Our Team of Sitters
"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye." -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Hometown: Hilo, HI
Education: University of Hawaii/BA in Holistic Health Studies, Yoga Ed. Certified
Hobbies: Yoga & any mindful movement, stargazing, smelling flowers, being in nature, cooking vegan food, quality time with loved ones
About Me: Simple island girl with a big heart, playful spirit, and curious mind. I've learned that there is, and continue to witness, a divine genius inherent in each being... especially our keiki. It is our job to encourage and nurture it. As Khalil Gibran says, "keep me away from the wisdom that does not cry, the philosophy that does not laugh, and the greatness which does not bow before children." I've been providing quality care for seven years now and am grateful for each opportunity to do so. Kids remind me to be the best and truest version of myself, to look for magic in everything, to be present and stay playfully creative-- i can only hope to inspire the same. I look forward to sharing my love for nature, yoga, and the arts while babysitting.
"Think Happy, Be Happy"
Hometown: Ewa Beach, HI
Education: University of Hawaii/BA in Social Work
Hobbies: Art &Crafts, Traveling, Fitness, Hiking
About Me: I absolutely adore children and their creative ways of thinking! I've worked for many families including 1 year of Au-Pairing overseas in Australia. I am nurturing, flexible, reliable, patient, and not afraid to get silly with the kids! I believe the best way to engage children is to employ fun, educational, and stimulating activities that engage their minds and bodies! I am absolutely looking forward to babysitting your wonderful children.
Hometown: Honolulu, HI
Education: University of Hawaii/BA in Political Science
Hobbies: Music, Art, Acting, Nature, Running
About Me: I am full of energy and truly open to a child's input yet lovingly set boundaries. I communicate with parents to collaborate as a team to insure the child has a great experience with me. I've looked after children in many different settings including after-school programs, community babysitting, and group childcare. I can't wait to look after your little one!
"Be so happy that when others look at you, they become happy too!"
Hometown: Portland, OR
Volunteer: I volunteered at elementary schools in Oregon with grades Kindergarten to 3rd.
Hobbies: Cooking, Cleaning, Painting, Drawing, Swimming, Outdoor Activities.
About Me: A fun fact about me is that I am fluent in Russian and Ukranian! I love stimulating children's imaginations and engaging them in all kinds of activities - from board games to building forts! I have a lot of patience and am always aware as I am the oldest of 8 siblings. I enjoy art immensely and doing activities that enrich children's spirit, curiosity, and expression. I am also a strong believer of learning through exploration of the outdoors whilst creating a safe, encouraging, and fun environment for children.
"When you can't find sunshine, be the sunshine."
Hometown: East Greenwich, RI
Education: Hawai'i Pacific University/Elementary Education
Hobbies: Traveling, Surfing, Photography, Swimming
About Me : Aloha! I'm Lucia, I am from the east coast and recently moved to Hawaii to attend University. My babysitting experience began at a young age and as my love for working with children grew stronger, it inspired me to study Elementary Education. Through my diverse experience which include leading camps for young children, working with children with special needs, and babysitting as a hobby, I have learned so much more about children and myself. I am loving, intuitive, affectionate, patient, and hard working. I'm super passionate about creating fun and exciting experiences through activities and the environment that allow kids to learn and strive in! I am so looking forward to creating memories and experiences with your O'hana here in Hawai'i!
"Be the change you wish to see in the world."
Hometown: Hawaii Kai, HI
Education: University of California, Los Angeles/BA in Nursing
Hobbies: Nutrition, Pilates, Yoga, Reading, Journalism,
About Me: As an energetic, loving, outgoing and passionate young woman, I would be delighted to spend time with you and your children! I am laid back, fun, calm, warm and patient. I love to engage kids in fun and educational based activities. Any opportunity I get while babysitting, I love to share Yoga with the children.
"To Travel is to Live!"
Hometown: Honolulu, HI
Education: University of Hawaii/BA in Hawaiian Studies, Currently pursuing my Masters in Education
Hobbies: Traveling, Zumba, Reading, Dancing
About Me: Aloha! I am known for sharing the Aloha spirit and look forward to sharing Hawaiian activities & stories with your keiki (children). Along with safety, the happiness of a child is my biggest priority. I support the parents guidelines whilst creating a fun filled day addressing the keiki's needs and wants. Working with kids is my passion and I am excited to explore my passion through babysitting. I am creative, structured, silly, outgoing and love to watch kids explore and learn. Mahalo!
"Smile! You Are Loved!"
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Education: George Fox University/BA in Nursing
Hobbies: Sewing, Fashion, Tanning, Basketball
About Me: I encourage creativity through hands-on arts and crafts. I love kids and interacting with them whether it be enjoying the outdoors at the park, reading, drawing or just spending time playing, dancing and exercising. I like to do activities with children that enrich their spirit, curiosity, and expression. I currently work as a postpartum nurse and LOVE the newborn-filled-environment!!
"It's The Little Things in Life"
Hometown: Suba, FIJ
Education: Commercial Pilot License & Multi Engine Rating
Hobbies: Reading, Photography, Outdoor Activities, Singing
About Me: Children are so precious and I just love learning from them. I am naturally nurturing, intuitive, empathetic and constantly learning as your child is. There are many things for children to do while in Waikiki-Honolulu area and I promise your child a safe, fun-filled day while in my care.
"Do Good and Good will Come To You"
Hometown: Honolulu, HI
Education: Beautician, medical pedicure, oncological foot caregiver in the Netherlands
Hobbies: Yoga, Hiking, Fitness, Traveling & Singing
About Me: As a loving, empathetic and patient person, I make a great team player that simply enjoys working with children. Whether I am babysitting indoors or outdoors, I am devoted to helping children think creatively, solve problems independently, and respect themselves and others. I am a very happy, creative, positive person with a lot of energy. I absolutely love trying new things and exploring the outdoors with children. I am approachable and engaging with the entire family. I strive to create an environment full opportunities where children can interact, learn and grow! I truly enjoy their curious nature, and feel a great sense of gratification when I am able to directly help kids throughout their growing years. I am excited to explore one of my passions through babysitting and look forward to working alongside your family.
"You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take"
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Education: San Diego State University/BA in Social Work
Hobbies: Traveling, exploring the outdoors, experiencing new restaurants
About Me:As a loving, empathetic and patient person, I make a great team player that simply enjoys working with children. Whether I am babysitting indoors or outdoors, I am devoted to helping children think creatively, solve problems independently, and respect themselves and others. My babysitting experience and love for working with children has been effortless, as it has grown from looking after younger cousins to now working with many families within the different cities I have lived. I strive to create an environment full opportunities where children can interact, learn and grow! I truly enjoy their curious nature, and feel a great sense of gratification when I am able to directly help kids throughout their growing years. My extensive experience working with children has cultivated my passion for working with children and I am excited to explore my passion through babysitting.
"You can, you should, and you're brave enough to start, you will."
Hometown: Wilmington, DE
Education: Goldey-Beacom College/BA in Organizational Psychology
Hobbies: Reading, Writing, Swimming, Meditating
About Me: Children are our future and I love that no single day working with children is the same! I've found that working and playing with children is always an enlightening and joyous experience. Caring for children help make me a healthier person as I am a firm believer of leading by example: I follow a healthy lifestyle by keeping active and eating healthy foods. They deserve our best care, our undivided attention, as they learn to navigate the world with grace and creativity. It takes a community to raise children, and I'm always happy and excited to help families care for them.
"All your dreams can come true, if you have the courage to pursue them."
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Education: Temple University/BA of Science
Hobbies: Hiking, Working Out, Crafting, Beach
About Me: Aloha! I am from the east coast and I moved to Hawaii almost 4 years ago. Upon moving here, I worked as a full time nanny for 2 year old twins and their 6 year old brother. When I moved to Hawaii, I became an outreach worker for Catholic Charities Hawaii. My main duties and responsibilities as an outreach worker consist of transporting foster children and supervising visits with their parents. I then transitioned to a Voluntary Case Manager where I now work to help strengthen at-risk families through teaching parenting skills and providing resources to enhance their family dynamic. I find it rewarding that I am able to inspire each child by supporting them in their education and teaching them important skills for life, as well as broadening parent's knowledge to help guide them along the way. I see the beauty in the difference of each child, and part of what I love about working with children is that I get to help each on discover his/her own strengths and talents and nurture those traits.
"Where There's A Will, There's A Way"
Hometown: Honolulu, HI
Education: Washington State University/ Psychology and Human Development
Hobbies: Dancing, Reading, Meditating, Exploring new places
About Me: I love stimulating children's imaginations and engaging them in all kinds of activities - from board games to building forts! There is never a dull moment when babysitting children and their sense of wonder truly gives me such joy! I have a diverse background in childcare and am currently a paraprofessional that works one-on-one with special needs children. I believe in cultivating their imagination, curiosity and desire to learn through creating a safe, encouraging, and fun environment. I look forward to being silly and having fun while babysitting your children.
Dorine "Ms. Bunny" D.
"Every Day is A Good Day"
Hometown: Washington, DC
Education: Child Development Associate in Early Childhood Education
Hobbies: Cycling, Dancing, Writing, Coloring, Singing
About Me: Over 10 years of experience with all ages, newborns and older, including a CDA (Child Development Associate) in Early Childhood Education. I am attentive to the different developmental stages of children and am always prepared to engage them in fun, educational, hands-on activities. I believe that every moment is a teachable moment and am approachable and engaging with the entire family. Your child's safety and happiness is my biggest priority. I am a positive, loving and active babysitter who loves exploring the outdoors and will not hesitate to get my hands dirty (: I encourage children's independence and when they are smiling it makes babysitting them worthwhile!