Heather C.|Brooklyn, NY
10 yrs exp
31 yrs old
Experienced Brooklyn Babysitter For Kids Of All Ages
Children have always had a very special place in my heart, and this is something that I was lucky enough to learn from a young age. I grew up in Indiana, where I started out watching my younger siblings, cousins, and neighbors from the time they were born to when they could care for themselves. I may not have realized it at the time, but I believe that having been surrounded by kids at that stage of my life shaped my personality and made me a more patient, empathetic, and well-rounded adult.
I am very comfortable with children of all ages: newborns, toddlers, and school-aged kids, as well as multiples and special needs children. I am CPR and First Aid certified, and though I love to have fun, I am very responsible with health problems and risks that can happen with children of all ages. The safety of your child is of the utmost importance to me.
I left Indiana for college in Chicago and continued babysitting and taking on more part-time nanny positions while I was in school. After living back home in Indiana for a year, I made the move to Brooklyn in April 2014 and I have been fortunate to have found some awesome families to work with in NY. I'm currently looking to find another great family where I can nanny part-time or for date nights!
I have much experience working with many children in the past 10-15 years. I was a counselor at an elementary school summer camp in my hometown for two consecutive summers. It was one of the best experiences for me to be able to work with such special, smart, and fun-loving kids. I worked for a hotel babysitting agency, where I would be scheduled to watch kids while families were staying at 4-Star hotels in the Chicago area. This showed me the importance of being creative in small spaces and with kids who were not familiar with me as their regular babysitter. I also worked at a children's bookstore in Chicago, where I regularly read stories to kids visiting the store. I have been a nanny for several families and have always maintained regular babysitting jobs in Indiana, Chicago, and New York. It has been wonderful to form valuable connections with the children and their parents over the years.
I love watching kids discover new things and embrace what they love. My interests have always been unique, making it easy for me to get along with many different types of children. I love everything from Batman to making ankle bracelets to creating scavenger hunts, so no matter what the personality-type, it is sure to be a fun time! I will be sure to follow any rules that have already been set in the household for the kids and create a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for them. I have a lot of patience even when behaviors can get out of control and I will listen to each child's needs and wants throughout the time that I am watching them. I promise to create a reliable, energetic, creative, and healthy environment for your kids! I would love to answer any questions you may have and learn more about your family, so please feel free to message me. Thank you for reading, and I hope to meet you soon!
All the best,