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  • 17 years paid experience
  • Age 60
  • Nanny in Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Meet Katherine

  • Comfortable with pets
  • Has a car

Hello! I have lived in Manhattan Beach for 20 years. I have two girls of my own ages 18 and 21. I've had many years of experience in taking care of children of all ages. I love kids and they love me!! Engaging with kids is something I'm really passionate about as they are endlessly fascinating to me. I adore kids because there is something precious about every one of them.  I work as a nanny during weekdays and have also cared for a number of other children (for date nights and such) from various families on an occasional/as-needed basis and have thoroughly loved it! Currently, I have some availability weeknights, weekend days and evenings. I've been with SitterCity since November of 2010 and it's been a real pleasure. I enjoy reading to kids, singing to them, playing with them and their toys, games and drawings; encouraging them to use Read more their delightful imaginations. In addition to feeding the children, I change the little ones diapers and give them baths, when needed. I'm also CPR/First Aid certified. My philosophy on child rearing is to be there for kids; caring for them, listening to them, respecting them, appreciating them for who they are and guiding them when needed. I cherish pets too as I have some of my own as well as having been a pet sitter. Lastly, I am an active person who enjoys Tae-Bo, Pilates, Yoga, hiking and meditation so I am physically fit for the kids I care for! :-) Thanks very much for reading this!

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  • First aid certification

    First aid certification
  • CPR certification

    CPR certification
  • University of California - Santa Barbara

    University of California - Santa Barbara

Availability

Babysitter

  • Generally available evenings, late nights and weekends

Nanny

  • Willing to consider a part time position
  • Seeking Summer Position, Short-term (1 to 3 months), Temporary (4 to 12 months), Permanent (1 to 2 years), Permanent (2 or more years) employment
  • Start date is flexible
  • My availability is valid through 10/31/19

Ratings & reviews

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Archana O.

9/25/2017

I'd recommend Katherine O for the position of babysitter for children of all ages. Katherine helped us with our 3 and 5 year old daughters. We spent days looking for a babysitter for a Friday evening and one meeting with Katherine, we were so confident that she was the knowledgeable about children. Katherine was excellent with my children, she is very calm and easy going. Katherine follows instructions to the letter and is very good at making sure that children are kept busy with painting, reading and other arts and crafts. One of the aspects of Katherine's personality that I appreciated the most was her ability to always have calm and pleasant demeanor. My daughter are still working on their listening skills but with Katherine's nurturing personality, I was assured they are in good hands. If you have the opportunity to hire Katherine as your babysitter, I would recommend strongly that you do so.

Angela N.

5/11/2012

Katherine was great! She was easy to reach through Sitter City's messages and responded quickly. She came to our house on time and asked lots of good questions about our baby before we left. We'll definitely ask her to babysit for us in the future.

Jonna J.

9/11/2011

Katherine was available on short notice, and after a detailed phone call in which she took care to ask about my children's names, ages, and a bit about them - turns out I knew her as another mom I had met in summer camp and around town. She is reliable, personable, and my middle daughter who has separation anxiety had no issue being placed in her care. I highly recommend her.

Jessica B.

3/10/2011

Kathryn is a wonderful sitter. She has been very reliable and trustworthy each time we have had her babysit our two girls.

Jessica N.

2/4/2011

Katherine has taken care of our 3 month old twice now and we really feel lucky to have found her. She is prompt, reliable, available on short notice, and really great with children. I was nervous to leave our daughter for the first time with a sitter but felt completely at ease once I saw her ability to communicate and connect with our little one. We will continue to ask Katherine to babysit for us in the future and recommend her to anyone in need of a sitter.

Experience

Willing to care for 2 children per sitting

$20-$25/hr for the first child, $2 for each additional child

  • Infants (age 0-11 months) expand

    • Assist with setting a routine
    • Mother's helper
    • Occasional care
  • Toddlers (age 1-3)
  • Preschooler (age 4-5)
  • Grade School (age 6-11)

Education

BA in Communications at UC Santa Barbara

University of California - Santa Barbara

References

Additional services

  • Meal Preparation
  • Laundry
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Potty Training
  • Willing to run errands as needed

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