Jacinta B

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I have been caring for children of all ages for 30 years. I spent 5 years as an assistant teacher at a progressive independent school; and another 6 years facilitating peer education programs at Planned Parenthood for teenagers & young adults. I am an artist and have many arts & crafts ideas to keep children engaged. As a former teacher, I am able to help with school assignments. I have flexible hours (days & evenings) and am available for either once-in-a-while engagements or on a regular basis. I am able to hold firm boundaries with children while maintaining a sense of humor and support. I have a great sense of adventure and creativity; and would never just put your children in front of a TV/computer. I am an excellent cook who can provide healthy meals. I have done Childcare for many Hudson Valley families in the last 15 years and can provide an extensive list of references. I have never had a car accident. $18/hour for one child. $20/hour for 2 children. I am not your typical Childcare provider. You can trust me like you would trust a beloved aunt or another parent.

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Email Address ...@gmail.com Confirmed
Phone Number 845-901-... Confirmed
Zip Code 12484
Years of Experience 30
Provider Type Individuals
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Household
Hourly Rate $18.00
Number Of Children 2
Twins/Multiples Yes

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Jennifer Metzger

Jacinta Bunnell is the dream childcare provider. You will not find anyone more capable, caring, and committed to fulfilling this most important of jobs, or who will bring more creativity and energy to focus on your children’s happiness and well-being. Jacinta cared for our three boys for several years, two days a week, beginning when our oldest was five and our twins were one. It is not an easy job to care for two babies and also keep a five year old engaged and happy. Jacinta was able to form a deep bond with our oldest son, even while caring for the twins, helping him through the difficult transition from being the sole focus of his parents' attention to sharing this attention with twin brothers. She approached whatever subject interested him with genuine interest, curiosity, and enthusiasm. They spent many hours together learning about dinosaurs and the natural world, making nature books and art, and role-playing as explorers. Jacinta formed similarly close bonds with our other two boys over the years. She has a gift for understanding children and connecting with them through play. While a favorite playmate to our kids, she could also be firm when the situation required it, and they trusted and respected her. She was also a superb re-director, able to steer the kids in a more productive direction if they were upset or in conflict with one another. Jacinta is a talented artist and educator and her time with our children was never simply babysitting. She engaged them constantly with art projects and play-acting, expanding their interests and encouraging their imagination and creativity. We felt very blessed to have her care for our children during those years, and considered her like family.

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Laura Wickens

Jacinta B. is an exceptional sitter. I have used her twice when at a work conference, and wish we lived closer to use her more often. My 4 year old adores her and they have much outdoor play and creative fun together. Highly recommend!

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Debbie Lan

My daughter, who is now 17, still feels a close bond to Jacinta, who worked with us when Ruby was 1/2 - 5/6 years old. Not only did my kid feel safe with Jacinta, she also felt seen and heard. Besides the routine work of fetching her from or taking her to daycare (consistently on time), feeding her and putting her to bed, Jacinta brought in a whole other level of care and nurturing through her tremendous creative spirit and enormous pool of artistic talent. With patience, kind guidance and genuine empathy Jacinta helped Ruby develop her artistic creativity and comfortably supported her in being exactly who she was. As Jacinta's colleague a few years ago, I have also witnessed her as an assistant in the elementary school classroom and have been impressed with her patience, her ability to adapt and think creatively on the spot and by the love and respect she commanded from the students and the faculty. I highly recommend Jacinta in her work as an artist and caretaker of young children.

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