Caring and energetic with over 18 years experience. A passion for young children coupled with strong child development skills contribute to a happy and fulfilling child care environment, well-practiced at homework supervision and providing academic guidance. Able to prepare nutritious snacks and meals to meet children's dietary needs. Enthusiastic about organizing and participating in sporting, creative, social and educational activities with children. Excellent track record of effectively facilitating a busy schedule, including transportation, for the children. Demonstrated effectiveness in implementing appropriate discipline. Proven ability to efficiently assume complete responsibility for children, pets and home while parents away. Verified establishment of close and trusting relationships with employers.
I've known Yolanda for ten years and I'd definitely recommend her. She is calm, intelligent, trustworthy, certainly dedicated to looking after our children. She doesn't flap - she deals with things in a capable way and uses her initiative. She's also capable of asking how we want to handle certain situations. She's also very good at organising the children. We had three children who were very close together, so it was like herding cats. She was very good at organising activities for them and taking them to places and bringing them safely home. I can't fault her at all!
She is very friendly and very good with the kids - obviously she has kids of her own. I would definitely recommend her. She looked after my little one from the age of 3 and his sister from the age of about 7. She would take them to play and read to them, looking after them at my place and sometimes at her place. She goes the extra mile if need be.
"Yolanda was friendly and quickly built a rapport with our 2 year old son who can be quite shy around strangers. She also without being asked even washed up all our dirty dishes. I would happily request Yolanda again as a sitter"
"Yolanda was great with our 8 month old baby. She took the time and care with her which we appreciated."
"Yolanda was great, instant rapport with our boy and very capable, got home and he was sleeping like an angel"
"Yolanda was very warm and engaging with my 11month old baby girl. She immediately helped with bath time and was very natural with my daughter. Would definitely use her again. "
"Yolanda was great - she was confident with our 3 month old son and we felt very comfortable with her. We would definitely have her back. "
"Yolanda looked after our 6-month old son for a whole evening. There were no problems at all, we were very happy and we would use her again."
"Yolanda was lovely. She got my daughters to finish dinner and was quick to build a rapport with them. After 20 minutes, I felt confident leaving the house. When I came back everyone was asleep. I would ask for Yolanda again."
"Yolanda took good care of our little girl, she even got her to have some lentils which she normally doesn't like."
"My little boy (almost 3) was not easy to get off my leg, but Yolanda was good. She kept calm, talked to him and tried to distract him despite him screaming at the top of his lungs. She wasn't phased by it. Within 5 minutes he was happy. By the time Yolanda had to leave, my boy was happy and gave her a kiss goodbye. It was hard leaving him with someone he had never met before, but knowing how KidSitter vets everyone made me feel safe. I would definitely recommend you and Yolanda. "
"Yolanda is a wonderful babysitter, I would recommend her without reservation. She's professional, experienced and great with children."
"Yolanda arrived a few minutes early, very kind. I would ask for her again. "
"Yolanda immediately established a relationship with my son. They played hide-and-sick as old friends. She put him to bed as I went out. All went smoothly. Well done Yolanda "