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Brianna
Currently living in: Columbia, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have a 7 year old brother and watched him every summer growing up while my parents where at work. He was only an infant when that started and that lasted until he was able to go to preschool. I loved every minute of it and because of that we are close now. I also babysat three little boys ranging
Chelsea
Currently living in: Central, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I am currently a Clemson University student, studying to be a special education teacher. As the second oldest in my family of 8, I feel as if I have been watching/caring for kids the majority of my life. Fortunately, I find much joy in working with children and I love being able to pour into their .
Meagan
Currently living in: Greenville, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

During high school and college, I was a nanny for children during the summers while their parents worked. I cooked, cleaned, ran errands, and provided care for the kids. Now that I am in my late 20s, I have lots of cousins and friends who have kids and I really enjoy spending time with them. I am ..
Kelly
Currently living in: Lexington, SC
Available to Start: 2014-06-01

I have worked with children for about 10 years now. In my church I volunteered at the nursery. I led a Sunday school class for our preschool. I was a nanny for a family of 3 girls for one summer and throughout the year. I was also a babysitter for 2 boys under the age of 5. I've worked at a daycare
Haley
Currently living in: Rock Hill, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Hi there!
Karastan
Currently living in: Chesnee, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have always nanny and the children are very respectful and wonderful and we get a long great
Virginia Boyd
Currently living in: Columbia, SC
Available to Start: 2014-07-01

I started babysitting for a 6-month-old twins on my street when I was 13 and have been babysitting them since then. Throughout high school, I babysat for various families with 4 or less children and sometimes for the duration of the weekend. I also have two younger sisters that I grew up watching an
Grace
Currently living in: Seabrook Island, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I am a currently a preschool special needs teacher. I am looking to switch from teaching to nannying. I currently hold a SC teaching certificate in early childhood/ elementary education (birth - 8th grade). I am also certified by DSS to teach and train preschool teachers (Birth - 4). I know baby sig
Barbara
Currently living in: Hanahan, SC
Available to Start: 2014-04-10

Successfully raised an adult son; care for children in home; mentor children in school system
Chelsea
Currently living in: Florence, SC
Available to Start: 2014-05-12

I have mainly babysat children from my church as well as provided Sunday School for kids ages 5-8. The children that I have babysat have been a variety of ages, ethnicities, and genders and have enjoyed them all.
Brittany
Currently living in: Pineville, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have babysat for several young children and for many family and friends. I like to teach the children and give them a healthy stimulus. I really like for the children to like me so if acting silly or playing games will help, I will do it.
Tracy
Currently living in: Columbia, SC
Available to Start: 2014-05-12

Since January, I have been working as a physical therapist at a children's hospital with children ages infant-17. I have previously worked as a therapist for children with autism (for approximately 8 months). I have previously worked as a elementary age tutor (approximately 6 months). I was
Annie
Currently living in: Rock Hill, SC
Available to Start: 2014-05-20

I have almost 10 years of experience working with newborns and toddlers! I have worked with twins before too. I'm very good at multi-tasking and caring for more than one child at a time! I'm very friendly, trustworthy and outgoing and always make sure the children are my first priority and that ...
Patty
Currently living in: Bishopville, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have worked in a variety of childcare settings. In addition to having over 20 years of babysitting experience, I took care of a family member's newborn for a summer when I was 12 and again during the summers between my freshman and sophomore years of college. I also worked as a nanny/office
Brittany
Currently living in: Charleston, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have worked for two different wonderful families as a nanny, and I have babysat for other families. I took the kids to and from school, helped with homework, did arts and crafts, played board games and participated in outdoor activities. I am very hands on and enjoy coming up with different things
Ashley
Currently living in: Florence , SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I absolutely love all children they are a wonderful blessing I'm great with children of any age rasied my little brother when we were young had a single working mother I cook clean etc
kaitlyn
Currently living in: Beaufort, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I started babysitting when I was only 7 years old with the help of my mom. I was 10 when I started watching children on my own. I have experience with kids of all ages, and those with special needs as well. I am comfortable with feeding tubes, as well as changing diapers and bathing. I love taking
Claudia
Currently living in: Columbia, SC
Available to Start: 2014-02-17

Professionally cared for three children ranging from newborn to five years old
Jo
Currently living in: Murrells Inlet, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Over fifteen years experience as a nanny, often with infants, and toddlers, and as a preschool teacher of three year olds.
Ursula
Currently living in: Greer, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Raised 2 children to be happy , successful adults
Colleen
Currently living in: Greenville , SC
Available to Start: 2014-01-23

As the second eldest of nine children I have been around children of all ages. I have learned to be calm and soothing for infants, think fast on my feet while caring for a toddler, and be creative with "bored" school aged children. I have provided a safe, happy and educational environment for the ..
Jordan
Currently living in: Clemson, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I babysit for couples when they have last minute plans, but I also used to babysit/nanny for 2 boys, age 4 with autism and age 8 with ADHD. I currently babysit for a 4 year old, Bella, in Seneca, on nights her parents would like to go out and have some free time (random date nights).
dawn
Currently living in: North Augusta, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

many years experience with multiple children and also sets of twins
Darbi
Currently living in: Gilbert, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

When I was 13 my little sister was born, I always help my mom take care of her. Then when I was 15 I was the only who took care of her. I always worked in the nursery at my church. I also have taken care of my baby cousins.
Katie
Currently living in: Rock Hill , SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Hello!
Ebony
Currently living in: Summerville, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

For the past 9 years (7 of those years paid), I've participated in part-time child care for ages 10 months to 6 years old. I graduated from college in May of 2012 and the job market has been a bit tough, but it seems like no matter what I do, I always come back to some sort of work with children, so
priscilla
Currently living in: Hardeeville , SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I always enjoy taking care babys I love kids
Allison
Currently living in: North Charleston , SC
Available to Start: 2014-01-13

Experience includes care of infants to fiddlers to potty training(!) To educating and finally caring for their well being.
Marie
Currently living in: Moncks Corner, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Private baby-sitting nursery team leader youth leader children's leader
Amy
Currently living in: Surfside Beach, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Hi, my name is Amy Smith, I'm 39 and have a 9 year old golden retriever named Ella. I lived in Charleston from 2001-2007 and was the Special Events Manager as well as ran my own business. I have been involved in recreation working in various positions including camps, recreational activities, after
Charlene
Currently living in: Chester, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have been a nanny for 8 children and have 2 grown sons of my own. I also have managed house that includes cooking, cleaning, shopping, taking children to doctors, picking up and dropping off at school.
Marjorie
Currently living in: Greenville, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

10 yrs pre school teacher 3yrs nanny for 6 children
Kelsey
Currently living in: Lake Wylie, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Hello, my name is Kelsey! I am very interested in babysitting for you. I am a sophomore in college. I have a lot of experience with children, and I've
Emma
Currently living in: Greenville, SC
Available to Start: 2014-05-15

Last summer I worked as a preschool teacher. I had a class of 22 four year olds. The past two years I have volunteered at the xx in Greenville. The summer before last I worked in a child development center. I worked in the infant room with 10 babies ranging from 3 months to 1 year old. I have been .
Alyssa
Currently living in: Gaston, SC
Available to Start: 2013-12-26

My name is Alyssa, I am 25 and have an associates degree and some of a bachelors. I have 7, going on 8 years of experience in both the nannying and babysitting realms. I started taking care of siblings and neighborhood children at 18 then progressed into serious sitting and nannying. I have made it
Hannah
Currently living in: Columbia, SC
Available to Start: 2014-01-07

I have sister who is 10 years younger than I am and have babysat her since she was 2. I also have babysat an infant and a 4 year old at once. I also have babysat for a 4 year old and a 6 year old at once. I have experience with multiple children at once.
Jamie
Currently living in: Anderson, SC
Available to Start: 2014-05-10

I have been employed by both the xx and the xx. During my first summer at the xx, I was a summer camp counselor for 5 and 6 year olds. During my second summer, I was the head counselor for 9 and 10 year olds. I planned and supervised activities and managed discipline. I also worked for the
Ashly
Currently living in: Newberry, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

i have provided help at my aunts dacare at a young age. Then at age 15 i took care of my great grandmother till she passed away, i organized her medication, made sure she took all of her medicaton on time.
Kelley
Currently living in: North Augusta, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

13 years teaching experience including pre-school, elementary, middle and high school. CPR and First Aid certified.
Tia
Currently living in: Myrtle Beach, SC
Available to Start: 2013-11-27

Friends or family members kids I have watched over them and have proven time and time again I'm the best!!!!
Yolanda
Currently living in: Sumter, SC
Available to Start: 2013-11-19

I have taken care of my nieces, sisters, and cousins.
jaquelyn
Currently living in: Taylors, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I am currently a preschool teacher for two year olds. I taught Sunday school to 3 year olds for four years.I have baby sat children since I was 12 and have worked with infants-10 year olds. I am cpr and first aid certified and have taken all e courses necessary to work in child care.
Annie
Currently living in: Greer, SC
Available to Start: 2013-12-12

Hey! I grew up in a family of thirteen so I have years of experience! I also have worked in a daycare and been a nanny for 2 families. I love kids!
Emnet
Currently living in: Columbia, SC
Available to Start: 2014-01-09

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Lacee
Currently living in: Anderson, SC
Available to Start: 2013-11-08

I have experience with early childhood education classes from middle school to high school. My first babysitting job was at the age of 14 for two children afterschool, their ages were 4 and 6. I worked at 2 daycare centers during high school. I was a temporary nanny for my nephew when he was born
Brittany
Currently living in: Columbia , SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I am currently 23 just graduated with my B.A degree. I have been caring for children since I was 16. I was a babysitter and a nanny all through out high school and the begining of college until I moved to South Carolina. I have worked for a family with two children, when I started they were 1 and 3.
Janice
Currently living in: Rock Hill, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

My name is Janice and I'm 45 years of age. I've been married for 22 years and have three wonderful children ages 21, 16 and 14. I know firsthand what is involved in taking care of children from birth throughout their young adult life. I understand no two kids are alike and realize how important i
Leslie
Currently living in: Hartsville, SC
Available to Start: 2013-10-31

I have taught school and afterschool care for a private christian school. As well as a daycare and babysitting.
Laura
Currently living in: Sumter, SC
Available to Start: 2013-11-04

I began babysitting for local military families at age 15. From newborns to age 12. In high school I took 3 years early childhood education and completed CPR certification and was registered to be able to work at a daycare. I was registered and worked in New Orleans, LA where I watched 8 children ..
chanett
Currently living in: Timmonsville, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Educational upbeat caring
Kaylee
Currently living in: North Augusta, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have been babysitting for the past 7 years. I have always loved kids and being able to be with them for a profession. I have taken care of twins, triplets, kids with special needs and large families. I am CPR certified and have very reliable transportation.
Whitney
Currently living in: Columbia, SC
Available to Start: 2013-11-29

Good morning!
Joy
Currently living in: Greenville, SC
Available to Start: 2013-10-12

I have several years of experience taking care of kids of all ages- I enjoy keeping kids active and taking them outside for fresh air! I understand the importance of good manners and respect, so I have always tried to teach and show it by my actions to the kids that I nanny.
Hannah
Currently living in: Greer, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have provided full time and part time childcare as a nanny and babysitter for five years and have also taught preschool in a private home.
terri
Currently living in: Isle Of Palms, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have provided childcare for a surgeon's family of three in Asheville, NC; and also for a restaurant owner's two children in Charlotte, NC (newborn and 2-yr-old). I also provided childcare for an 8-month-old with two twin sisters. With superb references and an enjoyment of children, I think you ...
Jill
Currently living in: Leesville, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have babysat for infants 7-10 months old and I also previously babysat for a family of 3 ages 3, 8, and 12. I am a very active caretaker/ babysitter and always like to come up with fun activities to do with the children. Some activities I've done with the children I previously babysat
Arielle
Currently living in: Rock Hill, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have babysat off and on since high school. In the past year, I have been more frequently been taking care of friend's children.
Kim
Currently living in: Aiken, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I am a mom of two girls and a teacher for over 20 years
Beth
Currently living in: Taylors, SC
Available to Start: 2014-05-01

I have been an educator for over 32 years
Michelle
Currently living in: Gaston, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Since I was 10 years old, I babysit children of all ages. The most children I've cared for at once was 9 with the Ages being (1) 6-month-old, (3) 2-year-olds, (2) 4-year-olds, (1) 6-year-old and (2) 9-year-olds. This occurred when I was 16.
deb
Currently living in: Surfside Beach, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I am a mother of one son. He is 27 years old and lives in California. From the age of 12 I babysat for the same family of 4 girls every year for 7 years. They were even in my wedding. The best years of my life growing up were spent with those children.
andrea
Currently living in: Bluffton, SC
Available to Start: 2014-05-10

Worked in a few childcare facilities love working with kids .
Montrey
Currently living in: Columbia, SC
Available to Start: 2014-05-01

I have helped raise my younger brother since birth. I was responsible for his scheduled meals and diaper changes. I would wake up during late nights to soothe him when he woke up from his slumber so that my mother could get her rest before going to work. I have also taken care of children outside of
Edith Maria
Currently living in: Anderson, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have worked in daycares, I have babysit in my home,but I've spent most of my time being a nanny. I am presently still working for a family I have been with for 12 years (very part-time).I'm looking for more hours.
Jessica
Currently living in: Florence, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have cared for all different ages of children; some with disabilities, some multiples, some families with four or more children and sometimes just one child with no issues. I have a wide variety of experience and truly enjoy working with children. I believe firmly in structure and routine, helping
Ashley
Currently living in: Lake Wylie, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

5 years experience as a live out nanny for twin infant boys as well as a boy and girl both elementary age. I babysat for years as a teenager and throughout high school . After high school I also taught toddler classes for 2 years. Followed by my nanny positions. I am looking to work as a nanny again
Catherine
Currently living in: Summerville , SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have been taking care of 4 children for the last ten years. When I started the youngest was 5 and now the oldest is 24
amy
Currently living in: Florence, SC
Available to Start: 2014-03-07

I group up don't everything from helping my mom as a teachers aid to a babysitter at a young age to even a nanny at a young age. and I miss it.I have been watch children at the age of 10 and a half. I am 30 now.
Mutinta
Currently living in: Charleston, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

My experience as a child care provider has been filled with amazing moments. Every family i become a part of has always been good to me. I get to care for these amazing children. I get to watch them grow and develop and I get to teach them too! It's been very rewarding in so many ways!
Georgia
Currently living in: Columbia, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

My last job i took care of triplets from 7am. town. 7pm i loved it i love what. i do and good at it.
Dena
Currently living in: Marion, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have cared for my little cousins that ranged in age 3-10 I have also cared for 2-3 and I have a 4 yr old son so I know about taking care of children :)
Ashley
Currently living in: Pelzer, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have had experience watching my nephews when they were younger. I also have a son who is 1 and have watched him by myself. I used to watch a few kids over summer a few years ago. I currently watch a 9 month old and a 4 year old. I am very good at entertaining and keeping them busy. I am very
Megan
Currently living in: Beaufort, SC
Available to Start: 2014-03-14

I have been babysitting since 8th grade. I have my associates degree in early child hood development. I am majoring in early child hood education. I have 4 years experience in day care centers from infants-kindergarten. I am working in a day care now with pre-k.
Roxanne
Currently living in: Simpsonville, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have done nanny care for 4yrs bathing,feeding,transporting,teaching learning skills.
Genevieve
Currently living in: Lexington, SC
Available to Start: 2014-05-13

All through high school I worked in a childcare facility and babysat almost every weekend for children of all ages. I have worked as a full time nanny for the past 5 summers, and was responsible for taking the children to activities, providing meals, coming up with activities, putting them into ...
Kaysee
Currently living in: Lyman, SC
Available to Start: 2014-03-10

Have 5+ years childcare experience, CPR and first aid certification and Child Development Associate
corene
Currently living in: Greenville, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Hi my name is Corene and I have been babysitting for about 6 years. I have had experience with children ages 6months to 12 years old. When I was younger I watched 3 children on a daily basis when they came home from school until 8:00pm. sometimes id even stay there all night. I helped them with thie
caroline
Currently living in: Columbia, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Kelly was 6-yrs old now he is 42-yrs old an attorney in Washington, DC.
Maxzine
Currently living in: Columbia , SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I've enjoyed the child or children, I've had the pleasure of caring for. Watching them grow and change is exciting to me.
Mary
Currently living in: Columbia,, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have nannied multiples twice and taken care of my 7 grandchildren under 7!! they range in age from 9mos to 7.
Elizabeth
Currently living in: Summerville, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Caring for children as young as infant age to age 13. Have cared for as little as one child at a time to 4 children at a time. Have cared for boys and girls. Have changed diapers, dressed, bathed, fed, played with children, transported from school.
Mikayla
Currently living in: Sumter, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have great experience in childcare, I love to help the children with homework, cleaning up after them, crafting, and also love reading with kids.
Patricia
Currently living in: Summerville, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I am a mother of 2 children ages 9 and 6 and I also am a Pediatric LPN with 16 years experience in the field. before I became a nurse I babysat for various aged children for about 10 years.
Abby
Currently living in: Indian Land, SC
Available to Start: 2014-09-15

I have a variety of child care experience. I started babysitting around 13 years old. I currently work with children with disabilities and coordinate a summer camp for 2-4 year olds with disabilities. I am CPR/AED/First Aid certified. I also worked as a lifeguard for about 8 years; I have nieces .
Kristian
Currently living in: Gilbert, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I worked for a family with newborn twins until they were two and their mom began to work from home. I then worked for a private academy for 3 years with infants up to children 5 years of age
Nora
Currently living in: Ft. Mill, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Have worked as a nanny and babysitter for more than 15 yrs. part time. Also have a medical background and specialize in newborn and infant care. Am available to help at night, if needed, with a newborn so that the family can sleep. Have stayed with some families from infant up to 3-4 yrs.Enjoy
Anna
Currently living in: Spartanburg, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have been a nanny for a family of two with a child who had special needs. I am a single mother who cares for her four year old daughter at all times.
Jane
Currently living in: Charleston, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have babysat, nannied, and taught children of all ages for many years and love it!
Kaelyn
Currently living in: Charleston , SC
Available to Start: 2014-07-01

I began my childcare career as a preschool teacher. I was with the school for around two years before deciding to become a nanny. As a knowledgeable caregiver, I was prepared with she appropriate lesson plans, crafts, and other activities. I fell in love with being a nanny as it gave me freedom to d
CYNTHIA
Currently living in: Spartanburg, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I WORKED FOR A LADY WHO WAS A FOSTER PARENT WHO HAD CHILDREN OF ALL AGES AND I LOVED THE KIDS WHOLEHEARTEDLY.
Melanie
Currently living in: Fort Mill, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have been a full time nanny for the past 6 years for the same family. I have helped to raise their two amazing children who have become a part of my family. I am there everyday from 7-5, and over the years have helped them learn and grow. I prepare meals for them, take them on educational
Nena
Currently living in: Fort Mill, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Hi! I am 50 years old and a mother of four children. I love children which is why I chose teaching as a profession. I began sitting for children at a young age and am drawn to them everywhere I go. I earned a certificate in Early Childhood Development prior to earning my BA in Elementary Education.
Dani
Currently living in: Greenville, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I started helping out in the church nursery at the age of 10. That's when I first realized that I loved working with children. I started babysitting for families when I was 12 and haven't stop since. I began nannying three and half years ago for twin 12 week old boys and I've been with the family ..
sonya
Currently living in: Cayce, SC
Available to Start: 2013-10-25

many years with babysitting and problem children living in my home for adjustment
Bryan
Currently living in: North Charleston, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have always been the the Babysitter for all of my friends children. I enjoy every minute of it.
Kirstin
Currently living in: Columbia, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Work with children tutoring and my own
mary
Currently living in: Moncks Corner, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I took care of my 2 grandchildren, both infants to 8 years old..read to them daily,played and sung songs to them..did about everything that would help develop them into a strong minded boy and girl.
Evelyn
Currently living in: Woodruff, SC
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I've been a nanny for 25 yrs. Like I said from birth to 15 in Mich. I'm working in S.C. right now for a 3 yr. old and 6 yr.old love my family. Both parents are Drs. school is across the street from their dad. and they go all day. So they have cut my hours. And I plan on working for a lot of years to
Sherry
Currently living in: Liberty,s.c., SC
Available to Start: 2013-10-07

I have twenty five years experience teaching from preschoolers to high school seniors.I am also a private tutor. I have worked with infants to high school seniors. I have teacher and nanny experience. I teach children with a curriculum for their age.I also have an AA Degree
amy
Currently living in: Sumter, SC
Available to Start: 2013-10-01

I have three grown children of my own; have had foster children; worked in a public school for over 14 years with special needs children; numerous babysitting jobs; have babysat my granddaughter

Fun facts about South Carolina

If your nanny likes apples, he/she will enjoy the South Carolina Apple Festival, the largest apple festival in South Carolina. And while your nanny is picking apples, tell him/her to look up into the sky. That’s because South Carolina has been declared a bird sanctuary. It is quite the site to watch the thousands of Purple Martins return to roost at sunset every spring and summer at Bomb Island on Lake Murray. Fun facts for your nanny about South Carolina include the following: South Carolina is an irregular triangular shape; it’s nickname is the “Palmetto State,” which refers to the official state tree called Sabal Palmetto; and the walls of the American fort on Sullivan Island in Charleston Harbor were made of spongy Palmetto logs. This helped protect the fort because the British cannonballs would bounce off the logs.