching pre-school, elementary, middle school and high school. I have worked in the field of education/child care as a teacher, consultant, specialist, child care center owner/director, and birth coach for my family. Currently, I am PhD candidate majoring in Public Health. My area of concentration is Epidemiology. I look forward continuing to work with children on a part-time basis while pursing my degree. This summer I have re-newed my child abuse clearance, FBI clearance, and criminal history background clearance. In addition, I have recently taken the following workshops: Act 168 (Commonwealth of PA Sexual Misconduct Disclosure Release, Act 126 (Child Mandated Reporter Training), Cultural Competence and Racial Bias Training, Keeping Children Safe, Act 71 (Youth Sucide- Awareness, Prevention, and Postvention), and Coronavirus Awareness, and CPR Certification (8/7). All certificates Read more are available to view upon request. Be Well, Alva Daniels, M.Ed.

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  • Generally available mornings, afternoons, evenings, late nights and weekends
  • Before and after school care availability

Ratings & reviews

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Britt L.


Alva is great, patient, kind and caring. My 1 year old is a pandemic baby and very attached to me. Alva came in and introduced her to arts and crafts and remained patient with her evening when she was crying the whole time! I would definitely recommend Alva to any family looking for a nanny.

Beza W.


Alva has so much experience. She is timely and knows what she is doing. What makes her stand out is that she clearly has such a love for all children, and I knew my little boy was safe and happy in her hands!


Willing to care for 4+ children per sitting

$15-$20/hr for the first child, $5 for each additional child

  • Infants (age 0-11 months) expand

    • Swaddling
    • Feeding
    • Changing
    • Bathing
    • Assist with setting a routine
    • Overnight care
    • Mother's helper
  • Toddlers (age 1-3)
  • Preschooler (age 4-5)
  • Grade School (age 6-11)
  • Pre-teen/ Teenage age (12+)
  • Special needs expand

    • Cognitive Disabilities
    • Physical Disabilities
    • Medical/Special Healthcare Needs
    • Social/Emotional
    • Alzheimer's
    • Asperger's Syndrome
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
    • Autism
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder/Pervasive Developmental Disorder/Asperger Syndrome
    • Cancer
    • Delayed Speech
    • Developmental Language Disorder
    • Diabetes
    • Down Syndrome
    • Epilepsy
    • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
    • Premature Newborn
    • Seizures
    • Tourette Syndrome
    • Administering Medication
    • Applied Behavior Analysis
    • Assistance With Transportation
    • Bathing
    • Dressing Assistance
    • Feeding Assistance
    • Grooming and Hygiene
    • Positive Behavioral Support


Public Health / Concentration- Epidemiology


Additional services

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

    • 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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