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Looking for work as a babysitter.

  • 1 year paid experience
  • Age 28
  • Babysitter in New York, NY 10032

Meet James

  • Speaks French
  • Comfortable with pets

I just moved to New York with my girlfriend and we’re both enrolled at graduate programs at Columbia University. I’ve spent the last four years in West Africa serving with the US Peace Corps and working as a freelance journalist. Living with my host family was one of the highlights of my service. I became very close with my eight Senegalese siblings, from the twins who were born when I arrived to the eldest who is 14. I always carried a small plastic dinosaur (Franky) as an ice breaker, and to this day traveling as a journalist kids in rural villages ask “honto Franky woni?” - “where is Franky?” Children really enriched my life in Senegal, and I miss that aspect of day to day life there. Beyond my experiences in Senegal I spent a summer nannying a 6 year old boy in Portland, OR (2009) and also babysat other Read more kids in the evenings. More recently in the last several years I’ve become very close and looked after my girlfriend’s nephew who is 4 years old. I take him on walks, do puzzles, read books - and yes, he too loves Franky. What I enjoy most about being around kids is their inherent curiosity about the world around them, their unfiltered observations, and how they live life in the present.

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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

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Willing to care for 3 children per sitting

$18-$80/hr for the first child, $5 for each additional child

  • Infants (age 0-11 months) expand

    • Assist with setting a routine
  • Toddlers (age 1-3)
  • Preschooler (age 4-5)
  • Grade School (age 6-11)
  • Pre-teen/ Teenage age (12+)



Graduated Denison University 2012


Additional services

  • Meal Preparation
  • Laundry
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Crafts
  • 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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