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Antoinette B. - New York City Babysitter

Antoinette B. Babysitter in New York City, NY 10009. Looking for work as a babysitter.

New York City, NY

  • Age 27
  • 10 years paid experience
  • Female

Last signed in: More than 6 months

Rating Average rating of 5 (3 reviews)

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Tony has looked after my two year old son several times now. He liked her from the first day and they have a gre...

- Mia M.
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Preferred Rate $15-$25 per hour

Antoinette’s Bio

Hello All,
My name is Antoinette Briguglio, but I'm usually called Tony. I grew up on the Lower East Side and I still live in Manhattan today, though I'm uptown now in Washington Heights. I am a fulltime student at City College where I'm completing my first Bachelor's Degree. Babysitting is a passion of mine. I have to constantly grow and change to stay on top of my game. Taking really good care of a child is basically the most challenging thing in the world, and it's also the most fulfilling thing and the most worthwhile. It demands that I be loving, patient, kind, and gentle, especially when it isn't easy. It requires me to have a sense of humor about things, and of course to be silly and fun, but also serious and strong. It requires that I be able to diffuse tension and conflict without escalating or adding to the negativity. In essence, childcare requires me to practice performing at my potential as a person and I can't imagine life without it.
I'm the eldest of three siblings and I've been honing my childcare skills since I was eight years old. Thanks to family friends and neighbors, I started babysittioutside of my immediate family when I was thirteen.
I love children and I take pride in doing my best every time I babysit.  When I am with a kid, I am inspired to be my best self because I can feel them watching me, and taking me as an example of what an adult is and how one should behave. I also really love getting to know children, I try to join them in the things they like to do, and really listen when they're talking to me. Once I know what a child's interests are I like to incorporate activities into our time together that reflect them.   I do my best to help children feel safe and comfortable while they're with me by communicating clearly with them and empathizing with their experience and feelings instead of just expecting obedience. When I take them to the park, I chase and tickle them, or tag along side them while they're on play ground equipment. When we're home, I join them in their imaginative play, or play board games, or do a crafts project together. If we're watching a movie, I'll turn the lights out and snuggle with them on the couch to join them in the experience. I never forget when I'm watching a child, that they will be an adult before too long and I do everything that I can to encourage good behavior.  I don't grow angry with children or take it personally in any way when they hit, or swear or cheat in a game or refuse to share, but I'm big on respect. I show children respect by taking their feelings and expectations into consideration and communicating with them clearly and politely. I have worked with both boys and girls of all ages from four months old to eleven years and I am comfortable with any age group and as many as four children. I look forward to hearing from anyone who's interested in an interview.

Experience

Age Specific Experience

10 years of paid child care 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)

Special Needs Experience

Special Needs Conditional Experience

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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My availability calendar is valid through 5/7/2012

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Skills & Abilities

Additional Services:

  • Potty Training
  • Meal Preparation
  • Laundry
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Homework Help

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

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I cannot recommend Tony highly enough. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have found someone that I felt I could completely trust with my child. She took excellent care of my 2-year-old son and he took a liking to her right away. Tony was prompt, professional and has an easygoing personality. We plan to call on her again next time we're in NYC!

- Sierra S.
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Tony is a wonderful babysitter. My 3 toddlers love spending time with her. She is firm yet fun -- hard to find! Tony is also very professional and reliable. Most importantly, a good person. I highly recommend Tony!

- Caren P.
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Tony has looked after my two year old son several times now. He liked her from the first day and they have a great time together. He is never sad when I leave. I definitely recommend her!

- Mia M.

References

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