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  • 10 years paid experience
  • Age 28
  • Babysitter in Saint Louis, MO 63110

Meet Tessa

  • Comfortable with pets
  • Has a car

I have been babysitting since I was 14. I consistently babysat for two girls for a year and a half. Starting ages were 5 and 8. During the summer, I spent most days with them, taking them to the park, pool, sporting activities, etc. I also babysat for a young family down the street whose children were 3 and an infant. During this time I would also help the girls with homework and would help clean the house/cook dinner as well. I was a lifeguard for 4 years and I am currently CPR/first aid certified again. I also was a swim instructor during this time. The two girls I babysat also had a severe peanut allergy, so I was trained in epi-pen usage. Here in STL, I have sat for many families on occasional weeknights/weekends. For two families, I have been with for longer. One family, I watched 2 children Read more starting ages 8 months and 2 years. I did daycare pickups/dropoffs, activity coordination, play, etc. almost every weeknight for about 3 months until the family moved for a new job! I currently still sit off and on for a family with 2 kids for the past 3 years. We will play outside, do arts and crafts, I help with dinner, daycare pickups, etc. The kids were ages 6 months and 2 years when I started with them. I have over 15 years of practice learning the piano and would be happy to share that knowledge with your kiddos! I also worked as a sous chef for a fine dining restaurant in high school, learning how to creatively cook many things. I enjoy helping children learn and grow and I believe a lot of that comes from time spent learning new activities, or sports, music, dance, playtime outside, reading, etc. My undergraduate degree was in Psychology with an emphasis on Child Psychology. I have furthered my education with a Masters degree and career in Human Resources, but have always wanted to get back into child care.

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


  • Willing to consider working as a live in care provider
  • Willing to consider a full time position
  • Seeking Temporary (4 to 12 months), Permanent (1 to 2 years), Permanent (2 or more years) employment
  • Start date is flexible
  • My availability is valid through 4/8/20

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Willing to care for 3 children per sitting


  • Infants (age 0-11 months) expand

    • Swaddling
    • Feeding
    • Changing
    • Bathing
    • Assist with setting a routine
    • Mother's helper
    • Occasional care
  • Toddlers (age 1-3)
  • Preschooler (age 4-5)
  • Grade School (age 6-11)


Human Resources

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Additional services

  • Meal Preparation
  • Laundry
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Swimming Supervision
  • Crafts
  • Potty Training
  • Travel with Family
  • Willing to run errands as needed
  • Willing to drive children to events, school, appointments, or carpooling
  • Homework expand

    • Finishing homework
    • Checking answers
    • Studying for a test
    • Proofreading
    • Basic math
    • Pre-algebra
    • Elementary science
    • Earth science
    • Science
    • English
    • Essay writing
    • Social studies

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