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Carolyn A.

Female, Part-Time babysitter , Asheville, NC
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hourly rate
$ 15 - 20
experience
10+ yrs
Has Transportation
Willing to travel 10 mi
Non-smoker
Comfortable with pets

Meet Carolyn

I am currently caring for a wonderful family mid-week in the mornings, so I am available Mon-Thurs for after school care, Monday and Friday anytime and date nights on the weekends. Thanks for checking my profile!

I'm a very energetic and loving grandma. I can't imagine a more rewarding living than to play with kids (it keeps me fit and young). I have a vivid imagination and am willing to get down on the floor, be silly, make believe, and engage in lots of creative activities. Children respond to my kindness and tend to be well-behaved in my care. I love nature, and...
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I am currently caring for a wonderful family mid-week in the mornings, so I am available Mon-Thurs for after school care, Monday and Friday anytime and date nights on the weekends. Thanks for checking my profile!

I'm a very energetic and loving grandma. I can't imagine a more rewarding living than to play with kids (it keeps me fit and young). I have a vivid imagination and am willing to get down on the floor, be silly, make believe, and engage in lots of creative activities. Children respond to my kindness and tend to be well-behaved in my care. I love nature, and enjoy participating in outdoor activities while stimulating curiosity in children about the world around them. I also have qualities that inspire learning at home. I'm very curious myself, and am always looking to learn new things - especially through the eyes of children while they discover what life is all about. Video games and TV go off in my presence so there's time and attention for learning, exploring and having fun.

I raised two very successful, well balanced and loving kids on my own and am now enjoying the benefits of grand-parenthood. I have over 50 years of experience taking care of children of all ages, beginning when I was 12 years old.

There's a special place in my heart for babies. I'm calm and steady, patient and experienced so their challenges adjusting to life in a little body are not a problem for me. They are absolutely able to feel the love that emanates from me for them. They respond to my calm and understanding demeanor. I am in heaven when holding babies in my arms, feeling their little heartbeats against my own heart. I never tire of witnessing their exploration of this world as they discover their hands and feet; figure out how to make their hands move on command; make their little legs and arms coordinate in crawling action then walking then running; and all the other amazing things life has to offer. Every stage has its wonderful magical moments, but the first 1 1/2 years are the most jammed packed with them.

I am also very comfortable with animals, so if you have pets, they'll be loved too. I have excellent references upon request, my own car and a background check available here for your review.
Work History
Babysitter - Amy R. family
Feb. 2014 - present

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Has Worked for - 1 Family
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Skills & Experience

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 2 children
Willing to care for sick children
Other services
Date Night Jobs
Cooking/Meal Preparation
Carpooling
Crafts
Swimming Supervision

Education

Academy of Art University
Bachelor's in Interior Design
2002
Languages
English

Reviews

Average User Rating: Out of 4 Reviews
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Amy R. says:
Carolyn has worked with our two daughters, a newborn and a toddler, since September 2013, coming to us very soon after our second daughter's birth and at a time when our family was dealing with a health crisis that required tremendous flexibility and care on Carolyn's part. Carolyn has been nothing short of a blessing. She works beautifully with both girls, bringing art projects on cold days for our two-year-old... More
Posted: 11:30 AM, Feb 20, 2014 | Relationship: Carolyn worked for Amy
Neeru P. says:
She responded promptly and is willing to work with my schedule to meet with her.
Posted: 09:20 AM, Jan 02, 2014 | Relationship: Neeru knows Carolyn
Carolyn A. responds:
Hi Neeru, Thanks for the feedback! It helps me a lot, so I really appreciate your taking the time to write it. It shows up in Pet Care, which is not a problem, as it helps me there, too, but if you want it to appear in the Child Care section, you can copy/paste, or cut/paste it into there. See you next Wednesday! Carolyn
Scott M. says:
Carolyn cared for our two children during the after school hours. She was caring, dependable, and did a great job interacting with our kids. She is very creative and really made to most of her time with our children with arts & crafts, drawing, and play time. She assisted them with their homework and helped them study, as well. Our children love her and really looked forward to their time with her. Carolyn... More
Posted: 03:22 PM, May 21, 2013 | Relationship: Carolyn worked for Scott
Carolyn A. responds:
Thank you Scott. This means the world to me. I hope we can continue together in the fall when A. goes back to school.
Grant L. says:
Carolyn worked with our family in Washington for one year before she moved with her family to Virginia. Our children fell in love with her and we now consider her a member of our family. We hired a nanny, but instead received a devoted and loving grandma. The girls and Carolyn baked cakes, molded chocolates, and made beautiful and imaginative crafts. Together they explored the outdoors, went walking and hiking,... More
Posted: 05:09 PM, Dec 31, 2012 | Relationship: Carolyn worked for Grant
Carolyn A. responds:
Oh, thank you so much for this glowing review. What a pleasure to know my presence in your lives was uplifting and as joy filled for all of you as it was for me. I miss you dearly as well, and wish there were stars to post for families on this site. Now, to see if I can get it working again! Miss you all, Carolyn

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Availability

As of 09/30/13 to 06/30/14
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
Carolyn is available for: Part-Time
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