“Meet a Sitter” Monday

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Meet China!

My name is China D.  I am 26 years old and I live in Raleigh, NC. I am new to Stellar Sitters but I am very excited about this new journey. I graduated with my BS in Physical Education from North Carolina Central University in 2012. Since then I had the opportunity to be a recess coach where I created a safe and fun environment for school age children with Playworks NC. Now I am currently working as a Physical education teacher for elementary aged children in Raleigh, NC and I love it so much. I also have experience working with children in before/after school programs as well as summer camps. I truly enjoy working with children they bring so much joy into my life.

“Meet a Sitter” Monday

Monday, November 6th, 2017

Meet Andrea!

My name is Andrea W. I am 36 years old and I live in Cary, NC. I have been working with children of all ages most of my adult life. I love working with kids. They bring me such joy and happiness. Watching them grow and learn is the best part. I currently work in a daycare. I am the lead teacher in the young toddler room ( 9 mos- 16/17mos). I have been here for about 3 years and I love my job. I have worked with 2’s, infants and toddlers. I am SID trained and I also have first aid and CPR training. I have worked with the YMCA after school and summer camp program. I babysit for a couple of families on different occasions. I love being a part of a child’s life. I nurture, teach and the best part is to have fun.

“Meet a Sitter” Monday

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Meet AJ!

Hi! My name is AJ. Currently I’m a full time pre-school teacher. I work at The Children’s Place of Macedonia Baptist Church in Cary. I work with all ages, but this year I’m working with the three and four year olds. Last year I worked in the toddler and infant rooms as a lead teacher. I’ve been working there for almost two years. I’m 26 years old. I’m married and have two kids. I have a five year old daughter named Camryn and a 1.5 year old son named Braedon. I grew up and live in the Raleigh/Cary area. I went to Panther Creek High School and started at Wake Tech. I love art, traveling, and I have a need for adventure. I adore children. I love watching them grow, explore and learn. I’m energetic, and outgoing.

“Meet a Sitter” Monday

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Meet Beth!

I’ve been with Stellar Sitters for going on 6 months now. As a graduate of Liberty University with an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, I have a passion for helping hurting children and adolescents. This passion began at an early age when I began babysitting at age 14. I have finally made that passion into a career and work part time helping adolescents with eating disorders and part time as a Stellar Sitter. I have a wide variety of experience with children ages newborn through 16. Children are a blessing to be around. They bring so much love and laughter to my life. It’s an honor to be a Stellar Sitter.

“Meet a Sitter” Monday

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Meet Kelly!

My name is Kelly S.  I live in Raleigh, NC and have been working with Stellar Sitters since September 2017.  I am 48 years old and a teacher at a private preschool/daycare within the corporate offices of a Raleigh business.  I have been employed since November 2015.

I have a BS in secondary education.  I taught traditional school for eight years, I homeschooled my children for the majority of their school until high school.  I returned to the public school for two years as a Teacher Assistant in ID Moderate (special needs) classes.

I have been babysitting since I was 10 years old.  As a mom, I chose to stay home with my children, so to financially enable me to do this, I cared for many children over the years in my home.  My longest charge was a young boy I began caring for when he was six weeks old.  I kept him full-time, and, sometimes, even overnight.  I cared for him until he went to school.  At that time, I continued to keep him after school, teacher workdays, and summers.  In 2014 his family relocated, but he will continue to visit me for days at a time (even full weeks in the summer).  He is like family. This young man is also diabetic, but I am equipped to care for this need.

In working with the special needs children, I cared for many children with varying physical and mental needs.  I have also cared for children in my home with physical needs as well.  I have cared for children who:

  • are wheel-chair bound
  • have feeding tubes
  • are diabetic
  • have Panhypopituitarism (daily shots and other medications)
  • are paralyzed and need to have diapers changed
  • have a colostomy bag (and had to change it)
  • have down syndrome
  • have autism

I also have a limited ability with sign language and working with deaf children.

I have three children and four grandchildren.  I babysit because I enjoy children.  The babies are sweet, the toddlers are funny, and the older kids are fun.  I really enjoy playing boards games, doing crafts, coloring and reading books with the children I watch. They can try to teach me video games, but I grew up on ATARI, so I’m pretty hopeless with modern games! ☺

In my personal life I enjoy my church, The Summit, and I am very involved in the local theatre of the Raleigh area.  

 

“Meet a Sitter” Monday

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Meet Kelly!

Hi! My name is Kelly D. I am originally from Massachusetts and I have been babysitting since around the time I was 12.  I was also a nanny for a family for four years and became a part of their family. I am a senior at NCSU majoring in Fashion and Textiles and minoring in Business Administration. This past summer I was a merchant analyst intern for Kohl’s in Wisconsin. At NCSU, I work in the College of Textiles Dean’s Office and volunteer at the Avent West Church mentoring children from grades 1-5. I love helping the kids with homework and playing fun games with them. I volunteer twice a week and being with the kids is my favorite time of the week. I love being around kids because they always put a smile on my face. I recently joined Stellar Sitters and am excited for the chance to work with more children!

“Meet a Sitter” Monday

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Meet Jamie!

Hello! My name is Jamie and I graduated from the University of La Verne in La Verne, California in May 2016 with a major in Child Development and a minor in Ethnic Studies. I moved to Raleigh in August 2016 to pursue my PhD in School Psychology at North Carolina State University. I have had multiple practicum placements in preschools throughout my undergraduate career and have worked in preschools as both a substitute teacher and instructional aide. I have also worked in Sunday school classes for children from birth through fifth grade over the course of nine years, and am currently serving in the preschool classroom at my current church in Raleigh. I have also been a summer camp counselor for multiple summers working with children ranging from preschool through high school and have babysat for almost ten years now. I became a Stellar Sitter because I love and miss working with children and it is also a great break from research and studying!

“Meet a Sitter” Monday

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Meet Lauren!

Hi! My name is Lauren P., I’m 26, and I graduated with my BA in Elementary Education and my Masters in Education from the University of Florida in 2013. Since then, I’ve taught two years of 3rd grade in Florida and then continued to tutor in English overseas in Central Asia. I’ve been interning and nannying for several years, even before getting my degrees. I absolutely love children and how they are still teaching me even now! I recently started nannying with Stellar Sitters. Amanda is wonderful and the families I’ve met with have been some of the nicest I’ve ever met!

“Meet a Sitter” Monday

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Meet Carrie!

Hi! I’m Carrie M. and I majored in education at UNC. Post graduation, I taught 2 years of preschool at the Duke School. Then I went on to nanny for a family for two years and have continued to watch them a few times a year now. I’ve been working with children of all ages for the past 17 years. I now run an online business where I travel the USA giving motivational speeches to colleges and offices! I’ve been with Stellar Sitters the past year and have loved all the families that I’ve gotten to work with!

“Meet a Sitter” Monday

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Meet Grace!

My name is Grace C. and I am 27 years old! I moved to Cary from NY in 2013 with my family and immediately fell in love with NC! Right now I live in the Cameron Village area and couldn’t be happier! I just wrapped up a seven year career at the YMCA as a Youth Director where I oversaw a couple of Before and After School programs. I just started a new position with a company called Lululemon as a Key Leader/Sales Floor Leader. While I do miss the Y- I am excited for new beginnings and adventures with Lululemon, and am grateful for the opportunity to still work with kids and their families through Stellar Sitters!!