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About Kidsit

We Want To Be Your Trusted Source For Babysitting Help

Babysitting can be challenging for caregivers and parents. It helps to have someone to rely on for quality content, help and advice.

At Kidsit we're committed to being that someone.

Our goal is to bring together useful information and advice from experts in many fields to create a valuable babysitting resource you can trust.

Kidsit was born on 19 March 2018 so we're only a baby.

But we have big plans.

We invite you to help us on this new and exciting journey.

Contributors

Matthew Taylor

Matthew Taylor

Kidsit Founder & Editor, Illustrator, Web Developer, and father of three beautiful kids from Sydney, Australia.

Matthew created Kidsit as a place to share his experiences caring for his three children, his tips for teaching kids to draw and inventive play ideas.

He believes all children should have an endless supply of paper, pencils and sticky tape.

Matthew’s artistic talent comes from growing up in a creative family with his father a professional artist and private art teacher.

In 1994 Matthew started his career as a cartoonist publishing his Ogga the Cane Toad comic strip before working as a graphic designer.

In 1997 he built his first website and began the transition to a full-time career in web development.

While building websites professionally for more than 18 years Matthew has maintained a balance between his technical and creative skills by continually drawing.

From 2000 to 2014 Matthew studied life drawing and anatomy at Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney, Australia.

Matthew builds and maintains the Kidsit website on a daily basis and he draws illustrations for every article to help create a unique and memorable design that visitors can enjoy.

Annabelle Carter Short

Annabelle Carter Short

Annabelle is a mother of two from Los Angeles, a freelance writer, and a professional seamstress of more than 7 years. Annabelle likes to make crafts and DIY projects with her kids.

Annabelle is passionate about autism and she homeschools her autistic son. She also works with organizations to provide the best resources for raising and educating special needs children.

When not working, she’s spending time with her family or putting pen to paper for her own personal pursuits.

You can learn more about Annabelle on Facebook.

Dr Patrick Capriola

Dr Patrick Capriola

Patrick is a father of two girls and an education professional in Jacksonville, Florida with over 14 years experience. He has worked as a social studies teacher, a child behavior specialist, school administrator, and teacher trainer. In these roles he has worked closely with students, teachers, and parents to help kids succeed academically, behaviorally, and socially.

Patrick is the creator of Strategies For Parents, a helpful parenting site, where he provides access to practical and relevant information for parents and caretakers who work hard to help children succeed. He also assists parents in strategic planning and decision making for their children.

You can learn more about Patrick by viewing his extensive academic profile.

Leda Cera

Leda Cera

I am an ex-student of Psychology, a translator, Interpreter and childcare provider.

I moved to Florence in 2005 to gain a bachelor degree in Psychology. Throughout these years I have done several jobs, mainly as a freelance translator, interpreter, event planner and tutoring kids in English and Italian languages.

After college and moving to Amsterdam I continued to follow my natural instinct for child care.

I enjoy bringing my love of art, dance, outdoors, healthy foods and exploration to children. Interactive choices and empowering others to be confident in their own freewill while still being respectful and honoring of those around them is the key. I am also fluent in four languages.

Emma Smith

Emma Smith

Emma is a Registered Emergency Nurse from Melbourne, Australia who has over 12 years personal experience working night shifts. She became a Registered Nurse in 2010 and obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Emergency Nursing in 2013.

Emma believes all shift workers deserve to be happy and healthy despite an irregular schedule.

Her inspiration comes from working within the hospital setting as Assistant Nurse Unit Manager (ANUM) and Clinical Nurse Educator (CNE), and from years of experience with home care, agency nursing, medical clinics, and aged care facilities.

Emma and her husband, Daniel are the Founders of The Other Shift, a website dedicated to helping shift workers like herself to find a healthy balance between work and life.

While enjoying days off, Emma and Daniel have a passion for exploring new foods and cultures and absorbing the atmosphere of Australian Rules Football at the MCG.

Emily Perkes

Emily Perkes

1st Grade School Teacher and Mother of Three in Idaho, USA.

I have taught 1st grade for three years now and have three young children of my own at home. I have worked with kids in many different jobs over the years but it all started with babysitting! I started watching kids when I was only 11 years old and I learned so many valuable skills that I have been able to build upon and still benefit from today.

Genevieve Jewelweed

Genevieve Jewelweed

Genevieve Jewelweed is not only a mom, but also a Celtic Faerie who loves to bring the magic of her realm here, through Face Painting!

She has been face painting for years at festivals around North Carolina. Her favorite part is getting to show a child their design in a special gemstone mirror and watch them smile. Art is passion and she loves finding a quiet spot to create her work.

Jeffrey Thomas

Jeffrey Thomas

President of ThomasKelly Software Associates.

ThomasKelly specializes in cloud-based products, including EZChildTrack, for the education and social services domains.

In his free time, Jeffrey enjoys spending time with friends and family, biking, and watching any Houston-related sports.

If you'd like to know more about Kidsit, please contact us for details.