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Lee R.

Female, Part-Time babysitter , Washington, DC
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age
62
hourly rate
$ 15 - 25
experience
10+ yrs
Has Transportation
Willing to travel 5 mi
Non-smoker
CPR Certified
First Aid Training
Comfortable with pets

Meet Lee

I'm a self-employed writer and tutor who has been caring for infants and children for more than 40 years - as a big sister, an au pair in Paris and a nanny during graduate school. Since December 2012, I've been happily employed as a nanny to two babies Wednesday through Friday. I'm available for occasional assignments Saturday through Tuesday and weekday evenings.

My clients appreciate the fact that I'm not a typical childcare provider. Parents value my sophistication, candor and genuine engagement with their children. Kids of all ages like me because I'm warm, gentle...
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I'm a self-employed writer and tutor who has been caring for infants and children for more than 40 years - as a big sister, an au pair in Paris and a nanny during graduate school. Since December 2012, I've been happily employed as a nanny to two babies Wednesday through Friday. I'm available for occasional assignments Saturday through Tuesday and weekday evenings.

My clients appreciate the fact that I'm not a typical childcare provider. Parents value my sophistication, candor and genuine engagement with their children. Kids of all ages like me because I'm warm, gentle and playful. I prefer jobs within the District and those no more than 30 minutes away by bicycle or Metro. I have a license and an immaculate record, but I don't own a vehicle. If I sound like someone you want in your family's life, please contact me. I answer all initial queries within 24 hours.
Work History
Babysitter - Benjamin W. family
Nov. 2013 - present
Babysitter - Lynsey V. family
Mar. 2013 - present

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Has Worked for - 2 Families
Connections - 1 connection
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Email address - Verified
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available on request
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Premier
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Payment Preferences

Cash
Personal Check
Credit Card
Lee 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 3 children
Willing to care for sick children
Experienced babysitting twins/multiples
Experience with special needs children
Other services
Date Night Jobs
Cooking/Meal Preparation
Laundry
Grocery Shopping
Errands
Carpooling
Light Housekeeping
Crafts
Swimming Supervision

Education

Claremont Graduate University
Graduate Degree in Academic Study of Religion
1991
Languages
English, French

Reviews

Average User Rating: Out of 11 Reviews
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Christine C. says:
As a new mom of a recently adopted toddler, I was apprehensive about leaving my girl for the first time with a stranger. Lee agreed to have a short meeting with my daughter and I in advance, in order for my daughter to meet her and put a face with a name. I eventually hired her for a few hours on a Saturday evening. She was prompt, knowledgeable and a real pro. I knew my daughter would be in good hands -... More
Posted: 11:28 AM, May 22, 2013 | Relationship: Lee worked for Christine
Lee R. responds:
Christine,

I'm very grateful for your kind words but also dismayed that you found my $20 rate exorbitant. The going rate in the District is $18 and some cents, according to Care. com; I have rounded it up to $20 to reflect my exceptional 40+ years of experience and my master's degree.

I always disclose my fee -- including my rationale for it -- in the initial phone conversation, and I've never had anyone...
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Bobbi D. says:
We had never worked with a babysitter before and weren't really sure how we or our then 7-month-old son would react, but we all liked Lee the first time we met her, so we thought we would give it a shot. Amazingly, even though it was the first time we were leaving our son with someone other than my mother, I felt very comfortable and knew that he was in good hands. He took to her right away! She has taken care... More
Posted: 11:51 PM, Dec 02, 2012 | Relationship: Lee worked for Bobbi
Lee R. responds:
Bobbi, thanks so much for this generous review. I'm very touched -- especially since I know you have many things to do that are more important than promoting me! I assure you that I like your little one every bit as much as he likes me, and I too look forward to working with you all for a long time to come.
Susan C. says:
Lee has babysat for my 9 month old daughter 3 times over the last few months. She's fantastic! She's dependable, caring and trustworthy. We plan to work with her for a long time to come :)
Posted: 12:52 PM, Oct 29, 2012 | Relationship: Lee worked for Susan
Lee R. responds:
Susan, Whew! You deserve a medal for all your hard work in getting this lovely review posted! Thank you so much! I hope I don't have to tell you that I enjoy your family very much. I look forward to the next opportunity to help out. Take care.
Jacquelyn E. says:
Our one-year-old son never had a babysitter before Lee and we were extremely nervous about how he would react, especially since he often gets clingy around strangers. Lee was extremely flexible about coming over to meet our baby and working with me and my own anxieties over an extended period in order to ensure both our son and I were ready to separate so Dad and I could have some adult time.

On the actual...
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Posted: 12:16 PM, Oct 29, 2012 | Relationship: Lee worked for Jacquelyn
Lee R. responds:
Jacquelyn, Thanks so much for this wonderful review! I especially appreciate that you took pains to share your personal experience of me; I want clients to know that I take my assignments seriously and approach each as a unique situation. I was delighted to help you amd the little one over this particular threshold, and I look forward to seeing all three of you again very soon!
Shannon R. says:
Lee was a godsend! I had a project come up at the last minute and all of the sitters I've been working with recently moved out of town. Lee responded to my posting within minutes, and was available the next day and very flexible with her time. I couldn't believe it.

She did a great job with my 3.5 year old, and was even able to keep him entertained enough that I was able to be at home and get some work done...
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Posted: 03:07 PM, Aug 07, 2012 | Relationship: Lee worked for Shannon
Lee R. responds:
Shannon, thanks so much for your kinds words. I was delighted to spend time with your little guy, and I look forward to the next opportunity. Warm regards to all three of you.
Etta M. says:
Lee watched my three year old son for me when I came to town for an event. She was a real life saver as I did not know anyone in the area. She met me at the event's venue and walked and entertained my son until I came out. Lee did a wonderful job as it was the first time my son stayed with a sitter and he was not a crying mess as I feared he would be.
:)
Posted: 10:51 AM, Jul 25, 2012 | Relationship: Lee worked for Etta
Lee R. responds:
Etta, thanks so much for your kind words. Lloyd was easy to care for and a lot of fun -- a real charmer. It was my pleasure to help your family during your visit to DC. Warm regards to all!
Cynthia T. says:
I was new to town on a work assignment and in a pinch for finding care the first week, but Lee came to the rescue! I appreciated her quick response to my inquiry and follow up to arrange the days and times that worked for our schedules. She was great with my seven and nine year old boys, keeping them busy all day and well fed. Overall, I was very satisfied and thankful to find someone responsive and reliable,... More
Posted: 10:26 PM, Jul 22, 2012 | Relationship: Lee worked for Cynthia
Lee R. responds:
I see you got it to work, Cynthia -- and I'm so grateful! I enjoyed caring for your children, and I hope I'll have another opportunity. Tell the boys I said "hi" and, again, please accept my thanks.
Mark U. says:
Lee took my 8-year-old son to the Smithsonian while I was at meeting in Washington. She was extremely reliable, arriving to meet us with plenty of time, and took great care of my son as they walked through the city to the museum. He had a great time with her at the museum as well, showing that, in addition to being safe and reliable, Lee was also very engaging. I would certainly recommend her without reservation. More
Posted: 11:23 PM, Jul 05, 2012 | Relationship: Lee worked for Mark
Lee R. responds:
Thanks for the kind words, Mark. The museum visit was a treat for me as well. I hope you two will call on me the next time you're in D. C.
Alexandra T. says:
Lee did a wonderful job with my 6 year old twins. They're at the age where they want to read and learn and Lee provided such a lovely teaching/learning experience that the twins asked me for her to come back! Also, they were in bed at 9 pm - an achievement I haven't accomplished in ages! For that alone, I was extremely grateful.
Thank you, Lee :)
Posted: 05:11 PM, May 21, 2012 | Relationship: Lee worked for Alexandra
Lee R. responds:
Alexandra, Thanks so much for your generous review! I'm delighted the twins liked me; they were very good company for me as well. I look forward to seeing you all again soon. Kindest regards. LMcAR
Maddie G. says:
Lee took care of my kids for several full days during spring break. She has a lot of energy and humor. She engages children in ball games or puzzles on the floor without losing a moment. Her verbal skills are excellent. She knows how to ask questions that children will want to answer immediately. She was able to take care of two children of different ages (9 and 6) efficiently. She is fun, but also strict,... More
Posted: 02:50 PM, May 11, 2012 | Relationship: Lee worked for Maddie
Lee R. responds:
Thanks so much for your positive review, Maddie! Let's talk soon about your June-July assignment. Lee
Raphaelle L. says:
Lee did a great job with my 11 month baby who, by the way, was not really used to being babysat. When I came back, my daughter was all smiles and I have nothing to say but praise!
Posted: 06:58 PM, May 10, 2012 | Relationship: Lee worked for Raphaelle
Lee R. responds:
Thanks so much for your positive review, Raphaelle! Your daughter was a delight to care for. Kind regards. Lee

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As of 03/03/14 to 10/01/14
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Early Morning6am-9am
Late Morning9am-12pm
Early Afternoon12pm-3pm
Late Afternoon3pm-6pm
Early Evening6pm-9pm
Late Evening9pm-12am
Overnight12am-6am
Lee is available for: Part-Time and After school care and Before school care
Lee is available on short notice (Backup Care)
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