Laura R. Babysitter in West Hartford, CT 06117. Looking for work as a babysitter.
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West Hartford, CT
- Age 39
- 10 years paid experience
Last signed in: Within five months
Rating (4 reviews)
Preferred Rate $15-$20 per hour
Hello Families! I am currently available for occasional/regular evening and weekend babysitting. I have worked as a professional nanny/caregiver since 1998. I began my career as a nanny while living in Germany (I'm fluent in German!). I worked as a full time nanny for a wonderful family for 4 1/2 years before returning to the U.S. with my husband in 2002. Upon my return to the U.S., I began studying Early Childhood Education/Child Development while working as a full time nanny for a wonderful family in Los Angeles. While living in Los Angeles, I also began to do on-call evening babysitting through an agency and found that to be a fun, exciting experience. I love working with families and have really enjoyed playing with lots of little ones over the years! We moved to West Hartford in 2007, and we are here to stay! I worked as a full time nanny for the first year we were here up until my son was born in 2008. We welcomed another little guy in 2010! Since 2009 I have cared for a few little ones alongside my boys a few days a week. I will never need to bring my children to your house. My husband enjoys his time with the boys whenever I work in the evening :) I have continued to care for little ones in West Hartford in the evenings since 2008 and have developed great relationships with many local families. I have excellent West Hartford references! I am professional, reliable, punctual, confidential, caring and I believe in having great communication with all of the families I work with. It is important to me to be as consistent as possible with your style of parenting. I am able to set boundaries while being firm but gentle at the same time. As an experienced sitter, I will not be texting/talking on my Iphone while looking after your little ones :) I really do enjoy playing with them and learning from them. Thank you so much for reading! I look forward to hearing from you and meeting your little ones! Laura :)
Age Specific Experience
10 years of paid childcare experience with:
- First year
- Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
- Preschooler (3 to 5 years)
- Grade School (6 to 11 years)
- Pre-teen/Teenagers (12 years and over)
Skills & Abilities
- Potty Training
- Meal Preparation
- Willing to drive children to events, school, appointments, or carpooling
- Homework Help
Laura babysat for us last night and she was wonderful! We needed someone last minute and her profile stood out to us immediately. She looked friendly, warm and she was very well educated and experienced. We contacted her references and they were glowing. We called three local families and they all said that Laura was punctual, reliable, professional and most importantly that their children adored her. Our boys are 4 and almost 2 and have been left with a handful of sitters, but they have never asked anyone to come back before! Our four year old has been talking about how much fun he had with her since he woke up this morning. We will definintely be hiring Laura whenever we need a sitter!
Both of my children really look forward to the nights when Laura comes to babysit! We are new to West Hartford, and Laura has filled in so many gaps for us - not only does she babysit, but she has also watched our cat and home while we were away. Laura is also a wealth of knowledge about the area, and has become a tremendous asset to our family!
Thank you Liz!! :)
Laura babysat for our two boys who are now 7 and 5. She was the first babysitter I would trust as a new mother to watch my children and by far one of the best caregivers we have ever had the pleasure of working with since then. She is extremely professional, warm, loving, responsible and fun. She is extremely patient,genuinely loves children, has a solid background in child development and takes her job seriously. Our children loved when she came to sit for us and I had total peace of mind knowing they were in her very capable hands. As a mother herself Laura knows fully the demands of raising a family of young children and brings many years of experience and wisdom with her. You would be more than lucky to have her care for your children!
Thank you Leslie! I just saw this for the first time!
Laura is an excellent sitter. Caring, compassionate, and full of great insights.
Thank you Angie!! :)