In my time as a babysitter, I have worked both regularly and on an on-call basis for over 15 families. In that time, I have dealt with many different personalities and other special concerns (meals, emotional needs, medication, allergies, assistance with homework or after school activities). On average, the children that I care for are within the ages of 6 months and 10 years old.
My quirky sense of humor and patient approach (combined with Mom and Dad's rules, of course) has served me well in caring for little ones and building a mutual level of respect and trust. Not to mention that a degree in theatre definitely assists in keeping children entertained.
I am looking to build a rapport with families who need the occasional night off or daytime sitter to fill in while running errands, etc.