“Meet a Sitter” Monday

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Meet April!

April Johnson

My name is April J. and I have been with Stellar Sitters since June 2016. I am 27 years old and I will be graduating from Campbell University’s Pharmacy Program in May 2017. I grew up in a small town by the name of Chase City, VA. I completed my undergraduate courses at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA as a Biology Major followed by a Master’s Degree in Clinical Research at Campbell University. I began babysitting at the age of 15 and have continuously been doing so since then. I have experience with all ages of children and have usually been requested to watch at least 3 children at one time. I am very involved in my church especially with Sunday School and Vacation Bible School and have overseen large groups of children by myself for many years. My hobbies include traveling, spending time with family and friends, reading, and participating in community events. I absolutely adore working with children and being able to incorporate educational material while entertaining them as well!

“Meet a Sitter” Monday

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Meet Mary!

Mary

Hi there! My name is Mary G,, I attend NC State University during the school year pursuing an Elementary Education degree with a concentration in STEM (Science Technology Education and Math). I’ll be a senior this year! I love dogs, the outdoors, painting, bike riding, dance, education and travel. You will find me with my nose in a book before in front of the tv! I started childcare at the age of 13 and the rest was history! Over the past 7 years I have built experience as an occasional sitter, summer nanny, k-5 classroom intern, and a dance instructor with specific involvement in preschool and competitive programs. I am passionate about working with children and look forward to a life dedicated to helping children grow and learn! I am a firm believer that childcare and education is a lifestyle, not a “job.”  I am always ready for adventurous play with children of all ages. I’m enthusiastic about the opportunity to work under Stellar Sitters and look forward to meeting some great kiddos!

“Meet a Sitter” Monday

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Meet Sabina!

Sabina

My name is Sabina K., and I have been with Stellar Sitters since August 2015. I am 18 years old and I’m finishing my freshman year at North Carolina A&T state University. I am CPR certified. I have plenty of experience with all age groups due to helping out in my church’s sunday school from age 12 until age 17. I also worked at YMCA as an after school counselor which gave me more experience with school age children. My specialty is infants and toddlers mainly because I babysat for a family with a 3 month old and a 2 year old for several months while I was in high school.

“Meet a Sitter” Monday

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Meet Jena!

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My name is Jena G. I am 23 years old. I have been working for Stellar Sitters since April 2016. I am currently a full-time student at Liberty University Online; majoring in Christian Leadership and Business Management. I also currently work part-time as the 5th/6th grade Aftercare Teacher for Grace Christian. I have been babysitting for about 10 years now! I’ve always enjoyed my time with kids. I have experience with children of all ages; anywhere from newborn to high school age. I have experience watching a large number of children at one time. I have babysat up to 4 kids at once, but also sat for more in group settings. I love babysitting because my inner child always comes out when I see the fun and joy in the kids I babysit.

 

“Meet a Sitter” Monday

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Meet Liisa!

Liisa

My name is Liisa M. I am 26 years old finishing my degree in Kinesiotherapy from Shaw University this July. I have just signed on with Stellar Sitters and am so excited because I love babysitting. Children have such unique minds and perspectives and I love their continual energy. I have been babysitting/caring for children for the last fifteen years, ages ranging from infants to young teenagers. I currently coach track and field and cross country at Saint Mary’s School and formerly coached gymnastics of all levels. I moved to Raleigh from Michigan almost two years ago and feel at home here because of Hope Community Church. When I am finished with school I hope to be a pediatric physical therapist. In my free time I love to read, hike, and take photographs of people!

“Meet a Sitter” Monday

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Meet Cole!

Cole Eddings

My name is Cole E. and I’m 19 years old. I’m currently a Geology major with a minor in Nonprofit Management and Leadership at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. I am the President of an organization called Students Helping Honduras whose mission is to end extreme poverty and violence in Honduras through education and youth empowerment. After graduation I hope to join the Peace Corps in a Latin American country so that I may work towards making a difference in developing nations. I have two younger sisters, 10 and 16, who have given me plenty of hands on experience through the years. On top of that I worked at Camp Seafarer for two years as a counselor to girls ages 7-15 teaching them engine repair for a variety of boats while living in a cabin with 15 other children at night. I look forward to meeting your kiddos!

“Meet a Sitter” Monday

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Meet Martha!

Martha

My name is Martha M. and I am 18 years old. I graduated from Wakefield High school, and in my senior year of high school I interned at a day care in a class of 1 – 2 year olds. I now attend Wake Technical Community College and I plan to become a Dietician and Interior Designer on the side. I also volunteer at my church, Elevation, with toddlers who are 1-2 years old. I have experience with children ages one to six years old. I love doing arts & craft activities. A couple interesting facts about me are that I was born in Nairobi, Kenya, I am bilingual, I speak English and Swahili. I love working out and healthy eating, but still indulge in not so healthy foods.

“Meet a Sitter” Monday

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Meet Meredith!

Meredith

My name is Meredith C., I am 22 years old, and I am from Richmond, Virginia! I have just started working with Stellar Sitters and will be graduating from North Carolina State University this May with a Communication major. I began caring for children when I was 12 years old and have continued doing so ever since. I have experience with all ages and have sat for up to six children by myself. For the past year, I was on staff part time at my church here in Raleigh as Elementary Director of our children’s ministry. This job only grew my love for children and desire to work with them upon graduating! I enjoy babysitting because I adore the innocence and livelihood of children, and love getting to play just a small, influential part in their lives. While babysitting, I love playing outside, doing arts and crafts, going on fun trips to the park, museum, or pool, and baking special treats with the kids! Outside of babysitting, I am very involved with my church, Providence Baptist, where I am still involved in the children’s ministry as well as our student ministry. I absolutely love to cook and bake, be creative, and share the love of Christ with children in Raleigh and abroad!

“Meet a Sitter” Monday

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Meet Barrett!

Barrett

My name is Barrett R. and I am 24 years old. I just recently started working with Stellar Sitters. I graduated from Meredith College in May 2014 with a Child Development major and K-6 license. I have been babysitting since I was 12 years old, after I completed a certified babysitter course from Wake-Med. I have experience with all ages of children and have sat for up to five at a time and more with group settings. I currently teach first grade in Wake County. My passion for working with children is evident based on my career choice. I love the way young children’s minds work. I believe their kind hearted nature can teach adults an appreciation for life in a new way. The spirit and hearts that children have can change the world. Working with children allows me to appreciate life in a happy care-free way. I love doing arts and crafts, playing outside, playing games, and taking kids to museums. As a first grade teacher, I have taken a lot of field trips to different places in the Raleigh area. Outside of babysitting I enjoy going to church, the beach with my family, traveling to see new places, and learning a new hobby.

“Meet a Sitter” Monday

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Meet Lisa!

Lisa Ives

I am an active mother of three grown children.  I was a stay at home mom for 20 years.  I have experience with children of all ages in childcare, tutoring, and teaching.  I am a graduate student at Meredith.