Hello! My name is Gemma and I’m a college graduate returning to her home city. Having grown up in Manhattan, and as an older sister by 10 years, babysitting has always been a natural part of life for me. Some of my earliest sitting experiences were taking care of my sister and her friends as my family’s de-facto nanny. I also worked as a counselor at Weeks of Discovery, a camp held during spring break for elementary school students on the Upper West Side. In high school, I worked as after school sitter for a wonderful family of three, as well as an occasional weeknight sitter for the younger siblings of classmates.
Since then, I have gained more experience caring for ages that range from infancy to adolescence in a variety of unique environments, and am well-versed in activities and games capable of engaging four and eight-year-olds alike. I believe reliability, adaptability, and patience are crucial qualities every caregiver must have. Additionally, I recognize the importance of compassion, open communication, and respect when building a relationship with a family.
I love working with kids because I get to see things from their point of view. I’m driven by children’s understanding of the world, and my desire to help them explore both it and themselves, as they go through the oftentimes confusing process of growing up.