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Cara P.

Female, Full-Time babysitter , Seattle, WA
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age
38
hourly rate
$ 15 - 25
experience
10+ yrs
Has Transportation
Willing to travel 15 mi
Non-smoker
CPR Certified
First Aid Training
Comfortable with pets

Meet Cara

My first nanny job was a part time job with a local architect and exhibit designer in the Seattle area. I feel honored and awed as I encounter her work in so many of the places the children I've cared for over the years and I have frequented together. It's amazing to look back on moments that seemed insignificant at the time but shaped my life in ways I never expected. The moment this particular client told me to "follow my bliss" was one such moment, because I remember sheepishly admitting to myself that I already knew where my bliss was, and it was right there, helping... more
My first nanny job was a part time job with a local architect and exhibit designer in the Seattle area. I feel honored and awed as I encounter her work in so many of the places the children I've cared for over the years and I have frequented together. It's amazing to look back on moments that seemed insignificant at the time but shaped my life in ways I never expected. The moment this particular client told me to "follow my bliss" was one such moment, because I remember sheepishly admitting to myself that I already knew where my bliss was, and it was right there, helping families raise happy, healthy, imaginative independent, empathetic, free thinking individuals, or, as I called it at the time, "baby sitting."

Over the next several years, I juggled a full time, then part time, live in nanny job, a part time, then full time, live out nanny job and a nearly full schedule at the University of Washington, although I still hadn't found my "bliss" in the the pursuit of my major. One day my employer said her business partner had offered her a great opportunity in Phoenix, so naturally, she told him she would check with her nanny first. :) That's when I decided to leave school and pursue a full time career in childcare.

Around the time of the move, we also learned that the 14-month-old I took care of was deaf. Through my work with her, both here and in Phoenix, I got hands on experience with audio verbal training and cochlear implant use. This training gave me a keen understanding of brain and language development. When I moved back to Seattle, 3 years later, I lucked into a position with another deaf infant who happened to be in the infant room at a daycare I worked at part time. His family lured me away from the daycare and my Seattle childcare career took off. I learned SEE sign to work with him, and when his family's care needs cut back to part time I started taking on a part time clients and working for several families at a time, including being a caretaker for a deaf, autistic child/teen for the last 8 years.

This August I am available for one full time, long term position and I am excited to find a family to grow with from the beginning, with a wealth of experience behind me. I'm out of characters and have so much more to say. Please contact me for more information. I am particularly interested in positions on or near Queen Anne, or families in the Somerset area of Bellevue interested in a share with my current family.

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Direct Deposit
Personal Check
Cara is willing to have taxes withheld.

Skills & Experience

Professional Skills

First Aid Training
CPR

Experience

Age Group - 0-6 Mo
Age Group - 7 Mo-3 Yrs
Age Group - 4-6 Yrs
Age Group - 7-11 years
Age Group - 12+ years
Comfortable babysitting for 4 children
Willing to care for sick children
Experience with special needs children
Other services
Cooking/Meal Preparation
Laundry
Grocery Shopping
Errands
Carpooling
Light Housekeeping
Crafts
Swimming Supervision

Education

University of Washington
Languages
English, Sign Language (SEE Sign)

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Availability

As of 08/04/14 to 08/03/15
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Early Morning6am-9am
Late Morning9am-12pm
Early Afternoon12pm-3pm
Late Afternoon3pm-6pm
Early Evening6pm-9pm
Late Evening9pm-12am
Overnight12am-6am
Cara is available for: Full-Time and After school care and Before school care
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