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117 special needs caregivers are listed in Grand Rapids, MI

The average rate is $16/hr as of April 2024

The average experience for nearby special needs caregivers is 5 years

Special needs caregivers in Grand Rapids, MI

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Amy S.


Grand Rapids, MI

$15-28/hr3 yrs exp

Special Needs Care Experience

5.0

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As a Foster parent and mother I gained experience with Autism, ADHD, ADD and Sensory integration. As a Nanny I gained experience with a G tube, a seizure plan, OT, PT, ST for limited mobility, blindness, cognitive and hearing impairment.
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Claire P.


Grand Rapids, MI

$11-28/hr2 yrs exp

Creative Sitter And Compassionate Caregiver

5.0

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I have a passion for helping others and sharing my passion for art. I love to work creatively with children and adults. I have over 10 years of experience working with children of all ages. I also have experience working with children and adults with special needs. For the past 6 months I have been a caregiver for an elderly...

Recent review:

5.0
Claire is fantastic. We are so lucky to have found her. She provides such loving care and is so personable and reliable. SO GRATEFUL! Would hire her over and over!

Reviewed by Amy B.

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Megan F.


Grand Rapids, MI

$20-30/hr7 yrs exp

5.0

(1)

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Hello! I have over 12 years of experience working hands on with children during various babysitting/nannying jobs. I also have approximately 7 years of experience working in Home Health Care as a care provider. During these jobs I often worked with individuals living with complex health issues and/or disabilities. I have...
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Jaydenn K.


Grand Rapids, MI

$14-19/hr4 yrs exp

Looking To Care For An Individual Who Wants Companionship!

5.0

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Hello everyone! I have recently graduated from WMU and looking for a summer job for the time being. I'm looking for a full time, M-F position. I have 4+ years of experience of being a caregiver for a young man with special needs and it is still my favorite job to this day. I love being involved in their development and getting...
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Ashley R.


Grand Rapids, MI

$20-25/hr7 yrs exp

5.0

(1)

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Hi! I'm Ashley and I have seven plus years experience working with individuals of varying needs and disabilities. I've been hired for special events as well as regular care.

Recent review:

5.0
Ashley has been an amazing caregiver for my wheelchair bound Aunt who has cognitive disability and early onset dementia. She has been an asset and miracle worker to our family and Aunt. I would absolutely...

Reviewed by Care member

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Shelby P.


Grand Rapids, MI

$16-27/hr6 yrs exp

5.0

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Hi! I am 24 years old. I am studying to be a nurse at Grand Valley State University. I was a Certified Nursing Assistant for 2 years at Trinity Health St. Mary's Hospital. I am CPR certified and have work with kids as small as 3 months to kids that have special needs since I was 15. All of my friends and family will agree when I...

Recent reviews:

5.0
Shelby has watched my 3 children under 3 years old and one has special needs and she was great! My 3 year old loved her and kept asking when she was coming back.

Reviewed by Krystel H.

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Grace A.


Grand Rapids, MI

$17-25/hr8 yrs exp

Child Care Available

5.0

(3)

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Hi my names Gracy! I'm very patient with children and infants and love helping them learn while also having fun. I have several years of experience aiding and assisting special needs infants/children and adults. I like to be dependable and responsible by being well-planned and thought out, while also knowing that things have a...

Recent reviews:

5.0
Grace was wonderful with my daughter. She was very attentive and caring and my daughter was comfortable with her, putting me at ease. She reached out with questions in advance and showed up on time. I couldn’t...

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Iesha R.


Grand Rapids, MI

$20/hr10 yrs exp

Childcare Provider

5.0

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My mother has run a daycare since I was 6 years old. At the age of 12, I was added to her license and began babysitting on my own. I was a nursery aid for 2 years, and I have been a nanny since 2018. I have first aid training and CPR/AED certification. Throughout my child care experience, I have cared for children as young as a...

Recent reviews:

5.0
Iesha has cared for both of our daughters several times and does a wonderful job. She was able to get our little one (1 1/2) to bed during a sleep regression as well as entertain our 11 year old daughter. We...

Reviewed by Liz S.

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Sarah B.


Grand Rapids, MI

$18-25/hr10 yrs exp

Nanny/ Childcare

4.0

(1)

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I have 25 years of experience in teaching, caring and interacting with children of all ages. If you are looking for someone who enjoys doing crafts, is active and loves to be silly, loves to read story books, and will rock your little ones to sleep, I am that nanny! I enjoy teaching children by involving them in hands on...

Recent review:

4.0
Sarah watched our girl's for a few months. Sarah excels at Art projects and providing educational experiences.

Reviewed by K V.

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Kate H.


Grand Rapids, MI

$20-32/hr10 yrs exp

Crafts And The Outdoors MOST FUN EVER

5.0

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CURRENTLY OFFERING: Day time appointments Date night **Hourly minimum: $20/hr. - ABOUT ME: 29-years-old. Social Worker. Grand Valley State University alumni. GVSU Grad student. - EXPERIENCE: Build-A-Bear Workshop Elementary Team Lead at Boys & Girls Club Bashor Children's Home (Residential) Wedgwood Christian Services...

Recent reviews:

5.0
Kate is amazing with kids! We have three children (ages 3, 5, 7) who've had very little interaction with sitters for the past two years due to the pandemic. Kate engaged with them immediately- through games...

Reviewed by Stephanie W.

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Joyce S.


Grand Rapids, MI

$10-15/hr6 yrs exp

Reliable And Friendly Nanny With A Passion For Childcare

5.0

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My name is Joyce. I will be moving to Grand Rapids at the beginning of June, but I am originally from Brazil. Some of my interests include sports, reading, kids, learning about different cultures, and exploring new places and languages. Some of my strengths include my adaptability to new positions, my passion and motivation to...

Recent reviews:

5.0
Joyce was amazing. I interviewed her for my daughter and immediately loved her. I had guest in town with little ones and instantly contacted her to help. With no hesitation she was here to care for 10 year old...

Reviewed by Tina M.

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Maddie S.


Grand Rapids, MI

$13-23/hr9 yrs exp

Sitter/Nanny

5.0

(1)

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Hello! I am so excited to be on your potential list for a summer nanny! I am a 2022 College graduate and am currently teaching special education at the elementary level ! I am currently looking for a summer nannying position after the school year (early June) until I have to head back to my classroom (early-mid August). I have...

Recent review:

5.0
Maddie helped us out last minute and did a great job with our kids. Very friendly and reliable!

Reviewed by Douglas B.

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Jaydenn K.


Grand Rapids, MI

$15-18/hr8 yrs exp

Looking For A Nanny Position For Summer Fun!

5.0

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Hello! I am a 23-year-old graduate student looking to provide care on occasional weekends! I have ample experience working with children of all ages, from 3 months-11 years old. Most of my experience comes from working with children and young adults with special needs and that's where my passion comes from. Working with a range...

Recent reviews:

5.0
Jaydenn was excellent! She responded within an hour to a very last minute booking and helped us out big time. She did great taking care of two under two as well as bedtime.

Reviewed by Care member

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Jessica D.


Grand Rapids, MI

$20/hr7 yrs exp

Graduate Student Looking For Evening/Weekend Opportunities

5.0

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Hello! My name is Jess! I am a full time graduate student studying physical therapy at GVSU and am looking for some occasional babysitting opportunities! Since I am a student, my schedule will vary - but I am generally available in the evenings on weekdays and most of the day Friday through Sunday! I babysat all through high...

Recent review:

5.0
Jess watched my kids for a full day while I was at work. She was on time, helped my son get on and off the bus, and even stayed a little longer to play with my daughter after school because she was so excited...

Reviewed by Ruth M.

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Amanda G.


Grand Rapids, MI

$17-30/hr10 yrs exp

Over 10+ Years Experience, Energetic Professional Ready To Entertain Your Child/Children & Or Pets!

5.0

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Hello, My name is Amanda & I'd love to apply for your position. I took a babysitter course through our local hospital where I worked as a nurse assistant. I have lots of childcare experience from the age of 14. I've cared for infants to pre-teens, including children on the spectrum or with seizure disorders. (My ex-husband had...

Recent review:

5.0
Amanda was very reliable, full of energy & helped with things around the house while she cared for our son last summer! She took him places all the time & was fully engaged with him while my husband & I were at...

Reviewed by Sarah D.

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Savannah G.


Grand Rapids, MI

$36/hr10 yrs exp

Experienced Caregiver And Educator

5.0

(1)

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Hello! I'm an experienced and dedicated individual with a passion for providing quality care to children. With a 5 year background as a 6th grade teacher and and a bachelor's degree in elementary and special education, I bring a wealth of knowledge and understanding to childcare. As the oldest of 7 siblings, I have honed my...

Recent review:

5.0
Came with activities and great energy! Kids loved her!

Reviewed by Kristi K.

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Delaney H.


Grand Rapids, MI

$20-25/hr6 yrs exp

Experienced Fun-loving Babysitter Willing To Work Around Schedules

5.0

(1)

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Hello! I started off babysitting for family and friends at about 13 years old and since then I have expanded to anyone in need of a caregiver. I have experience working at a daycare center where I was an assistant teacher for children 3 to 4 years old. At the daycare I enjoyed helping the children with crafts, reading, and...

Recent review:

5.0
We interviewed Delaney for a full-time nanny position for our two girls. She showed up to the interview on-time and did a great job. We asked questions around her top 3 responsibilities as a nanny, what she...

Reviewed by Annie M.

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Katherine S.


Grand Rapids, MI

$17-30/hr10 yrs exp

Energetic And Fun Loving Sitter!

5.0

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I'm a positive and energetic person who adores kids. I am the proud "Fun Aunt" to my beautiful 3-year-old Niece and my firecracker 6-year-old Nephew. I graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Speech Language Pathology. Not only did I grow up as the (go to) babysitter on my street for 15+ years, I am...

Recent review:

5.0
Kate is wonderful! She actually reached out to our family through Care.com after seeing a post about our need for help with remote learning when school closed due to COVID-19. I'm so glad she did! She was great...

Reviewed by Elissa H.

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Anna B.


Grand Rapids, MI

$20/hr10 yrs exp

Special Needs Caregiver

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I have experience with children with : ASD - coursework and placement in a kindergarten for students with ASD ADHD - nanny and tutor experience for several students with ADHD Learning disabilities - personal caregiver for a sister with learning disabilities Developmental delay - coursework and teaching experience with children...
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Carol T.


Grand Rapids, MI

$10-20/hr10 yrs exp

nanny for special needs children

1.0

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In my past 15 years, I have cared for a mentally challenged child, a deaf child and many children with ADD and ADHD. I have enjoyed these experiences as I have witnessed the many successes these children have achieved. I feel that the loving spirit that is given from each child is my best reward.

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Recent special needs caregiver reviews in Grand Rapids, MI

Claire P.

5.0

Claire is fantastic. We are so lucky to have found her. She provides such loving care and is so personable and reliable. SO GRATEFUL! Would hire her over and over!

- Amy B.

Ashley R.

5.0

Ashley has been an amazing caregiver for my wheelchair bound Aunt who has cognitive disability and early onset dementia. She has been an asset and miracle worker to our family and Aunt. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone.

- Care member

Shelby P.

5.0

Shelby has watched my 3 children under 3 years old and one has special needs and she was great! My 3 year old loved her and kept asking when she was coming back.

- Krystel H.

Grace A.

5.0

Grace was wonderful with my daughter. She was very attentive and caring and my daughter was comfortable with her, putting me at ease. She reached out with questions in advance and showed up on time. I couldn’t recommend her more!

- Care member

Iesha R.

5.0

Iesha has cared for both of our daughters several times and does a wonderful job. She was able to get our little one (1 1/2) to bed during a sleep regression as well as entertain our 11 year old daughter. We love having her watch our girls.

- Liz S.

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Ratings for Grand Rapids, MI special needs caregivers listed on Care.com

Average Rating4.6 / 5

Special Needs Caregivers in Grand Rapids, MI are rated 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 36 reviews of the 117 listed special needs caregivers.