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Maria

Varsity Lakes,  QLD

Member Since May 2018
95% Response Rate
100% Completion Rate
  (26 Reviews)

Maria

Varsity Lakes,  QLD

Member Since May 2018
95% Response Rate
100% Completion Rate
  (26 Reviews)

RATES  

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

Hi parents. I have worked in the childcare industry for the last 20 years and I have 3 children. I have also been babysitting for over 35 years, and in that time have babysat for over 1500 families. This has given me extensive experience with newborns and older children. I am available for babysitting most days and evenings. I love educating children and spending quality time nurturing their inquisitive minds. Lots of stories, walks, art and craft and cooking. Keeping them occupied, happy and safe is a job I love. I can provide police check, references and first aid certificate too. In my spare time, I love travelling, the great outdoors, reading and cooking.

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Hi parents. I have worked in the childcare industry for the last 20 years and I have 3 children. I have also been babysitting for over 35 years, and in that time have babysat for over 1500 families. This has given me extensive experience with newborns and older children. I am available for babysitting most days and evenings. I love educating children and spending quality time nurturing their inquisitive minds. Lots of stories, walks, art and craft and cooking. Keeping them occupied, happy and safe is a job I love. I can provide police check, references and first aid certificate too. In my spare time, I love travelling, the great outdoors, reading and cooking.

Availability

Days Times
All days 7:00 am to 3:00 am

Reviews

Kim K .       April 2022

Amazing! Thankyou Maria for such care and kindness for our son. It really eased his worries.

Brigitte G .       February 2022

Maria was amazing! I was so nervous about leaving my babies with a stranger for the first time, but from the minute Maria walked in the door I was immediately put at ease. She was confident with our little girl, she read her stories and we left knowing our kids were in very capable hands. She messaged us throughout the night with updates which was great too. We would definitely book Maria again next time we’re in QLD! She also did our dishes which was an added bonus :)

Caroline S .       September 2020

Maria was amazing with our 3 children and managed to get our 6 month old off to sleep when she is usually BF to sleep!!! We arrived back to our room and all kids were in bed. The kids had a great time. We will definitely use Maria again when we visit the Gold Coast.

Peta G .       August 2020

Maria was great - our four year old son loved her!

Lauren E .       January 2020

I immediately felt so comfortable with Maria. The kids absolutely loved her. Such a helpful, caring and knowledgeable babysitter. Will definitely be using Maria again soon.

Majella W .       February 2020

Maria was amazing. Our little one loved his time with her and has already been asking if Maria can come again soon. Would recommend Maria to anyone looking for a sitter. Fantastic!

Michael M .       December 2019

Maria was punctual, friendly and very professional.
Thank you Maria for making us feel very comfortable leaving our 1,2,5 yrs old children with you for the evening.
Do recommend.

Miranda T .       October 2019

Maria was excellent, would definitely have her sit my daughter again!

Briony R .       November 2019

I felt immediately comfortable with Maria. I felt very happy that I was leaving my precious children in great hands!

Wissam A .       September 2019

Maria was a blessing! We were initially anxious about leaving our two kids (7mths & 2yrs) with a new sitter but Maria was an absolute natural. Thanks to her we were able to enjoy our little getaway hassle free!

Sarah W .       September 2019

Maria was great with our 4 month old son, she was super friendly and sent us an update on how he was going. Will definitely use again!

Edward M .       August 2019

Hannah Z .       August 2019

Maria was great with the kids and they all had a fantastic night. Would definitely recommend and re use if we are back in the Gold Coast.

Kerri S .       May 2019

Maria was lovely, warm and kind. She was great at communicating and arrived on time. My kids enjoyed Maria and we would definitely like to have her watch our kids next time we’re on the Gold Coast.

Gaelle F .       March 2019

Maria was fantastic with my 2 sons (2 years and 4.5 months) whilst we were on holiday on the GC - she made them feel at ease and cuddled/rocked my baby to sleep whilst we went out. She was on time and had great communication skills. We would recommend Maria to any family.

Lisa S .       February 2019

Maria was awesome, it was my first time leaving my two week old baby for an evening and Maria had everything under control for both her and my toddler. Definitely recommend and would book her again if we are at the coast.

Peter T .       October 2018

Maria was great with the kids and did a fantastic job.

Liana K .       September 2018

Maria was absolutely lovely and our 2 boys connected with her instantly. (Aged 3 & 22 months)
Maria arrived on time, was very obliging with our requests and followed our routine.
Maria sent us an update during the night.
Both boys went to sleep straight away for her and wanted her to come back in the morning.
I would highly recommend Maria.

Michael S .       September 2018

Kids warmed up to Maria which was great.
Thanks very much :)

Samantha G .       September 2018

Wonderful!! Connected beautifully with Harry & I felt comfortable leaving my little one with her. Will definitely use again.

David H .       August 2018

Maria did a whole evening routine with two kids and a house she did not know and handled it beautifully.

She also had a calming influence on our oldest child and the change in his behaviour was remarkable

Chevaughn F .       August 2018

The best, as always

Chevaughn F .       August 2018

Wonderful as always

Chevaughn F .       August 2018

Absolutely amazing carer! Maria watched our three children, two with ASD and came home to all three asleep and our two dogs happy as pie. Couldn’t recommend Maria enough!

Zoey M .       September 2018

I instantly felt comfortable with Maria and felt very confident in leaving my 6 month old with her. She’s extremely dedicated and has a beautiful manner with children. Yes I would definitely use Maria again and I highly recommend her!

David E .       July 2018

Maria was excellent and very professional. We would have no hesitation in using her services again.

References

Amy Q.    July 12, 2018     Verified  Professional

Maria is professional and honest with all of her dealings with families. Maria shows punctuality towards tasks and uses her initiative in all circumstances.

Capucine L.    July 20, 2018     Verified  Personal

Maria has always been a reliable and trustworthy person. I have on many occasions left my children with Maria and they always have a lot of fun in her company.

Maria has an warm and outgoing personality, and I would recommend her for any job.

Skills

Age Groups

Services

Maria prefers a maximum number of 6 children per booking.

Education

2015 - NSW Health

Children’s Nutrition And Menu Planning

2002 - Australians College Of Spinology

Advanced Diploma In Spinology

1992 - Passmores College

Advanced Diploma With Honours In Tourism And Hospitality (Tourism)

1992 - Passmores. College

Advanced Diploma With Honours In Business. (Business)