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Elaina G.

Female, Part-Time babysitter , San Francisco, CA
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age
23
hourly rate
$ 20 - 30
experience
7 yrs
Has Transportation
Willing to travel 20 mi
Non-smoker
CPR Certified
First Aid Training
Comfortable with pets

Meet Elaina

Hi there! I am a responsible, fun, down-to-earth, well-spoken, and energetic caregiver, and I've been working with kids since I was 15 (younger, if you count chasing down my cousins and siblings). I have 3 years of experience working in children's and youth summer camps/programs in Pleasant Hill, focusing mainly on children ages 2-5, but I also put in plenty of time with infants and elementary school ages. I was a fill-in supervisor by the time I was 18, and then was off to college in San Francisco.

For my first two years at SFSU, I taught baby gym and music classes...
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Hi there! I am a responsible, fun, down-to-earth, well-spoken, and energetic caregiver, and I've been working with kids since I was 15 (younger, if you count chasing down my cousins and siblings). I have 3 years of experience working in children's and youth summer camps/programs in Pleasant Hill, focusing mainly on children ages 2-5, but I also put in plenty of time with infants and elementary school ages. I was a fill-in supervisor by the time I was 18, and then was off to college in San Francisco.

For my first two years at SFSU, I taught baby gym and music classes to children as young as newborns and as old as 5 years old; we focused mostly on sensory play, music, and communication skills. My classes were full, often with waiting lists, the parents and babies were happy, and I had an absolute ball and learned a lot. Songs, books, games, crafts, if you need activities for your 2-month-old to do--what? They can do activities? Yes, they can--my bag of tricks is never-ending.

My first go at nannying was as a mother's helper for a family with a baby son with very special dietary needs, with some light housework and errands. This brought me to Care.com, which got me work with other babies who needed eating help (e. g, colic and acid reflux), more work with toddlers and babies, as well as some newborn experience. I spent my last year of college with a 9-year-old boy (and our dogs), so lots of time was put into finding age-appropriate activities like museums and parks for us to explore, and prying him off the video games and picking up the soccer ball. I have had experience with just about every age, as young as 6 weeks, a lot with babies, and plenty with toddlers--often watching 2 toddler siblings.

I believe in safety first and foremost, positivity, nurturing a child's individual interests while introducing them to new things, and empowering (older) children with the verbal skills to let others around them know what they need, feel, and to solve problems gracefully.

Looking forward to hearing from you!
Work History
Babysitter - Andre Z. family
Apr. 2014 - present
Babysitter - Kerry W. family
Oct. 2013 - present

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Has Worked for - 2 Families
Connections - 4 connections
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Payment Preferences

Cash
Direct Deposit
Personal Check
Elaina 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
Other services
Cooking/Meal Preparation
Laundry
Grocery Shopping
Errands
Carpooling
Light Housekeeping
Travel
Crafts
Swimming Supervision

Education

San Francisco State University
Bachelor's in Double:Marketing/Theatre, minor: Child Development
2013
Other Qualifications, Certifications and Credentials
Have 12 units of child development and psychology.
Languages
English, Spanish

Reviews

Average User Rating: Out of 6 Reviews
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Reliable Transportation
Accurate Calendar
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Neil O. says:
I just spoke with Lainey - it was my first conversation with her as an introductory call. She provided me with the best, most comprehensive answer I have ever heard to, "Do you have any questions about my child care needs or my children?" First impressions mean a lot and this young woman was impressive! She is now on my "go to" list when I need child care.
Posted: 03:56 PM, Apr 02, 2014 | Relationship: Elaina interviewed with Neil
William T. says:
This girl was extremely rude when I contacted her and had a terrible attitude!
Posted: 08:17 PM, Sep 22, 2013 | Relationship: Elaina interviewed with William
Elaina G. responds:
I did not interview with William. This man sent me a message on Care. com with no details, to which I responded asking for more information. He texted me very early on a Sunday morning without my permission, asking for a phone interview, which I declined. I had barely talked to him, didn't know anything about his family's needs, and I had not expressed interest in working with him. When I declined, he proceeded... More
Kristen H. says:
She was wonderful. She watched our daughter for an evening and brought props! My daughter had so much fun. Highly recommend this sweet lady!! Excited to have her over again.
Posted: 11:49 AM, Jul 10, 2013 | Relationship: Elaina worked for Kristen
Kerry W. says:
I love this caregiver
Posted: 10:10 PM, Nov 06, 2012 | Relationship: Elaina worked for Kerry
Diane M. says:
We were visiting from out of town and Lainy watched our 2 and a half year for a few evenings. She was fantastic and patient with him as he adjusted to a new schedule and place. Our little boy exclaimed, "Lainy's here, yay!!!" each night she arrived. He reported playing cars and hide and seek. We are thankful to have found her and will definitely call her next time we are in town. Highly recommend!
Posted: 06:04 PM, Jun 18, 2012 | Relationship: Elaina worked for Diane
Lindsey L. says:
My son had Lainey as a teacher at Gymboree for over a year, and he and I love and adore her. Lainey is awesome and I trust her 100% with my son. She's so great with kids, fun, energetic and was always enthusiastic and engaging in class. Please contact Lainey if you need a babysitter! She's the best!
Posted: 11:33 AM, May 10, 2012 | Relationship: Elaina worked for Lindsey

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Availability

As of 11/02/13 to 05/02/14
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
Elaina is available for: Part-Time and After school care and Before school care
Elaina is available on short notice (Backup Care)
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