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Sara S.

Babysitter in Alexandria, VA 22312.

Looking for work as a babysitter.

  • First Aid Training

    First Aid Training

  • CPR Training

    CPR Training

  • Military Spouse Branch of Service: Army

    Military Spouse Branch of Service: Army

  • George Mason University

    George Mason University

Alexandria, VA

  • Age 31
  • 14 years paid experience
  • Female

Last signed in: More than 6 months

Preferred Rate $18-$30 per hour

Sara’s Bio

All of my life I have taken care of children. I started by watching my youngest sibling, then at age 11 became a full time babysitter for a few families until I was 17. In high school I took a teaching academy course that enabled me to be a 3rd grade student teacher. I absolutely loved it! It has now pushed me to continue my education in order to become a children's psychiatrist. In recent years I have been a full time nanny and mother's helper for various military families in Germany. Some of these children have had special needs.
I love helping children grow and develop into well rounded people. I have worked mostly with newborns through age 9, though I have cared for older children. The different age groups offer interesting challenges to grow as a caretaker and I am always willing to learn something new from each experience. I understand that each child has their own personality which makes it important to be patient and do what works for each individual child. I am punctual and compassionate. I am willing to take any necessary steps so that you feel comfortable entrusting your children to me. Your family's well being and peace of mind is what is most important and I understand the need to find someone that fits in with your family. I have my own transportation and am willing to drive the children wherever they may need to go. I am currently certified for AED, CPR and first aid. I am flexible- I can work with your schedule to ensure all needs are met. I am willing to perform extra duties, if needed, as long as it is not detrimental to the children. I am also fond of animals (especially dogs) and do not mind being around them (if they are friendly pets). I am a non-smoker and I do prefer to work in a nonsmoking home.
Some of the favorite activities I have done with the children are: park excursions, tea parties, reading books, arts and crafts, coloring, making cookies, sign language, going to the pool, playing with toys, building forts, tossing a football or baseball or just using our imaginations to come up with a fun new game. I feel it is important to spend time with the children and not just plop them down in front of the TV. I am willing to follow their current schedule, or if you would prefer, I could outline one to be approved. I believe in having fun, but I am not a pushover. I know when to be firm. I believe in time outs and removal of priveleges. I will not strike a child, even if that is your course of discipline. I am not opposed to helping the children with homework or whatever activity or special project they would like to do. I like to make things fun, but still accomplish what needs to be done. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I would be willing to drive farther for the right family. I can also provide more references on request. I look forward to meeting your family soon!
Sincerely,
Ms. Sara

Experience

Age Specific Experience

14 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
  • Overnight care
  • 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

  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Autism
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder/Pervasive Developmental Disorder/Asperger Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Delayed Speech
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mental Illness
  • Premature Newborn
  • Sensory Integration Disorder
  • Visual Impairment

Special Needs Services Experience

  • Administering Medication
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Assistance With Transportation
  • Bathing
  • Dressing Assistance
  • Feeding Assistance
  • Positive Behavioral Support
  • Repositioning
  • Specific Meal Preparation (foods to avoid, etc.)

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Skills & Abilities

Homework Help:

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

Additional Services:

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

References

Renee N. is a reference for Sara S. Relationship: Former Employer
Traci C. is a reference for Sara S. Relationship: Former Employer
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Sara S.
Sara S.
Alexandria, VA 22312
31

years
of age

14

years experience

Preferred Rate $18-$30 per hour

  • First Aid Training

  • CPR Training

  • Military

  • George Mason University

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