I am a former teacher from the Soviet Union who is now living on the Upper East Side. I am a proud grandmother of two very active boys and am looking for part-time babysitting work in NYC. I have years of experience caring for my own two children (now grown), and have many years of experience babysitting with other families with kids of all ages. I love being with children -- reading to them, playing games, puzzles, going to parks, and singing songs. I try to limit screen time and keep kids engaged in a fun and playful way. I am fluent in Russian and comfortable with French, having been a French teacher in my youth. I also worked for over 15 years as a social worker helping disadvantage people find work and make transitions into professional settings. I frequently spend time with my own grandkids, enjoy going to museums and restaurants, helping them with homework, playing with puzzles, etc. and would love to help families achieve a better work-life balance.