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  • 25 years paid experience
  • Age 53
  • Nanny in Austin, TX 78744

Meet Pauline

  • Comfortable with pets
  • Has a car

     I have 25+ years experience with children of all ages.  I have been babysitting so long that I am now babysitting children of the children I babysat for 25+ years ago.  I have experience with multiples and special needs children.  I am also a Sunday pre-school teacher at my church.  I can also be found at care.com.      This is the way I see it, you are turning over your children, your home and everything else surrounding your life while you go out and do what you need to do, whatever that may be.  While you are gone you expect your children and home to be well taken care of.  I am honored that you would trust me with your children and your home.  I will do everything within my power to make sure it's all returned safe and sound to you.   That's what you truly want - to be secure in the knowledge that your children are safe, Read more loved and well taken care of.  That's the peace of mind I can give you.      I have provided excellent references for you to contact.  If you are trying to reach me during the evening or weekends, please feel free to call my cell @ 496-7738, as I rarely check email then.      Thank you for your time and consideration.

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Availability

Babysitter

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

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 6/11/19

Ratings & reviews

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Susan G.

9/24/2015

Paulline babysat for mine and a friends' kids so we could go on a mom date. She had a total of 5 kids ages 10-22 months, and cared for them without breaking a sweat! She cooked them lunch and had everything cleaned up when I returned. She was prompt, friendly, and seemed to enjoy caring for the kids. I will definitely be calling her again! Thank you, Pauline!

Julie H.

5/13/2015

After a few months as our nanny, she informed us by text 1 hour before time to come over she had moved away. Very disrespectful way to give notice to a family and a good reason for us to start using nanny contracts and pay every other week! Note to self! As for the care, she did not take our girls outside, never once took them for a walk or to play, even when toddler asked. Several times I changed the girls after their naps and found caked-on dirty diaper so clearly they hadn't been changed in awhile. My toddler stayed in her bed for an hour or so after nap most days not wanting to get up and cried every time she came over. She often ignored our instructions: on more than one occasion the baby missed an entire feeding or was given formula from hours earlier despite being instructed to feed at certain times, to be persistent and to throw out old formula after an hour and a half max! All things a nanny with 20 years should know. I was in the process of interviewing new nannies when she abruptly moved so that is not really an issue but a lousy way to treat a family. Our primary complaint and reason for this review is the lack of care, compassion or willingness to play with our girls. Our experience, this nanny sat on the couch, never took our kids outside, and ignored clear instructions (all verified by nanny cam). We have had several great nannies and sitters through sitter city that have loved and laughed and provided wonderful care to our girls...Pauline unfortunately was NOT one of the good ones.

Lashonda L.

6/4/2014

Pauline watched my son for the first time and of course he cried, but what I came back home he was all smiles. Thanks you Ms. Pauline

Catherine C.

2/13/2013

Finally ! A great pet sitter who I am happy to give 5 stars too. She is the first person I used through Sitter City and was worth every penny of the sign-up fee. Our dogs bark when left home at night, so we needed her to come be here during the evening hours over Christmas. My husband HATES having strangers stay at the house , but after meeting Pauline he actually seemed relaxed and comfortable! She came by before we left to get keys and the general instructions for our 2 dogs, 2 fish tanks, 1 old mean and nasty cat and 2 chickens hangin out in their coop. I had everything pre-written so I figured we'd just do a quick run-through, but she stayed to chat quite a while longer to chat with us. I think this helped muy husband feel okay about her being a great, responsible person. (All her references had already said how great she is, but it's nice to chat with someone your self of course.) While we were gone the electricity blew in one room causing the alarm to go haywire for an evening until the battery (thankfully) wore itself out. Pauline was calm, wonderful, helpful, understanding and willing to assist in whatever we needed her to do... late, late at night. (Of course these things always happen then, right ?) So, in the midst of unexpectedness, she was great. The water froze in the chicken coop, and she was sure to give them some more. I know it sounds like common sense, but the last 3 sitters I had couldn't even manage to keep it filled believe it or not. (I came home to chickens with no water,) Not with Pauline, food dishes were fool, water filled and even un-frozen. My husband got back into town before I did and he said, "I think the house may actually be CLEANER than when we left it." We both decided that if we are lucky enough to end up with children instead of just our fake dog-children than we want Pauline to be available to help us with them. 5+ Stars for Pauline. She. Is. Fantastic !

Indu G.

12/2/2012

Interviewed with us but was not upfront with her dates available. Also lead us to believe that she could change her schedule when she was really just shopping around . I feel wasted our time, as we had discussed our needs up front. IGB

Gretchen M.

9/30/2009

Pauline has sat for us twice and is excellent. I trust her very much with our infant baby and we will use her again.

Chris M.

5/3/2009

Pauline did a great job over the weekend with our girls! They had a great time! We will definitely have Pauline back!

Jessica C.

2/23/2009

Pauline has watched my 9 year-old regularly over the past several months. She is a very reliable,easygoing and responsible sitter.

Mike F.

10/25/2008

We came from Atlanta for a conference and Pauline watched our girls (4 year old + infant) for 4 nights. Pauline was professional, easy to work with, flexible, and prompt. Thanks Pauline for helping us have a great time in Austin.

Nicole E.

7/11/2008

She call the day that she was going to sit for us but she didn't show up. We call her many time to find out if she OK But nothing.

Julie M.

2/8/2008

Pauline is wonderful. She is always on time and here (I use her twice a month on a regular schedule) and the boys (currently ages 3 1/2 and 1) do very well with her. She puts them to bed with no troubles and they like having her back. She works with our restricted diet with no problems. It's nice to know that the boys are with someone that I trust.

Krista R.

1/27/2008

Pauline has taken care of my daughter several times now (the first time Annie was just 2 months old). She is great... always on time and very responsible. Most importantly, she adores children and laments the fact that my daughter sleeps so much. Feel free to call me at 284-7330 if you have any questions.

Michele M.

12/16/2007

Pauline was great with our children. This was our first time leaving our daughters with anyone other than family and as we were leaving, my toddler got upset. Pauline diffused the situation immediately by showing her a picture of her dogs (my daughter's favorite animal). The next day, my toddler asked if Pauline was coming back, so we know things went really well. :) We will definitely use Pauline again!

Katie D.

9/19/2007

On time, great with the girls, called to confirm...very responsible and kind hearted! Got down and played with the girls immediately!!

Vanessa D.

6/2/2007

Pauline is an excellent sitter. She is very timely and attentive.

Lorie B.

5/8/2007

Pauline was great with the kids. My two year old is very shy and warmed up to her quickly. She also left wonderful notes as to when the children had eaten and been changed which is very helpful.

Janet K.

4/23/2007

Pauline has babysat for my 6 and 3 year olds several times and she is great. I highly recommend her. The kids really enjoy her and they never complain when I tell them she is babysitting. Janet Kampfer

Dianna C.

10/1/2006

Pauline got ou bottle resistant baby to take a bottle. She was great with our toddler too.

Experience

Willing to care for 4+ children per sitting

$15-$50/hr

  • Infants (age 0-11 months) expand

    • Swaddling
    • Feeding
    • Changing
    • Bathing
    • Assist with setting a routine
    • Overnight care
    • Mother's helper
    • Occasional care
  • Toddlers (age 1-3)
  • Preschooler (age 4-5)
  • Grade School (age 6-11)
  • Pre-teen/ Teenage age (12+)
  • Special needs expand

    • Cognitive Disabilities
    • Physical Disabilities
    • Medical/Special Healthcare Needs
    • Social/Emotional
    • Asperger's Syndrome
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
    • Autism
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder/Pervasive Developmental Disorder/Asperger Syndrome
    • Delayed Speech
    • Diabetes
    • Down Syndrome
    • Dyslexia
    • Hearing Loss
    • Juvenile Diabetes
    • Premature Newborn
    • Seizures
    • Tourette Syndrome
    • Administering Medication
    • Assistance With Transportation
    • Bathing
    • Bed Baths
    • Blood Glucose Testing
    • Dressing Assistance
    • Feeding Assistance
    • Feeding Tube
    • Grooming and Hygiene
    • Insulin Injections
    • Lifting and Transferring
    • Mobility Assistance
    • Positive Behavioral Support
    • Repositioning
    • Specific Meal Preparation (foods to avoid, etc.)

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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
    • Elementary science
    • Earth science
    • Science
    • English
    • Essay writing
    • Social studies

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