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Looking for work as a babysitter or nanny

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

Meet Dayna

  • Speaks English
  • Comfortable with pets

▪︎CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ANY DAY/TIME FOR BABYSITTING WITH A 4HR MINIMUM --- ALSO IN SEARCH OF A PERMANENT WEEKDAY NANNY POSITION AVAILABLE TO START FOR SEPTEMBER▪︎..... Hello Parents I'm a career nanny/sitter with 11 years of childcare experience. 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. I'm a non smoker, punctual, flexible with work hours, CPR/FIRST AID certified, COVID vaccinated and have a verified background check. 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, sensory/mobility development exercises for infants that help with milestones, 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 Read more 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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    Enhanced background check

    Expired on 05/11/2019

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    Basic background check

    Completed 03/25/2021. Contact the caregiver directly to see the report.

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    Motor vehicle records check

    Never run.

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    First aid certification

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

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    CPR certification

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

Availability

Babysitter

  • Generally available mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends
  • Daytime care availability during summer months

Nanny

  • Willing to consider either a part time or full time position
  • Seeking Summer Position, 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 9/18/21

Ratings & reviews

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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

$20-$30/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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