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Amanda S.

Babysitter in Richmond, VA 23219.

Looking for work as a babysitter.

  • First Aid Training

    First Aid Training

  • CPR Training

    CPR Training

  • George Mason University

    George Mason University

Richmond, VA

  • Age 26
  • 13 years paid experience
  • Female

Last signed in: Within five months

Preferred Rate $15-$20 per hour

Amanda’s Bio

I have a Bachelor of Science degree from George Mason University. I have just relocated to the Richmond area and am working a full time job but don't want to give up my love of sitting! I love teaching and I love kids. I've been sitting since I was 10 (about 13 years!) and I held down many full time and part time babysitting jobs while in college. I have provided care consistently for one family for about 6 years, they have a set of fraternal twins (a girl and a boy) and an older boy and two cats.  I've been sitting for them for so long that now their kids "grown up" middle and high schoolers and don't need a sitter anymore. I've sat children of all ages, from infants to older middle schoolers and I'm comfortable with all ages.
I am the oldest of three, with a younger brother and sister. We've had numerous cats, dogs, birds, fish, and every other creature imaginable and currently have a 6 year old beagle named Ameila. I love the home arts such as cooking and sewing as well as the performing arts - I dance, sing, and act.  
One game the kids I sit absolutely LOVE playing is what they have dubbed "dark tag." Which is essentially, hide and seek with the lights off.  It's always a huge hit with kids who are old enough and not afraid of the dark! My personal philosophy with sitting is to make sure that they're being creative and having fun. Every day is an opportunity to learn something new, and I like to make sure to seize every opportunity to discover - as long as we're obeying the rules!

Experience

Age Specific Experience

13 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

  • Overnight care
  • Occasional care

Special Needs Experience

Special Needs Care Experience

  • Cognitive Disabilities
  • Social/Emotional

Special Needs Conditional Experience

  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder/Pervasive Developmental Disorder/Asperger Syndrome
  • Visual Impairment

Special Needs Services Experience

  • Administering Medication
  • Assistance With Transportation
  • Specific Meal Preparation (foods to avoid, etc.)

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Skills & Abilities

Languages Spoken:

  • French

Additional Services:

  • Meal Preparation
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Swimming Supervision
  • Crafts
  • Willing to drive children to events, school, appointments, or carpooling

Homework Help:

  • Finishing homework
  • Checking answers
  • Studying for a test
  • Proofreading
  • Basic Math
  • Pre-Algebra
  • English
  • Essay Writing
  • French

References

Renee W. is a reference for Amanda S. Relationship: Former Employer
Grace H. is a reference for Amanda S. Relationship: Former Employer
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Amanda S.
Amanda S.
Richmond, VA 23219
26

years
of age

13

years experience

Preferred Rate $15-$20 per hour

  • First Aid Training

  • CPR Training

  • George Mason University

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