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Michelle D.

Babysitter in Charlottesville, VA 22901.

Looking for work as a babysitter.

  • University of Massachusetts - Amherst

    University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Charlottesville, VA

  • Age 26
  • 10 years paid experience
  • Female

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Rating Average rating of 5 (17 reviews)

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Simply amazing

We hired Michelle to watch our three children (a 2.5 year old and 4 month old twins) and our friends' 2 year ol...

- Samantha S.
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Preferred Rate $15-$20 per hour

Michelle’s Bio

I am 25 years old and am a graduate of University of Massachuetts in Amherst. I love kids and received my teaching license to teach children in grades preK-2.  I've been a camp counselor, lifeguard, and swim instructor. When babysitting, I love to take the kids outside, go to playgrounds, swim, do crafts, read books, make up games, play board games, and just have fun. I always looked forward to having a babysitter when I was younger and begged my parents to go out so I hope that your kids can have that same attitude about me!

Experience

Age Specific Experience

10 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)

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My availability calendar is valid through 10/19/2016

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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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Michelle did a fantastic job playing with our 2 1/2 year old twins while I ran errands this spring. She really connected with our children and she always let me know how the day had gone. Michelle did art projects with the kids and she was great about taking the kids to play outside. She also did a great job with our six year old son on date nights. I'd love to keep her a secret, but she deserves a great review.

- Jill M.
5

Michelle has done a wonderful job babyistting my 15-month old daughter while my husband and I got out on date nights. My daughter has a tendency to freak out when we leave her, but not with Michelle. Michelle plays with her and engages her, and she doesn't seem to care that we're out.

I joke that Michelle's a baby whisperer. But, really I think she has great energy and a gentle nature that children gravitate to. Although I'd like to keep her to myself, I would highly recommend her to any family.

- Barbara M.
5

Michelle has been working with our family for about a month now, and we are very pleased with how well things have been going! She communicates well with us regarding scheduling and the daily activities she does with our son. Our 2-year-old is most definitely a busy guy and she keeps up with him well -- whether playing with trains (and building him new/exciting tracks) or going for outings to the park. She is very positive, enthusiastic and engages him in a variety of wonderful ways and although she is relatively new to us - we are so pleased to have connected with her and would wholeheartedly recommend her to other families. As others have stated, it'd be nice to keep her a secret, but it's also great that so many children and families benefit from her care-taking.

- Leah B.
5

Michelle has been wonderful with my 2.5 yr old daughter and 1 yr old son...they love her and she really seems to love them. She mostly does evening childcare for us and has been responsible to make the kids dinner, give them baths, play/read with them and put them to bed. I feel totally at ease when I am out and they are in her care. My kids feel comfortable with her and are always happy to see her. She has done some daytime childcare for us and is great about playing with them outside in our yard, which they love. My husband and I feel that Michelle is easy company for us to be around as well and we will most definitely invite her to travel with us to nanny while we are on vacation. She is a very good communicator, which is important to me and is surprisingly hard to find. She is a total gem and we hope to always have her in our kid's lives.

- Meghan R.
5

Michelle is wonderful. She has babysat and nannied for our twins from 8 months old to 2 1/2 years (and counting!). She has been just amazing. The girls absolutely adore her. She has also helped with my four year old god-son - she is great with all ages. She is both caring and playful, safety conscious and adventurous, wonderful with the kids and a true professional. She organizes crafts and activities, takes the kids to the library and ecotarium, makes healthy meals, and generally is awesome. I totally trust her with my kids. It feels more like having them with family or a friend than a sitter. We are lucky to have her and I honestly can say that any child and parent combo would be lucky to have her as a sitter too. Sincerely, Susan

- Susan H.
5

Michelle is wonderful - she has babysat for us throughout the fall. We have a 6 year old and a 1 year old, and she has been just perfect with both of them! She picks up the kids from school, always arrives on time, is loving and reliable. We couldn't recommend her more highly!

- Kathryn L.
5

Michelle helped us out when we needed a sitter on short notice. Our 11 month old son took to her immediately. She is a very experienced sitter, a real natural.

- Eric S.
5

Michelle looked after our 3 month old son during our recent visit to Amherst (we live in CA). I needed to find a babysitter quickly and Michelle was very responsive to email and phone calls. While with our son, kept him engaged through conversation and books, she soothed him and helped him fall asleep, and feed him bottles. Our son was very happy spending time with Michelle. I wish she was going to be in the area longer - I'd love to hire her for our next visit!

- Anna C.
5

My kids love Michelle so much that they ASK for more time with her. She is great with them. We have used her in a variety of situations (school pick-up, evenings, etc) and she is reliable and I know I don't have to worry about things when we have her. I highly recommend her!

- Rebecca S.
5

Michelle is excellent! She has babysat our two children, 3 yrs. and 2 yrs. old, periodically for about a year and we have been very happy with her. Our two children love her, she is very dependable, and I trust her to keep our children safe. My 3 year old has special needs which require us to be very particular about who we use as a babysitter, and Michelle has always handled things expertly. I am very thankful that we found her on Sittercity.

- Amanda L.
5

We have three children and Michelle did a great job for us. She is very capable with little instruction; I could immediately tell she was comfortable and experienced. She was also very conscientious - checking on the kids after they went to bed and even cleaned up dishes and toys (several of which were already dirty/out of place before she arrived). Not one thing I would have done differently myself! The kids loved her asking the next morning when she would be back. Thank you Michelle. We will see you soon!

- Tera And Mark G.
5

Michelle stepped in for us at sudden need to care for our 3 children (5 y/o boy, 3 y/o boy and 1 y/o girl). We consider the three of them to be a handful, but she managed them with ease using solid childcare skills clearly developed through lots of experience. She quickly assessed the best ways to occupy the attention of our kids, and even brought her own supplies to make the day more lively. She clearly thought about how to manage the day (her shifts were 8 hours long) and we always came home to happy kids.

Highly recommend Michelle!

- Christopher O.
5

Michelle babysat for us during our children's spring break. She was engaging, friendly and both kids connected with her. She's great!

- Sheila P.
5

Michelle has babysat for our busy 3 year old and 6 month old a few times and has been warmly received by both. She's energetic, engaged, creative, and sweet with them. We have been really happy with her and will definitely continue to ask her to babysit!

- Katherine W.
5
Awesome!

We hired Michelle when we were in town for the weekend (live in DC) for our 3.5 month old boy. I was obviously worried about leaving him with a complete stranger (first time!) but it really worked out so very well. Michelle had great communication AND I immediately felt at ease when meeting her. She was a natural with our baby. The only thing I wish is that she lived close to us so we would have another trusted babysitter! ;) Thanks Michelle! (September 2015).

- Kristy F.
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Kind and responsible

We had Michelle watch our two children for the weekend while visiting Charlottesville. My kids instantly felt at ease with her and had a great night. My daughter did not feel well, and she was comfortable calling me and easing her back to bed in a more comfortable location. The second night, she willingly took on 4 extra kids to babysit and make dinner and entertain.
We couldn't have been more comfortable or at ease with Michelle. She is a natural with children.

- Paige D.
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Simply amazing

We hired Michelle to watch our three children (a 2.5 year old and 4 month old twins) and our friends' 2 year old for the afternoon/evening. We were visiting Charlottesville from out of town, and it was the first time our friends had left their child with a sitter. Michelle was masterful in handling the toddlers and the twins. The kids took to her immediately, and not only she convince the toddlers eat all of their lunches, she had them take naps too! This is certainly no easy task, especially while caring for two infants and while in a hotel room.

Michelle has a warm personality, and was incredibly kind and responsive to our periodic check-ins via text. I would not hesitate to reach out to her again if we visit Charlottesville.

- Samantha S.
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Michelle D.
Michelle D.
Charlottesville, VA 22901
26

years
of age

10

years experience

Preferred Rate $15-$20 per hour

  • University of Massachusetts - Amherst

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