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Melissa B.|Marco Island, FL

$30-40/hr 10 yrs exp 36 yrs old

Friendly Babysitter With A Great Personality

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My name is Missy and I am great with kids. I graduated from The University of Michigan and majored in Psychology including taking many child development and early childhood education courses. I have a lot of experience working with kids ranging from newborns, toddlers, young children to preteen kids. The majority of the children I care for are located on Marco Island; however, if it is a good fit for both parties, I am happy to drive to the Naples area . My families I work for range from locals who live here permanently on the island as well as those who or are in town visiting and need the extra assistance. I consider myself very fortunate to have the opportunity to grow close and bond with the children I have cared for thus far. I am especially eager to reconnect with the children and families who come here for vacation and am always amazed to see how they have grown since I last saw them. Please feel free to contact me if you are in need of help!
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Reviewed by Katie L. 5/5 stars
My girls (3 & 5) LOVE Missy! She has been an amazing nanny during our 5 month stay. She provided my girls with a structured day including a morning adventure walk or scooter ride and was excellent at effectuating online school classes for the girls. She always found time to make them great snacks and lunches and fitting in time to get on the floor and play Barbies with them. Missy goes above and beyond by bringing magic shows and mermaid tails for swimming. We hope to see her again on our next trip. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have about hiring Missy.
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