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43 special needs child care are listed in Lakeland, FL

The average rate is $15/hr as of September 2023

The average experience for nearby special needs child care is 4 years

Special needs child care in Lakeland, FL

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Joan S.


Lakeland, FL

$15-20/hr 10 yrs exp

Per Diem Special Needs And Elder Care Provider

5.0

(1)

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I have 10 years experience as a special needs provider, QMDD. I have worked in both day habilitation and managed a residence for developmentally disabled adults. I am caring, professional and compassionate. I am currently retired but looking to supplement my income and to retain my skills.

Recent review:

5.0
Joan spent several years with us and formed an amazing bond with my children. I would recommend her without hesitation.

Reviewed by Natalie S.

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Natalie A.


Lakeland, FL

$20-25/hr 3 yrs exp

5.0

(2)

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Hello! My name is Natalie! I am 21 years old with 5 lovely years of child care. I have worked with children of all ages ( 2 months-14 years old.) I also have experience working with our special friends that have been diagnosed with ADHD, Autism, Developmental delays, and Down syndrome. I am...

Recent review:

5.0
Natalie was absolutely amazing! We had five kids with a wide range of ages, not to mention one child with special needs. She handled it all seamlessly, bringing her own activity for them to our rental. All the...

Reviewed by Elana M.

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Kiersten B.


Lakeland, FL

$15-20/hr 1 yrs exp

Great Listener, Compassionate And Caring Friend!

5.0

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I have worked with ESPN to coordinate and plan the annual Special Olympics. I have coordinated different events, sporting games, and even dances and crafts. I worked closely with hundreds of people over the last few years. I'm very passionate about making new friends and providing for people along...

Recent review:

5.0
Kiersten has catered to ALL age groups in her current position in the past 4 years. In her current role she has had guest and employee recognition! I believe her experience in the hospitality will go a long way...

Reviewed by Ashlynn S.

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Shayna V.


Lakeland, FL

$15-20/hr 3 yrs exp

5.0

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Experience with a variety of individuals both young and older who face physical and mental challenges. Worked personally for familied and professionally in medical nursing homes and schools.

Recent review:

5.0
Shayna has been amazing!!!! We have been using her for the last 7 months to watch our 1 yr old and I have been nothing but impressed. She is very knowledgeable about babies and you can tell she genuinely...

Reviewed by Shardae R.

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Keyshla Q.


Lakeland, FL

$12-20/hr 4 yrs exp

5.0

(2)

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Hi! Three things I would love to share with you are, that for one I put my all when it comes to earning trust and love from a child as well as there family. I am very patient which I consider a gift, for I know it is a trait well needed when going through different stages in a child's life. I am so...

Recent reviews:

5.0
Passionate. Caring. Loving. Adapts to every child's needs.

Reviewed by Juliany E.

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Brandy M.


Lakeland, FL

$20-25/hr 7 yrs exp

Homemaking Companion Care-giving Personal Care

5.0

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I am a certified Home Health Aide. I am an approved provider with APD (Agency for Persons with Disabilities). I am certified in CPR/First Aid. I have worked with the elderly and people with disabilities for more than 10 years.

Recent reviews:

5.0
Brandy was super, and made a stressful day for me more tolerable. I hired her to take me to and from a medical appointment (I was not permitted to drive myself because I was getting anesthesia). She arrived...

Reviewed by Mary F.

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Kenisha M.


Lakeland, FL

$10-15/hr 1 yrs exp

Special Needs

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Most of my experience caring for special needs children comes from my externship training at LVIM. But I do have other relevant experience in working with the mentally disabled in several day cares and assisted living facilities that I volunteer at.
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Lauren M.


Lakeland, FL

$15-25/hr 6 yrs exp

Occupational Therapy Assistant/ Special Needs Nanny

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I am an Occupational Therapy Assistant and work full time at a preschool for children with special needs. I love what I do and the hours I work (8am-3 p.m. with weekends, summer, and holidays off), but desperate times call for change. It's sad to say, but I do not make enough financially at my...
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Linzy B.


Lakeland, FL

$22-25/hr 7 yrs exp

Nursing Student

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Hi! My name is Linzy and I'm about to go into my final year of nursing school at FSC. I'm CPR certified and have a reliable car and clean driving record. I've been babysitting since I was 13 and I've had experience with all ages (newborn-teenage). I've also had 3 years experience caring for ADHD....
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Michaela M.


Lakeland, FL

$12-30/hr 2 yrs exp

Student Practical Nurse

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I am currently in school to be an LPN, and have MANY years of previous childcare experience. I am super comfortable with kids and the elderly, and have no problem with pets at all.
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Amanda H.


Lakeland, FL

$18-30/hr 6 yrs exp

Loving Honest Mom

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I've worked in 2 different group homes with both adults and children with special needs, including Parkinsons, Down syndrome, physical and developmental disabilities, both verbal and nonverbal clients ranging from assisted care to full care. I was the service planner for an amazing guy who was...
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Morgan C.


Lakeland, FL

$15-15/hr 1 yrs exp

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I am a studying Pediatric Occupational therapist who loves children! I have babysat and done swim lessons with many different ages and ability levels. Super comfortable with special needs kids science my brother is very low functioning autsitic.
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Tanya D.


Lakeland, FL

$15-20/hr 10 yrs exp

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I am a sweet, out going person. Always on time and enjoy the work I do. My clients become family so I deliver the best care possible. I am a mother, so patience and understanding is something I do well. I have many years of Alzheimer's/Dementia experience. Along with wheel chair bound/paralyzed...

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I have worked for a couple of months as a work-study student in a special needs school and have loved being able to interact with the children there and help them in a patient, caring way. I want to make every person feel safe and cared for!
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Brittni L.


Lakeland, FL

$15-25/hr 10 yrs exp

Part Time Caregiver

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I am a registered nurse with adult and pediatric hematology/oncology experience. I have taken care of individuals with autism, down syndrome, dementia, Alzheimer's, gross and motor delays, CP, ADHD, CF, etc. I also have experience taking care of people with medical devices, such PEG tubes, feeding...
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Maci B.


Lakeland, FL

$18-25/hr 4 yrs exp

Fun Loving Nanny!!

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Hello there!! I am interested in helping you! I am in my second year at the University of Florida in Gainesville. I am majoring in Family, Youth, and Community Science so I know and am learning a lot about children! I had a full time nannying position last semester but unfortunately they did not...
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Melissa C.


Lakeland, FL

$19-25/hr 1 yrs exp

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I am a Certified Nursing Assistant that is currently employed at a Nursing Home. I enjoy caring for individuals and the bond that I create with them. My goal is to genuinely connect with your loved ones and to make their day better when caring for them!
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Sydney J.


Lakeland, FL

$15-20/hr 3 yrs exp

Med Tech/ Caregiver

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Hi, my name is Sydney. Im a Med tech and caregiver in Lakeland. I have my CPR/BLS certification, and I currently work at a memory care facility. My day to day involves personal care, and medication administration. I have experience in pharmacology, as well as caregiving. If you have any questions...
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Lindy Z.


Lakeland, FL

$12-17/hr 2 yrs exp

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I have worked for comfort keepers and private individuals. I have experience and have taken numerous online classes to help better serve my clients with specials needs. I have lived in Lakeland for 20 years and have plenty of references.
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Dania L.


Lakeland, FL

$14-19/hr 2 yrs exp

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Hello, my name is Dania, I am Cuban and I have all my papers in order. On several occasions I have taken care of disabled adults. I am a very patient and responsible person with my work. Please any question without problem I can answer you. Thanks.

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Undertake all tasks related to the care of the children with special needs. Serve as loving, nurturing and trustworthy companions to the children. Trained and experienced in child development and are responsible for meeting a child's physical, social, emotional and educational needs. Provide...
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Tami J.


Lakeland, FL

$15-30/hr 2 yrs exp

Caring, Patient, Friendly, Happy Person To Assist You

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I am going into my 15th year of teaching. I worked at a school for students with special needs for two years which were my absolute favorite years of teaching. Unfortunately, I had to go back into the public school system for retirement purposes. I would love to assist you with your needs, please...
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Aida P.


Lakeland, FL

$16-21/hr 7 yrs exp

Personal Assistant

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I am a home healthcare worker!! I have Experience with Alzheimer's and dementia!! And also experience working with people síndrome down. Please Send me a I just read your request for a home health person to assist you with your love one .
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Ashley C.


Lakeland, FL

$13-17/hr 10 yrs exp

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Hello I'm Ashley. I am a caregiver at heart since I was a child I could say. I have many different experiences with care-giving. Children, senior, teenagers and adults I have been a care giver for seniors in my family and also outside family even as a caregiver from comfort keepers, I have many...
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Gloria B.


Lakeland, FL

$10-25/hr 10 yrs exp

Care Provider

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With over 20 years working with elderly, children, as well as special needs... I feel it as my calling to care for those in need. I currently provide care at Lake Gibson Village during the day and looking for another position where I can utilize the talents god gave me which includes compassionate...
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Jessica B.


Winter Haven, FL

$14-19/hr 2 yrs exp

Special Needs And Child Care

5.0

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Hello Family! My name is Jessica I'm 32years old and have done so much in life. I'm a wife of 13 years mom of 4 boys (16, 13, 9, and 6). I have done home health care, licensed cosmetologist, and day care worker. I also cared for a boy for 2 years who was autistic. I would love to meet with you and...

Recent review:

5.0
She was so great with my kids they asked when she was coming back! Super friendly, kind, caring, and all the great qualities I was looking for in a caregiver for my kiddos! She's a keeper!!!

Reviewed by Mandy W.

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I have extensive experience with child care and special needs and am compassionate, patient, and eager to help as much as possible!
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Katlyn E.


Auburndale, FL

$15-30/hr 1 yrs exp

Special Needs Sitter

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I currently nanny for a family that has a daughter with special needs. She is the sweetest little girl I have ever met & I absolutely adore her! Please contact me for more information!
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Isabel S.


Auburndale, FL

$17-22/hr 5 yrs exp

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Hello! I've been in childcare for a little over 5-6 years! My child care ranges to all spectrums and ages! With me your child will have the appropriate care and love needed to thrive and to feel comfortable! With all my experience and skills, I'm able to provide and safe and stable environment for...
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Lincee S.


Plant City, FL

$16-22/hr 2 yrs exp

Daughter, Sister, And Friend (:

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Hello! My name is Lincee & I truly enjoy serving my community through Nannying + Babysitting! I am big on smiles, hugs, and laughter - as well as honesty + safety. I'm 22, Tampa born, & Westindian raised. I have 6+ years of Childcare experience & I'm extremely passionate about working with families...

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Recent special needs child care reviews in Lakeland, FL

Joan S.

5.0

Joan spent several years with us and formed an amazing bond with my children. I would recommend her without hesitation.

- Natalie S.

Natalie A.

5.0

Natalie was absolutely amazing! We had five kids with a wide range of ages, not to mention one child with special needs. She handled it all seamlessly, bringing her own activity for them to our rental. All the kids raved about how much fun they had and my 3 year old even put himself to bed because...

- Elana M.

Kiersten B.

5.0

Kiersten has catered to ALL age groups in her current position in the past 4 years. In her current role she has had guest and employee recognition! I believe her experience in the hospitality will go a long way in this role!

- Ashlynn S.

Shayna V.

5.0

Shayna has been amazing!!!! We have been using her for the last 7 months to watch our 1 yr old and I have been nothing but impressed. She is very knowledgeable about babies and you can tell she genuinely enjoys them. He goes to her with a smile when we are leaving (even during a clingy phase)....

- Shardae R.

Keyshla Q.

5.0

Passionate. Caring. Loving. Adapts to every child's needs.

- Juliany E.

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Average Rating5.0 / 5

Special Needs Child Care in Lakeland, FL are rated 5.0 out of 5 stars based on 12 reviews of the 43 listed special needs child care.