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Looking for work as a babysitter or nanny

  • 12 years paid experience
  • Babysitter in Brooklyn, NY 11214

Meet Dayna

  • Speaks English
  • Comfortable with pets

■ IN SEARCH OF A FULL TIME WEEKDAY NANNY/NANNY-SHARE POSITION IN THE MEANTIME I CURRENTLY CAN PROVIDE BABYSITTING DEPENDING ON MY AVAILABILITY - POSITIONS LOCATED IN BROOKLYN/NYC WITHIN A CLOSE DISTANCE TO THE D/N/R/G TRAINS - LIVE OUT - ONLY SPEAKS ENGLISH - NO DRIVING - NO TRAVELING WITH FAMILIES - N/A SATURDAY NIGHTS ■ .... Hello parents I'm a 39yr old career nanny/sitter with 12 years of childcare experience. I'm a non smoker, punctual, flexible with work hours, CPR/FIRST AID certified, COVID booster/FLU/TDAP vaccinated, have a verified background check & I'm also pet friendly. I've taken care of children of various ages ranging from infants to age seven working in nanny/nanny-share/sitter positions and in daycare. As a nanny/sitter and also daycare staff member/teacher I've attended to various daily tasks that included keeping things sanitary/organized, writing up time logs, tummy time sensory/mobility development exercises for infants that help with milestones, Read more ability to get infants on a daily schedule, prepared bottles/meals/snacks, change diapers, teaching basic learning skills (colors, numbers, shapes, alphabet, etc.) outside activities, creative arts & crafts, singing songs, dancing, reading books and playing games. My overall main priority is to ensure the safety, well being and happiness of the child/children that are in my care. If you are interested in my childcare services & would like to discuss a job position with me just send a message and I will promptly get back to you. Thank you!

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Availability

Babysitter

  • Generally available mornings, afternoons, evenings, late nights and weekends

Nanny

  • Willing to consider a full time position
  • Seeking Short-term (1 to 3 months), 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 12/18/22

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Sarah N.

8/28/2022

I highly recommend Dayna as a great and dependable baby sitter for first-time parents seeking a night out. We asked her to babysit our 10 week old. Naturally, we were nervous about this given it was our first experience hiring a babysitter. Prior to the job, she offered to meet with us over Zoom and she was a very clear and responsive communicator. Dayna is good at keeping children on schedule and she did a great job bathing and getting our daughter to bed. She communicated and sent pictures to us throughout the night, which really put us at ease. I would highly recommend Dayna and we will be repeat requesters for her time.

Caitlin G.

8/26/2022

We have had Dayna watch our very active 10 month old son for a two week stretch while our daycare is closed- a very stressful time- and she has been absolutely wonderful! She arrived early daily, was very professional and kind, receptive and flexible to adapt our basic household guidelines, engaged our child immediately in play, kept daily logs of activities/feedings/diapering schedule, took daily walks, and sent pictures and updates throughout the day. We have felt totally at ease with our son in her care. She also guided us on some ways to soothe his growth spurt with teething, not an easy stretch. We highly recommend Dayna and plan to have her babysit as needed in the near future!

Peter K.

8/3/2022

It is hard to overstate how wonderful Dayna has been taking care of our precious 10-month old daughter. First and foremost, she provides thoughtful, loving care to our baby. Our baby lights up when she sees Dayna and cries "Day Day!" Dayna comes up with fun activities, managing to teach our baby and help her develop. She handles fussy moments gracefully and with an admirable amount of patience. She is extremely punctual and communicative. We had a few unexpected twists in the road on our end, including a health emergency for one of our family members, and Dayna always found ways to support and make things easier. If you have the opportunity to do it, jump at the opportunity to book "Day Day!"

Bronwyn M.

7/2/2022

Dayna and I worked together as my husband and I recently moved apartments and needed an extra set of hands with our 7 month old daughter as we unpacked and organized. From the moment Dayna and I met it felt natural and comfortable - even my dog was glued to her within minutes! She was professional, clearly very knowledgeable and experienced (both with babies and dogs!). I would love to work with Dayna again! She’s truly an asset to any family. Thanks Dayna!!!

Stella L.

5/31/2022

Dayna is a compassionate and experienced caregiver who we strongly recommend. She’s been with us since the end of February - caring for our daughter starting at 7 months old and will end her time with us at the beginning of July since we are moving out of state. Dayna is respectful, thoughtful, attentive and responsible. She always arrives early and has a flexible schedule. Dayna has had a positive impact since day one, helping put our daughter on a consistent nap schedule (something that had been a real challenge for us at the time) and helping her reach important milestones through sensory/mobility exercises. She teaches our daughter manners such as sharing, saying thank you, having good table manners, etc. She helped with our daughter’s transition to solid foods including meal prep, feeding, and even baked healthy meals for the whole family. Dayna’s extremely organized and clean, going the extra mile to help with cleaning around the apt (vacuuming, tidying the living/play space, folding laundry, etc.) and making sure our daughter's items are all cleaned at the end of the day. She brings a fun and positive attitude into our home and it’s reflected in the way she interacts with our daughter and entire family (our dog loves her so much). We will be sure to call Dayna if we ever move back to NY!

Jen S.

11/18/2021

I definitely recommend Dayna! She recently babysat for my 3-mo old son and was wonderful with him. She sang to him, helped him play with his mobile toys, monitored his tummy times, fed him his bottles, and put him down for naps. I felt that my son was in safe, capable hands with Dayna, and she reassured me with text updates and photos throughout the afternoon. She's in high demand, and I look forward to having Dayna babysit again next week!

Paloma Y.

11/14/2021

Paloma Y.

10/25/2021

Dayna helped out with our 5 month old during some early weekend morning slots while my partner and I attended a workshop. She was on time and was clearly very knowledgeable and experienced with babies (she knew how to operate our hatch sound machine). She was also super sweet and patient with our energetic dog (she clearly loves dogs and babies). We were in our home office so could hear our daughter laughing lots with Dayna. 100% recommend.

Sheana A.

10/14/2021

We hired Dayna for a temporary 4-week position after suddenly having to pull our 1.5 year old out of a new daycare, where he had suddenly developed severe separation anxiety. Dayna was very understanding and patient with Nolan's transition, helping him adapt to a new caregiver and making suggestions for how we could help that along. After just a week or two of working together, we had an electrical fire at our house and we had to totally rearrange our family routines. I broke my foot in the fire and had to have a foot surgery the following week. Dayna has been a trooper, changing her commute every few days to whichever Airbnb we happen to be staying at. She was also willing to take on the surprise duty of picking up our 4.5 year old from school via bus (I was the one doing it before the broken foot!). She's takes her work seriously and is always reliable, while offering a lot of flexibility to our suddenly changing circumstances. She makes the kids dinner, often from scratch! I'm happy to answer any additional questions for those who are considering working with her! Many thanks again to Dayna.

Sheri B.

9/21/2021

I highly recommend Dayna! We were visiting Brooklyn from out of town for a family wedding, and she watched our 1YO and almost-3YO, including playtime, dinner, and bedtime. She's clearly just a pro with kids - she was barely in the room before she was making the baby laugh, and things that are a whole production for my husband and I lately (squirmy diaper changes with the baby, drawn-out bedtimes with the toddler), she breezed right through. Dayna is obviously very reliable - she's super communicative and arrived early. Everything went so smoothly, we asked her to come back the next night so we could go for a last-minute dinner date, which she very kindly did! This was my first time hiring a "stranger" to watch my kids, and Dayna made it so easy. Absolutely great experience - would hire her again in a heartbeat.

Emilie M.

9/19/2021

We booked Dayna last minute when our other childcare fell through and it could not have been any more positive! She was excellent with our son and got him to sleep for nap / bed in 5 minutes instead of the normal hour plus fight! Dayna comes very highly recommended!

Demetrius F.

9/2/2021

Dayna is a fantastic sitter. She’s incredibly professional, knowledgeable, communicative and helps to put parents, especially new parents like us, at ease. Our daughter instantly loved her, which was very reassuring for us since she’d met so few people during the pandemic. I cannot recommend Dayna more as a sitter. We’re extremely happy with her and feel lucky to have her in our daughter’s life.

Kristin R.

8/18/2021

Just to clarify, Dayna has been working as our summer nanny, and will be with us until the kids start school in Sept. Any family would be lucky to have her, and I can recommend her for infants and little kids.

Kristin R.

8/17/2021

Dayna started out as an occasional babysitter for our 4 month old son, and her competence and enthusiasm for children led us to transition her to a full time nanny for both of our (now) 6 month old and 4 year old sons. She has ample experience, knowledge, and confidence with babies and young children, and our kids were drawn to her great energy right away. She has been excellent at formulating and sticking to a routine, and has helped transition our younger son from nursing exclusively to bottle feeding. She takes the kids to the playground everyday, prepares lunches and snacks for our older son, and is always on time. She was thoughtful enough to inquire about any dietary restrictions/allergies/etc before starting with us. She has been caring, generous, flexible, and accommodating of our needs and shifting schedules. We have been so pleased to welcome Dayan into our family, and highly recommend her to anyone looking for a nanny. Our older son begins UPK in the fall, and we will miss having Dayna with us everyday. She will be top of our list whenever we need childcare in the future.

Kathy W.

8/8/2021

We needed a last minute nanny and Dayna responded right away when I sent her a message on SitterCity. She was at our apartment in about an hours time. My 20months old son took to her right away! She was very comfortable with him, and needed very little instructions from us. We will definitely use her again!

Loren A.

6/13/2021

We have been very happy with Dayna’s childcare services for our 7 month old baby. We have booked her several times for occasional sitting services. She is excellent with our daughter, responsive to communication, and helpfully shares tips and tricks that she has learnt over the years. Her experience shows, and she is highly energetic with great initiative. She leaves our place tidier than it was when she arrives, and helps with chores during nap time. She’s reliably a few minutes early, and has great ideas for developmentally appropriate activities and exercises. Our baby loves her. She’s been great with baby lead weaning and cloth diapers. We will continue to book Dayna when we need someone to babysit.

Kristin R.

6/6/2021

Dayna spent a couple days with our 4 month old son last week, and we could not have been more pleased. We would highly recommend Dayna to other families, and look forward to working with her more going forward. She arrived early, and even checked with us before hand about any dietary restrictions or preferences in our house, to make sure anything she brought was compliant. She is very thorough, personable, and confident. She clearly has a lot of experience with babies and young kids! I very quickly felt comfortable placing our son in her capable hands. We have struggled a bit to get our son to take a bottle (he has primarily breastfed), but Dayna got him to take 2-3 bottles each day, and even got him to take some naps in his basinet. She practiced tummy time and rolling over (his latest milestone), and sent lots of pictures and updates throughout the day.

Zachary N.

5/30/2021

Not only does Dayna make our lives easier, our toddler adores her. We is a good caretaker and we would happily recommend her to anyone who needs a sitter.

Zachary N.

5/23/2021

Dayna was our son's first babysitter. He took to her instantly and they had a great time. We look forward to having her back and would recommend her to anyone looking for a sitter.

Joshua H.

8/11/2020

Dayna worked with us and another family for over a year as part of a full-time nanny share. She was amazing with the kids (started when they were both ~8 months old), and a joy for the parents. She is prompt, caring, engaging, and had no problem caring for and helping contribute to the growth of two kids, both with working parents. We still see Dayna for one-off days, and both families would have loved to continue with her, but are sending the kids to school (hopefully) in the fall. Highly recommend.

Emily C.

1/9/2020

We loved having Dayna watch our 15-month old daughter. She went above and beyond, was perfectly on time, flexible, sent us pictures and kept us updated so we knew all was well, and was lovely to be around. We will gladly have her back and are happy to recommend her!

Michelle T.

3/1/2019

Dayna is amazing. I was looking for a last minute sitter for my 5 year old and I was blessed to come across her profile and offer to help out. She goes above and beyond, is great with kids (and dogs!) and is super professional. She loves her job and that is so clear in how well she does it. She's also a great problem solver, came into our situation with little info about us and not much more than a phone interview and did leagues better than any sitter or nanny we've ever had before. I would recommend her to anyone!

Jessica F.

8/20/2018

My husband and I were looking for a sitter for our infant daughter. We received well over 50 applications on Sittercity, but Dayna's was far and away the best -- great reviews, background check, and she sent an organized resume our way. Dayna instantly put us at ease for our first time using a babysitter for our baby. She is a mature and experienced caregiver (she works as a nanny during the week) who clearly enjoys babies and knows just what to do to keep them happy. The first time she met my daughter, she was on her hands and knees doing tummy time with her and cuddling her. She is on time (even a little early to make sure there is time to go over everything), comfortable with swaddling and feeding, and sends regular text updates throughout the evening to keep the worried parents relaxed! We have now used her twice, and I plan to use her again. We highly recommend this mature professional who clearly takes a lot of care and pride in what she does!

Akshay A.

3/25/2018

We chose Dayna to sit for our daughter for the month before there was space for her at the daycare. Ours was a short-term posting and unlike most of the applicants, Dayna actually read our posting and acknowledged all of our needs in her application. Probably the best way to endorse Dayna is to tell you that our daughter happily went into her arms every day. Due to the recent weather, our two-year old had daycare cancelled, and he really enjoyed the couple of snow days he spent with her. We also appreciated that Dayna was always punctual, and easily adapted to our household routines. She consistently kept us well informed throughout the day with text updates and pictures, and kept a thorough written log of all the events and activities of the day (i.e., ounces drunk, nap duration, activities, outings). She kept our daughter engaged with tummy time, movement exercises, reading books, and singing songs, and took her outside for fresh air. It was wonderful to come home each night to clean bottles and a tidy play area and changing space clean. We'd happily recommend her to other families looking for a caring, dependable nanny.

Jordan R.

3/1/2017

My 2 year old son recently joined a nanny share with Dayna and we could not be happier with the care she provides. Dayna is patient, fun, kind and reliable. Our schedule is somewhat variable and Dayna has been 100% accommodating. She takes our son to lots of activities and keeps us well informed with texts/pics/videos. She is highly skilled handling toddlers, particularly calming tantrums, teaching good behavior and manners. I would highly recommend Dayna for any type of childcare position.

Jordan R.

2/4/2017

Dayna is a wonderful nanny to our 2 year old son. She is patient and calm and he has lots of fun with her. Dayna is always on time, and leaves our home clean and organized. She is a good communicator and I would highly recommend her.

Alex S.

9/13/2016

Dayna has worked for us since our son was 4 months old. Dayna provides excellent care for both our son and our dog. She was helpful at every milestone, helping our son learn to crawl, learn to walk, identify his colors, learn his ABC's...the list goes on. Almost as important as the care she provided for our son and dog, Dayna was always on time, even a few minutes early, and if there were ever any unexpected days off, she gave us as much advance notice as possible. Having the peace of mind that we could rely on Dayna for competent, compassionate care for our children (both human and canine) is incredibly valuable. If you're interested in hiring Dayna to care for your little one(s), we certainly recommend that you do so! A few more reasons she's a great caretaker: She keeps our apartment neat and tidy, keeps us informed of what our son and dog do throughout the day with texts, emails, and written logs, takes our son to various activities throughout the neighborhood, and is extremely flexible with scheduling.

Anne H.

6/28/2014

We have had the great fortune of welcoming Dayna into our family as the full-time nanny for our daughter. Dayna started with us when our daughter was 4mos old, when I was headed back to work. As a first-time mom, I was nervous about finding a nanny, but Dayna instantly set me at ease. She is kind, professional, and lots of fun. Our daughter quickly bonded with her, and Dayna takes wonderful care of her throughout the day. Some noteworthy things about Dayna: - Got our infant daughter on a schedule her first week on the job - Focuses on sensory and mobility development - Keeps me well-informed throughout the day via text (many with pics/videos) - Facilitates great communication about any issues/questions with regular check-ins - Ensures the baby's play and changing areas are picked up and clean - Takes daily walks with our daughter and dog to enjoy the fresh air - Arranges playdates with other babies in our building - Also cares for and plays with our dog We are moving out of state, and so we must say goodbye to Dayna. We will miss her dearly, and hope she finds another family who appreciates and loves her like we do!

Experience

Willing to care for 2 children per sitting

$21-$35/hr

  • 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)

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Additional services

  • Meal Preparation
  • Laundry
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Homework

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