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  • 30 years paid experience
  • Babysitter in San Diego, CA 92110

Meet Terri

  • Early Childhood Special Education Certification
  • Comfortable with pets
  • Has a car

I was a licensed day care provider for over 20 years.  I am Covid vaccinated!   Now that my own 3  children are grown  I enjoy doing childcare/babysitting in other's homes.  I studied child development in college.  Children and families are my passion and I really enjoy this line of work.  My hobbies include tennis, hiking, running half marathons and boating.  I have lots of experience and regularly care for infants. I can guarantee you that your children will be loved and receive  excellent care when I am with them.  I enjoy interacting with the children I watch.  I like to read to them, play games, sing songs ect.  I believe it is very important for parents to be able to enjoy their time away from their children knowing that their children are safe, having fun and well cared for.  I am fun, flexible and ready to help!

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  • Incompleted Enhanced Background Check badge Icon

    Enhanced Criminal

    Expired on 07/10/2023

  • Completed Basic Background Check Badge Icon

    Basic Criminal

    Completed 03/02/2024. Contact the caregiver directly to see the report.

  • Incompleted Motor Vehicle Records Check Badge Icon

    Motor Vehicle Records

    Expired on 07/11/2023

  • Completed First Aid Certification Badge Icon

    First aid certification

    Certification is self-reported and not verified. Verify directly with the sitter.

  • Completed CPR Certification Badge Icon

    CPR certification

    Certification is self-reported and not verified. Verify directly with the sitter.


  • Generally available afternoons, evenings, late nights and weekends
  • Daytime care availability during summer months
  • Before and after school care availability

Ratings & reviews

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Bryan J.


Punctual, reliable, and great with our daughter! We’ll be using her again for our sitter needs.

Paul R.


Terri is absolutely magic. She has minded my four kids (ages 8 - 13) on a couple of occasions, and I genuinely think they prefer to spend their time with her than they do me :). All joking aside, she is super professional, turns up absolutely on the dot at the time she says she will. Communication is brilliant. Prior to coming over, providing texts as to when she will be there etc. The first time I was panicking with the idea of leaving my kids, and she put my mind at rest. I got back from the evening out, and they had all gone to bed and had had a great night with games etc and a pizza party. My youngest Robert woke up the next morning asking where Ms Terri was. Fast forward almost 10 months, and I contacted her again. She was again super. I told my kids I was going out for the evening, and they were so excited even with the gap between that Terri was coming over again. Kudos as well to Terri as she remembered all their names, and it was like she saw them every day. I have unbelievable peace of mind to go out knowing my kids are in excellent hands when Terri is looking after them, and cannot recommend her enough !!!

Jeewon G.


Terri came to rescue when my original sitter didn’t follow up last minute. She is wonderful! My 2 and 4 year old boys immediately opened up to her and she looked comfortable with the kids being kids as well. I was able to run my errands with a peace of mind and I’d love to work with her again.

Kara H.


Terri was wonderful with our 8 month old and keeping her in her evening routine (feeding solids, cleaning, sleeping). You can tell she has lots of experience with children. We felt incredibly comfortable with Terri watching our daughter. She was also great with our two medium/large dogs. Would 100 percent book again! :)

Sara R.


Terri is amazing, we adore her! We have an excellent communication from the start and she is very responsible and reliable. My 5month old easily adjusted to her and she helped us in his journey of accepting a bottle. My son is a happy baby when spending a day with her. I would warmly recommend her to anyone!

Kayla M.


Terri has helped care for my son a few times now and I'm very happy with her help! She is punctual, reliable and communicative. I can tell she truly cares about children and enjoy's caring for my son. I would suggest Terri to anyone looking to hire a sitter. Thanks Terri!

Caitlin G.


Michel M.


Very consistent in her communication and trustworthy - will definitely use her services again

Khushbu S.


She took care of my 1.5 year old son and my friends 2.5 yr old son for one night, put them to sleep so that we could go out! She was flexible, communicative, and very nice.

Anna H.


Katie H.


Terri was an invaluable resource to us during a recent trip to Costa Mesa for a wedding. She took wonderful care of our daughter, Grace, and was extremely flexible and accommodating to fit our needs during our time there. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for childcare assistance!

Susan S.


We had Terri come over twice on our vacation in Oceanside and she was great! Very good at communicating with us, very reliable and most importantly gave our little boy lots of bedtime cuddles :-) Would definitely recommend her and would use her again if we are ever in the area again. Thanks Terri!

Nicole B.


I can not say enough good things about our experience with Terri. She accompanied us and 3 kids ages 4-7 to Disneyland and babysat at our hotel several times during a recent trip we made to Southern California. First she was prompt and detail-oriented about logistics for a somewhat unusual set of requests. She established a great rapport with the 3 kids in an introductory visit; she has so much experience and such a good sense for kids that it was very smooth. She has great understanding of kids' temperament and development and is flawless in her sense of what is needed (distraction, a snack, some bonding.) The kids both liked her and saw her as a gentle authority figure; her natural confidence with kids made them comfortable. She not only made the whole Disney experience terrifically smooth for us "newbies" by tirelessly working on logistics, fastpasses, etc. but she had a good sense for when the kids were tired, or a ride was too scary or just right. She is also a cheerful, bright and interesting person to have around. I would trust her again with my kids in a second and in fact wish she lived closer to us so we could continue to work with her. She absolutely made our vacation!

Sarah H.


We highly recommend Terri! We were in town for a wedding and our childcare plans fell through so we needed to find someone to watch our 6 week old. Terri had wonderful references and I was impressed with her experience. She arrived on time and kept us updated every time we called or texted.

Sara K.


Terri babysat our 6 month old for two nights while we were in Laguna Beach from the East Coast for a wedding. Terri was most importantly able to bottle feed our breastfed baby and get him to sleep! She was very flexible and accommodating about timing and location. She came to our hotel one night and to the wedding venue the second. We checked in on the baby several times during the wedding and each time she was engaging or holding our son while he slept. She definitely put us at ease, her maturity and experience was appreciated!!

Carrie W.


Terri is an amazing caregiver! We were so blessed to find her on Sittercity. She takes care of my 3.5 yr old boy and 5 mo old boy with patience and ease. She even got my breastfed baby to take a bottle! So caring and easy going, we just love Ms. Terri!

Xuan-thu S.


Terri is a wonderful babysitter and an all around nice person! Terri babysits my one year old daughter while my husband and I go out on our date nights. She is always on time and she always seems happy and energetic. She is very hands on and will sing, read and play with our daughter while we are gone (in addition to feeding her, changing her diaper, etc.) Terri is very knowledgeable about babies and kids because she used to run her own daycare. I highly recommend her.

Jolene H.


Terri was amazing with my overly-active 3-month old. He's a bit colicky so I was nervous about leaving him for a whole day, but Terri handled him with ease - all 10 hours! She's extremely punctual and was even willing to come over and let me meet her a day before she was going to babysit. I highly recommend her!!


Willing to care for 4+ children per sitting


  • Infants (age 0-11 months) expand

    • Overnight care
    • Occasional care
  • Toddlers (age 1-3)
  • Preschooler (age 4-5)
  • Grade School (age 6-11)
  • Pre-teen/ Teenage age (12+)
  • Special needs expand

    • Cognitive Disabilities
    • Physical Disabilities
    • Medical/Special Healthcare Needs
    • Social/Emotional
    • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
    • Autism
    • Delayed Speech
    • Developmental Language Disorder
    • Down Syndrome
    • Learning Disabilities
    • Premature Newborn
    • Administering Medication
    • Assistance With Transportation
    • Bathing
    • Positive Behavioral Support


early childhood education/sociology

Western Michigan University

Additional services

  • Laundry
  • Swimming Supervision
  • Crafts
  • Potty Training
  • Travel with Family
  • Willing to run errands as needed
  • Homework

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