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Allison D.

Babysitter in Philadelphia, PA 19146.

Looking for work as a babysitter.

Philadelphia, PA

  • Age 27
  • 7 years paid experience
  • Female

Last signed in: Within six months

Preferred Rate $15-$20 per hour

Allison’s Bio

I'm a very open-minded, artsy feminist with well-developed patience and a sharp wit. i have recently graduated from the New College of Florida with a BA in Humanities. I have lots of experience with music and the arts, literature, and speak French and German. I spent six months studying abroad in Fribourg, Switzerland and love to travel! I plan to teach, and/or pursue music/arts therapy as a career (blending my passions - the arts and helping and working with others) but need to save up to go to graduate school!

I'm a very open-minded, artsy feminist with well-developed patience and a sharp wit. i have recently graduated from the New College of Florida with a BA in Humanities. I have lots of experience with music and the arts, literature, and speak French and German. I spent six months studying abroad in Fribourg, Switzerland and love to travel! I plan to teach, and/or pursue music/arts therapy as a career (blending my passions - the arts and helping and working with others) but need to save up to go to graduate school!
I love working with children, and have been babysitting in some capacity since I was 11 or 12. I have a younger brother, an older sister (who has 2 children), as well as a pretty large extended family, so I get along very well with others. I have tutored peers since elementary school, was a camp counselor, and also worked as a student teacher and teaching assistant during college. I have considerable childcare experience on my own, but have also worked with a sitting agency in southern NJ for the past several summers. I have also worked as a nanny during the summer for the same family for 2 years.
I'm constantly singing and dancing around, and am not at all afraid to admit that I'm a little peculiar. I like to make sure everyone's as happy as possible. I'm very laid-back but definitely need/understand the importance of structure. I generally relate well with children; I can be antsy if I'm not engaged in some sort of activity (not necessarily athletic/physical activity), so that helps me keep kids having a good time. I think a "nonchalant" manner of discipline is important, at first; you have to be just serious enough to get your point across without a child becoming upset.

Experience

Age Specific Experience

7 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)

Special Needs Experience

Special Needs Conditional Experience

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism

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My availability calendar is valid through 8/6/2012

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Skills & Abilities

Languages Spoken:

  • French
  • German

Additional Services:

  • Meal Preparation
  • Laundry
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Willing to drive children to events, school, appointments, or carpooling
  • Homework Help
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Allison D.
Allison D.
Philadelphia, PA 19146
27

years
of age

7

years experience

Preferred Rate $15-$20 per hour

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