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Jody V.

Babysitter in Port Orchard, WA 98367.

Looking for work as a babysitter.

  • First Aid Training

    First Aid Training

  • CPR Training

    CPR Training

Port Orchard, WA

  • Age 61
  • 10 years paid experience
  • Female

Last signed in: Within four months

Rating Average rating of 5 (4 reviews)

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Jody is the best! My kids can't wait for her to arrive and to see what fun stuff she brings in her bag to share...

- Cristin B.
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Preferred Rate $12-$15 per hour

Jody’s Bio

Special Update: 2.11
Recertified in Infant/Child CPR and First Aid.
Hello! My name is Jody Vajko and I live in Port Orchard, WA. My husband and I are both long time residents of the Pacific Northwest. The nanny profession rather fell in my lap about 8 yrs. ago. My sister informed me that her boss, an orthodontist, came into their office frantic when her nanny didn’t show up for work! I interviewed with the family and my life took a dramatic change for the better! In the past several years I have worked for more than 10 families - caring for children between 3 months and 11 years in age, as both a nanny and as a "date night" sitter.
Currently, a good portion of my week is spent in my art studio as an acrylic artist. My husband works in watercolors and is a fine art photographer in his "spare" time. We have one son left at home, (age 17,) with our 3 older daughters grown - with homes of their own. This summer saw two daughters married within six days of each other! And, this past year we became grinning grandparents with a beautiful baby boy added to our family.
My life experience with children includes serving as both a volunteer and as Nursery Supervisor in our church for over 4 years. Spending hours in the nursery, I gained extensive experience with infants and toddlers. I also deeply enjoy school age children! In fact, there isn’t an age range that I don’t appreciate and delight in when it comes to young people. My special interests include nutrition and creative play activities.
ASL became a part of how I express myself while serving as part of a church-based Sign Language Ministry for five years. I have used the "Baby Signing Time" DVDs to teach ASL signs to three children who have been speech delayed. Two of them no longer need their speech therapist! While the third, at 2 1/2 yrs., is now trying to repeat everything that her parents and nannies verbalize! Lastly, as an Americorps volunteer I worked alongside adults with developmental disabilities for 2 years within the L'Arche Tahoma Hope community. I would welcome the opportunity to care for children with special needs.
Having transitioned my job base to the Kitsap Peninsula I am now working with a family on a part-time basis. Feel free to contact me for a special occasion date night or overnight arrangement. At this time, I am booking 2 weeks out.
I look forward to your inquiry!
 

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

  • Down Syndrome
  • Epilepsy
  • Hearing Loss

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Skills & Abilities

Languages Spoken:

  • Sign Language

Additional Services:

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

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

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We have a high-maintenance 8 month old baby girl who is very difficult to put down for naps and bedtime at night. Jody came and babysat for us on New Year's Eve and did a great job! She is the only person, other than our regular nanny who can get Delilah to sleep : ) She was on time and the two reference that I called for her both said they feel Jody is very trustworthy. The quality that stood out is her patience and gentle nature...

- Stephanie J.
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Thank you so much Jody for coming and caring for our two young sons:) You were awesome and I couldn't believe you had our baby to sleep in minutes. It was very nice to go out with my husband for the first time in a long time Thank you again:)

- Ashley M.
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Our 5 month old daughter hasn't been cared for by anyone but me and my husband so we weren't sure how she'd react with someone else. But she took to Jody right away and after spending a little bit of time observing them we felt asured that all would go well and it did! Thank you Jody!!

- Jenny K.
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Jody is the best! My kids can't wait for her to arrive and to see what fun stuff she brings in her bag to share -- books, stuffed animals, movies, etc. My kids feel safe and nutured in her care.

- Cristin B.
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Jody V.
Jody V.
Port Orchard, WA 98367
61

years
of age

10

years experience

Preferred Rate $12-$15 per hour

  • First Aid Training

  • CPR Training

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