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Haliah Blount

Haliah Blount
Des Moines, IA

Last seen 3 days ago.

Newer babysitter

I graduated high school with an ap art credit and I passed that with an A. Im very good with computers and design projects of any kind so I can help with art related school projects. I have had my school cpr class and i have also taken basic cookin classes and i have learned well from my mother and my mother-in-law. I have worked at fast pace restaurants for 3 1/2 years now so I can deal with stressful situations. I have babysat close family friends children and i have watched some dogs as well. I have never watched cats but i have had my 2 cats. for 3 years. Some of my friends consider me a mother because im always planning ahead and helping out.


Child ages I'm comfortable caring for:

  • Toddlers (1 - 2 years)
  • Preschoolers (3 - 4 years)
  • Small school kids (5 - 8 years)
  • Tweens (9 - 12 years)
  • Teenagers (13+ years)

Childcare duties I can do:

  • Light meals
  • Full meals
  • Taking kids on outings
  • Changing diapers
  • Bathing kids
  • Help with homework

Household duties I can do:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry/washing
  • Grocery shopping
  • Running errands

Other services I can provide

My availability

I'm looking for Casual/temporary, Part-time, Full-time employment.

I can travel a few suburbs/towns away from Des Moines for work.

I'm available for:

  • Last minute bookings
  • School holidays
  • Public holidays
  • Valentine's Day
  • Full weekends

My credentials

  • General credentials:
    • 18 years old
    • Languages I can speak: English
    • Email verified

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Babysitting Pay Rates IA, United States (Jun 2024)

Iowa babysitters are paid an average of $20.00 per hour as of June 2024, which is 15.7% higher than the United States average of $17.29. A fair pay rate depends on babysitter credentials, specific job requirements, and local demand for babysitting services.
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United States:
$5.00 $17.29 $80.00

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