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Elleigh J.


Reston, VA

$20/hr7 yrs exp

Nanny

5.0

(1)

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Hello! My name is Elleigh. I am 24 years old and have cared for kids for 7 years now. From weekly babysitting jobs to daily nannying, I've spent a lot of time working with and caring for children and have loved every minute of it! Aside from childcare, I have also helped with small household chores such as light laundry, meals,...

Recent review:

5.0
Our family loves having Elleigh babysit. She is always on-time, the kids love her, and she does a great job making them lunch and cleaning up around the house. We are so sad that she is moving, but I'm sure...

Reviewed by Shelley M.

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Warda M.


Germantown, MD

$31-40/hr10 yrs exp

Fun, energetic & Responsible Sitter.

5.0

(2)

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Hello there. Just to introduce myself I am Warda & am a very fun, experienced, and energetic sitter. I try to always create new ways to have fun and am very passionate about working with children. I am fully vaccinated +boosters. I have my CNA License and I am First Aid & CPR certified as well. I have severed as the main...

Recent reviews:

5.0
She was 100% great. My son had a great time and I felt safe knowing he is cared for. He has special needs. She adapted the activities to meet his needs. I would recommend her.

Reviewed by Candice W.

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Shirley V.


Purcellville, VA

$25/hr8 yrs exp

Full Time Caregiver Available

5.0

(2)

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My name is Shirley, I've been working with children for most part of my life. I started working with children in 2009 for about eight years, I began by having my own daycare at home for three years. I was able to obtain my CPR, licence and the skills needed to work with children. My daycare was full of children of different ages...

Recent reviews:

5.0
Shirley worked for me for three years. She helped take care of my three daughters and kept our house amazingly clean and organized. Shirley is dependable, trustworthy, and a hard worker. I would definitely...

Reviewed by Kara W.

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Sue H.


Germantown, MD

$25-35/hr10 yrs exp

Child Care

3.7

(5)

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Hi, my name is Sue. I am an experienced nanny with 35 years of watching all ages of children. I specialize in toddlers! I also enjoy watching infants & older children. I was the Lead Preschool Teacher for 15 years. I enjoy singing, reading, movement songs, finger plays, water play, sensory play, outside time, arts & crafts,...

Recent reviews:

5.0
Sue is a wonderful caregiver! She is nurturing, kind, fun and playful. I hired her to watch my 2 toddlers and my 4 month old infant, M-F, 9-2. Sue was engaging and very involved. She also taught my toddlers,...

Reviewed by Nyleve T.

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Haley F.


Gaithersburg, MD

$20-37/hr10 yrs exp

A Big Kid At Heart Who Loves To Have Fun

5.0

(1)

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Hi :) I'm an experienced nanny, preschool teacher, special needs care giver, and camp counselor. I have 10+ years of experience caring for children. I'm a big kid at heart who loves to evoke creativity, adventure, play, and curiosity when interacting with children. I love sports, crafts, anything outdoors, and reading. If...

Recent review:

5.0
Haley was awesome. My kids loved her. She played battleship, made arts and crafts and read stories with my kids. Haley communicated clearly with us through the evening. Haley has her own car so she can drive to...

Reviewed by Care member

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Kura M.


Rockville, MD

$23/hr4 yrs exp

Part-time Babysitter

5.0

(1)

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I am a cheerful, positive and respectful college student. I enjoy working with children of all ages and have 4 years of paid experience caring for children with special needs. I am someone who loves the outdoors. Playing outside, playing games and encouraging children to use their imagination is something that I am passionate...

Recent review:

5.0
Kura was a blessing to our family last year. She got my two children (7 and 9) ready for school and walked/drove them to school every morning. We used her from September - March and she was only ever missed...

Reviewed by Jacqueline M.

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Charlene O.


Rockville, MD

$20/hr10 yrs exp

Career Nanny/Teacher Of 20 Years Looking For Full-Time Job

5.0

(1)

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Hi. I have 25 years of childcare experience. Childten are my passion! I just finish nannying for a family for 3 years, with 4 sweet children, 4-year-old(twins), 6 and 9(special needs). Both parents are physicians I created and implemented daily a stimulating structured schedule. Consisted of music, art, outdoor activities,...

Recent review:

5.0
My kids love to be with Charlene because she always makes sure she is fully engaged with them and attentive to their needs. She is creative and kind and my kids consider her like family. She encourages my kids...

Reviewed by Rachel W.

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Lilian V.


Germantown, MD

$25-35/hr4 yrs exp

Lilian K, 26yo, Brazilian.

5.0

(2)

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Hello, I'm Lilian from Brazil. I'm 26yo. I've been working as an Au Pair for two years and now I'm working as a nanny. I've had experience with kids between the ages 1 to 12 years old. I've helped with the process of potty training and I also have experience with special needs and I also can do de medication (if they...

Recent reviews:

5.0
I never had to worry about Lilian taking care of my kids. She is one of the most hard working care takers we have come across, we hire a lot due to moving around the US. We can 100% say that Lilian was the best...

Reviewed by Sam K.

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Ashley M.


Leesburg, VA

$25/hr10 yrs exp

Babysitter/Nanny

5.0

(2)

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CURRENTLY LOOKING TO START WEEK OF JUNE 24th 2024 Hi all! I am a career Nanny/Caregiver. I started working with children since the age of 10. Including; newborns, infants, twins, triplets and special needs! I also have a passion for animals and am very knowledgeable on small pets to farm animals. My start and end times are a...

Recent reviews:

5.0
Ashley is extremely professional and absolutely wonderful with our son. Our son absolutely loves her. She was always on time and was always amazing communicating with us to let us know how things were going...

Reviewed by Care member

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Sophia S.


Fairfax, VA

$18-25/hr5 yrs exp

5.0

(2)

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Hello! I am currently attending college at Virginia Tech and double majoring in Psychology and Philosophy. I truly enjoy working with children and am seeking a nanny position for the summer! I am fully vaccinated for Covid-19. My past experiences include babysitting for a family with three children (ages 3 to 9), working as a...

Recent reviews:

5.0
Sophia was one of our best nanny's! She has a wonderful personality, she would read to our (at the time 3 mo old), she kept a detailed log of events for the day, which was always more than useful. She continues...

Reviewed by Chanel H.

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Alexa R.


Vienna, VA

$10-20/hr7 yrs exp

Part-time/Occasional Babysitter And Swim Instructor With Weekend And Summer Availability

5.0

(3)

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My name is Alexa and I have over 7 years of experience working with kids starting at infant age, up through middle school age. I am CPR certified and used to be a competitive swimmer, so I can not only teach kids to swim, but I also know excellent pool and bathtub safety. In addition, I have experience with and am comfortable...

Recent reviews:

5.0
Alexa watched my 7 & 4 yr old on one occasion. She came for an in-home interview prior to babysitting and was on time for both the interview and babysitting appointment. She was professional as well as...

Reviewed by Christy S.

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Samantha C.


Germantown, MD

$16-21/hr10 yrs exp

Part-time Baby Sitter

5.0

(4)

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I have over 10 years of babysitting experience caring for kids between the ages of newborn to 14 years old. I have experience with overnight care, after school care, and experience working with children with special needs. Growing up , I babysat my younger brother and now he has kids of his own! I love my niece and nephew to...

Recent reviews:

5.0
Samantha has watched our son since he was a newborn now 7 months old. She is extremely reliable, dependable, and knowledgeable. She is soon to be a nurse and I trust her with all her educational background with...

Reviewed by Natasha K.

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Jenn O.


Herndon, VA

$20-35/hr9 yrs exp

Experienced Babysitter

5.0

(1)

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Hello! My name is Jenn! I have had experience caring for all ages of children. Most recently I nannied for a loving family with a 6-year-old girl and 2-year-old boy. I was with their family for two years, and sadly had to leave the position to go back to school for photography. I've also taught primary aged children at...

Recent review:

5.0
Jenn is amazing!!! She became part of our family and we are still in touch. I will personally pay you back for her services if you find different!!! She cared for our two and six year old for almost two years,...

Reviewed by David R.

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Mariatou S.


Rockville, MD

$30/hr13 yrs exp

5.0

(3)

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Hi! If you are looking for a caring, patient, creative, versatile caregiver so I'm the right person for your little ones. I have a strong knowledge of developmental stages and I am huge fan of play base learning. I am a professional nanny, certified newborn care specialist, and a certified nursing assistant. I specialize...

Recent reviews:

5.0
We love Mari like she is our own family. We would never have survived having our second baby without her! She is so knowledgeable with newborns. She helped us out with our two year old as well when I was in the...

Reviewed by Care member

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Evelyn L.


Gainesville, VA

$25-50/hr10 yrs exp

Happy Kids Happy Nanny :-)

5.0

(19)

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Hi Care Families! I'm Evelyn, 45 from Peru. I've lived in Nokesville, VA for 5 years. I have 2 daughters, 17 & 11 years old. I speak Spanish/English. I've been working as an Attendant with Special needs kids @ PWCPS 2021. I'm fully vaccinated. I have Pediatric/Adult First Aid/CPR/AED (American Red Cross). I absolutely love...

Recent reviews:

5.0
We are so happy to have found Evelyn. We have a son with special needs and we found Evelyn to be compassionate, sweet, reliable and very trustworthy. My husband and I were able to enjoy a rare night out...

Reviewed by Karen C.

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Miranti M.


Gaithersburg, MD

$20-25/hr10 yrs exp

A Loving And Multitasking Nanny

5.0

(1)

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I am a happy wife and mom of one sweet little daughter. I am graduated from Psychology and I have been working with children for more than 20 years, including as a nanny from toddler to 10 years old, infant babysitter, school-homework assistance, piano lesson tutor, teaching in pre-school and elementary level, working with...

Recent review:

5.0
Miranti is very caring and always look for a way to assist when needed. Someone I can trust my child with. Highly recommended!

Reviewed by Doris V.

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Azra H.


Germantown, MD

$20-30/hr10 yrs exp

Experienced Babysitter Available!

5.0

(2)

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Hello, I'm experienced 41 years old female looking for babysitting position. I have 15 years of continuous experience in babysitting- I was taking care of twin infants and toddlers, preschoolers, older children, as well as special need children. I have great references from families that I've worked for upon request. I am a very...

Recent reviews:

5.0
Azra is taking care of our twins toddlers for the past couple months. My kids love her. She is very patient with them even when they gave her a hard time with T2. We have to move to another State, so we have to...

Reviewed by Weiwei H.

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Sharon P.


Vienna, VA

$40-50/hr10 yrs exp

5.0

(1)

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I am a doula and newborn care specialist. I have experience with twins, triplets, preemies, and children with special needs. I started working with families more than 20 years ago. I am available for day, overnight, and 24 hours shifts. I support families physically, educationally, and emotionally so the transition of adding a...

Recent reviews:

5.0
We had the pleasure of working with Sharon for approximately 18 months from 2022 to 2024. Sharon first met our daughter when she was 4 months old and finished with us when she was 21 months old. In that time,...

Reviewed by Tiffany S.

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Jenna B.


Leesburg, VA

$10-15/hr5 yrs exp

5.0

(1)

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Hi! My name is Jenna and I just recently graduated from Virginia Tech. I have been nannying, babysitting, and pet sitting for over seven years. I was most recently CPR and AED certified in 2020 with the Red Cross. In high school I volunteered with special needs children and participated in Adaptive PE day! I love to have fun,...
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Ana T.


Leesburg, VA

$30/hr5 yrs exp

Fun Sitter For All Ages

5.0

(1)

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I am 23-year-old nurse who loves taking care of kids and really wants something to do with her free time. I come from a big family (I have 10 siblings) so I have been taking care of children since I was very young. I have experience working with special needs kids. I am able to do most everything from cleaning, laundry, helping...

Recent review:

5.0
Ana is great with littles and quickly became a part of our family. She is smart, can think/act independently, and is also a great listener and I trust her to keep my littles safe and happy. She's calm in chaos,...

Reviewed by Kathryn W.

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Margery D.


Gaithersburg, MD

$20-25/hr10 yrs exp

4.0

(1)

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I have had experience being a nanny for children aged 3 months to 12 years. I have babysat families with multiples and as well as children with special needs. I tutored children for many years and I used to be a swim instructor for children under 10. I have two sets of young twins in my family and I have many cousins that I have...

Recent review:

4.0
Did not interview with her, no information to submit.

Reviewed by Lisa F.

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Abigail J.


Rockville, MD

$20-25/hr7 yrs exp

Babysitter/Nanny

5.0

(1)

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Hello! I am a teacher and am looking for a summer nanny or tutoring position. I am highly qualified and have experience with special needs, ABA therapy, and know American Sign Language. I am fully vaccinated and have my own car. Please reach out if you have any questions. I can provide quality references as well.

Recent review:

5.0
I hired Abigail for date night childcare over the weekend. She did a fantastic job taking care of my girls (6 and 8 years old). My family and I really like her. The kids described Abigail as Fun, Nice, Kind...

Reviewed by Marcela H.

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Denise C.


Germantown, MD

$15-20/hr10 yrs exp

Child Care/Babysitting

4.8

(5)

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I have approximately 20 years of experience with children. I have babysat school ages/toddlers, I taught Sunday school for elementary school age children and a nanny for child who has special needs. I have my 90 hours certification for early child care. I was a lead teacher at a Christian daycare for 2 years with 1-2-year-olds...

Recent reviews:

5.0
Denise is a pleasure to have at the house. She is very good with children. Also a very safe driver. Denise is also a big help around the house with dishes, meal prep and tidying up. She is an excellent...

Reviewed by Kaitlyn L.

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Brianne S.


Vienna, VA

$25-35/hr1 yrs exp

5.0

(1)

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Hi! I have three years of experience working one on one with children with special needs through volunteer work in high school and college, as that is something I have always loved to do. I graduated college with a B. S. in Psychology with a minor of pre-occupational therapy. I will be attending George Washington University for...

Recent reviews:

5.0
Brianne went above and beyond as a sitter for our 4-year-old and 2-year-old. She was punctual, made several crafts with the 4-year-old, calmed the 2-year-old when he was upset, handled bath and bedtime while we...

Reviewed by Chelsea F.

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Fabiana D.


Potomac, MD

$22-25/hr6 yrs exp

Baby-sitter

5.0

(2)

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I have been working as a nanny for over 5 years, taking care of kids age ranges from 3 months old- 12 years old and I have experience with special needs. I love spending time with kids, teaching, learning, and exploring with them. I love going for walks with them, going to the park, to the library, playing, coloring, reading,...

Recent reviews:

5.0
Amazing work and very reliable!!

Reviewed by Thais L.

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Elida V.


Germantown, MD

$25-45/hr7 yrs exp

Nanny/Tutoring/Pet Sitting/House Sitting

5.0

(3)

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I have always had a passion to work with children. This is why I am studying to become a teacher. I have been working for Montgomery County Department of Recreation Therapeutics as a companion and for Imagination Stage (theater company) where I have been a teacher assistant as well as an inclusion facilitator for over three...

Recent reviews:

5.0
Elida was such a fantastic match for our energetic 2-year-old. She always had an activity ready and she was so patient with tantrums and toddler back talk. Elida had excellent communication and we always felt...

Reviewed by Katy O.

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Maria R.


Vienna, VA

$27-35/hr9 yrs exp

Experienced Caregiver To All Ages

5.0

(3)

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Hello! Thank you for viewing my profile. I am a college educated babysitter with over 9 years of childcare experience. I have cared for children of all ages, from infants to preteens. I also have experience caring for children with special needs. I am also the eldest daughter of 11 children, so caring for children is my...

Recent reviews:

5.0
Maria is reliable and trustworthy. My kids enjoy their time with her.

Reviewed by Jennie K.

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Mary C.


McLean, VA

$35/hr10 yrs exp

EVENING AND WEEKEND BABYSITTER !! :)

5.0

(6)

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I'm 33 years old college grad nurse &phlebotomist, with about 15 years of babysitting experience as a side job on weekends Currently working with a nice family with a 3 yr old toddler. But available some evenings and weekends (depending on my schedule) My first job as a babysitter full-time was when I was 17 yrs old (2008)...

Recent reviews:

5.0
The whole family was very happy with Mary and my grandson whom she babysat was happy as a clam. We will definitely ask Mary to come back.

Reviewed by Heidi G.

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Paula V.


Potomac, MD

$25-40/hr5 yrs exp

5.0

(1)

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I am a punctual, educated, honest, patient, clean, creative, cheerful, responsible, respectful person. I really like outdoor activities such as walking, swimming, running, playing, I love watching movies, painting, drawing, listening to music. I have experience with children from six months to 16 years. I am psychology...

Recent review:

5.0
She is a good person and nanny, honest, responsibility, tender ,loving ,good cooker is the best option if you want a good nanny in your family.

Reviewed by Danieline M.

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Jamie C.


Germantown, MD

$20-30/hr10 yrs exp

Caregiver/Nanny/Tutor

5.0

(2)

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I am a mother of three grown children, one with special needs. I also have two grandchildren, ages 7 & 3 and 1 Golden doodle! I have a degree in Early Childhood Education, certification in Elementary Education, and extended experience with special needs children. My experiences have given me great opportunities to work closely...

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Elleigh J.

5.0

Our family loves having Elleigh babysit. She is always on-time, the kids love her, and she does a great job making them lunch and cleaning up around the house. We are so sad that she is moving, but I'm sure she will make another family very happy in her new town! We will miss you Elleigh!

- Shelley M.

Warda M.

5.0

She was 100% great. My son had a great time and I felt safe knowing he is cared for. He has special needs. She adapted the activities to meet his needs. I would recommend her.

- Candice W.

Shirley V.

5.0

Shirley worked for me for three years. She helped take care of my three daughters and kept our house amazingly clean and organized. Shirley is dependable, trustworthy, and a hard worker. I would definitely hire her again.

- Kara W.

Sue H.

5.0

Sue is a wonderful caregiver! She is nurturing, kind, fun and playful. I hired her to watch my 2 toddlers and my 4 month old infant, M-F, 9-2. Sue was engaging and very involved. She also taught my toddlers, fed them, put them down for naps and changed all their diapers. She would bring the baby to...

- Nyleve T.

Haley F.

5.0

Haley was awesome. My kids loved her. She played battleship, made arts and crafts and read stories with my kids. Haley communicated clearly with us through the evening. Haley has her own car so she can drive to and from our house. My kids can’t wait to have her babysit again.

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Special Needs Caregivers are rated 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 29,282 reviews of the 58,477 listed special needs caregivers.