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  • 10 years paid experience
  • Babysitter in Van Nuys, CA 91411

Meet Jenny

  • Comfortable with pets
  • Has a car

I have been babysitting for more than 20 years. I graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor's degree in English. As a lifelong bookworm, I worked in a library for 16 years. I assisted the child librarian, helping with storytime, homework, and crafts. I'm naturally maternal and have a special affection for and connection with children. I'm an artist as well and enjoy teaching children how to paint and draw. I studied drawing and painting at the Art Institute of Chicago. It is so gratifying to share my passion for books and the arts with children. I'm very physically active and adore being outdoors. I automatically jump into action in every situation and I'm happiest and most fulfilled taking care of others. I have the best parents in the world and I'm inspired by the kind, gentle, and devoted way I was raised. Being a parent is the hardest job in Read more the world and I will do all I can to make that job easier for you.

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Availability

Babysitter

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

Nanny

  • Willing to consider either a part time or full time position
  • My availability is valid through 2/6/14

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Jason S.

8/30/2019

Ruth And Bharat R.

6/10/2015

Jenny has been babysitting our daughter since she was 4 months old (and is almost an year old now) over the weekends and still continues to babysit our daughter. Jenny is awesome. She constantly talks to our daughter, teaches her to explore her environment and actively engages her. She has also always been on time and prompt in working out schedules. We plan to continue to have her take care of our daughter - but since she has been so good, we also wanted to share a review.

Deirdre W.

1/4/2014

We have loved having Jenny as a babysitter for 2 years now - we have three children and my youngest, especially, adores her. She is punctual, kind, plays and reads, incredibly artistic and always goes above and beyond to be helpful. We absolutely love Jenny.

Sandra R.

5/7/2013

I contacted the people Jenny listed as references and they had nothing but wonderful things to say about her. I met her yesterday when she sat for my 8-year-old. She was very punctual (despite the bad weather we were having) and polite. She came across as soft-spoken and highly educated. I was extremely pleased.

Experience

Willing to care for 4+ children per sitting

$15-$20/hr for the first child, $1 for each additional child

  • Infants (age 0-11 months)

  • Toddlers (age 1-3)
  • Preschooler (age 4-5)
  • Grade School (age 6-11)
  • Pre-teen/ Teenage age (12+)

Education

English

University of Illinois at Chicago

References

Additional services

  • Potty Training
  • Meal Preparation
  • Laundry
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Willing to drive children to events, school, appointments, or carpooling
  • Homework

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