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Are you visiting the island or do not have time to conduct interviews? Then Aloha Sitters is perfect for you!

Call Now To Place Your Reservation: 808-861-7294 (If you live outside of the USA, you can email Kathy@KeikiSitters.com)

Licensed and insured,  Aloha Sitters offers families the highest quality childcare on Oahu.

All sitters:

   Have returned a clean background check

   Are at least 18 years old

   Are CPR and First Aid Certified

   Have a minimum of 5 years childcare experience

   Have gone through a rigorous screening process to be apart of our program

Additionally, our sitters are the best of the best. We recruit them from the universities and community colleges, if they do not already have a degree; then they are working on a degree towards Early Childhood Development, Education, Psychology, or Nursing.

Our carefully, hand-picked sitter will come to your hotel, condominium, apartment, home or accompany your family on excursions. With your permission she will take your children on excursions to the beach, pool, zoo, aquarium, etc. Oahu is a beautiful, fun-filled island. Whether you are building sand castles, or picking up a loaf of bread to feed the tropical fish, Oahu is the ideal playground for children of all ages.

We provide excellent care of n ewborns to age 14. No minimum or maximum time requirements. No last minute reservation fees, parking fees, transportation fees or tax. There is a $14.99 cancelation fee for cancelling within 12 hours. We are a flexible service that will allow you to spontaneously decide, even last minute, when you will be needing our services. At least 4 hours advanced notice is appreciated.

We are open 24 hours, 7 days a week!

CALL NOW TO PLACE YOUR RESERVATION   (808) 861-7294

Sitter Rates**

1 Child = $15 per hour

2 Children = $17

3 Children = $18

4 Children = $20

 **If you are staying outside of Waikiki, please call for a quote.

Plus a one-time membership fee of $29.99 good for your entire vacation.

The membership fee will be collected via credit card over the phone, which will confirm your reservation. We accept Visa, Discover, MasterCard and American Express. You will be responsible for paying the sitter’s hourly rate in cash at the end of each day.

CALL NOW TO PLACE YOUR RESERVATION (808) 861-7294 (If you live outside of the USA, you can email Kathy@KeikiSitters.com)

Say aloha to some of our sitters

Amanda

Amanda

Aloha! My name is Amanda, I am a registered nurse who worked as a nanny while putting myself through nursing school. I enjoyed it so much I want to watch children as my schedule permits. My experience is primarily with newborns however I am comfortable with all ages. I am CPR, first aid licensed and completed 10 weeks of classroom and clinical experience in the pediatric field. I look forward to working with you and your ohana.

Meg

Meg

I love being around children and watching them explore the world around them. Coming from a teaching background, I set up a safe environment where a child can be happy while learning something new. Since I was little I have shown an interest in children and started babysitting at age 12 and then taught swimming lessons every summer when I turned 16. When I went for my undergrad I majored in Special Education, Elementary Education and took many child development classes. With that background I have been teaching Special Education at the elementary level for 9 years now. In 2007 I graduated from UH with a Masters in Education. I also enjoy a variety of sports such as running, sailing, hiking, surfing, and some yoga. I always encourage children to have a healthy lifestyle and get outside and get physically active in their everyday life because I feel that it is important in a child's physical and emotional development. As a babysitter and a teacher I feel that the communication and expectations between the parents and the babysitter are open. I am a sitter that can be trusted to follow through with the parents'rules and schedule of events.

Danielle

Danielle

Aloha! My name is Danielle! I reside on Oahu and attend Western Governor’s University, an online college. I have 1 year of teaching experience, 10+ years of general child care experience, and excellent references. I am a nonsmoker and have my own, reliable transportation. I am a high energy person who is passionate about living life to the fullest and positively affecting everyone I interact with, children especially! I am from a small community and know how important it is to be a positive, influential role model to children. I believe that children are our future and how we treat them and what we teach them about life and the importance of education directly affects their quality of life and their ability to become positive, effective leaders. My child care philosophy is: all children deserve to receive attention, love, and care. I am happy to say that there isnt anything I love more than to provide children with it! I love children of all ages. I enjoy fostering a safe environment in which children feel comfortable to learn, have fun, and grow. I am ecstatic to be able to interact with children as a part of my job! When I go to work providing professional child care, I look forward to making a positive impact on the children and sharing their experiences as they learn and grow!

Kalei

Kalei

Aloha, my name is Kalei, I'm 26 years old. I have a B.A. in Child Development, have over 12+ yeas of childcare experience, and love kids! I have experience with children newborns - 14 years old. I also have a great deal of experience with preemies, multiples, and baby nurse care and assistance. I love to travel, dance hula, take pictures, and love the water.

Marissa

Marissa

Keiki Sitters has played an essential role in helping to connect me with wonderful, loving families that need care for their children. I received my bachelors from The Ohio State University where I double majored in education and child development. I am currently a 23-year old graduate student at the University of Hawaii, completing my masters in elementary education. My passion is working with children and I am now serving as a student teacher at a Honolulu elementary school. I have been babysitting since the age of 12, four of those years for quintuplets. Keiki Sitters has been a great outlet to pair me with responsible families that need extra help with their little ones. Thank You Keiki Sitters!

Jill

Jill

Hello! My name is Jill and I'm 28 years old. Aside from my ample experience with Aloha Sitters & Keiki Sitters, I have consistently worked with young children for most of my life. Since I was in junior high school I have continuously engaged in volunteer work in early start programs (children ages birth to three), pre-school and elementary school classes primarily with severely disabled children. In college, while I was working on my BA in Psychology (I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hawaii Pacific University in 2004), I worked as a summer school teacher also with disabled children. Additionally, as the youngest in my family, I have ample experience caring for my nieces & nephews who currently range in age from 2 to 12 years old.

Kathy

Kathy

Aloha, my name is Kathy. I am 24 years old and am currently working towards my bachelors in Accounting, although I’m seriously considering changing my major to Early Childhood Development. I have a lot of fun, creative energy and will keep your children safe while entertained. With 9 years experience, I love children of all ages. Infants are super cute and I enjoy cuddling them. Toddlers love to laugh, dance, sing, play and so do I! So we get along great. Older children like to explore by building sand castles, doing crafts, blowing bubbles and popping them and balloon twisting. All of which I enjoy as well! Whatever the age of your child, I assure you, in my care they will have a great time

Renee

Renee

Aloha, My name is Renee but your keiki can call me Auntie. I'm a Foster Mom now for 16 years so I hold current certification on F.B.I. Clearance, 1st. Aid, C.P.R., flu/pneumonia shots and chest x-ray. I'm a "VERY ACTIVE SITTER" and bring lots of toys, puzzles, arts/crafts, games and do a magic light show as the topping on the cake. I raised my two children without a T.V. so while I'm caring for your child your T.V. is "broken"! I love it when I find out in advance the age and gender of the children I'll be watching so I can bring fun books, card games or whatever is appropriate for them. Looking forward to hearing from you so you can enjoy your time away from your children with not a worry in the world about them being lovingly cared for.

Christina Hoe

Christina Hoe

Aloha, my name is Tesla Teitge, and I am 23 years old. I have been a babysitter/nanny since the age of about 12. Four friends and myself, created a Babysitters Club, where we babysat for local families (in Sun Valley, Idaho) and would hold fun kids camps during the summers. Our starting babysitting rate was $1/hr and I think climbed to $5/hr with time (and then sometimes split between two sitters, what a deal!). Since then, I have gained more experience and unfortunately do not offer this very discounted rate. Ever since the rise and fall of our Babysitters Club I have continued to babysit and still love it just the same. I have worked for various babysitting agencies, Kauai, Sun Valley, and here on Oahu. In addition to the agency work, I have always worked with local families who I babysit or nanny for on the side. I am currently attending UH Manoa Nursing Program and am in my final stretch to becoming an RN. I am CPR/First Aide certified and have recently completed my student nurse clinical rotations on the Pediatric and Labor and Delivery floors. I also have 2 years of patient care experience on other units. I am very excited to continue my life's passion of care.

Aubrey

Aubrey

Aloha! My name is Aubrey and I am a 30 year old Alaska Native enjoying the beautiful weather & culture Hawai'i has to offer!  As an oldest child with two younger brothers as well as a large extended family I have experience with children of all ages. Although I am comfortable with all children, I have ample experience with and therefore feel my greatest strength is caring for children ages 0-6.   My jobs have varied from Childcare at a church and a gym, to supervising youth conferences, to being an assistant preschool teacher, and most recently enjoyed being a full time Professional Nanny for 5 years for a set of boy/girl twins.  I have traveled around the USA & even to Europe with this family, so am very familiar with the hotel experience & what to expect from children on holiday!  I graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelors in Psychology & Human Biology.  I plan on pursuing a Masters in Early Childhood Education in the fall while working as a Preschool Teacher.  Teaching children through play is one of my passions, so I am always looking for teachable moments.  I am patient & kind, and love to laugh.  I will keep your children safe while you are out, or look forward to assisting you with any excursions planned to explore the beautiful island of O'ahu!  I look forward to meeting your family soon! 

Aloha, If you are looking for a responsible, fun, and knowledgeable person to play with and watch your children, I am the right sitter for you! I love children and have been babysitting for over 15 years. I have a Bachelor's degree in Education, and have been working as a classroom teacher for 7 years now. I also have taught swim lessons and coached a cheerleading squad. I spend my free time reading, hiking, and diving. I know the island very well and always find something fun to do! I am certified in CPR and First aid and have 3 PADI dive certifications.

Serena Kaldi

Serena Kaldi

Aloha! My name is Serena and I was born and raised in Kaneohe on the island of O’ahu. I recently received my BA in Environmental Studies from UH Manoa and am looking at a future career in Environmental Education to help nourish our keikis (children’s) minds about the importance of our aina (land). I love anything to do with the outdoors, traveling, cooking with local food, and gardening. I have been working with children from ages newborn to 14 years since 2006 in schools, after-school programs, and as a nanny/babysitter. At times I have worked with groups of 30+ kids on my own, so I am confident in my ability to manage multiple children in a fun, engaging and responsible way! I have also watched kids from overnight to over a week and am confident in my ability to provide excellent 24hr care (Im also a great cook and excellent bedtime story reader). I am very responsible, loving, creative and fun! I am CPR/First Aid certified and have a valid drivers license. I look forward to meeting you!

Kate Hooven

Kate Hooven

Aloha! I am 26 years old and attend the University of Hawai at Manoa, pursuing a Bachelors degree in Apparel Product Design and Merchandising. I love kids and like to encourage creativity and stimulating activities other than sitting them infront of a TV. Before moving to Hawaii, I had trained for 12 years as an elite synchronized swimmer. In 2008, I had the honor of representing my country as team captain of the US Olympic Synchronized Swimming Team. Through out my career, I have taught swim lessons for ages 8 months – 70 years old. In addition the priceless skills I learned from competitive athletics, I have been certified in CPR/First Aid, conflict management and have 10 years of babysitting/nanny experience. As a child, I grew up abroad (speak German) and am very comfortable with different cultures.

Maleah Duncan

Maleah Duncan

Alooooooha! My name is Maleah, I am 33 years old. I live on the north shore of Oahu and I am an avid surfer. I am very involved in our community and love the outdoor life. I have taught kids surfing for five years in a row at Summer Camp. I have been both a full time and part time nanny for children ages newborn to 14 years old. I am here at your service with a big smile and a lot of energy if needed!Alooooooha! My name is Maleah, I am 33 years old. I live on the north shore of Oahu and I am an avid surfer. I am very involved in our community and love the outdoor life. I have taught kids surfing for five years in a row at Summer Camp. I have been both a full time and part time nanny for children ages newborn to 14 years old. I am here at your service with a big smile and a lot of energy if needed!

Lindsey Clark

Lindsey Clark

Aloha!! My name is Lindsey. I''m 23 years old and I''m number 8 of 11 kids!! I have 13 nephews and 2 nieces! I have lended a helping hand in raising my younger siblings and nieces and nephews. It takes a village to raise a child and I''m happy to take on the role of fun and caring "Auntie" Lindsey. My main focus with children is having creative fun, and teaching them something new but most importantly making sure they are safe! I am CPR and First Aid certified. I was a live in nanny for a 3 year old boy in Turkey! I have also had the pleasure of being a full time nanny for 2 other families in New Jersey. I had a great experience when I taught pre-school in Utah for 2 years. I have my Bachelors in Psychology from Utah Valley University. I hope to get my Masters in Psychology and one day be a youth Psychiatrist.

Taressa Ishimi

Taressa Ishimi

My name is Taressa, I am 24 years old and am working towards my degree in The Classics (Ancient Greek & Latin). I have 10 years of experience caring for children ranging from 6 months thru 12 years of age. I have experience with bathing babies, changing diapers, making bottles, and preparing meals. For older children, I love to stay active and explore the island. I will provide a variety of activities from arts and crafts to trips to the park or aquarium. In addition I am happy to help with some light housekeeping. In my spare time I enjoy a variety of hobbies including photography, cooking, soccer, studying Spanish & French. I will be looking forward to meeting your family!

Megan Ching

Megan Ching

Aloha! My name is Megan and I am 22 years old! I was born and raised here on Oahu, and I am currently attending the University of Hawaii as an Undergraduate student in Elementary Education. I started my childcare experience during high school as a teacher’s assistant for Afterschool Care. My experiences with children continued in college at Loyola Marymount University in California, where I worked for two years in their Child Center with infants. And as a continuation now that I am back home at UH, I have been working with elementary students in the public and private school systems for the past two years. My love for children has continuously grown over the years, which has not only led me to my career choice but has also allowed me to understand how important it is for them to be in a loving and stable environment. My personality, beliefs, and knowledge of childcare have been shaped from having a loving family, formal education, and lots of life adventures which have made me who I am today.

Tara Zirker

Tara Zirker

Aloha, my name is Tara Zirker. I am 28-years-old and am a Master''s student studying Sustainable Development at Hawaii Pacific University. This means, among other things, that I understand that parents need a break here and there in order to sustain their busy lives. I''m here to help. I''m very patient, caring, and responsible. I love kids of all ages. I was a nanny for two children (ages two and four at the time), and spent a lot of time during my teenage and college years babysitting. Hawaii is my favorite place, I am very active and always have an idea of something fun to do-whether it be playing at the beach or making fun crafts. I look forward to meeting your family!

Leane Darling

Leane Darling

My name is Leane Darling. I am a 26 year old Graduate Student at UH Manoa studying Spanish Literature. I have a BA in Business from SMU in Dallas, TX. I have been doing child care for over 8 years. I speak Spanish fluently. I love to work with children of all ages. I am CPR and First Aid Certified. I am also a swim/surf instructor. I swam competitively in college and surf/paddle in various competitions locally here on Oahu. I love to be active with kids and keep them engaged so that any parent will feel safe and happy while they are away from.

Bette Vargas

Bette Vargas

I am a semi-retired Child and Family Therapist with many years of experience working with children. I am fluent in both Spanish and English. I am the mother of three wonderful daughters who blessed me with two precious grandchildren each. I now enjoy much of my time watching my six grandchildren grow and my part-time job as a child caregiver. I am the person you can trust to care for your children and to make their time away from you a fun and fruitful experience. Above is a picture of one of my daughters with her two daughters and I. I am looking forward to hear from you.

Debbie Murto

Debbie Murto

Aloha, my name is Debbie. I started babysitting at the age of 13 and have been interacting and providing childcare since. My experience includes 10+ years as a medical assistant working in a hospital with both newborns in pediatrics and children with behavioral health issues (depression, bipolar, eating disorders, schizophrenia). In addition I worked as a nursery room attendant and was an assistant Girl Scout leader. It is my goal to provide a fun and safe time for your children. It''s their vacation too! I am conscientious and truly love entertaining and educating children of all ages. I have a large bag of activities and crafts that I bring with me. And of course I am CPR/First Aid certified and have TB clearance. I look forward to meeting you and your family.

Alexis Zoder

Alexis Zoder

Aloha! My name is Alexis. I am 27 years old and have a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education (K-12) from the State University of New York at Cortland. I currently teach various grade levels and subjects through Kelly Services Educational Staffing at many private schools in Hawaii. I have taught Summer Sports (grades 4, 5, and 6) at Punahou School and substitute teach there now. I am also CPR and First Aid Certified. I am currently a director for the organization HAHPERD (Hawaii Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance) and just recently directed the event Children and Youth Day 2011. I am passionate about teaching children to be healthy, active- lifelong learners. I have been babysitting since age 13 and enjoy working with children of all ages. I can ensure that your child/children will be in a caring, fun, and safe environment with me.

Malama Johnson

Malama Johnson

Aloha. My name is Malama. I grew up on the tiny island of Saipan. I have resided on the island of Oahu for the past 8 years. I have a Bachelor''''s degree in Sociology from Hawaii Pacific University and am currently working on my Master''''s degree in Counseling Psychology from Chaminade University. I love children and hope to become a School Counselor upon graduating. I previously worked at a preschool and have 10 years of babysitting experience. I strongly believe that children can teach adults just as much as we can teach them. I enjoy reading, cooking/baking, and listening to music. I am patient, kind, and appreciate a good laugh. I am looking forward to meeting your family.

Parent Testimonial

Parent Testimonial

I would just like to take this opportunity to say how happy we were with Malama. It takes talent to keep 3 kids under six safe and happy! We organized for her to take the kids to the hotel restaurant for dinner every night and for an ice cream after, and they loved it. She also thought to bring everything to make leis with them one night which they loved and to bring books and bubbles on other nights. Such a calm and lovely person. Our kids were so exhausted from endless hours at the pool that they were asleep quite early ...and she did a great job at winding them down after a fun activity. We were very touched when she said that our kids were a joy and that she enjoyed minding them. If there is a more formal way we can give a positive review - please let me know. We would not hesitate at all to recommend to friends and will definitely look to rebook on our return. Kind regards Kathleen & Bill

Lilian Arteaga

Lilian Arteaga

Aloha, my name is Lilian Arteaga and I am 27 years old. I have a dual degree in Psychology and Sociology as well as a Minor in Communication Arts. My degrees led me to a career in Social Work as I greatly enjoy working with children and their families. I am CPR/First Aid Certified and have experience with preemies and children ages 0-late teens. Over the years I matured from a young bubbly teenage sitter to an enthusiastic camp counselor and drama teacher throughout my college years. I enjoy outdoor activities, painting, drawing, reading, swimming, etc. I am full of energy and love creative, imaginative play. I look forward to being a safe, responsible playmate for your children. Mahalo and I look forward to seeing you soon!

Lily Williams

Lily Williams

Aloha!! My name is Lily Williams. I am 20 years old. I am currently attending The University of Hawaii at Manoa and I am majoring in communications and Marine Science. My career goal is to work at an aquarium overseeing the marketing department. I absolutely love the water! I enjoy snorkeling and revealing the oceans many treasures with the children that I babysit. I have worked as a lifeguard for 3 years at the community pool. My responsibilities are to supervise the swimmers and administer the swim test for children we wish to cross over to the deep end of the pool. Having a large family, I have been around children all my life. I''m the 2nd oldest of 5 siblings. I currently work as a reading tutor 20 hours a week at Kuhio Elementary School and also work 4 hours a week with mentally handicap preschoolers. I have lots of energy and creative crafts and activities to keep the children entertained. Welcome to Hawaii, I will be looking forward to meeting your family!

Parent Testimonial

Parent Testimonial

Hi Kathy, I just wanted to thank you for organizing Malama for us. She was lovely and the children really enjoyed being with her. We would certainly recommend your service to our friends. We hope to come back to Honolulu again. Thanks again. Regards Kerry

Parent Testimonial

Parent Testimonial

We recently visited the island of Oahu and were staying at the Royal Hawaiian Kate Hooven was our sitter,we found her personality very endearing and very warm. Not only did our Daughter warm up to her she loved her company. Kate also helped us in snorkeling in the morning when we went to Haunauma Bay and looked after our daughter in the evening when we wanted to do some bar hopping. She is surely an asset to your company and we loved every bit of her!!!she is an awesome Nanny!!! Thank you so much. We highly recommend your services!!! We will definitely hire your services the next time we visit!- Mr & Mrs. Jaine

Whitney Manis

Whitney Manis

I''m currently a college student working towards a Multimedia degree. I enjoy using my creativity to film anything from short documentaries to music videos. I have been a long term sitter for various families, and been babysitting in general since I was 15 years of age. I have the most amount of experience caring for children ages 2years to 12years. I have also worked at many one week "kids camps". My responsibility as a camp counselor is to teach the children different sports such as golf, swimming, tennis and cheerleading (I was a cheerleader in high school). I was also a lifeguard for one summer at a country club. I love to swim and I am very comfortable in the water. I was a "big sister" for two years to three different elementary students. Once a week I would meet with these children one-on-one and play board games with them and talk. I also read to and volunteered with a kindergarten class for a semester. One little boy named Caleb was especially fond of me and would sit in my lap every time while I read the class stories. I''m very energetic, creative, fun, responsible, and reliable. I love working with kids!

Lauren Ballou

Lauren Ballou

Aloha! My name is Lauren and I am 24 years old. I’m a graduate student studying Sustainable Development at Hawaii Pacific University and I have a B.A. in Biology; which means I love to go on bug hunts and explore the oceans treasures. I have over 10 years of childcare experience. I have babysat for all age ranges and I have also worked as a teaching assistant for two years at the Boston University Children’s Center (ages 2-5years). In addition to childcare, I currently work part-time as a fishery data analyst; which means I have a lot of fishy knowledge and can give an incredible tour of the fish at the Waikiki Aquarium. In the past, my experiences vary from working as a garden manager for AmeriCorps to research intern in South Africa studying sharks! I’m very active. I was a sprinter for 5 years on the track team, as well as being a gymnast and cheerleader. I am scuba certified and very comfortable in the water. Crafts are my favorite and in my spare time you’ll find me working on a knitting project or making friendship bracelets. I love working with kids and I provide a fun, safe, and caring environment. I look forward to meeting your family!

Amanda Ethier

Amanda Ethier

Aloha! My name is Mandi and I am 26 years young. I was a Dental Assistant for over 8 years working in Oral Surgery and Orthodontics. After not being able to find a full time position in the field, I decided to explore different avenues and child care was something I always loved! I started babysitting when I was 12, after completing the American Red Cross babysitter course at the local hospital in my town! I have always been independent, responsible and trust worthy. I have been called a "natural" over and over when people see me with children. I have been living in Hawaii for two years now and working full time as a nanny for two very active and fun loving children. The youngest was only 3 months when I joined their family. She is now 2 and her older brother almost 4. They love and adore me as I do them! I have become a part of their family and am confident we have created a life-long bond. Born and raised in New England, I love being outdoors. I love hiking and going to the beach or spending time at the park, zoo, aquarium ect.. I cannot sit still! I love arts and crafts, song and dance and being silly! I do not like TV or video games. I am good with children of all ages but infants and toddlers tend to really take a liking to me. I look forward to working with you and your family!

Chloe Aker

Chloe Aker

Aloha, my name is Chloe, I am 24 years old and my goal as your personal vacation nanny is to cause oodles of smiles on your children’s faces. I have worked in a classroom for the past six years at Hermosa Montessori School in Tucson, Arizona, ages ranging from three to fourteen. Most of my experience is with preschool and kindergarten. While pursuing my degree as a nursing student I soon came to realize my passion is with children. Following my heart I have changed my major; I will be finishing up my Early Education degree in Early 2012. People can best describe me as conscientious, kind, observant and capable. I am told that my strengths are having the ability to understand the needs of young children and to facilitate their progress. I love going swimming and spend all my free time at the beach. I also have my own snorkel gear and go all the time. My energy level is super high I played soccer in high school and enjoy being outdoors. One way I describe myself is loving and also respectful of children’s need for independence. My goal as an educator is to find positive in every situation and to end my day with a smile on my face knowing that the children had just as much fun as I did.

Lauren Donatz

Lauren Donatz

Aloha! My name is Lauren. I am a 22-year-old college student pursuing my Bachelors of Science in Psychology as well as Nursing. I am originally from Redondo Beach, CA. I am working towards becoming a pediatric nurse. I truly love being around children and am definitely used to it! I have eight nieces and nephews all under the age of five. I believe we have more to learn from children than we have to teach them. Overall I have eight years of professional babysitting experience. I have worked in a daycare environment, been in charge of a children’s fitness summer camp, and worked as a nanny for families. I am a very adventurous person that loves the outdoors. In my spare time I am either Stand up paddle boarding, scuba diving, walking on the beach, or enjoying a good hike in the mountains. There are many fun activities and beautiful places for your children to see and experience on the island. A perfect day with your children would be taking them somewhere special. Whether that’s making sand castles on the beach, visiting the Honolulu Zoo, or winding our way through the garden mazes at the Dole Plantation, I look forward to meeting your family!

Priscilla McClellan

Priscilla McClellan

Aloha nou! I am Priscilla, a grandmother of 4 girls. When I go out to babysit, I introduce myself as Tutu, which is grandparent in Hawaiian. I have raised 6 children of my own, the last two being twin boy and girl so I''m no beginner in the child care business. In 2003, God sent me to Indiana to help a childhood friend as a nanny. They had just adopted a deaf and blind 4 year old from Thailand and desperately needed help. Trusting no one with the child, she asked for my help. He is now 12, speaks and hears with the aid of a hearing device. In 2004, my son received orders for Iraq, and I came home to Hawaii. I transported my then 4 and 5 year old (now 11 and 12) granddaughters from school, watched them until their mother came home. Still doing it! I joined one of the most prestigious hula halaus and have just started teaching seniors the art of hula at a senior center. I was also hired by the Kahala Hotel and Resort to teach hula, lei making and ukulele. I''m very capable of watching babies as well as older children. I believe if you love children, they respond in like. I care for and treat them as my own.

Amy McCann

Amy McCann

Aloha! My name is Amy and I am 29 year-old Massachusetts native, living on Oahu and pursuing a Masters in Teaching Elementary Ed at the University of Hawaii. I have a Sports Management Bachelor''s degree with a minor in Sociology from UMass, Amherst. Throughout my undergraduate years I worked as a summer camp counselor where I was responsible for children from 6 to 12 years old in the field, and in gyms, bowling alleys, pools and amusement parks. After moving to Hawaii in 2007 I worked in Special Education in the public schools for 3 years while simultaneously teaching surfing to kids from 4 to 54! As a surf instructor and Aloha Sitters I also have to be CPR, AED and lifeguard certified. I am currently working part-time at Farrington High School in Honolulu and continue to babysit in the hotels for the past year for Aloha Sitters. I speak a small amount of Japanese and Spanish. In my spare time I love to surf, open-water swim, read, bike, run, listen to music, draw & play soccer, lacrosse, basketball, volleyball. I enjoy the time with kids because we like to do the same things...play! You have to mature, but that doesn''t mean you have to grow up : )

Autumn Duckworth

Autumn Duckworth

My name is Autumn Duckworth. I recently got married and moved to Honolulu in March of 2011. I am 28 years old and have had the privilege of working with children of all ages. Over the past 18 years, I have gained experience working for many families with children between the ages of 4 wks. old to 16 years of age as a Household Manager and Nanny. My undergrad degree is in Food and Nutritional Sciences from Seattle Pacific University. Currently, I have been working as a Registered Dietitian for WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) for the last three years, coaching pregnant women through birth and labor as a Certified Birth Doula, and providing breastfeeding education and support as a Certified Lactation Counselor at WIC and The Salvation Army Family Treatment Services program. My free time in Hawaii is spent volunteering weekly at the Salvation Army Therapeutic Nursery, serving in the Childrens Ministry at my church in Kaimuki, hiking, running half marathons, being outdoors, and venturing about the island with my husband. My hope and goal is to provide optimal care for your children by keeping them safe, providing activities to better stimulate the mind, encouraging healthy active living, helping make your job as parents easier, and creating an environment filled with fun! I am looking forward to working with you to ensure that your family has a wonderful experience here in Hawaii!

Holli Smith

Holli Smith

Aloha! I am 26 years old and originally from Washington State. I have lived in Hawaii for 6 years now, originally moving to Maui, where I completed my two year college degree and then transferred to the University of Hawaii at Manoa to complete my Bachelors in Psychology and American Studies. I have always loved children and have worked with them for as long as I can remember. My initial entry into college was in hopes of obtain a Child Psychology degree, although the plan has changed to further pursue my love for teaching. I have worked at a couple daycares, nannied for numerous families (in Hawaii, Washington, and Germany for a military family who was stationed there). When I moved to Oahu almost 2 years ago I got a job at Hanahou ''Oli (a private elementary school in Makiki), where I worked with the Pre-Kindergarten children doing arts and crafts, playing kickball, nap time, snack time, story time, as well as helping the older children with homework after school. I was also the sole full-time employee for our very small Spring Break Program, where we took the children on outings everyday (Aquarium, Makiki Pool, and we hiked Makapu''u). I am First Aid, CPR, and AED certified for infants, children and adults. I would love to work with you and your family!

Adrienne Copeland

Adrienne Copeland

Aloha! My name is Adrienne and I am 24 years old. I am currently attending the University of Hawaii at Manoa working towards my PhD in Zoology; studying Marine Mammal behavior. I am an active sitter and provide crafts/games and fun excursion to go on. I love explaining all the sea creatures and animals at the aquarium and zoo. I was a lifeguard and children's swim instructor for 6 years and I love taking children to the ocean and the pool. I have many years of childcare experience, including infant experience. I am CPR and First Aid certified for both infant and child. I promise your child a safe, fun-filled day in my care.

Krystal Merlo

Krystal Merlo

Aloha, my name is Krystal Merlo and I am 25 years old. I have a BA in Psychology and have taken many courses in child development. While receiving my undergraduate degree I worked with children who have Autism as a child developmental aide. The ages of the children ranged from 3-7. I taught swim lessons one summer for this program as well. After graduation I moved to Maui and worked at the Boys and Girls Club as a youth leader. We played games, engaged in arts and crafts, baked cookies, made time for homework, exercised etc. It was a lot of fun. I regularly volunteer for a number of programs such as Special Olympics, Red Cross, American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity, and at Manoa Elementary in their 3rd grade classroom. I am an altruistic person and very trustworthy. I have tons of fun with kids and am very energetic. I love to swim, play sports, read, listen to music, ride bikes etc. I love being outdoors and traveling is a huge interest of mine. I am very fun to be around and always make the best of every situation.

Jenna Erickson

Jenna Erickson

Aloha! My name is Jenna and I am originally from Eagan, Minnesota. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, I am PATCH certified by the state of Hawaii, and Infant and Child CPR/First Aid certified. I moved to Hawaii right out of college to get out of the snow and work as a substitute teacher for the Windward, Leeward, and Honolulu school districts. I come from a long line of school teachers, paraprofessionals, and principals in my family. I truly enjoy working with children and I have 5 years’ experience nannying for several families as well as working in preschools and elementary schools in Minnesota, Hawaii, California, Puerto Rico, and Australia. My favorite hobby is traveling, followed by paddle boarding,hiking, and scuba diving. I look forward to meeting your family!

Lucie Lynch

Lucie Lynch

Aloha! I am Lucie, 34 years old, originally from Hamburg, Germany, now living in the island with my husband who was born & raised here. I studied music & theatre, have performed my own one-woman musical throughout Northern Germany, worked in children's theatre and conducted Theatre Therapy workshops for children & adults. I have taken care of children at adventure camps, hotels, resorts and private homes throughout Corsica, Spain, Greece, Germany and Italy over the last six years. Kids love to go on adventures with me, and through storytelling & songs we could travel to amazing worlds without ever leaving your hotel room... I've also managed up to 30 children on nature hikes, overnight camping trips, and other real-life adventures! I speak German, English, French, and a little Italian, am first aid & CPR certified, hold a PADI dive certification, and enjoy sailing, surfing, swimming, singing, and the outdoors - I love working with kids, I love to explore & share this beautiful island and I look forward to meeting your family!

Parent Testimonial

Parent Testimonial

Debbie Murto looked after both our 3 year old son and 1 year old daughter for ten consecutive days/nights while we were in Waikiki in March 2012. Debbie made it possible for my Husband and me to have a proper holiday. Debbie was always punctual, reliable and completely flexible. She was dynamic and the kids really liked her company. On one occasion due to bad weather we called Debbie on a day we had told her she was not working at all and asked if she could be at our hotel in half an hour so we could catch a shuttle bus and she gave an enthusiastic "yes" and made it there in time! Debbie came prepared with toys for the kids and did things with the children that they enjoyed. My son is fairly clingy and doesn't like being left with just anybody, so I was pleased to return after a particularly long day to have him tell me how much fun he'd had with Debbie. Debbie followed all instructions in terms of food and sleep routines and every day would give me details of exactly what had happened whilst we were away. I would recommend her to any family travelling to Honolulu who needs either a night time babysitter for a few hours or someone longer term. Thanks again! Regards, Amanda Isenberg, from Sydney, Australia

Sarah Larson

Sarah Larson

My name is Sarah Larson and I am a registered occupational therapist assistant. For those of you who do not know what Occupational therapy is... *OTs help kids with various needs improve their cognitive, physical, and motor skills and enhance their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment. People in the pediatric OT field help children learn through playing and learning and evaluate kids' skills for playing, school performance, and daily activities.* I have a BA and recently finished another degree in the medical field. This past May I married an officer in the air force and we are currently expecting our first child. I wanted to work with children and participate in part time work during my pregnancy and because I enjoy working with children. I have lived on the island for nearly 12 years which makes me very familiar with the Aloha spirit. I have lived abroad during the duration of my younger years, love the outdoors, sports, art, cooking and traveling. I taught English in Japan and worked with all ages of children (Anywhere, from newborns to disabled children & teenagers). I have a CPR and first aid card because I am in the medical field. I have completed 3 months of working with special needs children at a private school on the island recently for my degree. I have also worked as a skills trainer. I feel that working with special needs children gives you the patience to undergo many situations and teaches you the creativity to keep children learning. I hope to work with you and your family!

Stacey Ferrario

Stacey Ferrario

Hi, My name is Stacey and I am originally from Washington state. I have lived on Oahu for 6 years and I love everything Hawaii has to offer. I have worked as a nanny on and off for over 10 years and love spending time with children. I am experienced with all ages from infants to tweens. I still have great relationships with the families I worked for and keep in touch with them, it's amazing to watch the kids you took care of grow up so fast. I enjoy the outdoors and exploring with the keiki at the beach, zoo, park or even their backyards. I am very fun and outgoing and your keiki will have a great time with me and be well taken care of. I have bachelor's degrees in Sociology and Interior Design. I look forward to meeting your family.

Parent Testimonial

Parent Testimonial

Just wanted to thank you so much for your help in finding us a sitter for our baby on our vacation to Oahu! Jackie was such a great sitter! She showed up at our hotel room with shell leis for my husband and I and a big ol' bag of tricks for our baby. Unfortunately, our little guy got really sick during our trip on a night Jackie was scheduled to come over. She swept in and calmed us down, held him and got him to sleep. The next day she checked in with us while we were at the doctor and all day long to see how he was doing, then insisted on coming over so that we could go out and enjoy our last night in Hawaii. It says something about her nature that we felt comfortable leaving our sick baby with another person, but she completely put us at ease and was as competent as they come. I'm only sorry he didn't get to spend all day with her! She was really, really great. In fact, my husband joked when we were leaving about getting her to move to the mainland! Thank you so much!- Jill and Preston

Parent Testimonial

Parent Testimonial

We are now back from our vacation and I just wanted to send you a note thanking you for your service. I have to admit we were nervous as we have never left our children with a 'stranger' before but when Lucie came to the room we instantly felt at ease. Lucie Lynch was a joy to meet and the girls loved her and she did bring her guitar. I have no doubts recommending your service to anyone visiting Waikiki and hopefully we will have the chance to return in the not too distant future. Best regards, Andrew McNeill

Windy Davis-Bentley

Windy Davis-Bentley

Aloha! My name is Windy and I am 38 years old. My CPR/First aid certifications are current and I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy. I have raised 2 children of my own, both with disabilities. My 22 year old is Bi-Polar and my 19 year old is Autistic. From their birth I have immersed myself in studying the development of children, specifically special needs. I home schooled my children for a few years and then volunteered in their classroom for several years. I have been employed with Aloha Sitter for 4 years now and quickly worked my way up to supervising sitter. I am responsible for as few as 2 children to as many as 90. I have experience caring for ages 4 weeks – 16 years old. I enjoy creating the Fun Activities Agenda for each event, assisting the children with their crafts/games, and at the end of the day sharing with the parents how fabulous their children are. I am very passionate about caring for children in a loving environment. Which means: keeping them safe, entertained, improving their self-esteem thru positive reinforcement and working on their motor skills by engaging them in fun physical activities. I will be looking forward to meeting your family!

Parent Testimonial

Parent Testimonial

My family visited Oahu for my brother's wedding, and Holli Smith babysat for us on three occasions. Holli was absolutely amazing, and we feel so lucky that we were paired with her during our visit. She brought books and activities to do with my three-year-old son, and she even charmed my 12-month-old daughter who is very shy and was in a phase of immense stranger anxiety when we were in Hawaii. She asked good questions, kept us apprised of the goings on while we were away, and she handled the kids and their many idiosyncrasies with aplomb. For example, on the first night that she babysat, and as we were walking out the door, my son had a huge temper tantrum over sharing some crayons with my daughter, which then set my daughter off into a temper tantrum -- Holli seemed completely un-phased by the meltdowns and urged us to go ahead to our dinner. On top of her skills with the kids, Holli seems like an incredibly kind, interesting and smart person, and we thoroughly enjoyed having her around the house. We wish that she lived here in DC so that we could use her services on a regular basis! In any case, many thanks to you and Holli for the babysitting services we received in Hawaii, next time we're there, we will definitely reach out to Aloha Sitters again. - Kalea Clark

Rachel White

Rachel White

Aloha! My name is Rachel, I am 25 years old and CPR/First Aid Certified. I graduated from University of Oregon with a BS in Sociology & received my Teaching Certification. I had a wonderful time nanning for several families through High School & College. Over 6 years I cared for newborns to children as old as 13. I would assist families by not only keeping their children safe and entertained, but also would help out with light housekeeping, meal preparation and chauffeuring the kids to their events. During and after college I worked in the Special Needs Department in the Portland Public School District. I worked as both a substitute teacher and teacher’s assistant for kindergarten, middle school & high school special needs classes. I have extensive experience working with children with Autism, cognitive delays & who are immobile. I am a fun, upbeat sitter with a lot of energy. I was on the track team in high school and continue to be a strong swimmer since my swim team days. I regularly swim, hike, backpack, and do yoga. I love doing crafts and always bring a big bag filled with toys and art projects to keep the children entertained. I look forward to working with you and your ohana (family)!

Frances

Frances

Hi! My name is Frances, and I've been working with kids for the last 12 years - as a nanny, camp counselor, babysitter, and buddy to hang out with! I've taken kids to the zoo, taught them how to swim, played sports, read books - whatever it is your child wants to learn or explore, I’m happy to help them do it in a safe and nurturing environment. I have experience with children of all ages, and am CPR and First Aid Certified. In my free time I love to surf and hike around the island--there's always so much to explore and do! I also work with an awesome program called Surfrider Spirit, where we teach at-risk youth how to surf to give them a positive outlet for their youthful energy. Hope you are having a wonderful day and I look forward to working with you and your family!

Lindsay McClelland

Lindsay McClelland

Aloha, my name is Lindsay. I graduated from the University of Mary Washington in 2009 with a B.A. I double majored in American Studies and Historic Preservation (Honors). I've been babysitting since I was 12 years old. When I turned 15 I also began integrating swim lessons and tutoring into my scope of services. I babysat on and off throughout college, mainly for my swim coach's children. Upon graduation I headed to Italy where I nannied for two different families in Milan. My duties were primarily childcare and teaching English, but I also traveled with the family. I lived in Italy for 15 months. When I returned to Hawaii I nannied for a local family while also swim coaching for Kamehameha Swim Team. I also taught at Sacred Hearts Academy as a history teacher last year. I currently teach swim lessons at the Oahu Club (I'm CPR/First Aid certified and was previously a lifeguard). I've recently volunteered at the Waikiki Aquarium (for their Seahunt event) and fundraised for the American Cancer Society this past December for the Honolulu Marathon. I was a collegiate swimmer, but have since become an avid marathoner, triathlete, and crossfitter. I love spending time with children and hope to receive the opportunity to work for you!

Parent Testimonial

Parent Testimonial

Hi, We just wanted to say a huge thank you to Danielle, our amazing sitter that enabled us to have 2 nights out (child-free) on our recent trip to Waikiki. Now that we're home, my daughter Siana, is still asking when Danielle can come over to play. Thank you so much for the fantastic service. We will definitely be using you on our vacation next year. Regards, Jennifer Duncan

Parent Testimonial

Parent Testimonial

I recently was in Honolulu on vacation and I used your service on two occasions. Jackie was our sitter and she was AWESOME!!!! She brought over lots of toys and left them there for my son to play with until the next time she came and she played with him and took awesome notes on his activity. She was also so friendly and gave us some good tips on things to do. It wasn't easy to leave him in a strange a place but Jackie made us feel totally comfortable and I totally trusted her as soon as I met her. I would definitely recommend her and your service to anyone and I will definitely use her again if we come back. - Melinda Carreon

Alicia Yossa

Alicia Yossa

Hi my name is Alicia and I am 30 years old. I have a Master's in Education with an emphasis in child development. I have 6 years of experience working with children of all ages in a variety of settings. From the classroom to the court room to remote villages in Cambodia, I have fallen in love with the hearts of these little ones, everywhere I go. I am continually involved with an orphanage and a school in Cambodia, where I have taught and lived for the past 14 months. I am excited to be back in Hawaii for this next year where I am teaching preschool on Oahu's North Shore. I am very outgoing and love the outdoors and exploring around our islands, whether it be in the ocean or along one of our beautiful hiking trails. I just love to have fun!

Parent Testimonial

Parent Testimonial

Dear Kathy, I just wanted to write to let you know how happy we were with Lucie on our recent trip to Waikiki. She was just fantastic! She arrived each time armed with play-dough, her guitar and more to keep our 3 year old entertained. In fact they got along so well that we booked her for a total of 5 times during our 10 day holiday. Having someone like her on hand really meant we could relax and enjoy our holiday more, having a little bit of time on our own. Lucie will be our first port of call for any future trips we organize! Regards, Pascale Maestri

Kelly McDougle

Kelly McDougle

Aloha, my name is Kelly. I am CPR/First Aid certified and have a Bachelors Degree in Education. During college, I spent a significant amount of time at three different schools while student-teaching. Through my Education discipline, I was exposed to many children with various backgrounds and personalities which have prepared me to be able to make a connection with all types of children. I also volunteered as a "big sister" to an elementary school student for a semester. I would play games and talk with my little sister. While in high school, I worked in kids cheerleading camps two years in a row. I have been babysitting since I was in High School and love spending time with children. I am also a certified Wilderness First Responder and have training in providing medical attention if necessary, even outdoors. Looking forward to meeting your family!

Libbi Roed

Libbi Roed

My name is Libbi. I'm 24 years old. I am originally from Canada but have been living on Oahu for 2 years now and love everything about Oahu and the ocean. I have a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology and am a licensed Veterinary Technician through the state of North Dakota. My degree lead me to work with marine animals such as dolphins, sea lions, seals, sting rays, sharks and Hawaiian fish! I realized by working with these animals what I loved the most was educating children all about marine life and animals! I decided in February 2011 to get my Hawaii Substitute Teacher Certificate and be a substitute teacher. Since school didn't start till August 2012 I worked as a summer literacy/reading counselor for Frontier College with children ages 5-12 years old helping promote their love of reading. I enjoyed the summer camp so much and decided I will also be going back to school for my Masters in Education so I can be a teacher. I love working with children and would really love to work with hotel guests that are staying on Oahu as I used to work at the Kahala Hotel and the JW Marriott Ihilani Spa. I think I would be a great hotel sitter as I am CPR and First Aid certified, I used to have my water safety instructor certificate and I want to get lifeguard certified as I LOVE swimming. I also think it would be fun to educate the children I sit for about monk seals, humpback whales, sea turtles and the tropical reef fish you can see just by standing at a beach.

Andrea Smith

Andrea Smith

Aloha, my name is Andrea! I am CPR, First Aid Certified and have a B.A., Psychology and Family Studies. I am incredibly passionate about helping children. For the past two and half years I have worked as a Paraprofessional Skills Trainer. I provide one-on-one daily assistance to children (preschool – high school) with autism and other special needs. While attending college I worked at a youth center for 2 years and coached two seasons of youth hockey. I have a lot of energy and love sports. I have also volunteered tutoring elementary school students and preparing meals for an organization called My Starving Children. Over the years I have cared for the children of many families in my community. I keep in touch with all of them and have enjoyed being a positive part of their growing up. Looking forward to meeting your family!

Krystal Kirkland

Krystal Kirkland

Aloha! I have over 11 years of babysitting/Nanning experience. I have worked with children of all ages, from newborns to 13 years old. I can't really say I have a favorite age because they are all so wonderful and unique in each stage of their growth. My experience in Nanning has led me to pursue a career in Elementary Education, and I will begin my Masters Program next spring at University of Hawaii at Manoa. If I can choose, I want to teach Kindergarten, but I would be happy with any age. I am CPR certified, and a very strong swimmer. I love to surf, swim and dive, but even hanging out on the beach and building sandcastles is just as fun. I was very active in school, playing basketball and soccer until I graduated. I come from a big hiking family, and we go camping at least once a month. Hawaii is such a beautiful island I look forward to sharing it with your family!

Parent Testimonial

Parent Testimonial

Hi, I just wanted to let you know how impressed we were with liz's professionalism and attitude when she baby sat for us on Wednesday night. She certainly had her hands full with the kids in our room but from the minute she walked in the door we felt comfortable. The kids have mentioned several times today how great liz was in dealing with the twins and a rather hyperactive little boy. Can you please pass on my many thanks to liz for a fantastic job. Kind regards, Kendra bell

Liz

Liz

Aloha! My name is Liz. I'm a 22 year old Massachusetts native who moved to Hawaii a year ago to escape the cold New England winters and work with military families as an ABA Tutor. I graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and I'm currently taking courses to become an Associate Behavior Analyst. I have many years of experience working with children who have special needs including children with autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, diabetes, and more. A few summers ago, I was a full-time nanny on Cape Cod for a family with triplets. I absolutely love working with children, especially playing outdoor activities and creating arts and crafts. I keep an active lifestyle having participated on a track team for many years, I still run daily. I also love to hike, swim and snorkel. My hope for you, as parents, is to have a relaxing, carefree vacation knowing that your children are safe at the hotel having a great time and are in the best of hands. I can't wait to meet you and your family!

Maddy Burr

Maddy Burr

Aloha! My name is Maddy and I am 24 years old and Cpr/First Aid certified. I am currently studying psychology at the University of Hawaii. I want to work in social services when I graduate so that I can help families and children in need. In addition to all of the childcare experience I have, I worked for 6 months for a 16 year old girl with a physically crippling disease called cerebral palsy. I would help her bathe, dress, and escorted her to her community events. I was there to make her feel more comfortable and capable of participating like a non-disabled person as much as possible. I was also involved with community service during my first two years at college. One of my favorite programs was called Read to Succeed, where I helped elementary school students with their reading, math and science homework. I love surfing, hiking, walking dogs and exploring the great outdoors in my free time. I love playing with little kids and teaching them something new. Children are our future and deserve our love, attention and respect. I can't wait to meet you and your family!

Maggie O'Keefe

Maggie O'Keefe

Hi! My name is Maggie O'Keefe. I attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa and received a degree in Special and Elementary Education. For the past two years I have been teaching in at Iroquois Point Elementary School as a Special Education teacher. When I gave birth to my son I took time off of teaching to be with him. I started babysitting children when I was 14 years old and have ever since. I was a lifeguard at the Jersey Shore for 5 years and provide swim lessons for the children there. I am CPR/First Aid/AED and Lifeguard certified for 5+ years. While watching children I always provide a safe and fun environment so it’s an enjoyable time for everyone.

Marisa Rayos

Marisa Rayos

My name is Marisa Rayos, I am 33 years old. I am CPR/First Aid certified and have returned a clean background check. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Development, and have worked with children for over 12 years including 8 years as a preschool teacher and teacher’s assistant. Also for an entire year I worked individually with students (grades 3rd through 8th) who needed extra assistance in improving their English and Reading comprehension. Currently I work full time as an Infant Caretaker for The Cole Academy Child Development Center in Kailua. I love my job because every day I get to play, smile, laugh, entertain & love these little babies. I am fluent in both English and Spanish (read & write). I am certified by the Hawaii State Department of Human Services as a qualified “Caretaker”. On the weekends, I work for Aloha Sitters caring for children that are visiting our beautiful island of Oahu. I am very grateful and thankful for being part of this organization that provides qualified and certified Sitters. As a Sitter and Caretaker I will provide safe, fun, and nurturing care for your keiki. Mahalo!

Jacqueline Strong

Jacqueline Strong

Hello my name is Jacqueline Strong. I am a new mother, my child; Tyler was born on Nov 14th, 2012. I love to work with children of all ages and my child care experience is very extensive. I have many families in the community that I babysit for. The children’s ages range from 6 months to 12 years. I also work for Keiki Sitters at their group events where we keep safe & entertain anywhere from 5 to 30 children of all ages for 10-20 hours over the weekend while their parents attend seminars. I am CPR/First Aid Certified. I completed childcare training at the Kaneohe Marine Corps base in February 2012. I learned childcare emergency scenarios in addition to nap times, feeding and other day to day happenings. I completed The Military Child Education Coalition (Living in the New Normal) Course. This class taught me how to help a child cope through the loss of anywhere from a parent to a pet. It also taught me how to help children build resilience so for future losses they will be able to cope better. I have volunteered for Hali’ewa Elementary School as a teacher’s aide which I thoroughly enjoyed. I also volunteered for events such as “Feed the Homeless” with my church, for a retirement home assisting with elderly care for an entire year and I participated in the Humane Society’s annual dog walk fundraiser. Growing up I was a very active girl. I was on my high school’s swim team and tennis team. For 2 summers I lifeguarded at a community pool and taught children’s swim lessons. I look forward to assisting you with your childcare needs in any way I can. MAHALO!

Parent Testimonial

Parent Testimonial

I just wanted to send you an email to say a very big THANK YOU to Windy for being such an amazing babysitter for us during our stay in Hawaii. Not only did she have a very special bond with Jaime she also tackled some tricky situations along the way with such great professionalism!!! Ted and I felt so incredibly comfortable leaving Jaime with Windy each night and Jaime just loved her. Looking forward to returning one day, was quite sad to leave. Thanks again, Jasmin & Ted

Andrea Charuk

Andrea Charuk

My name is Andrea, but most people call me by my childhood nickname, Andi. I am a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Fine Arts, and I am currently enrolled in the Graduate Certificate Program for Museum Studies. I currently work part time for a drug and crime prevention program called Rural Youth at Waialua High and Intermediate School. I facilitate art and agricultural activities to combat boredom and idle time where kids tend to fall into unhealthy patterns. I hope to gift my students with a sense of pride for a day’s labor in servicing their community, as well as resourcefulness, critical thinking and creative problem solving skills they can access throughout life's ups and downs. I worked for the YMCA taking children on fun excursions to go ice skating, cooking classes, etc. In my spare time I teach art classes to children and coach intermediate volleyball & soccer. I'm an avid outdoors-woman; surf, hike, adventures, you name it! I work part time at a farm on North Shore where I help them maintain the land and give educational agricultural tours of the farm to school children. I enjoy teaching the children about sustainability. Being an artist in the digital era, I also enjoy the comforts of the modern world like movies and photography. My favorite quote is "The future has an ancient heart." I believe that exemplifies the balance between technology and old world knowledge I strive to maintain as I grow through my life.

Candice Leigh

Candice Leigh

Aloha! My name is Candice Leigh, I became a mother for the first time at the age of 19. After I had my daughter Bailey I began to work at a local child care center called Children’s World. I started off as the assistant teacher for the infant room and then moved to the toddler room. I worked as a teacher’s assistant helping the children learn their ABC’s, numbers and patterns. I really enjoyed my time at Children’s World, it taught me a lot about children and the different ways they learn. At the age of 27 I married my husband who has three boys and became a mother for the second time to a beautiful little girl name Isabella. I am currently 33 years old and between my husband & I we have 5 children ages 4years – 16 years. Since my first child was born I would invite other children over so they could play together. Other parents and I would often take turns babysitting each other’s children. I love spending time with children so much that in my free time I work for Keiki Sitters where I am in training to be a supervising sitter. Keiki Sitters conducts group childcare events for the military. I care for children ages newborn – 13 years old for 5-10 hours a day during these events. I assist with crafts, games, meal time & helping the babies be comfortable for nap time. I have a lot of energy. During my school days I joined the basketball team, Jazzercise class, girl scouts, volleyball team, and dance team. I will be looking forward to meeting your family!

Amber Nunn Khan

Amber Nunn Khan

Aloha! I'm Amber and I am currently a student at the University of Hawaii studying Elementary Education. I come from a family of 8 children. I am the 3rd oldest and there is a 10 year difference between my youngest sister and I. Lucky for me I was the families built in babysitter. I truly enjoyed caring for my younger siblings as we now have a very strong bond between us. I am an energetic, interactive sitter. In high school I was on the cross country team and I love to dance. I am also very comfortable in the water as I love to surf and snorkel. I have done a bit of volunteer work. Every 3 months I donate blood, I have volunteered with the Red Cross and for a while I help tutor middle school children. I have been around and taken care of children my entire life. I regularly babysit for families in the community. Most recently I am caring for a family with 4 children: 1 year, twin 4 year olds and 7years. Punctuality and reliability are very important to me. I am very friendly and easy to get along with, and I love kids. They find me very entertaining!

Alyssa

Alyssa

Aloha! My name is Alyssa, I am 24 years old and I have been babysitting children since high school. I have experience with infants to teenagers. I have been living on O'ahu for about 7 years and graduated from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa with a degree in Travel Industry Management and an emphasis in Hospitality. I have volunteered with many organizations on island to help with community activities and to set a positive example for children (Surf Ministry, Community Clean Up, Taught Hawaiian Culture in Puerto Rico and much more!). In the past I have worked as a teacher's aide at a preschool and babysat for families while attending college. I am very enthusiastic and love working with children! I believe that children are so precious and their childhood is an important time to learn and develop skills. I love to surf, swim, hike, snorkel and explore the outdoors. In high school, I was a captain of our swim team and here in Hawai'i I have had the opportunity to help teach surf lessons for children and adults. I look forward to meeting your family!

Salome Jones

Salome Jones

Aloha! My name is Salome and I have been babysitting & involved with childcare for the past 12 years. I have cared for a wide range of children from infants to pre-teens. I graduated from the University of Hawaii with a degree in Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science and I am currently fulfilling my last pre-requisites for graduate school to study physical therapy. I have taken several classes covering child development and learned a lot teaching a basic motor skills clinic for pre-school and elementary students. For the past five years I have been a childcare volunteer as Lead Caregiver for kids 18-months to three years at my church (they are such a fun age group!). My responsibilities include checking the children in, being attentive to special needs and allergies, changing diapers, snack time, nap time, contacting parents if they are needed and giving guidance to the other volunteers. Being active is very important to me. I grew up participating in competitive gymnastics and in college I was on the Track and Field team. I enjoy being outside but also love relaxing indoors with a good book. As a military kid I've had the opportunity to live in several different places, including Germany, and I love experiencing new cultures. I look forward to meeting you and your child(ren)!

Parent Testimonial

Parent Testimonial

We are back in Australia now after a wonderful holiday in Hawaii - made all the better by Mary. I have recommended your agency and Mary to a number of friends travelling this year. As a mother of two young children (6 months and 4 years), travelling over the other side of the world is always daunting. I wanted to be able to enjoy my hard earned holiday with my family but also enjoy some time celebrating my special birthday. I was nervous about leaving my children as it was the first time that I had used a babysitter through an agency before. From the moment my family met Mary, she made us feel totally comfortable. She has a wonderful aura! The 4 children that she looked after all warmed to her straight away, she looked after them for the five nights. She brought little games every night for them to play and Lucas, my 4 year old told me that Mary was fun! She did an amazing job juggling 4 children under 4 in a hotel room each night. I really can't thank her enough for allowing me to go enjoy my holiday and birthday. I would recommend Mary to anyone coming to Hawaii. Thanks again Mary, if you ever come to Australia you have a place to stay.- Susanne and Tim MacDonald

Malia Del Castillo

Malia Del Castillo

Aloha All! My name is Malia Del Castillo. I am currently working towards my degree in Marketing at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. I aspire to work at the Children’s Discover Center as their Marketing Manager. I have a passion for working with children. I work at Mid-Pacific Institute as an after school care supervisor where I care for a group ranging from 5-15 children at a time, from preschool to fifth grade. Even in high school I was eager to get involved with children. I volunteered to intern as a teacher’s assistant at Seagull Pre-school. I love volunteering! My volunteer work includes keeping score at Special Olympics, coordinated games for children at the fun carnival events put on by the elementary schools, and folding clothes for the homeless staying at a shelter through a program called Institute of Human Services. I also taught a group of girls how to dance Hula for a church performance. I have always had a lot of energy. For all 4 years in high school I was on the cheerleading team and gymnastics. For 3 years I took Hula Lessons & even learn how to dance Tahitian style! In my spare time I enjoy singing, playing my ukulele and taking Spanish lessons. Throughout my life, I have always had a connection with children and have loved interacting with them. I will be looking forward to meeting your family!

Amanda Seguin

Amanda Seguin

Aloha! I am a 20 years. I am CPR, First Aid Cetified and currently working towards my degree in Social Work at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. I originally wanted to become a nurse so that I could help people, but as I learned more, my interest levels changed and I could see myself as a social worker, helping people in a different way than I could as a nurse. Helping the juvenile will guide them towards becoming a contributing member to society and prevent them from returning to prison as an adult. I started babysitting in high school and have worked numerous babysitting jobs that required care for children that were 6 months to 7 years old, including being a full time nanny for twin infants for 5 consecutive months. In 2009 I received my life guard certification and enjoyed working at the water park for an entire year. Additionally, I have volunteer experience that includes working with medically fragile patients at Kulana Malama and elderly people at Leahi Hospital. I am a creative person and I enjoy doing arts and crafts, playing board games and being silly with children. I also enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming, and fishing. It would be my pleasure to help enhance your vacation when caring for your children.

Eva Keusen

Eva Keusen

Aloha! My name is Eva, I am 33 years old and originally from Switzerland. My dream of living in Hawaii became reality seven years ago, when I moved to these beautiful islands. I have a Bachelor in Education and own/operate a small outdoor preschool here in Honolulu. I have been working passionately in the field of education as a head teacher, an internship instructor, a supervisor, a camp coordinator, and a child care provider. I am comfortable with all age groups and adapt to your child’s needs. One year I took on the leadership role of being in charge of WWF (World Wildlife Fun)where I organize nature adventures for children with disabilities in Switzerland. I love to be active and regularly enjoy swimming, surfing, snorkeling, hiking, yoga, and playing volleyball. I can take your child outside to explore this beautiful island; fun at the beach, hiking in the forest/ along the coast, visit the zoo, the aquarium, museums or the Discovery Center. If you prefer indoor activities such as arts and crafts or reading stories, I am also happy to engage with your child at your hotel. Simply let me know your wishes and I will keep your child happy and safe!

Juliet Tan

Juliet Tan

Aloha! I am a senior at HPU, majoring in Elementary Education. My career aspiration is to become an elementary teacher in a private school in Hawaii. I want to become a teacher because it is one of the most rewarding jobs in the world. It is all about shaping and changing the lives of young individuals who will look up to us as their role models. The learning experience is a life-long satisfying achievement. As part of my schooling I am assigned volunteer work. This last semester I volunteered at Ala Wai Elementary’s After School Program for 6 months. The kids I worked with were from grades 1-4. I was given one 3rd grader to "mentor" but I also conducted activities with a group of maximum 20 kids - they were mostly grades 3&4. For the last 2 years I have worked as a student teacher once a week for 1st & 2nd graders. I speak some Mandarin Chinese and French. I like playing tag, soccer and other group games. I also like reading aloud and doing art activities with kids. I play the piano, guitar & ukulele. While living in Singapore I received my safety certification in Kayaking. I will be looking forward to meeting your family!

Melissa Lockyer

Melissa Lockyer

Aloha! My name is Melissa, I am 32 years old and CPR/First Aid Certified. As a local to the island of O’ahu, I would love to introduce your children to the unique culture and beauty Hawai’i has to offer during your family’s stay here. I have 17 years of childcare experience as a professional babysitter, caring for ages from 10 months to 14 years old. I volunteered at the Oregon Museum of Science where I would give children tours of the museum and teach them about natural science. I also volunteered as a teaching assistant for a 2 week art camp for kids. For a little over a year I was a private tutor to a 4th grade student. 4 times a week I would help her complete her homework then I would tutor her in the subjects of science, English, math, reading and writing. In addition, I worked as a lifeguard for 3 years keeping the kids safe at the community pool during free swim. I received my Bachelors in Studio Art from the University of Hawai’i. I am currently an Art Instructor at the Honolulu Museum of Art where I work with children of all ages. I am also the Art teacher to over 250 students in 9 grade levels at Voyager Charter School. I am a well-rounded, positive role model who can facilitate activities involving dance, music, art, swimming, Hawaiian language and culture, and hiking. I look forward to spending time with your children to ensure their stay here is fun and memorable.

Mary Khan

Mary Khan

Aloha, my name is Mary! I am CPR and First Aid certified and I have a Bachelor Degree in Child and Family Service. I worked professionally at Child and Family Service, a nonprofit agency for many years. I taught exercise and nutrition classes, and linked families to community resources. I love children of all ages! I have 8 of my own, 5 sons and 3 daughters, ages 11-23. They are awesome and I really enjoy being their Mom. I am the youngest of nine children, and family is very important to me. My oldest daughter Amber also works to provide childcare here at Aloha Sitters, and she has been promoted to supervisor (I am so proud of her!). I have over 30 years of childcare experience. I connect well with children and we have a great time together! I help them learn and grow with attention and care in a positive environment. I look forward to meeting your family!

Parent Testimonial

Parent Testimonial

We cannot tell you just how wonderful Amy McCann is! We were so pleased that you matched our family with her and would be delighted to be a reference for her if the need arises. She is just wonderful, caring and so engaging. Our boys connected with her right away and are still talking about her. Thank you so very much! - Rebecca Gellman

Parent Testimonial

Parent Testimonial

I just wanted to shoot you a quick email, in gratitude, for sending us Amanda Seguin to nanny for the kids. She was AWESOME!! The kids adored her and we would have no hesitations in recommending her, or using her again! We found her attitude to be infectious and we loved that she kept the kids entertained. We are definitely going to recommend your services to any of our friends who travel to your beautiful island. Kindest regards, Lisa

Liana Murillo

Liana Murillo

Aloha :) My name is Liana, I am 24 years old and currently getting my Masters in Oceanography at UH with my passion for the ocean and conservation. I love to go hiking, scuba diving and do photography in my spare time. From playing with my younger cousins growing up to teaching a whole class of 24 kids independently, I have had over 8 years of experience taking care of and teaching children. I've always gladly babysat for my neighbors and I used to lifeguard at the public pool in Connecticut for the summers and teach ice skating classes in the winters. During college I worked as an after school science camp instructor for elementary schools for 4 years doing activities like building robots, making slime, painting planets and teaching science concepts to eager young minds. I also spent a year at a preschool as their environmental teacher, was a 7th grade biology teaching assistant and used to work at an aquarium where we gave guided tours to school groups. I love being around kids because of their fresh perspective and boundless energy, I provide a fun and nurturing environment that allows children to be comfortable, explore and be creative. I look forward to spending time with your children, we will have lots of fun and may even learn something too!

Denise Tokeshi

Denise Tokeshi

Aloha! My name is Denise Tokeshi. I was born and raised on the Big Island, and I am currently working towards my degree in Child Psychology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. I have a strong passion for working with children. I am aspiring to either work at an elementary school as a guidance counselor, or opening up my own practice as a child psychologist. I currently work at Hawaii Baptist Academy as an After School Enrichment Programs Leader ranging from 15-40 children at a time, from Kindergarten to 6th grade. Prior to this, I have also worked at the Manoa Children's Center as a Teacher's Aide caring for children 2-5 years of age. Aside from working, I have also been a nursery/children's worker at my churches on the Big Island and Oahu. As of now, I am a youth leader within my church mentoring and caring for kids ranging from 6th grade to 12th grade. Throughout my life, I have played various sports, specifically basketball. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, surfing, fishing, hiking…basically anything outdoors! I have always had a strong love and connection with children of all ages. I am excited to meet you and your family!

Malia Gurney

Malia Gurney

My name is Malia and I'm a mom to three grown sons and a grandma to three Grandchildren ages nine, four and two. I am born and raised in Honolulu. I love to travel, teach, cook and read. I enjoy yoga, most water sports, and hiking. I own The Art of Charm School. There is a need for learning Back to Basics. The simple Yes, Please and Thank You is a lost art. We offer a variety of subjects to all ages starting at age 5. I have Enrichment Classes as an after school program in 5 of our local schools. I offer summer classes for all ages, boys and girls. Last year I was an EA (Educational Assistant) for the entire school year for the third/fourth grade combo at Kamiloiki School from K-6. I volunteered for PTSA, SCBM, PCNC, school carnival and room mom all six years as well as tutored all grade levels while my youngest was attending that school. My love for working, teaching and nurturing children is endless.

Parent Testimonial

Parent Testimonial

We wanted to write to tell you how much relief you gave us by providing such a great service. We appreciated being able to read all the references of all the sitters and the testimonials of other parents. It was wonderful to be able to trust you to match a great sitter, Frances Nuar with our extremely active and talkative three kids (4,6,7) before we landed in Honolulu. Fran was fabulous! She arrived on time, ready to take over: playing in the ocean and sand, pools and board games with our kids. Our kids enjoyed having Fran during the day and evenings. Between our three kids we have different food allergies, medicines, grommets and different allergies to different sunscreens Fran had it all down pat and just got on with everything no bother. She also provided us with invaluable information about surf lessons with the Star Beach Boys were perfect for all the kids! We had peace of mind and this was the first time I have actually been able to totally relax on holiday since my first child was born. Thanks so very much Fran. We hope our paths cross again and if we are in Honolulu again you will be the first person we will call. We couldn't recommend Fran enough. Many thanks for helping to make our holiday so fun! -Amy Young

Kathy Custer

Kathy Custer

Aloha, My name is Kathy I am 28 years old, CPR/First Aid Certified and have returned a clean background check. I received my babysitting certification through the Red Cross when I was 13 years old and have been caring for children ever since then. I have cared for the children o f many families in the community. Responsibilities range from keeping them entertained to chauffeuring them to their activities, helping with homework and going through the bed time routine. I have also cared for the children of visitors staying in the hotels in Waikiki. Often time’s parents will give me permission to take their children to the zoo, aquarium and the beach…so much fun! I am also a supervising sitter for group childcare events for the military. Events range from 10-28 hours (1-3 days). With ages as young as 7 weeks to as old as 13 years in attendance. I am responsible for as few as 2 to as many as 120 children. I write the fun activities agenda, supply all the toys, crafts and games and implement the activities for the duration of the entire event. I have received certifications for many courses in helping children build resiliency (to prepare them for a loss of a pet to a parent), helping them stay physically active, build self-esteem, and express their emotions. I have a huge closet filled to the top with toys and will always bring a bag full with me to surprise the child I will be caring for. I am optimistic, bubbly-type of personality, communicative, responsible, reliable and fun! I am very comfortable taking children swimming as my mom was a swim instructor & I was on my high school swim team my senior year. I play the flute, ukulele and love to sing & dance. I will be looking forward to meeting your family!

Candace Vallejo

Candace Vallejo

Aloha! My name is Candace Vallejo, I am 22 years old, born and raised on O’ahu. I attend The University of Hawaii at Manoa working on a degree towards Family Resources and eventually plan on getting a mater’s in Social Work. I am a part time dental assistant at Dentistry for Children located at Kapi’olani Medical Center working with children of all ages and including those with special needs. I have consistently been working with children for most of my life. In high school I actively became a part of The Way of Salvation Children’s Ministry at church; volunteering with child care, Sunday school, bible studies, field trips, performances, crafts, and more! Early on, I discovered my passion for working with Children. I enjoy interacting with kids and watching them discover new things while maintaining a high quality learning environment where they are happy and most importantly, safe. I also enjoy staying active by doing zumba and yoga weekly. In high school I participated in cross country, track and filed, wrestling and judo. During my free time I enjoy surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, hiking, and swimming. Anything in the water and outdoors I absolutely love. I am CPR/First Aid certified and have a valid driver’s license. I am looking forward to meeting you and your Ohana!

Joanna Wright

Joanna Wright

Aloha, my name is Joanna Wright. I am a private Latin teacher and tutor (ages 3rd grade–High School) with 8 years of babysitting experience (ages 0-13yrs). Many of my close friends have young babies right now so I have quite a bit of recent infant experience. My younger sister has down syndrome so I have acquired a lot experience caring for special needs children. My volunteer experience includes summer camps, kids clubs, church nursery, Sunday school and respite care. I am also a mother of a 5 year old. I hold a B.A. in Classical Liberal Arts and am currently back in school at UH to improve my teaching qualifications in the Classics. Ever since I was a teenager I have loved caring for young children. Their creativity, unconditional acceptance, and fresh perspectives really inspire me. I am a patient, gentle, nurturing person who loves to get to know the kids I care for, understand how they think, and enjoy playing and being silly with them. As a teacher, I always try to stimulate the kids to discover new things and develop their skills, but I also let them have space to grow at their own pace. You can be sure I will give your child lots of attention, including reading and interactive play. I am a strong believer in the benefits of adequate sleep and will faithfully follow bedtime and nap routines. I am also careful to respect parents' rules and disciplinary procedures. I love gardening, going on fun outings (zoo, museum, library, etc), cooking, being outdoors, hiking, snorkeling, reading to kids, making music, and doing crafts. I can’t wait to meet your family!

Kanoe Holomalia

Kanoe Holomalia

Aloha :) My name is Kanoe Holomalia and I am currently a senior at UH Manoa and will be graduating with my Bachelors degree in Elementary Education this coming Spring. I have hopes of obtaining my Masters in Counseling Psychology next year at Chaminade University with an emphasis in Child Development. I've always had a passion for working with kids because of the happiness they bring to me and I can bring to them. I have worked with kids for over 7 years now working as a Junior Leader at the YMCA along with being a Summer Fun Leader and after school Teacher. Over the course of my training towards a degree in Education I worked at 4 local elementary schools as a Teacher’s Aide and I currently work as a tutor. I love to sing and have a great passion for music. I've been a part of many musical theater productions in our community. I have worked with various ages and personalities and am a very versatile babysitter. You will rest assure that I will keep your children safe and entertained. I will make sure that when you come to pick them up that they will have a smile on their faces.

Jeannie Pyun

Jeannie Pyun

Aloha! My name is Jeannie and I am 37 years old. I was born and raised in Oahu and absolutely love living here! Right now, I am a Preschool Teacher’s Aide and am working towards completing my online CDA program in Early Childhood Education. I have an A.A. in Liberal Arts from Kapiolani Community College and a B.A. in both English and Music from U.H. Manoa. I also have a Post-Baccalaureate Degree in Secondary Education for English from UH. Manoa. I knew from any early age that I loved working with children. When I was 10 years old, my sister was born and when I was 14 years old, my brother was born. I learned to take care of both of them and was in many ways like a “second mother” to them. I also have babysat for my friends’ child(ren) numerous times throughout the last 15 years. My professional experience is as follows: I worked as an Aide and then as a Group Leader for 2nd & 3rd grade children at an Afternoon A+ Program here in Hawaii. I then worked as a volunteer Teacher’s Assistant for the Choir program at a local High School. I worked briefly as a 7th Grade English Teacher at a middle school on the west side of the island and am currently working as a part-time tutor at a Learning Center teaching reading, writing and math to children ages 4 and up. I have also been working first as a Preschool then as a K-2nd grade Teacher in the Children’s Ministry at my church for the past 5 years. Right now, I am the Music Teacher for the preschool that I work at. I love incorporating all of my musical knowledge to help my students to grow not only musically, but physically, socially, and emotionally as well. My training in voice, piano, violin, and guitar really help me in the work that I do. As your potential babysitter, I would promote a fun, vibrant, and safe environment and implement crafts/games & musical activities for your child(ren) to actively engage in. I would also make sure to follow all the rules and guidelines that you have already established with your child(ren). I look forward to meeting you and your family while you are staying here in Oahu! Much mahalo.

Kim Trucke

Kim Trucke

Aloha! My name is Kim and I have worked with children for the past 18 years! I have worked in many childcare positions ranging from day cares to elementary schools. I have spent the last 8 years as a director of a before and after school program in Arizona with 130 children and 6 staff members under my supervision. Through this job I was able to continue my education in Child Development with the numerous classes the district offered us. I LOVE doing arts and crafts with children as well as active games! I also have experience with taking large groups of children on field trips ranging from art museums to pools/beaches. I believe in educated-structured FUN! I am a master at teaching children in such a fun way that they have no idea they are learning! :-) I have also spent the past 5 years volunteering with an AMAZING organization called Free Arts of Arizona. I would volunteer an hour a week going to group homes for abused or homeless children and do art therapy with them. I believe in reaching out to the community and teaching the children to do the same. Once a month in my program the children would take part in a community outreach. Some of our last projects included: *We collected shoes for an organization called Soles for Souls (We collected over 1,000 pairs of shoes!!!) * Food drives * Letters to Wounded Warriors * Art supply drives for Free Arts of Arizona. I love what I do and love knowing that I can be a positive role model in the lives of so many young people! Thank you for taking the time to read this and have a WONDERFUL day!

Lanaly Cabalo

Lanaly Cabalo

Hi there! My name is Lan and I’m a licensed Social Studies and Special Education teacher. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism with a discipline in Theatre, a minor in Political Science, and a Masters Degree in Education. I’m a former journalist turned teacher and have taught all levels — from preschool to high school. I also studied German Languages and Literature for six years. I’m originally from Virginia Beach, Va, but have been living here in Hawaii since 2005 and have been loving it! I’m currently the Wellness Club advisor at Kalaheo High School and a big advocate for living a healthy lifestyle. I’m an avid runner and hiker who is also highly involved with the local arts scene. I have a lot of fun energy and would love to spend the day with your children!

Mahele Nitahara

Mahele Nitahara

Aloha! I have 5 children of my own, ranging in ages 6 to 15. I have been teaching elementary age students for 11 years. I am currently a Substitute Teacher at Kamehameha Schools and I also do private tutoring. I volunteer in my church's children’s class as a teacher and activities coordinator with children ages 18 months to 12 years old. What that entails is teaching Sunday school to a group of 10 young children each week and also providing a lesson and activity to about 30 children ages 3-12. We average about 50 children each Sunday. I am first aid and CPR certified through American Medical Response, as well as Youth Protection certified through the Boy Scouts of America. I am a Cub Scout leader & parent. I am a Hawaiian local born right here in Honolulu. I love sharing my culture with others by teaching hula and crafts. I can teach crafts such as using ti leaves to make head bands and fish. I worked at a luau for 3 years while I was in college and know now to teach dances that your children would enjoy. I enjoy hiking, running, and watching my kids' games and performances. I love to swim and I enjoy stand-up paddling. I taught my own children to swim by 2 years old. I also love my weekly Date Nights with my husband, which is why I'm happy to care for others' children to give them alone time. I believe children are the greatest gifts of all.

Riley Swanson

Riley Swanson

Aloha families!! As an energetic, loving, outgoing and passionate young woman, I would be delighted to spend time with you and your children! With 12+ years of childcare experience, from babysitting, camp counseling, teaching and a year spent with the name “nanny” I feel very comfortable and knowledgeable working with the youth. I am a very active individual, loving sports and other outdoor activities. My BS degree is in Exercise Science and I am currently working as a Skills Trainer with autistic youth ages 3yrs-22yrs old. I am passionate about serving and helping others, using my God given gifts and talents in any way I can. I would love to spend a few hours, or even a day loving on and exploring this beautiful island with your children!

Aleezah Camacho

Aleezah Camacho

Aloha! My name is Aleezah-Clariz Camacho, but for short you an call me AC or Zee. I am 24 years old and currently a senior at the University of Manoa. I am pursuing a degree in Sociology and minoring in Women's studies. I am CPR, AED, and First Aid certified. I am fluent in both English and Tagalog. I work at Hawaii Baptist Academy as an after school care Leader with the 5th graders. Prior to this position I worked at Kinoole Baptist Church's enrichment program K-5th grade. I am from the Big Island of Hawaii and am an island girl. I am outdoorsy, love to surf and be at the beach, but also love to dance hula. I love to sing and am musically inclined playing the ukulele, guitar, and some piano. I am very comfortable in the water. I was on the water polo team in high school & on the swim team for 1 year. I am looking forward to working with your family. Mahalo nui loa

Manuela Kamai

Manuela Kamai

Aloha! My name is Manuela Kamai and I am 24 years old. I am getting my Masters of Education in Teacher for Elementary Education at University of Hawaii at Manoa and doing my student teaching at an elementary school in Waianae. I graduated from George Mason University in Virginia with an Integrative Studies major with a Concentration in Elementary Education. I've been babysitting since age 12 and had various jobs working with children ages infant - school age including Minnieland Academy, Kid Drop Zone (an indoor play area), Congressional Schools of Virginia (after-school care and summer camp), and Parents and Children Together Early Head Start (daycare for infants - 3 years old). I'm a military brat, so I've lived in various states and in Belgium. I enjoy traveling, being outdoors, exploring, dancing, and learning random facts! I also know some German, enough to hold simple conversations. I am looking forward to meeting your family!

Hillery Brooks

Hillery Brooks

Aloha! My name is Hillery. I’m 24 years old and have a Bachelors Degree in Studio Art. I have spent my time since graduation traveling, volunteering, interning, working, and seeking meaningful experiences. I’m considering returning to school for a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education or Art Education in the future. I always bring a big bag of crafts with me when babysitting. I love to use my art background to think up creative craft projects with children I care for whenever we’re not swimming and playing outdoors. I recently spent a year as a live-in nanny in New York City, which was an incredible experience. While in New York I enjoyed volunteering my time for various organizations, which included face painting at holiday parties for low-income families. I also worked for three summers during college as a camp counselor at a Golf & Country Club. We spent a lot of time swimming with the children, teaching SUP (stand up paddle boarding), and doing plenty of arts and crafts projects and outdoor activities. During this time I also babysat for most of these families and had a hard time saying goodbye to my kids when I moved away from Florida! I am eager to spend my time in Hawaii doing what I love: taking care of children and helping give great families a relaxed and peaceful time.

Parent Testimonial

Parent Testimonial

Aloha Mary, I just wanted to send a note thanking you for being such a great sitter/nanny for Ronan! You made our vacation actually feel like a vacation! Thank you for taking such great care of Ronan. You were so professional, on time and flexible with our schedule. Ronan loved hanging out with you! And you really put us parents at ease. Bill and I wished we could take you home with us! I would definitely recommend you and Keiki Sitters (DBA Aloha Sitters) to anyone without hesitation! If you ever need a recommendation or parent testimonial, please let me know. I would even be happy to correspond with any parent(s) who are considering your services. Here is a picture of Mary & Ronan. Thank you again for making our vacation a relaxing one! Hope to see you on our next trip out to Hawaii! Thanks, Caroline, Bill and Ronan

Keala Pacheco

Keala Pacheco

Hi I'm Keala (: I am from Kahalu'u, O'ahu, born and raised. I am 22 years old and currently a Senior at the University of San Francisco majoring in Psychology. I plan to get a Masters in social work and eventually become a licensed clinical social worker. I aspire to work with children who come from at-risk and low-income populations, such as foster children and other children with a variety of behavioral, learning, and psychological disorders, in a clinical setting as a therapist. I have always been passionate about working with and being surrounded by kids. I have been babysitting since I was 10 years old and currently work for a babysitting agency called Wonder Sitter in San Francisco. During my school breaks I fly home to Hawaii and work for Aloha Sitters. I have worked in a variety of settings with children in Hawai'i as well as in San Francisco, such as in low-income Elementary schools, Hawaiian Emersion preschools, Autism day camps, and a variety of after school care programs. I have a wide variety of experience, from newborns up to 14 years old. I am also passionate about music, fashion, and spending time with family and friends.

Sherane Hoku Teixeira

Sherane Hoku Teixeira

Aloha! My name is Sherane, but my friends call me by my middle name “Hoku”. I am 27 years of age and have been caring for children as long as I can remember. I received my Certification as a Nursing Assistant in 2008 from Hawaii Community College. My current job is as a Certified Nurses Aid for a child with congestive heart failure. It has been filled with love and laughter. I have worked for an agency called Master Care Hawaii for the past 5 years. I have a current TB Clearance, a Physical Work Clearance, and a Current Background Clearance along with my other yearly mandatory credentials. I have experience in water rescue as well as child CPR. Before working as a nurse for children, I worked at the YMCA located in Kailua, Hawaii (childcare for 4th graders). Over summer I was the pool supervisor for ages 5-12 years with sometimes as many as 20+ children that I would keep a safe eye on while they swam. For 2 years I worked for the After School Program at Maunawili Elementary School supervising the 2nd & 4th graders. I have been dancing Tahitian and Hula for 7 years and love to teach and entertain Keiki (children). I also live in Waikiki which is very convenient for on-call or last minute scheduling. I am very eager to hear from you and to help make your vacation a happy and positive experience.

Katlin Connell

Katlin Connell

Hello! I am Katlin! I recently moved to Hawaii to live with my husband, who serves in the Navy. I have a degree in Marine Science (biology minor) and I am currently working towards getting my teaching certification. I have been lifeguard, first aid, CPR, AED and WSI certified for the last 10yrs and I have been Scuba Certified for the last 6yrs. For 8 years I worked at two different YMCA's and one YWCA lifeguarding and giving swim lessons to ages 5-8 years old. I've spent the last 2 years working as a swim coach for ages 5-18 years old, while finishing my degree in Florida! I, also, worked as a first mate on a sailing yacht in the Bahamas, teaching groups of visiting students all about the ocean, snorkeling and sailing. Being an ocean conservationist, enthusiast and advocate I love spending my time out in the water. I spend the majority of my free time hiking the island, snorkeling and perfecting my underwater photography skills. Having many years experience working with children of all ages (6mo+), babysitting is something I enjoy doing. I enjoy making a positive impact on children and incorporating education into everyday life. I believe the best way for children, of any age, to learn is through fun, positive experiences. Aside from children, I am also an animal lover. I have two wonderful dogs of my own and I have a lot of experience pet sitting! I look forward to creating safe, fun and memorable experiences for your children, and even your pets!

Kristen Kelly

Kristen Kelly

Aloha, My Name is Kristen Kelly. I am a Marine Biologist and an outdoor educator. I am CPR/First Aid Certified, Lifeguard Certified and Certified as a Rescue Scuba Diver. I have a Bachelors Degree in Marine Biology and will be soon working towards my Masters Degree in Education. I was a summer camp councilor for over 3 years with middle school and high school aged children. I would teach them during the day, and stayed with them in their cabins for weeks at a time. I have been babysitting since I was 15 years old for ages 2 months–10 years. My responsibilities were meal preparation, playing with the children, going for walks, helping with home work and putting them to bed. During my High School years I taught children’s swim lessons. While working towards my BS degree I was a lifeguard at the college pool. For the last 3 years I have taught surfing lessons at the Kahala Hotel to guests ranging in age from as young as 2 to as old as 80 years. I also take children out on snorkel and canoe tours where I explain about the reef its inhabitants, and current environmental problems. I lifeguard everyday that I work. It is not a part of our job description, but we keep an active eye out all day long. I have been EXTENSIVELY trained in emergency situations and I am always aware of my surroundings. I currently volunteer for Access Surf and take children with physical or mental disabilities out surfing. This is quite challenging, especially with non-verbal children to guide them safely in the water. It is the best day out of the month though! I have been doing this once a month for 4 years now. My long term career aspiration is to create my own marine biological, surf camp. Because Kids, the ocean, and surfing are my passions! I want children to experience the most out of this world, so they can grow with an appreciation for our environment, through that love they will live their life in a sustainable and respectful way. And protect the earth and those that call it home.

Parent Testimonial

Parent Testimonial

I just wanted to write a note and let you know how much we loved Stacey Ferrario! We are so impressed with how well it worked out to book and use a sitter from a distance. We will definitely be recommending you to our travel agent and all our friends. Everything went like clockwork and we had a couple of great breaks away for dinner. Thanks again for all your attention and responsiveness and a big thumbs-up for Stacey! Mahalo & Happy Holidays! Brandy

Sarah Mahoney

Sarah Mahoney

Hi! My name is Sarah and I'm 33 years old. I am CPR, First Aid Certified and have returned a clean background check. I have my B.S. in Special Education Masters' Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and I am a Certified Reading Teacher. I am currently a 5th grade Special Education Teacher. I've taught here in Hawaii for 8 years as well as in Wisconsin and Texas. I have been teaching for over 10 years and have been babysitting since the 6th grade. I love my chosen the profession of teaching because it brings me such satisfaction working and spending time with students of different ages and abilities. I have worked with students with a wide variety of learning disabilities including Down’s syndrome, Autism and many other cognitive disabilities. My specialty is Dyslexia. When I'm not teaching, I’m tutoring students with reading difficulties. I am very athletic and play most sports. I love to surf, swim, and paddle board.

Hermen Tesoro Jr.

Hermen Tesoro Jr.

My name is Hermen Tesoro. My friends call me Junior. I am currently employed as a company actor with the Honolulu Theater for Youth for 17 years. I have also worked with Kumu Kahua Theater, Windward Community College, Kennedy Theater, Diamond Head Theater, the Hawai’i Shakespeare Festival and Maui Academy of Performing Arts. Throughout my career with HTY, I have had the privilege in working with Kindergartners through 5th graders, teaching and mentoring them in the performing arts. For the summer drama program I am an acting coach to children as young as preschool age. For 30 days I oversee 20 children. They each receive a role in a play. We rehearse 4 hours each day then at the end of the month we perform the play for their parents. I have also worked eight years in HTY’s drama educational program , that make a difference in the lives of Hawai’i young people and families of all cultural and economic backgrounds. I nurture each child with motivation and guidance to grow their ambition in the performing arts; that brings me great joy! I also have been a youth leader at my Christian Church for more than 10 years. I have had the privilege of teaching Oahu’s youth the Bible using a variety of teaching-learning approaches and prayerfully guiding youth toward spiritual transformation. I have a 6 year old son. We go surfing a couple times a week (see photo). I am a very strong swimmer and comfortable taking children to the beach. I am a very fun, energetic person that is thrilled to be part of Aloha Sitters, and will care for your child/children by creating a stimulating, nurturing, and safe environment. Mahalo!

Jennifer Cypriano

Jennifer Cypriano

Aloha, my name is Jennifer Cypriano, also known as Nalani. Im 28 years old and a mother of 3 beautiful boys, ages 13, 5, and 3 1/2 month old. I am currently working towards becoming a Registered Nurse. For the past 2 years and currently I work at a Kulana Malama working with medically fragile children as a Certified Nurse Aide. I have been providing childcare for visitor to Oahu through Aloha Sitters since 2008. I also work in the infant room for Keiki Sitters during their group childcare events, where I care for 1-3 babies for a 10 hour day. Sometimes these events are 3 days in a row (30 hours). I absolutely love children. I have been described by parents as patient, kind and caring.

Parent Testimonial

Parent Testimonial

We just wanted to thank Kathy Custer so very much for looking after Madi every night for 2 and a half weeks while we were on vacation in Waikiki. It was so nice that we were able to enjoy each night of our trip knowing Madi was in great hands and we completely trusted her 100%. The continuous updates throughout the night were reassuring that we definitely had the right person looking after our daughter. We cannot recommend Aloha Sitters high enough and we will definitely be using your service again when we return at the end of the year. Thank you for making our holiday so enjoyable. P.S Madi absolutely LOVES her book that Kathy gave her on the last night. Lots of Love, Josh, Chloe and Madi from Sydney Australia

Jessica Theroux

Jessica Theroux

My name is Jessica and I am a Rhode Island and Hawaii licensed Pediatric Registered Nurse. For the past 4 years and currently I have care for ages as young as one day old infants through to geriatric adults. Additional relevant activity and employment history include volunteering as a camp counselor for both day camp and overnight for children ages 4-14. I have completed the entire course of Girl Scout Program which encompassed a plethora of volunteer hours served. I have been babysitting consistently since my preteen years for ages infant through grade school age. With a total number of about a hundred families I have assisted with their childcare needs. I have gone on vacation with some of these families and for others I stayed overnight for long weekends while the parents were on business trips. I also worked as a Pre-School Teacher at Parent Participation Nursery School for children ages 3 and 4 years old. I was a cheerleading coach for a Catholic School team. My water experience includes being a camp lifeguard, participated in mile-long independent swim marathons and I completed a canoeing/kayak certification in the past. I enjoy recreational white water rafting, kayaking, canoeing, and swimming regularly. I am full of life and would absolutely love to be a part of your family’s vacation!

Casandra Alejo

Casandra Alejo

Hello! I'm Cassy! I have recently graduated college in Missouri and earned my bachelors degree in Marine Biology. I am currently working towards my goal of working with marine mammals in a rehabilitation center. I have previous lifeguard experience, and have been up to date on my certifications for CPR and First Aid for 6 years. I am also Scuba Certified through PADI as a Rescue Diver. For 7 years I worked at a community center where I held several different job titles which include lifeguard, swim instructor, child watch attendant, welcome desk attendant, summer camp counselor, and rock wall attendant. For 5 of those 7 years I worked as a lifeguard and taught swim lessons to ages 7-12yrs old. I've spent the last 4 years working in the community center's child watch where we cared for children ages 6 months - 7 yrs old for several hours at a time while their parents went to exercise in the center's gym. Also, the past 2 summers I have worked in a summer camp with children ages 5-14 yrs old, where we engaged the kids in activities during the day such as arts and crafts, games, pool time, and weekly field trips. Being an ocean conservationist and enthusiast I love spending as much time as I can out in the water. I have a very strong passion for the ocean and animals, and I love working with children. I am very eager to hear from you and to help make your vacation a happy experience for everyone!

Parent Testimonial

Parent Testimonial

I would just like to take this opportunity to write a short reference of thanks for Alyssa Christian. Alyssa Christian was amazingly wonderful. She is a very sweet & reassuring professional who made a very nervous mother leaving her 19month old child for the first time very at ease. We would not hesitate to use her services again & are happy for our reference to be used on your website. Please let me know if there is anything more I can say to assist in promoting Alyssa in your company. Kind Regards, Amanda & Adam Griffin

Parent Testimonial

Parent Testimonial

We just wanted to thank you for your wonderful care for Eva while we were on Oahu. Eva enjoyed her time with Mahele and Jennifer so much. Both Jennifer and Mahele were flexible about Eva's choice of activities. They showed up on time for each scheduled shift and made sure that they understood how to best meet our daughters' special needs. Eva thoroughly enjoyed her time with each of them and counts her time with each of them as a highlight of our trip to Hawaii. We also really enjoyed talking with them and getting to know about their lives although Eva preferred to keep each of them to herself! Thank you for making this a really nice trip for her and for enabling us to have some down time. It was so fun to meet both of you and I hope our paths will cross again! Aloha Sitters has wonderful caregivers! Mahalo nui loa! - Jan Fondell

Ka’imilani Aiona

Ka’imilani Aiona

Aloha, my name is Ka’imilani, I am 22 years old, a recent college graduate and aspiring teacher. I was born and raised on O`ahu and attended Maryknoll School from kindergarten to graduation. I received my Bachelor’s degree in English and Urban Education from Santa Clara University in California. I am currently working towards a career in Early Childhood Education. Working with children and babysitting has been a major part of my life from a very young age. I have been a teacher’s aide in a number of kindergarten and first grade classrooms and a volunteer in classrooms ranging from kindergarten through fifth grade. I have babysat for children as young as 6 months old and as old as 8 years old. I absolutely love being around children and believe that a strong foundation is vital to our keiki’s future. Aside from teaching and childcare, I am a bookworm and I love sports—I played rugby for 2 years while in Santa Clara! Whatever your child’s interests may be, I am at your service with a big smile ready to have fun!

Jennifer Paulding

Jennifer Paulding

Are you looking for a sitter that feels more like having your favorite sister watch your children than a complete stranger? Look no further! My name is Jenn and I am originally from White Plains, NY. I received my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education in Vermont and my Masters in Educational Foundations from the University of Hawaii. Over the last eight years, I have taught 1st, and 3rd grade. I am currently a 7th and 8th grade Media Specialist at a school in Hawaii Kai. I love working with children of all ages: infants, toddlers and pre-teens, you name it! My hobbies include training for 70.3 Ironman races, yoga, anything involving the ocean, crafts, photography and baking! Book with "Aunty Jenn" to ensure your children will be well entertained, loved and cared for.

Ciara Steynberg

Ciara Steynberg

Aloha, my name is Ciara Steynberg (pronounced Ke-ra Stain-berg). I am 35 years old and have lived in Hawaii for 7 years. I am certified in CPR and First aid certified and have a Bachelors Degree in Liberal studies with an emphasis in Elementary Education. I have also completed the Elementary Education Credential program. I have 23 years of experience working with children. My experience started as a babysitter, then I taught preschool (2-5 year olds), substitute taught and recently I have been an Elementary school teacher for the past 7 years. If you are looking for a responsible, fun, and knowledgeable person to play with and watch your children, I am the right sitter for you! I spend my free time dancing, hula hooping, doing yoga, surfing, making jewelry and sewing. I know the islands very well and always find something fun to do! I had an olympic swim coach when I was 11 and swam in many national competitions in South Africa, where I grew up. I was also on the High School swim team in San Luis Obispo, CA. I am not lifeguard certified but plan on getting certified within the next few months. I also have lots of fun Hawaiian books and songs that I can share with your children.

Ashley Dugan

Ashley Dugan

Hi ! My name is Ashley Dugan, I'm a 21 year old Junior at Hawaii Pacific University as a Pre-Medical student with ambitions to be a Pediatric Oncologist (a children’s cancer doctor). I am a Dean’s list and honor student who is passionate about children and health. I've worked in a daycare and have years of babysitting/childcare experience. My most recent job was being a Care Provider at a daycare center at a Gym. I would care for ages as young as 3month to as old as 14 years while parents worked out. I was on the Swim team for most of my youth making me a safe and fun swim partner. In my free time when I am not studying or babysitting I am getting active as a health/yoga coach! Yoga is a great way at expressing creativity and can be very fun for children and adults of all ages. I also fill my spare time volunteering at hospitals and offer peer tutoring at my University. I am looking forward to meeting your family!

Taylor Nicola

Taylor Nicola

Aloha! My name is Taylor Nicola and I am a student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. I am currently a senior in the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work. I will graduate in the spring and will start nursing school in fall 2015 to receive my Master’s in Nursing. I am a Dean’s list student and eventually would love to work in the pediatric oncology (cancer) department in the hospital or with terminally ill children. I have been a nanny on the islands for the past three years. I currently nanny four children, the three oldest are boys that are in 8th grade, 6th grade, and 4th grade, I also nanny their 3 year old sister that was adopted from Korea. Before moving to Hawaii I lived in Colorado where I babysat for different family members for six years. These children ranged anywhere from newborn to middle school age. Here in Hawaii I volunteer for the HUGS program which allows me to work with children that have life threatening illnesses. I have also volunteered at Queens Hospital and Kapiolani Women’s and Children’s Hospital. I currently am an intern at Goodwill where I work with people who have developmental disabilities. I love going to the beach and doing anything outdoors. I am a PADI Certified Scuba Diver and have taught many of my cousins how to swim. I am an avid volleyball player and love to bake as well as do different arts and crafts. I have a passion for running and completed my first marathon this year. I look forward to meeting you and your children and hope to make your trip a pleasurable and unforgettable trip for you and your children. Mahalo!

Aurora Buell

Aurora Buell

My name is Aurora Buell and I come from an awesome family of three other siblings and many cousins growing up. I have babysat since I was in middle school and have the most experience working with 6 month to 8 year old kids. I worked as a nursery attendant for my church for 3 years. I was the main nursery attendant, and I worked with 6 month babies up to 7 year olds. I would watch up to six kids at a time for two-three hours while parents were in service. I currently am interning at Hale Kipa's Youth Outreach (YO!) program in Waikiki, where teen mothers have kids that need attending to while they are in GED classes. I have looked after 6 month to 2 year old kids at YO!. I enjoy art immensely, and believe in art therapy. My current career aspiration is to continue working with homeless and runaway youth that have suffered from systemic violence and oppression, trauma, neglect, abuse, mental illness, and trafficking. Creating a safe, supportive, and encouraging environment for any child is necessary for them to know their worth and light inside them. I'm excited be graduating from UH Manoa this spring in social work! I enjoy art, hiking, storytelling, and beaching. I believe in creating a safe, encouraging, and fun environment for our keiki.

Emily Carlson

Emily Carlson

Hello! While completing my degree in dietetics I worked for as a preschool teacher at a school on an Indian reservation for 2 years and then as a nanny for a little girl who was developmentally delayed for 4 years. While I worked at the preschool I was a supervisor, I was in charge of the arts program and of the summer program for older kids. The summer program was for children aged 5-12. Each day we did a different activity, including trips to the beach, water parks, hikes, and swimming. There were typically 8-10 children. I also volunteered with a youth advocacy agency for a year as a tutor in all subjects for elementary school age children. For a year I interned in the public school system as a consultant for school lunch planning and execution. I have a passion for pediatric nutrition and enjoy making healthy foods fun. Ultimately, I would like to pursue a career as a lactation consultant. I love being around children. I enjoy hiking, going to the beach and spending time outside. I grew up surfing in San Diego and I'm very comfortable in the water. I'm excited to hear from you soon.

Lea Notch

Lea Notch

Aloha, My name is Lea Notch. I am CPR, First Aid Certified and am pursuing a Bachelors degree in Psychology then I will continue to pursue a Masters degree in Counseling. I worked at a private preschool for three school years called The Toddler Program. I was the afternoon P.E. and “worship” teacher for this school once a week as well. I have about six families from my preschool and in the community that I babysit for on a regular basis. The age range of these children is 1-10 years old. On average, I babysit about 10 times a month. I volunteered at a girl summer camp as a cabin leader. I was also a volunteer for a children’s summer bible school. I have been on mission trips to Mexico where I had the opportunity to teach and play with the children through puppet shows, soccer, and skits. This is where my childlike imagination came back to life! Currently, I am a Sunday school teacher for my church, teaching once a month for the 8-13 year old class. I went through lifeguard training to become a lifeguard in Colorado, and through this company I taught one year olds and toddlers swim lessons. One of my students had autism, which gave me experience in working with disabilities. I enjoy playing piano, sports, and staying active in the outdoors. I also have fun getting my hands dirty in the creative world with paint and other crafts. One of my career aspirations is to be a counselor at a high school where I can be a mentor to whom they can discuss deep matters of the heart with. I would love to travel around in the islands to different schools to speak about sexuality and offer tools on how to have healthy relationships. The reason why I am so passionate about this topic and the youth specifically is because life is all about relationships with others and we are constantly learning how to love each other, (which begins as young as two years old).

Parent Testimonial

Parent Testimonial

“Ciara Steynberg was amazing--she was fabulous! In fact, we've had her back several times. We couldn't have asked for someone better. We were just thrilled! I've used a lot of nannies and I can tell which ones are good and which ones aren't. She is exceptional! She was willing to do anything . . . if we wanted to go surfing, she'd go surfing . . . I know how hard it is to find good staff, so you guys are doing a great job!" - Tiffany Young

Parent Testimonial

Parent Testimonial

As regular visitors to Hawaii from New Zealand we decided on our recent trip to use the services of a local sitting service. In the past we had bought a nanny with us to care for our children. After requesting a sitter through Aloha Sitters website for a 6 day period (13-18 October 2014) we were offered Debbie Murto for the duration of our stay. After reading her profile we were delighted and felt confident of our holiday plans. This was reconfirmed when we first met Debbie and felt completely at ease leaving our 9 and 3 year old boys in her care. We stayed at 2 hotels in Waikiki and found Debbie to use her local knowledge to her advantage including showing the children where a local playground was and where certain local (favourite) restaurants were. She also enthusiastically took the boys swimming and took an interest in their hobbies. Debbie was always on time and was prepared to work 2 days fairly long hours. She was very conscientious about making sure the children adhered to her rules and at the same time ensured she kept to my youngest routine of an afternoon nap. She gave us a complete overview of their day and what/amount of food/drink they had consumed and activities undertaken while under her care. Our children both still fondly talk about Debbie and we would not only request her on any future trip we would highly recommend her to others. Yours sincerely, Carolyn and Peter Bromhead

Adeola Ogunsanya

Adeola Ogunsanya

Aloha! My name is Adeola Ogunsanya and I grew up on the North side of Chicago. My family is from Lagos, Nigeria however I was born and raised in the U.S (being the second eldest of five siblings). My educational background is in Nursing (BSN, RN). During my studies I interned in the pediatric ward & with the elderly. However my love for children led me to other exciting avenues! I began to volunteer my services at church, as a Teacher in the Children’s Ministry (working in the nursery and with toddlers for 4 years); I also worked as a nanny/babysitter for several families (of infants/ toddlers/school aged children/& teens throughout a period of 15 years). Some of my professional work experiences include: A Daycare, Nonprofit organizations, Chicago Public Schools, and Missionary trips (to Indonesia & Honduras). I would describe myself as an energetic and fun-loving individual who LOVES babies and has a passion for children/youth!!! I take my job seriously, go the extra mile, love teaching, and am a positive role model. Being a part of their growth process is very rewarding! In addition to my joy of working with children, my hobbies include: walking/jogging; rollerblading, going to the spa, traveling (when I can), going to church, and simply spending quality time with close family/friends. I know how to swim and one day I plan to get certified as a Life Guard.