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Looking for part-time work as a nanny.

  • 9 years paid experience
  • Age 56
  • Nanny in Portsmouth, VA 23707

Meet Meriwether

  • Speaks French
  • Comfortable with pets
  • Has a car

I am an empty-nest mother to one perfect son (!) who lives away at college. I have cared for the children of military officers and enlisted, doctors and university professors. I have been caring for children part-time since 2005, and nannying since 2011. I have also worked as a substitute teacher in the public schools of central Massachusetts and for a private school in Virginia Beach. Additionally I worked two years as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children for the Chesapeake Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. Dogs, pets of any kind are a pleasure not a burden - I have three large dogs, one bird, and several goldfish! Note: if there is no background check badge it is because they expire every 90 days and there is a significant charge to renew. I am happy to run them upon request, so please feel free to ask!

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    Enhanced background check

    Expired. Last completed on 06/11/2014.

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    Basic background check

    Expired. Last completed on 08/04/2016.

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    Motor vehicle records check

    Expired. Last completed on 01/27/2014.

  • Completed First Aid Certification Badge Icon

    First aid certification

    Certification is self-reported and not verified. Verify directly with the sitter.

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    CPR certification

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  • Willing to consider a part time position
  • Seeking Short-term (1 to 3 months), Temporary (4 to 12 months), Permanent (1 to 2 years), Permanent (2 or more years) employment
  • Weekday Afternoons (After School)
  • Weekday Evenings
  • Available to start on 10/19/2015
  • My availability is valid through 1/15/16

Ratings & reviews

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Catherine A.


Meri worked with our family for the past year and we are so fortunate to have had her! She was wonderful with our daughter and went above and beyond to help our household run smoothly. My daughter loves her, and really appreciated all of the interactive games and learning activities Meri created. We love Meri and would highly recommend her for any family!! Look no further!

Brittani K.


Meriwether was EXTREMELY caring of our daughter for over 6 months and always kept our child's well being and safety at the forefront. Our daughter thrived under Meri's care and enjoyed many engaging and stimulating indoor/outdoor activities including craft time, walks around the neighborhood, and excursions around town. Meri kept a detailed journal of everything done during the day and emailed us a picture of our daughter everyday as well. We are truly thankful for the wonderful care she provided.

Nicole N.


Meriwether took excellent care of our toddler son in our home. She cared for him like he was her own. She handled our 4 dogs just as well! We never had to worry about a thing when she was here. She became part of our family. We cannot say enough great things about her. We would highly recommend her!


Willing to care for 2 children per sitting


  • Infants (age 0-11 months) expand

    • Swaddling
    • Feeding
    • Changing
    • Bathing
    • Assist with setting a routine
    • Overnight care
    • 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

    • Down Syndrome
    • Hearing Loss
    • Visual Impairment



Texas Tech University

Additional services

  • Meal Preparation
  • Laundry
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Crafts
  • Potty Training
  • 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
    • Basic math
    • Pre-algebra
    • Elementary science
    • Earth science
    • Science
    • English
    • Essay writing
    • Social studies
    • French

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