Sample Babysitting Resume

Use this as an example of what to include in your resume for babysitting jobs.

Use this format to help you form your babysitting resume. Add your previous work-experiences, your skills, and your education. You can also print out this sample babysitter resume to use as a reference.

Your Name Here 123 Road Town, STATE ABBREVIATION Zip Code (555) 555-5555


College or University

  • Town, State
  • Degree: Major, Year of Graduation
  • Relevant Courses

High School

  • Town, State
  • High School Diploma, Year of Graduation
  • Relevant Courses


  • List each skill as bullet point.
  • Example: Knitting


  • List any licenses or certifications you have received, with the year you have received them.
  • Example: CPR Certification (2010)


Company Name

  • Position #1
  • Town, State
Date began - Date ended


  • Responsibility #1
  • Responsibility #2
  • Responsibility #3

Company Name

  • Position #2
  • Town, State
Date began - Date ended


  • Responsibility #1
  • Responsibility #2
  • Responsibility #3

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Comments (61)
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Alisha J.
Very helpful and informative!
Posted: July 17, 2014 at 2:51 PM
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Jamie C.
Good format for a resume :)
Posted: July 04, 2014 at 6:08 PM
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Suzanne F.
I think the resume format could be helpful but like many of the other ladies who have commented I do believe there is age discrimination in play. I am new to and over the course of ten days applied to six jobs. I received exactly one reply! I have cared for children from the time I was a young teen, raised my own three, have a College education in Early Childhood Ed, worked in three daycare centers as an assistant teacher and ran my own home daycare amounting to over 35 yrs. of experience. I can still bring lots of love and talentto a job but it seems I'm passed off as to old. I noticed someone mentioned that my age could be deleted from my profile but cannot figure out how to do that. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Posted: July 01, 2014 at 2:00 AM
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Naima S.
very helpful!
Posted: June 13, 2014 at 1:44 AM
Jessica W.
Great advice.
Posted: June 03, 2014 at 8:39 PM
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Lacrezia W.
Great article much needed advice! Thanks
Posted: May 29, 2014 at 5:22 PM
Dianne B.
Hi I found a great job through this site and I am 65 years old! so keep trying many families like more mature caregivers because we have so much experience. There is nothing I haven't dealt with in my life, of course I am very healthy and active which helps. But the families I have worked for are very appreciative of my skills and the kids just love me! I am just another Grandma to them!
Posted: May 29, 2014 at 4:46 PM
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Lauren P.
Has anyone ever considered creating a QR code that links to their profile and using it on flyers at the local grocery store or community bulletin board?
Posted: May 29, 2014 at 11:14 AM
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Jeanne N.
I agree with Joan about the age discrimination thing...I always reply that I am a "Mature" lady, etc. Just be persistant in applying to many jobs that interest you...eventually the right job will come along...afterall, we mature women are sometimes more reliable, as my present client has told me!
Posted: May 27, 2014 at 2:31 PM
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Deborah S.
I don't include high school since I attended college. (Maybe someone with only a little experience who needs to fill their resume). Years ago it was said you're suppose to only have a ONE page resume, after working 15 years it isn't possible.
Qualifications and Certifications seems redundant. Although skills would allow you to highlight/sum up your experience. Which has me thinking if I should add "skills", but I've already highlighted them under responsibilities for each job (not repeating any, although I've don't them for more than one job).
Posted: May 19, 2014 at 11:53 AM
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Adrianna H.
A lot more simple than I expected! Great! :) simplicity goes far!
Posted: April 15, 2014 at 4:03 PM
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Liliana B.
Very simple but very helpful
Posted: March 07, 2014 at 8:23 PM
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Ging G.
This template looks very professional,brief ad concise..
It will really be very helpful for us,job-seekers.
I wanna use this and hopefully find a good job either in the peripheral area of lower Westchester, but more preferably in Bronxville where live.
I am very excited with as a new member but I will be aailable for a full time job by the last week of May as I will travel by May and I do not want to inconvenience my new employer or jeopardize my new job,
For now I am available for date nights of parents who need a break on week nights ( 8:30pm to 12 midnight).

Thank you and More power!
Posted: February 15, 2014 at 6:24 AM
Member Care
Hi Zadie! Thanks for the question - our editorial team is working on it, so stay tuned!
Posted: February 06, 2014 at 11:44 AM
Member Care
Hi Sherry! This sample can be used for any service you are offering! Just fill out all the information to match your skills and qualifications, and you're all set!
Posted: February 06, 2014 at 11:39 AM
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Karen J.
Karen J. I am really looking forward to find a babysitting job or a Nanny position.I have been babysitting for 36 year and i love it.I have work in daycare and in home and in my home i have done over night at my home i have done part time and full time i can do housekeeping.And i am 100%responsible for the job.Sincerely, Karen Jordan
Posted: February 04, 2014 at 9:27 PM
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Norma S.
Great template , very helpful for sure I'm going to create one.
Posted: February 04, 2014 at 7:06 PM
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Zadie S.
Hi would love some info on Nanny support groups.
Posted: February 04, 2014 at 1:33 PM
Sherry M.
Hi, I like the resume sample for babysitting. But what about housekeeping jobs, can I use the same resume sample? Thanks, Sherry member
Posted: February 04, 2014 at 12:34 PM
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Evelyn R.
Thank you so much, seeing how the resume is done will make stand out from the crowd. You made it really easy, I think some of resume were really too long. I see that it needed to be brief, straight to the point.
Posted: February 03, 2014 at 10:11 PM
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Shanna B.
Thank you for the advice! I am new to and excited to be a member.
Posted: January 08, 2014 at 8:54 PM
Member Care
Hi Sadie! While you can't upload your resume to your profile, you are able to include your work history on your profile, and can talk about your specific job duties in messages and job applications! The resume is something that you can attach to families in personal emails, or something you would definitely want to bring with you to interviews!
Posted: January 08, 2014 at 3:38 PM
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Sadie L.
Thanks for this article! It will help me out a lot in creating my resume. I have a question, though: how do I post this on my profile or can I at all?
Posted: January 06, 2014 at 5:56 PM
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Jeanette R.
Happy New Year I am so happy to be a part of your team. When I joined a year ago I was working full-time. I am home now, so I am really excited to get more involved. Who would think, that after 27 years of childcare I would still be happy to help others in nurturing young children. Thanks for (as they say) on the job training.
Jeanette Ralph
Posted: January 05, 2014 at 3:41 PM
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Natalie B.
This Babysitting resume example is so helpful! I feel confident that my resume will look professional!
Posted: December 31, 2013 at 2:17 AM
Careen M.
Thanks for all this useful information. I greatly appreciates it.
Posted: November 22, 2013 at 2:45 PM
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Denise K.
@Joan A.~ I think you are right on the money about the age discrimination. I have seemed to run into the same issue. And about 2 weeks ago I was rummaging through the site, and found were you can take your age off of your profile. And since then, I have been getting a fare amount of responses and jobs. Best of Luck to you! Denise K.
Posted: October 20, 2013 at 6:51 PM
Member Care
Hi Nina,

Thank you for sharing your story! We are so happy to hear that you have had such a positive experience with We work very hard with the hope of helping families and care providers alike find the best possible fit for their needs, and love hearing about your success stories! We wish you all the best with your future caregiving, and congratulations on your upcoming graduation!
Posted: September 10, 2013 at 12:02 PM
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Nina M.
It is because of that my move to NY was made so smoothly. I came here for school not knowing how so many expenses could add up in one week alone! Since being here, now 2 yrs, I have 3 families that I work for interchangeably. My permanent position is with a hospital but it is comforting to have other sources of income, and I did it all without a resume lol. Funny thing is with adding this resume I've been offered about 6 jobs in the past few weeks. I can definitely testify that if you apply yourself, are confident in your skills no matter if you're just beginning or a veteran (smile), and just let things flow then GREAT connections can be made here. All of my families and I are like family to me and I to them. Thanks, to the founder and staff you all are extremely appreciated and one of the reasons why I will be graduating college in a few months; surely nannying has paid for tuition and books many times! :-)
From >one satisfied and well tooken care of Nanny!
Posted: September 07, 2013 at 12:40 PM
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Amanda C.
Thank you for the helpful resume template. Greatly appreciate! Also I would like to thank for helping me land several Nanny jobs over the past two years!
Amanda Carroll-Lawhorne
Posted: August 13, 2013 at 10:08 AM
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Veronica D.
This sample r sum is helpful, but I have a question about how one should handle the listing of families (rather than companies) as previous employers on a r sum . I, for example, worked for three years in the daycare at a local gym; and I'm not the least bit concerned about providing that business's address, et cetera, on my r sum . However, most of my childcare experience has been as a private nanny and babysitter; and I want to avoid sharing too much information about my previous employers with prospective employers. How, then, can I respect and protect my previous employers' privacy while still communicating through my r sum the full range of my experience?
Posted: August 02, 2013 at 12:13 PM
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Joan A.
All the faces I see in the commenter section look younger than me. I'm an active 49-year-old. I've got many attributes that a families say they want (college education, artist, musician, former lifeguard, CPR certified, interested in sports, totally comfortable with any pets, etc.) I'm getting no responses when I apply for jobs. Is there a metric that tells the ages of the people who are actually getting hired through the website? I think I'm being discriminated against because of my age. If my age is a problem, I need to know. Thanks.
Posted: June 28, 2013 at 12:40 PM
Member Care
Hi Sara, unfortunately at this time there is no option to upload your resume directly to your profile. I recommend that you include all pertinent information in your profile, and have a resume ready so that you can e-mail it to families who have contacted you, and also bring it along to any interviews you may have. Families looking to hire will be happy to see that you are prepared and have taken the extra step of having a resume prepared! I hope this helps!
Posted: June 20, 2013 at 6:11 PM
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Sara P.
How do I post my r sum to my profile?
Posted: June 19, 2013 at 9:10 PM
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Charity C.
i really found this to be helpful. i was also reading over the comments postedd by other members and i would like to respond to the comment posted by Shontae W...I too like being able to reach out to other nannies. I was able to do that by becoming a member of other nanny websites, I have joined Nanny Blogs, I really enjoy the Nanny Networking.. there are nanny support groups like..nanny connection, moms best friend, blogs i like are nanny forum, finding a good nanny, sheelies blog is good too. I hope you find this information helpful, i did
Posted: June 17, 2013 at 11:19 AM
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Shontae W.
Good! The only thing I don't like on is that other sitters or nannies can't reach out to each other (or contact each other). I have been looking for a site that we could all reach out to each other
Posted: June 11, 2013 at 5:32 PM
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Alisha R.
This was very helpful with revamping my resume. Adding a few things, hoping to attract the right family to work for.
Posted: June 10, 2013 at 12:13 PM
Raevyn P.
This has been a helpful tool for me to organize my myriad of experiences with children, some of them pretty old, so that I can put together something parents will be interested to see. Thank you for all of the helpful tips!!
Posted: June 04, 2013 at 9:24 AM
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Valerie K.
Do I need a babysitting resume if I was a casual babysitter and now I'm looking for a long term job?

I've had a lot of babysitting jobs, but I wasn't with one family for an extended length of time. Someone calls me up occasionally and asks me to watch their kids.

I can't remember all the families and the dates. (I only have a professional resume since I'm trying to get an office job, but the economy is so bad these days). I never kept up with all the kids I've watched because I never considered going into full time childcare.
Posted: April 30, 2013 at 1:30 AM
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Firmine P.
Firmine P.
I thank for giving me all this information that help me keep running for a job even though it seems very difficult to find a job in these days.
Posted: April 28, 2013 at 7:12 PM
Virginia B.
Thanks I feel its great to have so much help and information out there for us to help me out with the understanding that we need. I think it is a little harder than I realize to getting a job now in today,s time.
Posted: April 25, 2013 at 10:48 AM
Member Care.
Hi Julie G!

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. We truly value your continued membership with us. New articles and resources are posted everyday so feel free to come back to us often!
Posted: April 24, 2013 at 6:06 PM
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Julie G.
Julie G.
Thanks, your support and guidance is exceptional. All of the advice and example resumes that you provide, and the tidbits, and words of wisdom can turn that blank page you have been staring at into a first class resume written by you!!! Not all of us have the training, and certificates that make yourself stand out. So when i get stuck i read your articles and posts and the information i obtain has helped me tremendously.Care.Com Support your the greatest.....
Posted: April 24, 2013 at 3:12 AM
Lucyna K.
that's great! thank you for helping me with my new resume!!
Posted: April 12, 2013 at 9:59 PM
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Cynthia F.
How do I I write a resume or get get hired with out professional experience.I have never been a Nanny and have not been paid for babysitting. I have been a stay at home Mom for 19 years and was active in their schools.I have only worked in retail management and customer service. I know I will be a great Nanny.
Posted: April 08, 2013 at 11:26 PM
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Yamile D.
Thanks for help us.
Posted: April 03, 2013 at 9:03 PM
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Yavette P.
Thank you so much for all of the insight and "pointers" on how to get a job as a Nanny.
Posted: March 29, 2013 at 3:44 PM
Vanessa T.
This template is really great. I had a great and wonderful time updating my profile with my resume.
Posted: March 20, 2013 at 4:42 PM
Azad P.
This tips was very useful I have no idea before
Posted: March 06, 2013 at 11:12 PM
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Kathleen Z.
This was very helpful. I'm going to add a few things to my resume.
Posted: March 06, 2013 at 8:40 AM
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Dionne M.
This was very helpful. I hope to find a good family to work for. :)
Posted: March 03, 2013 at 7:31 PM
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Andrea A.
Very helpful, thanks! :)
Posted: February 28, 2013 at 3:36 PM
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Alysia S.
This is great! I had no idea where to even start before it came to this!
Posted: January 29, 2013 at 6:18 PM
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Armance J.
I agree with Stephanie, really great template but I do wish I could review an example nanny resume. Still quite helpful though! Thanks
Posted: January 29, 2013 at 5:27 PM
Stephanie H.
Great template, I only wish that it was a child care specific resume example.
Posted: January 10, 2013 at 11:59 PM
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Chantey R.
It's good to know my resume is in good order. Thanks.
Posted: January 07, 2013 at 3:19 PM
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Mable B.
Posted: December 30, 2012 at 4:49 PM
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Mariana M.
This is awesome I now have a new resume!
Posted: December 27, 2012 at 3:52 PM
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Elmaze B.
After reading the sample babysitting/nanny resume, I am thinking to add some more details of my education and skills as are given in the sample, because it may be important to some families!
Also, what is more important I will add more of my opinion and especially my feelings about the job that I love to do, even my profession was something else for pretty long time, I realized what makes me more happy!
Therefore, I appreciate the given resume sample as I like it.
Thanks a lot!
Posted: December 21, 2012 at 5:30 PM
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Debra K.
I've been looking for something to help me change the format of my babysitting resume and this really helped.
Posted: December 15, 2012 at 5:36 PM
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Karen M.
I am really looking forward to find a baby sitting job or Nanny position! I feel very comfortable when talking to people I have never met because of my former back ground as a Certified Nursing Assistant. I have worked in Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Home Health Care, Day Care Centers, and also have done Private Duty working in the homes taking care of the elderly. I am very confident in what I do because I give 100 % of myself into my work and am proud of my care that I give to each & every individual!! I treat my clients the same as I would like for someone else to care for my children, my parents or even myself in any giving situation. I believe in letting the elderly to be treated with dignity and not as if a child as I have seen others do this in the Medical Field and just because they have had an unfortunate situation causing them to have help with their daily needs doesn't mean that it affects their intelligence also!!! I love children and I feel that they need 100 % of the care givers attention! I feel that baby sitting is a job to help a child grow in their learning and to be able to know that the person that is with them will give them the quality of care they would receive from their parents and to have all of the TLC possible!!!Children have an intuition same as parents do about their child when in the care of a baby sitter! Children know if you care about them or not and I am there not only for a job but to give a child the care & love that they also need from their parents & relatives! I choose this type of work due to the fact that this is what I love to do! I hope that this comment that I have made here gives the insight of what type of person I am! I have great morals and values and will do nothing to compromise those qualities in what ever I do!
Mrs. Karen L. Morgan
Posted: September 02, 2012 at 11:07 PM
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