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  • 2 years paid experience
  • Age 56
  • Nanny in Silver Spring, MD 20902

Meet Lizabeth

  • Speaks English
  • Comfortable with pets
  • Has a car

I am the proud mother of two girls; one daughter just graduated from college, and the other daughter just graduated high school. For the past 12 years, I have been a Girl Scout leader and advisor as well as the First-Aider for the troop for most of that time. As a Girl Scout leader, I have been involved in a variety of volunteer work over the years because I enjoy it and because I wanted to teach the importance of volunteering. I have also been an advocate and caregiver for the past 12 years. At first, I stopped working as a research biologist in order to help my daughter (diagnosed with ADHD and OCD) find ways to deal with her challenges and to discover her strengths. In addition, I helped my aging mother through her struggle with cancer. After her passing, I cared for my father (a WWII veteran) for Read more 4 years in my home. During this time, my younger daughter developed a complicated chronic illness. I have been her advocate, caregiver, tutor, friend, and cheerleader for the past 7 years. Finally, our family has several pets, and I am comfortable with all kinds of pets. Babysitting reviews for Liz Murphy: By Deborah L., on May 18, 2013 @ 07:00 PM Very impressed with Liz! She sat for my 20 month old and he took to her right away. Liz is kind, open, responsible, and attentive. Took excellent care of my poor teething boy and left careful notes for me. I would absolutely recommend her and hope to use her again soon. By Kate L., on Mar 13, 2013 @ 07:00 PM Liz has babysat for our almost 7 year old daughter. Liz was very thoughtful, and easily connected with her on a wide range of her interests. She took care of everything we asked of her, and went above and beyond too. She even followed up to bring to our attention a local event she thought our daughter would like that we were not aware of. By Yvonne R., on Feb 13, 2013 @ 06:00 PM I found Liz to be a trustworthy and reliable person who helped me care for my toddler and infant. I was impressed with how she came prepared each night with several different activities to engage my toddler . She showed flexibility, always willing to step in wherever help was needed, and patience as she interacted with my toddler in her “terrible twos”. She did everything with competence and had a great attitude. I appreciated her willingness to help and her “mommy wisdom” as well. Liz is someone we will definitely be calling up again when we need a babysitter.

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Availability

Babysitter

  • Generally available weekends

Nanny

  • Willing to consider a part time position
  • Seeking Short-term (1 to 3 months), Temporary (4 to 12 months) employment
  • Start date is flexible
  • My availability is valid through 8/26/15

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Yvonne R.

12/15/2014

Liz has been providing babysitting for our kids (now 2 and 4 years) for the past two years. I have found her to be a very reliable and trustworthy person, who actively engages with our kids and has even come to our house with preplanned activities. I appreciate her patience, her ability to a keep our kids on their normal routines (meatime, bedtime, etc.) and to competently step in when the kids may need extra help and care. She is always willing to help out with whatever is needed, communicates well with me and brings much "mommy wisdom" into her work. We are always glad to have her babysit for us!

Stacey F.

12/15/2014

We consider ourselves lucky to have found Liz! Liz has been providing after-school care for our 2 children (grades 5 and 7) and has been willing to roll with our changeable schedule. She meets the kids at our house or picks them up at school. She engages them with her friendly and intelligent conversation -- giving the right attention at the right times. She drives our kids to scheduled activities several times a week. Liz is reliable and communicates well with the kids and with us. Her knowledge of First-Aid is comforting, due to our child's food allergies. Her caring nature shows itself in a multitude of ways. I highly recommend Liz as a sitter!

Experience

Willing to care for 2 children per sitting

$15-$20/hr for the first child, $5 for each additional child

  • Infants (age 0-11 months) expand

    • Swaddling
    • Feeding
    • Changing
    • Bathing
    • Assist with setting a routine
    • Mother's helper
    • 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
    • Social/Emotional
    • Alzheimer's
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
    • Autism
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder/Pervasive Developmental Disorder/Asperger Syndrome
    • Cancer
    • Delayed Speech
    • Developmental Language Disorder
    • Learning Disabilities
    • Pervasive Development Disorder
    • Premature Newborn
    • Tourette Syndrome
    • Assistance With Transportation
    • Bathing
    • Bed Baths
    • Bladder and Bowel Assistance
    • Dressing Assistance
    • Feeding Assistance
    • Grooming and Hygiene
    • Lifting and Transferring
    • Mobility Assistance
    • Positive Behavioral Support
    • Specific Meal Preparation (foods to avoid, etc.)

Education

Biology and Genetic Engineering Technology

Graduated Cedar Crest College 1986

Additional services

  • Meal Preparation
  • Laundry
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Crafts
  • Willing to run errands as needed
  • Willing to drive children to events, school, appointments, or carpooling
  • Homework expand

    • Finishing homework
    • Checking answers
    • Studying for a test
    • Proofreading
    • Pre-algebra
    • Elementary science
    • Earth science
    • Science
    • English
    • Essay writing
    • Social studies

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