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Karlyn H.     Age 29      Female      Hyattsville  - Nicholson St
Member ID: 15687 
Seeking work as a : Nanny or Babysitter or Mother's Helper 
Position Type: Live-Out, Full Time, Part Time 
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  About Me
A responsible and experience babysitter looking to share my enthusiasm and creativity as a nanny for a family seeking help with daily activities and any childcare and general household needs, (ie. light cleaning, cooking, etc) 
Valid Driver's License:
Has a Vehicle:
Can Swim Well:
Smoking Status:
Comfortable with pets:
Languages spoken:
English, English 
My Nationality:
Background Check:
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  Work Experience & Education Background
10 years experience, 2 references
Personal Summary and Child Care Philosophy
My name is Karlyn. I was born and raised in Washington, DC and am now currently living in Hyattsville, MD. I graduated high school in 2008 and have since then been attending college and working. I have most recently attended Howard University (starting in 2009 till 2012) and have plans to start school again at UMD this coming fall. I have always had a passion for children, even when I was still one myself, and most specifically early childhood education. I have always felt I have a special ability to connect with children of all ages (maybe because I am just a big kid myself. ) and have honestly never met a child who didn't like me, and vice versa. I ultimately want to earn my PhD in human behavior and be a child psychologist. Babysitting experience:As I have been babysitting on and off for about 11 years now, I do not have a comprehensive account of all the jobs I have done for neighbors, family members, etc. I have been babysitting on and off since I was 12 years old (now 23). In 2011, I was a live-in part time nanny for a then 3-year-old boy for a period of about 6 months. I have experience with children ages infant through elementary school age (about 12). I have experience with meal prep and feeding for kids from infant to 12, as well as morning and bedtime prep (baths, stories, getting dressed, etc). I have always loved kids and I really do enjoy being a part of their learning process so when it comes to daily activities I strive to keep the day fun-filled, but educational as well. I am artistically inclined myself so with kids I love to do arts and crafts (macaroni necklaces, finger painting, etc). I also really enjoy taking lots of trips to parks and pools, now that its warm out, and activities like baking cookies. I am very energetic and loved playing outside when I was a kid so I think lots of outdoor playtime is great (as opposed to watching TV all day).

Recent Relevant Experience
Old Navy Westfield Montgomery Mall, Bethesda, MD
September 2012-March 2013
Sales Associate
Duties: Held a position as a customer service and sales associate. General duties included cash register knowledge and expertise, exceptional customer service, product knowledge, ability to educate customers on clothing, accessories and Old Navy Card benefits, ability to work under pressure and with multiple customers, and more. I was a cash register expert after only a few weeks of employment.

Leila Samara, Silver Spring, MD
January 2011 to July 2012
Babysitter for male child, age 3
Duties included:
⁃ Regularly traveled with the family to help with vacation activities and childcare.
⁃ Promoted language development skills through reading and storytelling.
⁃ Safely transported children to and from school, medical appointments and extra-curricular activities.
⁃ Worked with parents to develop and implement discipline programs to promote positive behavior.
⁃ Engaged in after-school activities including sport practice and homework.
⁃ Helped develop the family's schedule to maintain household order.
⁃ Organized activities that enhanced children's physical, emotional and social well-being.
⁃ Made healthy snacks and meals for multiple children.
⁃ Closely monitored children's play activities to verify safety.
⁃ Established and maintained a safe play environment for the children.
⁃ Communicated with parents about daily activities and behaviors.
⁃ Helped children complete homework assignments and school projects.
⁃ Encouraged children to be understanding of and patient with others.
⁃ Identified warning signs of emotional and developmental problems in children.
⁃ Coordinated field trips to local parks, fire stations and zoos.
⁃ Engaged with children on an individual basis to build positive relationships with them. 
Childcare experience within the following age groups:
Newborn - 3 months, 3 - 12 months, 1 - 2 years, 2 - 5 years, 5 - 10 years, over 10 years of age  
High School, Graduated High School or Equivalent, College, CPR Training 
Howard University, Washington, DC Fall 2009-Fall 2012 Edmund Burke School, Washington, DC 2004-2008 Graduated with HS Diploma in June 2008 
  Job Preferences
Seeking work as a :
Nanny or Babysitter or Mother's Helper 
Position Type:
Live-Out, Full Time, Part Time 
Work Hours:
20 - 30 hours/week 
Position Duration:
   3 - 12 months
   1 - 2 years
   As Long as Needed
Childcare Duties:
   Light Housekeeping
   Running errands
   Transporting children
   Children's Laundry
   Limited/light housekeeping
   Occasional supervision of childrens friends/guests
   Ironing children's clothing as needed
   Children's baths and dressing
   Help with homework
   Adhere to special dietary rules (vegetarian, kosher, lactose intolerant, etc.)
   Packing Children's lunches
   Planning activities for the children
Desired Start Date:
July 01, 2013 
Desired Salary:
Will work with up to:
Three children 
Will travel with the family:
Will care  Special Needs Children:
Housekeeping Duties:
   Keep the kitchen tidy during work hours
   Feed pets during work day as directed
   Walk dog and/or pet care
   Plant care (indoor)
   Grocery shopping regularly as directed
   Errands, including dry cleaning, as directed