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Maria

Marrickville,  NSW

Member Since April 2018
100% Response Rate
98% Completion Rate
  (21 Reviews)

Maria

Marrickville,  NSW

Member Since April 2018
100% Response Rate
98% Completion Rate
  (21 Reviews)

RATES  

$29.00 / HOUR  |   $225.00 / DAY  |   $180.00 / OVERNIGHT

Hi! I’m a mum of two beautiful girls, one 20 and one 16. I recently finished up working for Oz Harvest, a food rescue charity, but have worked as a child care worker and as a teacher’s aide for children with special needs. I have also been a stay at home mum, so very familiar with vintage Wiggles (I'm talking original Greg here), as well as the beauty of the timeless tantrum. I love dogs and cats and most of all, kids of ALL ages. I’m a very relaxed person, very adaptable to all environments, and I’m very young at heart, lots of fun, with a lifetime of experience. I have my current first aid, love to cook if you need me to whip up a meal, and looking forward to having the opportunity to play with some little ones again. Just moved back east from some time spent in Perth, where I was nannying for a great family. I treat every child with respect, patience, talk and ask if I need to enter their personal space, ask the parent(s) if it's ok to cuddle them, and have fun! I believe kids are just little adults; choices, creativity, and discussions help them learn (and sometimes be painfully oppositional, but I'll leave that part up to you! I've already fought that battle with my daughters.)

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Hi! I’m a mum of two beautiful girls, one 20 and one 16. I recently finished up working for Oz Harvest, a food rescue charity, but have worked as a child care worker and as a teacher’s aide for children with special needs. I have also been a stay at home mum, so very familiar with vintage Wiggles (I'm talking original Greg here), as well as the beauty of the timeless tantrum. I love dogs and cats and most of all, kids of ALL ages. I’m a very relaxed person, very adaptable to all environments, and I’m very young at heart, lots of fun, with a lifetime of experience. I have my current first aid, love to cook if you need me to whip up a meal, and looking forward to having the opportunity to play with some little ones again. Just moved back east from some time spent in Perth, where I was nannying for a great family. I treat every child with respect, patience, talk and ask if I need to enter their personal space, ask the parent(s) if it's ok to cuddle them, and have fun! I believe kids are just little adults; choices, creativity, and discussions help them learn (and sometimes be painfully oppositional, but I'll leave that part up to you! I've already fought that battle with my daughters.)

Availability

Days Times
Sun, Mon, Fri, Sat 5:00 pm to 12:00 am

Reviews

Maria was fantastic and her bag of toys and games was a big hit with our 2 and a half year old.
She certainly left an impression, as Georgie has been asking to see Maria again today 😁

Maria was wonderful, she txt'd ahead to ask what the kids were into and if we celebrate Xmas to ensure she had appropriate craft to keep them busy (no previous baby sitter had be so considerate). She arrived with lots of toys, craft items, board games to keep the kids busy. Arden my 4 yr old immediate took to her and wanted to play board games. Izzie (2 yrs old) loved the kinetic sand.
Maria did amazing considering I only gave her a quick run down of the kids routines as I had misplaced my baby sitter reference sheet!
We arrived home to a quiet very clean home, with two children sound asleep.
I loved that Maria had taken a Polaroid photo of each of the kids for us to keep. We were impressed with the lovely Xmas ornaments she made with the kids, which are now lovingly hanging pride of place on our tree. Highly recommend Maria.

Maria is an amazing babysitter and a truly lovely person. My 2 year old son was immediately enthralled - Maria arrived armed with building blocks and other toys he was fascinated by. Nothing was too much trouble as she conducted dinner, bath time and bed time with ease. My son even got jealous I was talking to her as he wanted his new friend all to himself! We felt so comfortable having him in Maria’s care, we cannot recommend her highly enough.

Turned up with a big bag of tricks like a modern day Marry Poppins. The kids immediately warmed to Maria and had a great day with her. Highly recommended!

Wow! Maria is an amazing carer! For first time parents to a 4 week old and first time users of Sittr, it’s understandable that we were a little nervous, BUT dealing with Maria made us feel at ease, and she was just amazing with our little one. Nothing was too much trouble, and when our event went over it’s timeframe she didn’t hesitate to stay a little longer until we could get back. I would highly recommend Maria for any care requirements you have for your little ones. If we are ever back in Sydney and need someone to help with our girl, I will definitely be booking Maria again. Very happy with the excellent service. Thanks again Maria for your amazing service, knowledge and skill.

Maria is an absolute delight! She arrived early with a bag full of wondrous activities, crafts and games for my two young boys (ages 2 and 5). My partner and I headed out for the evening to celebrate my birthday, and on our return, we discovered Maria has made two beautiful cards with my boys with Polaroid photo and jewels! A real treat to discover, along with two boys tucked into bed sound asleep. She was so wonderful, my boys can’t wait for the next time Maria can come play! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Maria and will definitely be booking her again in the future.

Maria was awesome. We were nervous first time parents and she was great with our baby girl. We came back and the place was spotless. Highly recommend.

Maria was amazing! Our 4 year old daughter had such a great time with her as she had brought some arts and crafts to make and some books to read. Not only that, our place was also so clean which I hadn't expected. Thanks Maria! We hope to have you over again soon. :)

Maria was amazing! Would definitely hire again

Maria arrived early with a bag of exciting educational toys for my 14mth old girl and a fun and positive attitude. Lana took to her right away and loved spending time with Maria while I got on top of my work in the home. Very happy with her work.

Maria is a lovely person. She cane super early and brought a wonderful book that my son enjoyed. Thank you for the effort you put in Maria.

Maria was great with our little 3 month old. Kind, caring and patient I would definitely use her again.

Fantastic with the kids, played interesting educational games with them. Very reliable. I’ll definitely be booking Maria in again

Maria was great, fun and experienced. Both kids give her 10/10 would hang out with again!

Maria is wonderful! Great with the kids (and dog). She went out of her way to give my kids a really fun weekend.

This was the second time Maria looked after my boys and I can’t recommend her highly enough. Both times she has arrived with arts and crafts to do with the boys and I have come home to see the fruits of their labour’s on the bench. Maria is an amazing baby-Sutter.

Maria was great, super nice and professional. Just what we needed.

Maria arrived early and did a great job. Kids were entertained and happy, put to bed on time and the house wasn’t burned down. What more could I ask for? I’d happily use Maria’s services again in future.

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Age Groups

Services

Maria prefers a maximum number of 6 children per booking.

Education

1996 - University Of NSW

Bachelor Of Sports Science (Exercise Science)