Looking for: Full-time, Casual Babysitting
Hey parents and caregivers ! My name is Rebekah and I am a bubbly and friendly 22 year old. I am the 2nd oldest of 6 kids with the youngest being just 12months old, and I have been babysitting for a few different families for the last 12months now, so I have plenty of experience with children from newborns through to 16 year olds. I am young and full of energy and am able to keep up with energetic kids. I love being outdoors and have my own licence and car so am able to take the kids out for day trips or activities. I am also able to help out with homework, crafts, and am more then happy to help out with some light housework such as preparing meals, and tidying u the kids rooms. I am reliable and can guarantee I'd be the right fit for your family. I am more then happy to meet with families before commencement. I normally charge $20 an hour but am always happy to negotiate. I look forward to hearing from you and meeting some amazing kids !
Looking for: Casual Babysitting
I work in a day care centre caring for ages 0 - 5 in Merewether, Newcastle. I have been working in this position for almost 3 years now, I am currently working 7am to 3pm as certified supervisor, but would love for some extra work.
Looking for: Full-time, Part-time, Casual Babysitting
Hi.. My name is Nicolle. I am 39 years old and have been nannying for 15 years. I am looking for employment as a fulltime or part time nanny from Monday -Friday..I have years of experience working with all ages but prefer working with toddlers..My rate of pay is $25 per hour...I love working as a nanny as its a very rewarding job...I am honest, easy going, reliable, punctual, friendly and outgoing person who loves being part of a family and building a good relationship with not only the children but with the parents too..I have Excellent references, Current first aid, CPR, Blue card, police check.I am looking to work on the Northside of Brisbane. Resume available upon request.I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Looking for: Part-time, Casual Babysitting
My name is Jessica.I'm a 24 year old, non smoker with a full licence who is currently employeed full time at a long daycare. I have completed my certificate 3 and first aid at tafe and have 2 years experience working with young children.I have been working full time for 2 years now. I have my First Aid Cert and I have a working with children's check number as well as 2 parent references from the parents of children I have been looking after at the centre as well as casual babysitting on weekends. I'm a very friendly and happy person and I just adore children and can't wait to have my own one day.I'm currently working in the 0-2, 2-3 and 3-5 rooms which is excellent because I gain experiences across all the ages. I'm the eldest of 4 girls- the youngest being 11 who I often look after for my mum when she is working. I have built some amazing trusting relationships with the parents of the children who I look after at the centre who have written references for me which I'm …
I've always enjoyed working with children and spending time with them, their individual personalities and quirks just make me smile. I have worked as a babysitter for the past 4 years, as well as volunteered at Ronald McDonald House to spend time with children there and Kahibah Public School working with kindergarten children.My current part time job involves me working with children 18 months to 7 years playing games and teaching basic soccer skills with them.The children I've worked with range from ages 18 months-10 years, but I am more than happy to work with children of all ages!Permanent part-time or casual jobs are what suits me best as I am studying. I am very flexible with hours and pay rates; I'm ultimately there for the children and the level of pay doesn't worry me.
I am a positive, kind and capable individual. I am studying OT at UON and am just looking for some casual work. I used to babysit children in my neighbourhood while I was in high school, so have a little bit of experience. I am also able to cook and clean and perform other household duties if needed. I am not available most days from 11am - 4pm, as I am at uni then. I will be able to work some weekends if needed, but I usually like to have them free for assignments or to go home to Tamworth to be with my family.
Hi, I'm Dimity Redmond! I am currently studying a Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Education (Primary / Early Childhood) at Southern Cross University via distance education. I am incredibly passionate about caring for and educating children and young people. My favourite things to see and hear when I'm working with or educating children and young people are milestones and 'light bulb moments' (new achievements), smiles and lots of laughter. As I have studied my primary education degree I am proficient in teaching the skills and knowledge addressed in the key learning areas of English (literacy), Mathematics, Science, History and Geography, personal Development Health and Physical Education and Creative Arts. I'm able to provide homework/tutoring services for school-aged children.
I am a kind fun loving person. Although I do not have any formal qualifications, and no children of my own,I do love children and have taken care of my nieces and nephews from a young age.
I want to provide childcare as I know how hard it can be for parents who both work to find someone reliable who they can trust with their children. I would be available weekdays and I am flexible to work the hours that are required. I would also be able to attend to light housekeeping duties and running errands.
Hi, my name is Rachael and I am currently studying a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Communication at the University of Newcastle. I love children and have extensive experience in babysitting. I am the eldest of 20 grandchildren and have grown up caring for infants and children.
I am currently working a season at Mt Hotham Daycare until mid September 2016. On completion I will resume working 2 afternoons a week at Belmont Christian College OOSH which caters for children 4 to 12 years Duties include food preparation, program planning and implementation as well as child supervision. I also undertake regular babysitting as well as being employed part time in the crèche at Caves Beach Gym. This involves the supervision of children 0 years to 5 years old. In addition, I also volunteer in crèche and Sunday school at my church on Sunday mornings as well as mainly music group at Caves Beach Gym. I am hardworking and committed; an example is my record of zero days absent from school and TAFE for the past 4 years. I am also very honest and reliable and this is supported by my references.
I have completed my Certificate III in Children's Services and Certificate IV in Out of School Hours Care.
I also have current First Aid, Asthma and Anaphylaxis certificates. …
My name is Sarah, I am 20 years old and currently studying a bachelor degree in Early Childhood and Primary Teaching at the university of Newcastle. I live in the Newcastle region and have previous experience babysitting and with children. I wish to find part time or casual work while I am studying, and can flexibly work around my hours at uni. I love children, I am currently working casually at my local OOSH centre, and have had previous experience working in a early childhood/preschool centre. I have my certificates in child protection, anaphylaxis, WWCC and a cert 11 in childcare from previous Tafe studies.
I am fun, energetic, creative, responsible, honest young women. I am currently in my first year, studying Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching, majoring in PE and minoring in Visual Arts. I love working with children and I am a very patient person, especially when it comes to children. I have experience caring for children of all ages and have always grown up with young children around me.
My name it Taylor. I have a lot experience babysitting children from ages 6months - 11 years. While babysitting children I enjoy organizing and taking part in leisure activities such as games, crafts, outings and exercise. I am able to discipline children in keeping with the methods requested by the parents, maintain a clean and healthy environment inside the home, and keep an eye on children’s activities during meals and rest periods, as told by parents. If the children have homework I am able to teach basic language and math lessons.
I do not have a WWC/ Police Check but am willing to get one if required.
Looking for: Part-time, Casual Babysitting, Live-in
Hi, my name is Molly and I am 20 years old and love working with children of all ages. I am very respectful,organised,fun and caring. I am currently studying open foundation at newcastle university in hope of getting into a bachelor of nursing in 2017. I have my working with children check, and license. I am only at university two days a week at this stage so I am very flexible with hours however prefer day or afternoons as I work nights at woolworths.
I'm a full time uni student at UoN studying a bachelor of teaching. I normally work fast food and I do parties sometimes at work, so I'm pretty comfortable taking care of groups of kids. I've also had some experience taking care of my two younger cousins who are currently 9 and 11, but I've been helping with them since they were around 4 years old. Babysitting seems like a good way to get some more experience working with kids before I do prac work next year with uni. I'm hopefully going to teach high school students but I figure it's best to have some experience. I am willing to catch a bus straight after uni most days and I am also more than happy to work around some of my lectures if you're in a tight spot. I aim to get my working with children check and a first aid certificate soon, before I start prac next year. I love singing and reading and going for walks with my dog.
Hi parents,My name is Taylah and I am a 20 year old female looking to find some part-time babysitting work. I am also a full-time Nursing Student at the University of Newcastle. I am a confident, bubbly, out-going, flexible, reliable and mature person who loves spending time around children of all ages. I am looking for some extra day-time work as I mainly only work nights at Wallsend Diggers. I have my current First Aid Certificate and Police Check, as well as my own car for transportation requirements. My aim is to provide safety and security for your children and to also make sure they feel comfortable. I have some babysitting experience as I have babysat for people in the local community and cousins on numerous occasions. Some of these tasks included:- changing nappies- feeding- bathing- indoor and outdoor activities- arts and crafts- reading storiesI hope that I can fulfil the position and I hope to hear back from you soon :-)
I am a qualified primary teacher with two grown children. I have worked in an early childhood setting for the past eleven years. I have a current First Aid Certificate and a Working With Children Check. I have done babysitting & nannying jobs regularly for the past few years for one to three children at a time, ranging in age from eight months to eight years.
Looking for: Full-time, Part-time, Casual Babysitting, Live-in
Hi, My name is Clare. I am 25 years old and I'm a qualified P.E Teacher looking for babysitting work during the school holidays as well as afternoon and evening in 2017. I am an experienced caring and trustworthy nanny and babysitter having 8 years experience with children of all ages. Some experiences include doing numerous overnight stays and caring for twins and children with special needs.I have a bubbly personality and love getting active with kids. I enjoy taking them on outings, playing games, doing craft, going to the park, beach, museum, bike rides, music groups, sports and other activities of interest.I am willing to assist with everyday household duties such as meal preparation, laundry and general cleaning.I am more than happy to help out with homework and any other learning activities to guide development. I am a non smoker, have my Working with Children Check, Police check available, Full Drivers License (clean driving record) with reliable car, and First Aid & …
Hi My name is Lucy, i am 21 years old and am looking for nannying/babysitting work as often as is needed. i have had previous experience looking after kids between the ages of 5 and 14, but would be very comfortable with children of any age. I have also had experience working as a receptionist in a general practice doctors surgery, and have my first aid and resuscitation certificates. i am happy to be flexible on days and times that i am needed, as well as with duties i am required to do.
HelloMy name is Kate, I am currently studying engineering at UNSW in Sydney having just completed my first year.I live there during the university semesters however I am home in Newcastle during the holidays which is from late November to late February.I have been babysitting for 6 years for a broad professional spectrum and across a wide range of ethnicities and children of varying ages.I have recently been working for Little Kickers as a soccer coach for children ages 18 months old to 5 years.I am trust worthy, honest, fun and reliable and would love to do some babysitting throughout my break :)
I am 20 years old and currently studying health and physical education at the university of Newcastle. I am from a small country town and have had at least 5 years of babysitting experience. I am the eldest of three and have always loved playing with and looking after children. I am able to provide many references from previous parents. I also drive a very safe 7 passenger family car (hyundai santa fe, 2013 model) so I would be perfect for driving children around, say to and from school. I am also very passionate about being healthy and I am educated about healthy eating and exercise. I would be more than happy to play games, go for walks or take the children to the park.
Hello Parents! I am experienced with young babies aged from as young as 2 months, toddlers and school aged children. I have my own vehicle, am a non-smoker, have my First Aid Certificate and have an open licence. I am willing to help with house hold chores, pick children up from preschool or 'big' school and assist with anything else you and your family may need. I have just started University and am hoping to work casually around my Uni schedule. If I sound like a good fit for your family, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you! Emily :)
I really enjoy spending time at the beach, outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends. I have spent a lot of time around children growing up and have a lot of experience looking after children. I see myself as a very friendly, caring and approachable person.
Hello,My name is Abbey. My interest in working with and teaching children is evident in my experience. Currently I am a casual teacher working at local primary schools teaching Kindergarten through to year 6. I have previously worked as an Early Childhood Teacher (ECT) for two preschools (2-6yrs) in Sydney for the past 5 years and before that a babysitter/nanny. I am looking for work casually/part time mostly during the week and can do some weekends. As I work as a casual teacher Mon-Fri (2-5 days a week) I am available after school and evenings from 4.30pm.I find working with families rewarding as I have the opportunity to support you through daily routines and hopefully have some giggles and form positive relationships along the way. This is something that I miss working in preschools. I enjoy thinking of fun activities to do with children considering their interests and needs. I like being active, outdoors and doing anything creative. So hopefully I will meet a family regularly …
Hi There!My names Madi and i am currently studying A Bachelor of Science at Newcastle University. I am the youngest of 3, and have a lot of babysitting experience! I am very outgoing, love sport and activities, fun and good with children. I am local to Merewether although, happy to travel to you! I own my car and it is suitable and safe for children (Toyota Corolla, 2008). I Can negotiate times and days including weekend work other than what's currently specified. The table is just a rough guide I look forward to meeting you and your little ones :)Thanks! Madi.
I am 27 years old and have a few years experience babysitting for friends and family and at my church. I have cared for children ranging from 6 months to 14 years. I enjoy caring for children. I am currently working as a child nanny/babysitter. I have enjoyed caring for all these children, mostly having the one-on-one experience is what I enjoy about being a nanny. Currently Studying Childcare as an online course so I am able to study around my work. I have all the relevant checks to work within childcare. I have a reliable vehicle and unrestricted licence with a clean driving record. I don't smoke or drink. I go to church on a regular basis. I am available Tuesday to Friday from 12noon.
Hey my Name is Gabrielle, I have been a babysitter for 6 years. I'm a friendly and outgoing person. When I babysit I like to get to know the children and there parents first before they agree on having me as there babysitter, I also clean and bath, and can change nappies. I am enthusiastic and outgoing, I never get angry or yell. I like to play sport and be outside.
Hi! My name is Bonnie. I am 32 years old and have been babysitting since the age of 12. I have worked in numerous child care centres over the years as well as volunteering at the Primary School I used to attend to help my old Kindergarten and Year 4 teacher with her Year 2 class and have loved every minute of it. I have also had experience in live-in nanny positions. I am hard working, conscientious, dependable, trustworthy, love children, and generally, they love me too lol It brings me great joy to be able to spend time with them and assist in guiding their growth and development. I am a kind and caring soul who is very easy to get along with, however I am not easily manipulated by the sweet innocence of a child lol I am tough, but gentle. I set rules and boundaries and I expect the children I care for to respect and abide by them, however I am not so staunch on this and at times can be very flexible. I am happy to do housework, including washing, I'll even mow the lawn lol I love …
Hello everyone, my name is Phoebe White!
Since finishing high school in 2008 at The Newcastle Grammar School, I have completed my Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management and also Diploma of Event Management. I have worked in some beautiful hotels of the world in Concierge roles.
I lived in Canada for 3 years and moved to Sydney in 2014. I have now moved back home to Newcastle to study full time online - Bachelor of Education (Primary).
I have spent time working at Mayfield Early Learning Centre as well as Fletcher Early Learning Centre assisting in all duties within the centres. I also work occasionally with the after school care team at The Newcastle Grammar School.
I have a passion for children which is why I'm studying to make my career move into the Education Industry!
Hi! I'm a creative music theatre actress who after completing my Bachelor of Music in December, has returned to Newcastle to live. I'm a very clean person and am happy to do tidying around the house and prepare meals. Previously I taught dance and singing to children in Hamilton and I currently teach drama at Young People's Theatre. I also dress up as a fairy, superhero, magician, princess, clown or any other character for children as a party entertainer. I'm great with literature, spelling, music and maths and am happy to help children with homework. I also love craft, so if you're the kind of parent who loves to come home to a homemade card or picture, and your child loves to get creative, I'd love to come say hi.Additionally, I would be happy to offer your kids singing or music theory lessons, for an additional cost. If you have any other questions let me know!
Hello My name is Laura Shortis, I am from a property in Armidale NSW, I moved to Newcastle to study.I am currently a student at Newcastle University. I am studying Early childhood and Primary School teaching. I have got my certificate 3 in Early Childhood. I have been babysitting since I was 15. I had a regular family and had casual families who I looked after.
I am a positive, active and confident university student with a strong passion towards working with children. I would love the opportunity to gain experience with working with children to develop my life career. I am willing to gain a first aid certificate if required.
Looking for: Full-time, Part-time, Casual Babysitting, Au Pair
Hi,I have been babysitting since 2010. I have cared for children of all ages and abilities, currently I casually care for a young girl who has Autism. I love kids and I would love the opportunity to look after and care for your child. I have my first aid certificate, a national police check, and a working with children check. I am very confident with children and love being around them. I currently babysit for five different families and would love to expand that.
Hi, My name is Emily. I'm 21 years old and am currently completing a Bachelor of Primary Teaching (Honours) at the University of Newcastle. I have always been passionate about teaching children and would love to find a Babysitting position while I complete my degree. I am hardworking, reliable, very friendly, fun-loving and fantastic with children. I have two younger sibling that I have looked after on a regular basis and have done babysitting for many other family friends. I also hold a full drivers license, have my own reliable car and a Working With Children Check.
Hello my name is Lauryn, I am 33 years of age and am looking for nanny work with a happy and friendly family. I have been a nanny for about 7 years, I adore children and have had experience with children and babies of all ages. I have had the privilege of working for three beautiful families over the past several years, I also worked at a childcare center when I left school and I come from a family with a lot of young cousins which I have cared for over the years, and both my sister's have had babies in the passed year, so I am constantly caring for my beautiful niece and nephew, therefore I am very confident with the responsibility of being a child carer. I am very active and like to be outdoors, I love nature, and have a strong love towards animals of all kinds. I'm a creative person, I'm always happy, outgoing and fun to be around, while still being very responsible. I am happy to help with housework, running errands and I love to cook, especially healthy meals as I was brought …
* experienced nanny looking for an excuse to get creative, play outdoors, ride bikes, bake cookies and be a big kid!*
HI! I'm Tess, I'm 26 and have been nannying for the past 5 years in Sydney. I have recently made the move to Newcastle to study post-graduate Law at UoN (Psyc Undergrad). I take my job seriously while at the same time enjoy making my time with the kids fun and exciting.
-CV available on request
I am currently studying full time and am looking for some casual work to fit in my university hours. I am a fun and creative person, who loves being out of doors as well as fostering academic achievements. As well as studying, I play tennis and netball competitively, I love to read and am an avid creative writer, having published a children's story in 2010. I am energetic and enthusiastic and try to bring a positive outlook to most situations in life.
I am an energetic, organised, honest & caring mum of 2 young girls with training and experience in community services and child protection. I am offering flexible nanny services to suitable families whilst I am studying further qualifications. First Aid Certificate, WWCC, AFP check. Please contact to discuss requirements and suitability further
Hi, my name is Gabby. I am looking for babysitting jobs within the local area.. I have my Diploma in Childrens services. i have experience with children aged 2 weeks-14 years old in both a home setting and centre. I would love to help out a family in need and to work with you guys caring for your child/ren. My passion is children and giving them the best care. I look forward to working with parents to achieve the same outcome for their child(ren)
I have my first aid cert, WWCC, police check, a drivers license and a car.
I am reliable, trustworthy and love to have a great time
Please contact for further details. I look forward to hearing from you to see if I can help you and your family out.
Also interested in school holiday work
My name is Gabbi - I am a very friendly, responsible and trustworthy 22 year old who has had over 6 years experience babysitting children ageing from 1-12 years old. I have recently completed my university degree studying a BA of communications at UTS in Sydney. I have recently relocated to Newcastle, living in Waratah and seeking a part-time or casual baby sitting role. I have a full-drivers license and a reliable car. I love to cook, enjoy doing arts and crafts and outdoor activities - ensuring the children are always well entertained.
For the past 3 years, I have been a part-time nanny for a family in Sydney caring for 3 lovely boys. My responsibilities included:- preparation and cooking of meals- collecting the boys from school and helping with homework - driving them to after school activities, such as sport and kumon - general house work/cleaning/ironing/washing- walking the family dog - overnight stays when needed
I have grown up on a farm in Central West …
hi, I'm Ashley, I come to you with over 15years of nannying/babysitting/working with children experience. I have a 6 month old daughter myself however my husband will take time off work to care for her, if you are interested in a job share type situation where I bring my daughter with me I am also open to that. Throughout my working career I've been a full-time nanny for 5 years consecutively. Ive cared for children ranging in age from newborn to 16yrs of age.I've also had various babysitting roles. I have worked in disability employment services, this has given me some exposure to working with people who have disabilities.I've also worked with children at tennis camps, I've taught many how to play.
I am a fit, active mother of four adult children. I have worked with children for over thirty years starting out as a daycare mum,have worked in childcare centres, In Home Care for special needs and high profile families.
I have worked with age groups from 0-12 and with multiples up to four, I am very reliable, honest and trustworthy. Love encouraging play,art and craft, music, encourage healthy eating, promote children's hygiene, walks to parks, happy to take children to socialise with friends either in the home or at playgroups.
I have my National Police Check, WWCC, First Aid Asthma and Anaphylaxis Cert, Diploma Early Childhood Education and Care, Cert111 and am registered with the FAO.
Happy to help out with some housework around the house and the children's cooking, cleaning and washing. I also do babysitting through the week and on weekends.
So if you feel that this is what you are looking for to take care of your children then please do not hesitate to …
Hi, I've moved to Newcastle to study this year, originally from the upper hunter where I did regular babysitting and coming from a large family I've always enjoyed taking care of children. I personally prefer to interact with the children in a manner which keeps them stimulated and am more than happy to assist in homework as having previous experience in tutoring.I am flexible, realiable and maintain a goo work ethic.More than happy to answer any question and arrange meetings!
As a young woman with a big heart for little ones, babysitting is a job where I can help others and still enjoy myself.
I first became an Aunty when I was in my 6th Year of Primary School and I have helped care for my two beautiful nieces ever since. The eldest is 9 years old and the youngest is 7. Caring for them has involved many days and nights of nurturing, preparing food, teaching, and tucking them into bed. Alongside this, I have also had experience babysitting others who are not of personal relation to me. I enjoy doing arts and crafts and love the outdoors. I love adventure and I am always up for activities such as bike riding, going to the cinema or the beach, enjoying lunch at a cafe, and so much more!
Working with Children Check - YESFirst Aid - YESDrivers License - YES
I am an enthusiastic, caring and down to earth student studying Speech Pathology at Newcastle University. I have had previous experience children minding, tutoring and disability care. I am proficient in cooking meals, I have my own vehicle for pick-ups, an up to date first aid certificate and working with children's check.
Outside of my studies of speech pathology I work in disability care, I have a rounded skill set to suit a large range of client needs, such as tutoring (especially in English), behavioural issues and disability care.
I am reliable, independent individual with profound common sense and an easy to get along with personality. My previous experience and love for children, will not disappoint you. Please don’t hesitate to contact me.
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Hi I'm KirstyI'm 20 years old and am currently studying a bachelor of Speech Pathology at the University of Newcastle. I have been involved in the care of children for many years now, starting with casual babysitting then progressing to teaching dance for children aged between 4-16 and most recently starting a degree in early childcare/primary teaching which involved 5 practical days at a childcare centre in Waratah. During this time I had many different experiences with a variety of age groups of children which makes me confident of my ability in childcare. I have since transferred degrees but still aim to focus my future career on children. I currently have a job as a residential mentor at Evatt College at the University of Newcastle. I have my full license as well as a car which I am more than happy to transport children to and from school and/or extra curricular activities.I believe myself to have a bright, caring and responsible personality, I love any exercise that …
I'm a mature aged Mum, have a wonderful Husband and a variety of pets, some may say mini zoo.
As a mother of a son who has special needs I have had years of hands on experience with behavioural, developmental, speech difficulties, routine, fine and gross motor skills. I'm reliable, honest and very caring.
My car is fitted with child restraint seats which saves any worry having to provide your own.
Over the last several years as a Nanny I have cared for children from 7 weeks to 15 years of age. The care has either been in my home, the children/s home including Live-In, or at an allocated venue depending on the family's situation.
I thoroughly enjoy interacting and caring for children of all ages. My experience includes working with the parent/s on the child's routine any strategies and dietary requirements.
Regardless of the age of the child whether an only child, twins or siblings I treat each child with the same care, attention and respect. Although some children …
My name is Alanta, I am currently studying to be a primary school teacher, I have had experience caring for children of all ages, my previous jobs have been in schools, baby sitting a large family for five years, after hours school care, and disability work.I love children, have patience energy and lots of time for kids.I have had experience working with children with special needs and i would love to be considered to be the person you choose to hang out with your kids.
My name is Laura Barnard, i am 26 years old and am an experienced and qualified nanny.
I have worked in the childcare industry for the past 7 years. I have my certificate 3 in children's services, first aid and cookery in children's services.
I am a very flexible, mature and reliable worker.
I am looking to fill a few days- if you are interested, feel free to send me an email
My availability is- Monday- 9.30-2 Wednesday- 9.30-2 Thursday- Anytime until 2Friday- all day availability
Hello - my name is Caitlin and I am currently in my third year of studying early childhood and primary school teaching at university. I have been babysitting my younger brothers and family friends children for over 10 years.During my gap year I worked for a family with three children after school including homework, general house cleaning and preparing dinner. I also work at vacation care and after school care as a staff member.I am trustworthy, organised, fun, reliable and committed to taking care of children.I would love the opportunity to work with fun, loving families as I continue my studies :)