Sarah Z.|San Rafael, CA
10 yrs exp
33 yrs old
Experienced, Fun And Responsible Babysitter
**I am currently only available on weekend nights**
Hi there! My name is Sarah, I am 27 years old and a very experienced, friendly and reliable person. I like being creative with kids, love to play games and aim at supporting them in their education and development. Since I worked as an Au Pair, I am aware of the responsibilities that child care requires. I always seek to establish a relaxed and positive atmosphere with the entire family. In Germany, where I lived until 2011, I worked in a children's playground center for 6 years and handled bigger groups of kids. During my most recent stay in Germany last year, I took care of a very sweet 1.5-year-old boy, 3-4 days a week. My responsibilities included preparing meals, feeding, changing diapers, going out for walks, playing, reading to him and bringing him to bed. In the United States, I worked as an Au Pair and took care of an 11-year-old, full-time for 21 months (my host family wouldn't let me leave and I didn't want to leave anyway) and also babysat younger kids once in a while. I did a lot of driving during this time. I have a clean driving record and am considered to be a very good driver (according to my host dad). When I worked as an Au Pair, I woke up the kid in the morning, prepared breakfast and lunch, dropped him off at school, ran errands and went grocery shopping while he was at school, picked him up, prepared a snack, helped him with his homework, did some fun activities with him or drove him to after school activities, prepared dinner and brought him to bed at night. I did pretty much everything that a family life requires. I was a mother's helper, parent and friend and my help was very much appreciated. I enjoy spending time with kids a lot and I am also willing to teach the kids some German words, if desired, and can usually help with any kind of homework. I have a Master's degree in teaching English and History and currently study German as a Foreign Language online, which keeps my schedule fairly flexible. At the moment, I do occasional babysitting for several families and have been taking care of infants recently (6 months-19 months), but also love watching older kids. I am only available on weekend nights at the moment, since my schedule is pretty full during the week!