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Melinda

Kingsford,  NSW

Member Since September 2019
100% Response Rate
98% Completion Rate
  (22 Reviews)

Melinda

Kingsford,  NSW

Member Since September 2019
100% Response Rate
98% Completion Rate
  (22 Reviews)

RATES  

AU$32.00 / HOUR  |   AU$250.00 / DAY  |   AU$210.00 / OVERNIGHT

Hi 🙂 I’m a 40yo Australian mum (a native to the Eastern Suburbs). I love kids and have a valid WWCC, National Police Check and a brand new CPR & “First Aid in a Childcare Setting” certificate (I did my refresher course in Sept 2022). This covers Asthma & Anaphylaxis. I have also completed the “1-2-3 Magic”; “Tuning Into Kids” and “ParentWorks” programs. These programs teach emotion coaching and how to manage challenging behaviour. I previously worked in administration at a private school in Randwick (K-12 co-ed). My 11yo child has high functioning Autism/Aspergers (ASD1) and ADHD, so I have experience with additional needs. I have completed a workshop by ASPECT - “Emotional Regulation in Autism”. I also have experience in babysitting non-verbal children. I only accept “one off” or casual bookings; I don’t do nannying work on set days or on an ongoing/permanent basis - this is because my child has appointments and his needs change from week to week. (I don’t bring him to babysitting jobs with me - he stays with my parents). Due to my experience and the volume of booking requests I get on Sittr, I ask the same as a few other babysitters here - I require an additional $5 p/hr to be paid to me in cash. This is because Sittr does take a commission from our payments, and I require this $5 “surcharge” to bring my Sittr rate closer to what I charge privately. Please do not book me or send me a booking request if you are not okay with paying the additional $5 p/hr (direct to me). I have had 3 COVID vaccinations and also the 2022 Influenza vax. Feel free to message me if you’re interested in having me babysit your kids 🙂

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Hi 🙂 I’m a 40yo Australian mum (a native to the Eastern Suburbs). I love kids and have a valid WWCC, National Police Check and a brand new CPR & “First Aid in a Childcare Setting” certificate (I did my refresher course in Sept 2022). This covers Asthma & Anaphylaxis. I have also completed the “1-2-3 Magic”; “Tuning Into Kids” and “ParentWorks” programs. These programs teach emotion coaching and how to manage challenging behaviour. I previously worked in administration at a private school in Randwick (K-12 co-ed). My 11yo child has high functioning Autism/Aspergers (ASD1) and ADHD, so I have experience with additional needs. I have completed a workshop by ASPECT - “Emotional Regulation in Autism”. I also have experience in babysitting non-verbal children. I only accept “one off” or casual bookings; I don’t do nannying work on set days or on an ongoing/permanent basis - this is because my child has appointments and his needs change from week to week. (I don’t bring him to babysitting jobs with me - he stays with my parents). Due to my experience and the volume of booking requests I get on Sittr, I ask the same as a few other babysitters here - I require an additional $5 p/hr to be paid to me in cash. This is because Sittr does take a commission from our payments, and I require this $5 “surcharge” to bring my Sittr rate closer to what I charge privately. Please do not book me or send me a booking request if you are not okay with paying the additional $5 p/hr (direct to me). I have had 3 COVID vaccinations and also the 2022 Influenza vax. Feel free to message me if you’re interested in having me babysit your kids 🙂

Availability

Days Times
All days 8:00 am to 12:00 am

Reviews

Tegan O .       November 2022

Lovely and personable, connected with our 7 month old son instantly. Would recommend Melinda.

Chelsea C .       November 2022

Melinda was flexible and responsive when our plans changed due to a sudden onset of food illness. Melinda took care of my child when I was unable to and I’m grateful for that.

Tom S .       October 2022

Great person. Fantastic experience. Would recommend.

Andrea D .       October 2022

Easy going person, great with kids
Thanks a lot

Josh T .       October 2022

Mel was amazing with our 13 month old girl. Especially given our little one had some teething issues pop up a few days prior and was quite grizzly. We’re so thankful Mel took it all in her stride and was able to comfort her and get her to sleep. Would highly recommend Mel.

Anna B .       November 2022

Melinda was great. My little girl warmed to her quickly which was really nice as she’s often quite shy.
Happy to recommend Melinda and would hire her again.

Caroline P .       November 2022

Melinda was great, we will definitely book her again.

Alison D .       September 2022

Gregory H .       September 2022

Melinda was great! Really helpful and lovely to our little boy and the family pup. Thank you very much for looking after us.

Vanessa B .       September 2022

Melinda is lovely, calm and patient. Bodhi enjoyed her company and she adapted well to his needs.
She went above and beyond and washed the dishes and put the dinner away (thank you!)
Would highly recommend her.

Lucienne W .       September 2022

My eleven month old son was immediately at ease and happy with Melinda. I got regular photo updates, throughout the day too, which was so reassuring. Melinda even helped with folding the clean laundry and emptying the dishwasher. I’d definitely like to book Melinda again in the future.

Rachel J .       February 2020

Melinda was wonderful and immediately connected with my 15 month old. She got involved from the moment she arrived and made it easy for me to leave. Communication was appreciated. Many thanks and looking forward to next time!

Sylvia G .       February 2020

Melinda was great, such a big help, thank you. My daughter had a really enjoyable time. I would be so happy to have Melinda watch her again.

Emmy N .       February 2020

Melinda is warm and friendly and takes the job seriously. She made sure our two daughters were well looked after during our visit to Sydney. The girls listened to her instructions and cuddled up with her during a movie and had no problem saying goodbye to us.

I would recommend Melinda and happily hire her again.

John O .       November 2019

Melinda was excellent and we were delighted with her.
She was kind and caring with our son and we couldn't have asked for anymore.

Emma F .       October 2019

Melinda was wonderful with my two kids (aged 1 and 4 years). She is warm and engaging, as well as reliable and trustworthy. I would definitely book her again the the future.

Julie P .       October 2019

Melinda arrived on time, was super friendly and approachable. My two girls, 2 and 3.5, had no issue with being left with her 15 mins after she arrived and they had a great day with her. Melinda sent me regular, unprompted updates. She took the girls to my local park and played with them all day. I would definitely recommend Melinda to anyone.

Bryony M .       October 2019

Sensational! Will definitely book with Melinda again.

Francesco B .       October 2019

This was the second time that Melinda looked after our daughter: everything went well, and Penny definitely likes her.
We absolutely recommend her and hope to have looking after Penny again!

Kim B .       October 2019

Melinda was absolutely terrific. She took the shift at short notice and was amazing with my son. Made the day go so much more smoothly, brilliant and my 14 month old loved her.

Francesco B .       October 2019

Very nice person, our daughter liked her immediately.
I’d definitely recommend Melinda and would be happy to have her again!

References

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Skills

Age Groups

Services

Melinda prefers a maximum number of 4 children per booking.

Education

2018 - Sydney University

ParentWorks

2018 - ASPECT (Autism Spectrum Australia)

Emotional Regulation In Autism

2017 - Thrive

Tuning Into Kids

2016 - MOCS

1-2-3 Magic

2010 - TAFE NSW

Companion Animal Services - Cert III & IV (Professional Dog Training, Basic Veterinary Nursing)

2003 - Eastern Suburbs Business Enterprise Centre

Small Business Management - Cert IV