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Mary Kate A. Babysitter in Arlington, VA 22204. Looking for work as a babysitter.

Arlington, VA

  • Age 29
  • 16 years paid experience
  • Female

Last signed in: This week

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Mary Kate did a great job watching our two kids (ages 2.5 years and 4 months). It was our first night out since...

- Erika O.
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Preferred Rate $15-$25 per hour

Mary Kate’s Bio

I have been nannying off and on since I was 18 years old. When I mean off and on -- I mean part time, full time, and on as needed basis such as date night or temp care.

I have literally worked every circuit you can think of: Vacation Bible School, church camp counselor as well as at private school for a summer program. I was an Au Pair for a family in Ireland for six months, worked for a babysitting agency in Memphis for 4 years, 1.5 years in Saint Louis and now here in Arlington in addition to Sitter City.

I work independently and with two well respected nanny agencies doing mainly as needed nannying with no committed schedule to one family. However, I have many families that use one on a regular basis when they need the extra assistance. I will gladly provide them as references if you choose to use me for your family as well. I do have availability!

Nannying to me is an ongoing learning experience because I am presented with the opportunity to interact with so many different types of families that are so diverse. Whether it is in culture, religious beliefs, or just the upbringing of their children, I get to see all of it and I feel it educates me. I love learning and teaching children or even learning from children that I sit for.

I enjoy nannying all types of children aging from only a few days old to 13. I do not have a problem babysitting special needs children; my eldest stepbrother has Cerebral Palsy, and I assisted in taking care of him while growing up, so I can relate to the challenges of the day to day tasks it takes.

I have done temp nannying, permanent placement, date nights, last minute, and jobs that are consistently on an as needed basis. 

A few of my qualifications are from the first part of my Bachelor's education was in Early Childhood Education emphasis for the first 2.5 years of my undergrad. I changed it to Non-Profit Mgmt a little bit later when I got involved with St. Jude.

I love animals and have no problem being around them or assisting with them. I do not smoke nor do I have any allergies that prohibit me from work in all types of environments. I am CPR/AED certified.

I have worked for families of ALL cultures and walks of life. I feel with these experiences have built character and given me an opportunity to learn about so much outside of my own means. If you enjoy someone who has a colorful palette, Please do not hesitate to send me a message.
 

Experience

Age Specific Experience

16 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
  • Down Syndrome
  • Hearing Loss
  • Visual Impairment

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My availability calendar is valid through 4/20/2015

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Skills & Abilities

Additional Services:

  • Potty Training
  • Meal Preparation
  • Laundry
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Willing to drive children to events, school, appointments, or carpooling
  • Homework Help

Reviews

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We really liked Mary Kate. She was prompt, friendly, cleaned up after their lunch, and Colin has already asked when she was coming back.

- Hope O.

Provider's Response

Colin and Lily were so much fun. They are really sweet and are well behaved.

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Mary Kate came over at the last minute to sit for me. She was attentive and took notes about my son's schedule. She is flexible with her hours and communicates well. She also takes direction well. I would definitely ask her to sit for me again!

- Rachel I.

Provider's Response

I love watching Jacob! He is such a sweet boy, and it is always a privilege to see him smile. Rachel is a wonderful hands-on mother who is very involved with her son. It's nice to see how much she loves her baby boy!

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Mary Kate was very responsive to my questions prior to hiring her. She arrived on time and asked very appropriate and insightful questions about our routine and the needs of our children (aged 2 & 4). My son was crying when we left and she managed that situation, redirecting and distracting him as we made our getaway. She followed the bedtime routine, as reported by my son the following morning.

I highly recommend Mary Kate.

- Ryan S.
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Mary Kate is a great sitter! She's really good with our 10 week old son and nice to have around to chat with also. I highly recommend her!

- Lindsay H.
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Super short notice savior

Mary Kate responded to my last minute emergency child care request at lightning speed and provided a half-day of great care for our five-year-old, who had been sent home from school with a tummyache. She asked all the right questions before my rushed departure and kept me updated with relevant information throughout the day. She's a pro and a great communicator, and I would ask her to babysit again in a heartbeat.

- Jennifer M.
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Great Sitter!

Mary Kate did a great job watching our two kids (ages 2.5 years and 4 months). It was our first night out since my son was born. Mary Kate was friendly, punctual, and even spent time talking with me afterwards about questions I had regarding sleep training and potty training.

- Erika

- Erika O.
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Mary Kate A.
Arlington, VA 22204
29

years
of age

16

years experience

Preferred Rate $15-$25 per hour

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