I've been working as a babysitter and nanny for seven years and it's my greatest joy to work with children! To this day, I'm very close to the woman who babysat me as a kid, and I credit her for shaping me into the person I am today. With that said, I want to have the same role in a child's life. At 17 years old, I took my first nannying job with a boy named Lincoln where I grew up in Austin, Texas. I babysat him from infancy to 5 years old before moving to New York City, where I've been babysitting with Hello Sitter, which is used mostly for occasional bookings. I've babysat for over 15 families through the app in the last year and a half with a variation of kids from 3 months old to 10 years old, and I'm proud to have reached "trending sitter" status.
I prefer to work with families on a regular basis, and I've committed most of my time as of recent to two families here in the city, most often with a family in the West Village with two children, a boy, 1, and a girl, 3. I spend a few days a week with them, between the hours of 8 am and 2 pm. Both families are moving, though, so I'm looking for a family to bond with! Whether it's being at a child's home when they wake up for breakfast, taking a child to the park during the day, or picking up a child from school and making dinner, I make sure to structure a child or several children's time to include arts and crafts, reading aloud, playing with toys, doing homework, and going outside to a nearby playground pending the weather. I'm positive, patient, and energetic.
When I am working with children, I want them to know that I'm both a friend and an authority figure. I want the children I babysit to feel comfortable opening up to me, but I also want them to know that there are behavioral expectations and rules to follow to be successful. I'm a devoted babysitter with a philanthropic background, and I'm a curious woman who loves to see curiosity spark in children. After all, asking questions and learning about a variety of topics will mold children into the leaders of our future generations, and I want nothing more than to be a great influence for the future.