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Cynthia W.

Female, Full-Time babysitter , San Carlos, CA
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hourly rate
$ 15 - 25
experience
7 yrs
Has Transportation
Willing to travel 10 mi
Non-smoker
CPR Certified
Comfortable with pets

Meet Cynthia

I have been working for several families on an as-needed basis for the last three years (my overall experience is 7+ years). The children's ages ranged from 6 months to 13 years old. I was involved in a co-op nursery school when my own children were little, which included weekly parent education classes. I've also worked with infants and toddlers in a volunteer capacity and had paid babysitting jobs as a teenager. I have a Bachelor's degree in psychology and have taken childhood development as part of my course work. I enjoy playing and teaching children in fun and... more
I have been working for several families on an as-needed basis for the last three years (my overall experience is 7+ years). The children's ages ranged from 6 months to 13 years old. I was involved in a co-op nursery school when my own children were little, which included weekly parent education classes. I've also worked with infants and toddlers in a volunteer capacity and had paid babysitting jobs as a teenager. I have a Bachelor's degree in psychology and have taken childhood development as part of my course work. I enjoy playing and teaching children in fun and engaging ways. They warm up to me quickly because of my sense of humor and ability to engage at their level. I'm also patient, caring, and trustworthy. Please include exact days and hours you will need childcare when responding. Thank you.
Work History
Babysitter - Laurie P. family
Mar. 2014 - present
Babysitter - Daniel S. family
Jan. 2014 - present
Babysitter - Robin S. family
Aug. 2013 - present

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Has Worked for - 3 Families
Connections - 4 connections
Phone number - Unverified
Email address - Verified
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Preferred
available on request
Preferred+
available on request
Premier
available on request

Payment Preferences

Cash
Cynthia is willing to have taxes withheld.

Skills & Experience

Professional Skills

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 3 children
Other services
Date Night Jobs
Errands and Odd Jobs
Transportation Jobs
Cooking/Meal Preparation
Laundry
Grocery Shopping
Errands
Carpooling
Light Housekeeping
Crafts

Education

Notre Dame de Namur University
Bachelor's in Psychology
2012
Languages
English

Reviews

Average User Rating: Out of 8 Reviews
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Dependability
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Laurie P. says:
Cyndi was such a pleasure to work with. When we met for our initial interview, she spent a good amount of time getting to know the kids so they wouldn't be complete strangers when she came back to sit for them. The children told me what a great time they had with her and she did such a good job entertaining them they can't wait to have her back over. I really appreciated that she took the time to clean up the... More
Posted: 04:37 PM, Mar 23, 2014 | Relationship: Cynthia worked for Laurie
Cynthia W. responds:
Dear Laurie,

Thanks so much for the great review and taking the time to write it! I really enjoyed getting to know you and the kiddos. It was refreshing to see what an involved parent you are and it was obvious by the terrific kids you have! I had a lot of fun with them (especially playing hide and go seek). I felt like I was a friend of the family's coming over to babysit - how endearing to have C. ask for...
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Daniel S. says:
We have had the pleasure of working with Cyndi for the past 1.5 years for occasional weekend and backup babysitting. We have two daughters - 10 and 12 years - and they love Cyndi! She is enthusiastic and caring and really engages the kids in activities. This is actually unusual for our kids' age group because the kids are usually engrossed in some form of electronics. But Cyndi will actually take the time... More
Posted: 09:42 PM, Jan 01, 2014 | Relationship: Cynthia worked for Daniel
Robin S. says:
Cyndi has been working with my family for the past four months and we couldn't be happier. She arrives to work each day right on time and with an excited attitude. Cyndi immediately takes charge with the children helping with breakfast, packing lunch for school and getting them dressed. She enjoys planning fun trips with the kids for daily "outings", always having their best interest in mind. Cyndi is also very... More
Posted: 12:46 PM, Dec 30, 2013 | Relationship: Cynthia worked for Robin
Margaret S. says:
My husband and I interviewed Cyndi to help care for my now 8 month old daughter back in December and when we first met her we had an automatic connection and knew that she would be a perfect fit. Cyndi worked for us for almost 2 months and most importantly my daughter LOVED her!! Cyndi is very attentive, caring, enthusiastic, energetic and has a lot of great knowledge about child development. She created a... More
Posted: 07:06 PM, Feb 06, 2013 | Relationship: Cynthia worked for Margaret
Cynthia W. responds:
Dear Margie, Thank you for the wonderful review! You and Rob were a terrific couple to work for and I adored your precious little A, she was a joy to care for! I am grateful that you were so warm and welcoming to me. I also knew by the interview how important it was that you find someone during this time that you could trust with A and so I feel honored that you chose me. Many thanks, Cyndi
Jan V. says:
We moved to Palo Alto this summer and needed help while getting to know the area. Cyndi took great care of our 13 year old daughter and 10 year old son. She worked with them on homework, went to the park, library, picked them up from school and helped us at home.

I can strongly recommend her. She is responsible, friendly, talkative, fun and caring.

We always felt completely at ease leaving the children...
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Posted: 06:25 PM, Oct 05, 2012 | Relationship: Cynthia worked for Jan
Christine N. says:
I have such wonderful things to say about Cyndi that I don't know where to start!!!

We moved to the area last year and have been struggling to find a good fit for our VERY energetic 5 year old boy. Cyndi comes into our home with the kind of energy and enthusiasm that is truly engaging for our son. She has great ideas for games and projects that they work on together.

Cyndi truly respects children as...
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Posted: 08:01 PM, Jul 11, 2012 | Relationship: Cynthia worked for Christine
Cynthia W. responds:
Thank you Christine! I love caring for G and I feel fortunate to work for parents who are creative and truly involved in their child's life. You always let me know you appreciate and value me and it really means a lot. G is extremely smart, clever, sweet and very funny (even if he's not trying to be). If he doesn't know the word for something (and he has a bigger vocabulary than a lot of adults I know--seriously),... More
Molly G. says:
We used Cyndi after we moved to the area and had no babysitters. She immediately developed a strong relationship with our daughters (6 yrs. old and 2 yrs.). We came to rely on Cyndi regularly to help during a very hectic time and she was always reliable and prompt. She is a firm believer in a play-based approach and encouraging children to embrace their imaginations. We highly recommend her!
Posted: 02:27 PM, Apr 10, 2012 | Relationship: Cynthia worked for Molly
Cynthia W. responds:
Dear Molly,
Aside from your girls just being too adorable, funny, and creative, I really had fun watching them: the rides in the wagon, though Big E. created so many bus stops I kept forgetting where they all were, also our bus schedule was rather hectic, I certainly got my exercise! Playing school was fun too with Big E being the teacher, she was very patient with me even when I forgot to raise my hand, Miss...
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Jaimie B. says:
We are lucky to have found Cyndi on Care.com. She is so wonderful with our 3 year old daughter as well as our little Cockapoo Maggie. She is imaginative and caring, and even lets our nervous puppy sit in her lap. And our daughter just adores her. She asks for her all day when she knows Cyndi is coming. She is incredibly responsive and always prompt. Thank you Cyndi!
Posted: 06:27 PM, Feb 19, 2012 | Relationship: Cynthia worked for Jaimie
Cynthia W. responds:
Dear Jaimie and Bryan, And I feel lucky to be babysitting for you--your daughter is just precious! She has such a calm demeanor and yet she can be this little giggly girl running around the house chasing Maggie in her favorite princess dress--and she has such amazing concentration for a 3-year-old!--I really enjoy my time with her (and Maggie too). P. S. Have you added her pic to the "Where's Waldo?" book? (; More

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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
Cynthia is available for: Full-Time and After school care and Before school care
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