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  • 20 years paid experience
  • Age 49
  • Nanny in Wallingford, CT 06492

Meet Melanie

  • Comfortable with pets
  • Has a car

Hi there... My name is Melanie and I work as an Alzheimers and dementia care Specialist for a large Assisted Living company. While my work is wonderfully rewarding, children are now and always have been my passion.  I am a college graduate who has worked with children (many with special needs) for over 25 years.  I am fun, energetic and trustworthy and have a number of references who can provide any other information that may be helpful for you.   I am first and foremost a Mom of school aged children.  I know first hand what a challenge it is to find that special person with whom you will trust your most precious little one/ones.  I am highly skilled in newborn/infant care...everything from diapering, feeding, and bathing to getting the baby on a schedule. I worked as a nanny in Greenwich as my first job out of college. I am a Certified Read more Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, so play is my thing!  I love singing, reading, building, rocking, cuddling, dancing etc. with all of the special Little’s in my life. More Things I love:  My husband, my children, my puppies, my Church, the beach and my friends. Oh and I love to laugh!. I am so looking forward to talking with you about how I can help with with not only your child care needs, but in nurturing and helping your little one feel cherished and special.  Thank you taking the time to read about me.

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  • Generally available evenings, late nights and weekends


  • Willing to consider a part time position
  • Seeking Temporary (4 to 12 months) employment
  • Available to start on 1/31/2014
  • My availability is valid through 2/28/14

Ratings & reviews

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Marsha B.


What a relief. It's been wonderful having Melanie watch our children. We have multiple caregivers for our two children, soon to be 2 and 4 years old. However, with Melanie is the house well kept and dishes washed and dry next to the sink when we come home. Melanie is always prepared with games and activities for the kids. She has a minivan and car seats and is ready for babysitting at our home or about town. She sings songs with them and makes them feel comfortable by teaching them crafts or how to use her iPad. With Melanie B. we have someone we can trust and count on with our home and children and look forward to being able to hire her again for another night out or for daycare when we need extra coverage for our children.

Patricia B.


Melanie was my babysitter for 1 year. Unfortunately, we are moving out of state. She & her whole family are amazing people! They were a perfect fit for my son Evan & I! From the moment I entered her home I knew she was the right babysitter for my son. She is a natural with children & Evan warmed up to her right away! Her home is child friendly! Being a single mom, Melanie & her family rescued me many times to pick up my son at daycare, cover the last minute for me & even had Evan stay overnight for my business trips!!! She even folded my laundry! She is a Godsent! Melanie is very involved in the community & people in Wallingford knew her & everyone says the same thing...She is amazing! It always warmed my heart that I found a gift in having her as my sitter!! She will be sooooo missed & is irreplacable!


Willing to care for 4+ children per sitting


  • Infants (age 0-11 months) expand

    • Swaddling
    • Feeding
    • Changing
    • Bathing
    • Assist with setting a routine
    • Overnight care
    • Occasional care
  • Toddlers (age 1-3)
  • Preschooler (age 4-5)
  • Grade School (age 6-11)
  • Pre-teen/ Teenage age (12+)
  • Special needs expand

    • Cognitive Disabilities
    • Physical Disabilities
    • Medical/Special Healthcare Needs
    • Social/Emotional
    • Alzheimer's
    • Asperger's Syndrome
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
    • Autism
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder/Pervasive Developmental Disorder/Asperger Syndrome
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Down Syndrome
    • Hearing Loss
    • Learning Disabilities
    • Mobility Challenges
    • Sensory Integration Disorder
    • Visual Impairment
    • Administering Medication
    • Assistance With Transportation
    • Bathing
    • Bladder and Bowel Assistance
    • Feeding Assistance
    • Feeding Tube
    • Grooming and Hygiene
    • Recreational Music or Art Therapy
    • Sign Language
    • Specific Meal Preparation (foods to avoid, etc.)


Therapeutic Recreation

Graduated Slippery Rock University


Additional services

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

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