I have been a mother’s helper since I was 9, which consisted of my two younger sisters, my younger
brother, my three younger cousins, and three children of a family friend. I have been a babysitter since I
was 10, mostly for family and close family friends. I have also babysat a child with a heart condition
called Ebsteins Anomaly, that needed to be medicated at certain times of the day. I worked in my
church nursery for a year when I was 12 and 13. As well as tutor special needs children with Attention
Deficit Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism, and for the Hard of Hearing
(although I’m a little rusty on my ASL). Now I am a big sister yet again! I volunteer once a week at St. John's SwapNPlay where I take my passion of Theatre and share it with the young minds while they are still little sponges.
Training & Qualifications
Mother’s Helper for 9 years (for 9 children over time)
Babysitter for 7 years (Including Children with Medical
Summer Nanny for 1 year (for 3-6 children)
Tutor for 1 year with Special Needs Children (Including
ADD, ADHD, Autism, and Hard of Hearing).
I have experience with Newborns (0-1) and Young Children (2-8).
I will sit for up to two children at a time, depending on the age.
Hello, I’m Amanda and I’m looking forward to getting to know your family! I’m 17 years old, and grew
up in the suburbs and city of Chicago, Illinois, but have recently moved from Bentonville, Arkansas to
Portland, Oregon. I come from a medium sized family of 6, which would include my mother, myself, and
my two younger sisters, and two little brothers. I consider myself very experienced since
I have worked with children who have special needs, as well as younger children in my family, for
extensive periods of time. I’m good with dogs (large and small) but am VERY ALLERGIC TO CATS. My biggest hobby is theatre, whether thats back stage, front of house, advertising, fundraising, or on stage!
Availability & Preferences
Just ask, and I'll try to work something out! I charge less for tutoring then I do for babysitting.