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Catherine W.     Age 26      Female      Summerville  - 100 Pullman Ave
 
Member ID: 16539 
Seeking work as a : Nanny or Babysitter or Nanny/Housekeeper 
Position Type: Live-Out, Full Time, Part Time 
 
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  About Me
 
Hello.
My name is Catherine W., and I would love the opportunity to care for your child(ren). I am newer to the area but don't let that fool you. I have a strong passion for children and have been working with them for almost eight years. I have worked with children as young at six weeks and tutored children as old as 17 years of age. I have worked one on one with children; babysitting, nannying, tutoring and I have also worked in a childcare setting. I am currently in school for early childhood education and business administration with a goal of opening a learning based childcare center. I have a very bubbly outgoing personality, I am very flexible and I love to learn new things. I love hands on activities, art projects, being outdoors and reading. I am CPR, first aid and AED certified by the Red Cross in the state of Michigan. I do have my own means of transportation as well. I have reference letters from previous families if you are interested in copies. Hopefully I can be the perfect fit for you and your family. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Most appreciated,
Catherine W. 
 
 
Valid Driver's License:
Yes 
Has a Vehicle:
Yes 
Can Swim Well:
Yes 
Smoking Status:
Non-Smoker 
Comfortable with pets:
Yes 
Languages spoken:
English, English 
 
My Nationality:
American 
Background Check:
Willing to obtain 
Eligible to work in the U.S.:
Yes 
Civil Status:
Single 
Religion/Spiritual Practice:
Christian 
 
 
  Work Experience & Education Background
 
7 years experience, 3 references
I have a strong passion for children and have been working with them for almost eight years. I have worked with children as young at six weeks and tutored children as old as 17 years of age. I have worked one on one with children; babysitting, nannying, tutoring and I have also worked in a childcare setting. I have worked with a small handful of children with autism and know how to adjust accordingly for the child's needs. I discipline using "time outs" and I know some basic sign language for younger children. I love hands on activities, art projects, being outdoors and reading. I think art and reading are two of the most important tools to teach young children. Not only do they learn new things, but they use their imagination and creativity to help shape who they are going to be. Manners are a big priority as well. I have a very bubbly outgoing personality, I am very flexible and I love to learn new things. I am currently in school for early childhood education and business administration with a goal of opening a learning based childcare center. 
 
 
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, special needs children, twins, triplets  
Education/Training:
High School, Graduated High School or Equivalent, College, CPR Training, First Aid Training, College Child Education Courses 
I am currently attending Schoolcraft Community College in Livonia Michigan online. I will have my associates in art and liberal arts this winter semester. I also am continuing to pursue a CDA, a degree in early childhood education and also business administration. I plan to open a hands on learning childcare center. 
 
  Job Preferences
 
Seeking work as a :
Nanny or Babysitter or Nanny/Housekeeper 
Position Type:
Live-Out, Full Time, Part Time 
Work Hours:
40 - 50 hours/week 
Position Duration:
   1 - 2 years
 
   greater than 2 years
 
   As Long as Needed
 
Childcare Duties:
   Cooking
 
   Light Housekeeping
 
   Running errands
 
   Preparing meals
 
   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
 
   Mending Children's clothing as required
 
   Planning activities for the children
 
 
Desired Start Date:
August 04, 2013 
Desired Salary:
$12/Hour or Negotiable salary 
Will work with up to:
Three children 
Will travel with the family:
Yes 
Will care  Special Needs Children:
Yes 
Housekeeping Duties:
   Keep a grocery list
 
   Initial preparation of family's dinner as directed
 
   Keep the kitchen tidy during work hours
 
   Feed pets during work day as directed
 
   Walk dog and/or pet care
 
   Plant care (indoor)
 
   Family laundry
 
   Grocery shopping regularly as directed
 
   Dust/Vacuum entire house, minumum weekly frequency
 
   Sweep kitchen floor daily
 
   Mop Kitchen floor weekly, minumum weekly frequency
 
   Run/Empty dishwasher daily
 
   Empty kitchen trash as required
 
   Errands, including dry cleaning, as directed
 
 
 
  References
 
Danielle R 
Reference letter from Danielle R, Maybury Childcare. Reason for termination: Moved out of state. To Whom It May Concern, Catherine has been employed at Maybury for almost two years. In that time, I have come to know her as a kind, caring individual. She comes to work every day with a smile on her face. She is always energetic and eager to help in any way she can. Catherine is the ideal employee for any employer because she does her job each and every day to the best of her ability. She is absolutely wonderful with the children and has formed a strong bond with her students. I have seen her work with every age group from infants to school age and she adapts quickly and gets the children to respond to her immediately. I am completely comfortable when Catherine is working in the classroom. I know without hesitation that things will be done right. She does not cut corners; she does what is asked of her and then some. Catherine possesses a kind of “with-it-ness” that cannot be taught but is extremely valuable in the workplace. She sees that things need to be done and she gets them done. She notices if a child is doing something that could cause them harm and she takes immediate steps to stop it from happening. She uses her common sense to make decisions quickly. Her talents and positive characteristics don’t just end with the children. She has taken it upon herself to come early and stay late to improve the building. She makes bulletin boards, paints posters and makes the classrooms so much more welcoming and inviting. She is very valuable here and will be greatly missed. I can say without hesitation that she would make an excellent contribution to any work environment. Danielle Rohlfs Director, Maybury Childcare  
 
 
Melissa S 
Reference letter from the Steinkamp family. Reason for termination: Moved out of state. To whom it may concern, We are writing this letter to recommend Catherine W. for any position where she would be responsible for caring for children. Any employer would be hard-pressed to find a better employee than Catherine. In the year that we have known Catherine, she has become part of our family. Attending family functions and going on local outings with us and she is wonderful company. Catherine began watching our three children; Logan (3), Paige (3), and Averi (1) at the local daycare where she was employed. It did not take long for us to see that she was a favorite with all of our children there. She was always alert to both their general care needs (eating, temperament, health) as well as their social and emotional growth (new milestones reached, favorite activities, coordinating home and daycare implementation of tasks). With how impressed we were with her we asked her to begin watching our children at our house as events came up on nights and weekends. While watching our children at our home Catherine always arrived on time or early. Our children were always ecstatic to see her and were never upset when we left. During her time at the house she always would keep them engaged with special art projects, games and outdoor play. When we would arrive at home at the end of the evening Catherine always had things cleaned up better than when we left it. If there were any special instructions she always followed them to the letter. The biggest sign of her success would be when we spoke to our children after she babysat for them. They happily would tell about all of the fun things they did which was further affirmation of what a great job she had done. Of Catherine's many strengths, her greatest is her true interest in working with children and establishing what is best for them. With our 3 children being so young and so close in age they can definitely be a lot to manage at times. Catherine always was prepared with age appropriate activities and the flexibility to manage them under an ever changing environment. She always balances the needs of the group with the specific needs of each child to make sure everyone is happily engaged in the current task. Catherine is also extremely responsible. Her common sense approach to dealing with situations as they come up has left us both with the highest confidence in her ability to safely care for our children both in our home and at different local activities. She always conducts herself professionally, respects confidentiality, and is able to connect with children of all ages. I believe that our daughter Paige said it best when she told us "Ms. Catherine is not our babysitter, she is our family. " We are so sad to be losing Catherine but certainly understand her move to continue to pursue her career path in child education and care. After all, her determination to continue to improve and grow in her knowledge is part of the reason we love her so much in the first place. She is irreplaceable, and I sincerely hope she is able to obtain whatever position she is applying for. Her reliable, caring, attentive and engaging personal traits would make her an asset to any employer. Please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email if you would like any additional information. We are happy to share how wonderful Catherine is. I am confident you could not find a better employee. Sincerely, Kurt & Melissa Steinkamp