Essay Babysitter For A Day

Table of Contents

  1. Babysitter Resume Example
  2. Related Nanny & Caregiver Resumes
  3. Babysitter Resume (Text Format)
  4. 3 Steps to Writing an Excellent Babysitter Resume

Babysitter Resume Example

  • Applicant is high school age with previous babysitting experience
  • Applicant lists commonly needed babysitter skills such as diaper changing in the “Additional Skills” section
  • Applicant includes previously cared for childrens’ ages in the “Professional Experience” section

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Babysitter Resume (Text Format)

490 Lanyard Ave, Kansas City, MO 64142

(816) 453-0963

jenny_baret@gmail.com

Responsible babysitter with experience caring for children during weekends, evenings, and summer and winter breaks. Skilled in creating fun, engaging, and educational activities, while demonstrating priority in children’s safety and well-being. Trusted by parents, with mutual loving affection for all cared children.

RG Tip: This section is known as the “Career Objective” or “Personal Statement.” Click here to learn more about how to write it.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE                                                                            

THE JONES FAMILY                                                                                                   Kansas City, MO

Babysitter                                                                                                                         Sep 2014 – Present

  • Cared for a boy and a girl aged 5 and 8 during parents’ absence in the evenings
  • Ensured children were bathed, fed, and in bed prior to parents’ return
  • Created innovative and educational games that improved 5-year-old’s speech impediment
  • Played with children and read bedtime stories, receiving requests from children every evening
  • Cleaned and organized house whenever necessary, minimizing parents’ clean up times
  • Helped 8-year old girl with school homework or other activities, helping with high score during Standard Tests

THE LANG FAMILY                                                                                                      Kansas City, MO

Babysitter                                                                                                                    June 2012 – Aug 2014

  • Looked after a girl aged 6 during weekends and summer and winter breaks
  • Took child to parks and playgrounds, as well as taught her to swim
  • Created interesting and home learning activities, as well as arts and crafts
  • Prepared lunch and snacks, taking extra attention to nutritional values of food, and turning around child’s previous dislike for carrots
  • Coordinated play dates with other families following parent approved list

EDUCATION                                                                                                         

O’HARA HIGH SCHOOL   Kansas City, MO

Expected Graduation 2016

  • Winner of 2013 and 2014 Missouri High School Girls State Championships
  • Varsity Swim Team Captain

RG Tip: The education section is important on a babysitter resume because it’s likely you are still in school. Displaying your GPA (if above 3.0) and your clubs and activities is a good way of telling the resume reader that you’re active, engaged, responsible, and intelligent. Learn how to write a great education section here.

ADDITIONAL SKILLS                                                                                         

  • Diaper Change and Potty Training
  • MO Intermediate License
  • Certified Lifeguard with CPR Certification
  • Emergency First Aid Kits

3 Steps to Writing an Excellent Babysitter Resume

Are you young, responsible, and in need of spending money? Not surprisingly, you’re probably considering babysitting as a fast and easy way to earn a little extra cash on the side. Babysitting is a classic and timeless way for young people to earn some money.

Babysitting has one other bonus: It’s a great way to kick off a lifetime of career opportunities. At this point in your life, you’re probably more interested in the spending money. However, when the time comes to write your first professional resume, you’ll be thankful for having work experience.

Follow our advice to write the best babysitter resume possible.

1. Emphasize Your Relevant Skills

Your skill set will determine the age range you are capable of babysitting. For instance, if you don’t know how to change a diaper, you’re automatically going to have trouble getting jobs babysitting infants and toddlers. On the other hand, if you do have these skills, you’ll become a much more versatile and stronger candidate. We’ve broken down babysitting into four major skills categories: childcare, domestic, safety, and personal. For a full explanation of how to include skills on your resume, read our article here.

Childcare

This category covers the major skills involved with caring directly for children. If you have these skills, include them on your resume prominently. If you don’t have these skills, you will need to learn them before attempting to take care of children.

  • Changing diapers
  • Administering first aid
  • Feeding
  • Clothing
  • Pampering
  • Reading
  • Potty training
  • Medication dosing
  • Monitoring
  • Observing
  • Tutoring

Domestic & Technical

This category covers skills that you need in order to take care of the residence and ensure that the home remains neat, orderly, and clean during the parents’ absence. Often these skills are related to the ability to use household technology.

  • Preparing food
  • Using cleaning products
  • Dish washers
  • Washing machines
  • Dryers

Safety

This category covers skills you will need in the case of emergency, and knowledge of how to prevent emergencies and encourage safe living and playing environments. You can learn safety techniques such as CPR at the Red Cross.

  • Administering first aid
  • Administering medication
  • Performing CPR
  • Child-proofing

Personal

This category covers the personal attributes and skills you will need to effectively take care of children. Personal attributes means both emotional and physical skills. Remember, taking care of children is exhausting and requires physical strength and stamina.

  • Patient
  • Caring
  • Empathetic
  • Communication
  • Supporting
  • Able to bend and lift
  • Observant
  • Focused
  • Responsible

2. Writing Your Introductory Statement

As you can see, the first part of the sample resume after the contact details is a short paragraph describing the applicant’s skills, abilities, and experience. It is designed to “sell” the applicant as the ideal candidate. It’s placed right at the beginning of the resume so that the reader becomes ‘hooked’ and wants to continue reading.

Normally this is called a “Career Objective,” and if you wish to make childcare your career, you are more than welcome to call it that. However, if you’re simply interested in earning some extra cash from babysitting, you can call it a Personal Statement or an Introduction. It doesn’t matter — the key thing to remember here is how to craft your statement so that it captures your readers’ interest and lands you more interviews.

Let’s take a look at why the Career Objective in the sample resume above is excellent. Pay attention to the bolded parts with superscript numbers, which are explained below.

Responsible1 babysitter with experience2 caring for children during weekends, evenings, and summer and winter breaks. Skilled in creating fun, engaging, and educational activities3, while demonstrating priority in children’s safety4 and well-being. Trusted by parents5, with mutual loving affection for all cared children.

  1. Responsibility is the most critical aspect of being a good babysitter. By putting it at the very beginning, the applicant has already put the parent or guardian at ease and piqued their interest.
  2. The candidate emphasizes their past experience because it demonstrates that they’ve successfully taken care of children before, further setting the parent/guardian at ease.
  3. Fun, engaging, and educational activities are the bread and butter of taking care of children.
  4. Safety is every parent’s biggest preoccupation.
  5. Testimonials and social validation are strong indicators that the applicant is capable of taking care of children.

With this introductory statement, the applicant has emphasized several essential relevant skills and has undoubtedly ‘hooked’ the parent/guardian to continue reading the resume and consider them as a serious candidate.

3. Writing the Professional Experience Section

Let’s take a look at what makes this applicant’s Professional Experience section especially strong.

Strength #1: Wide variety of experience

The bullet points in this resume emphasize everything from playing games, to bathing, cleaning, and feeding, and even creating games that help to improve a child’s speech impediment. Babysitting involves far more than simply watching children — it requires housekeeping, active participating, tutoring, teaching, and playing. Make sure your resume covers as many aspects of childcare as possible.

Strength #2: Lists children’s ages

Taking care of young children is much different than taking care of older children — by giving the reader this information, you increase the clarity of your resume, and your credibility.

Take a look at these bullet point examples and you’ll notice a common theme. Pay attention to the bolding:

  • Cared for a boy and a girl aged 5 and 8 during parents’ absence in the evenings
  • Created innovative and educational games that improved 5-year-old’s speech impediment
  • Looked after a girl aged 6 during weekends and summer and winter breaks

The candidate wrote out the ages of the children they took care of because it gives the guardian/parent a better idea of their capabilities. Taking care of young children is much different than taking care of older children — by giving the reader this information, you increase the clarity of your resume, and your credibility.

Strength #3: Each bullet point begins with action verbs

In this sample resume, each bullet point begins with an “action verb.” This gives the resume a sense of action and makes every sentence uniform and easy to read. Here’s the full list of action verbs from the resume.

  • Cared
  • Ensured
  • Created
  • Played
  • Cleaned
  • Helped
  • Looked
  • Took
  • Created
  • Prepared
  • Coordinated

All of these action verbs are perfect for a babysitter resume, but we have a full list of every action verb in the universe if you need more suggestions.

Now, the time has come for you to write your own resume. We wish you the best of luck finding employment, and some extra spending cash!


My dad was at work and my mom had to go out. That meant that I had to babysit my brothers, at the ages of two, eight, and ten. It was seven o' clock AM and I had to wach them till five o'clock PM. The first thing I had to do was make breakfeast and clean the house before my brothers woke up.

I began with the kichen. It took me ten minuts to clean it. My yougest brother was now awake. He was a little cranky, so I put the movie "Toy Story" on for him to wach. Scince it was almost time for my other two brothers to wake up I started breakfeast. While they ate I cleaned the rest of the house. When I walked back into the kichen it looked like a tornadoe had hit it.

I told my brothers to go take their baths. Two listened, but one refused. He had to sit in time out for three minuts, then he decided to obey. I cleaned the house while my two oldest brothers played outside. At twelve o' clock I called them in to eat lunch. My youngest brother had already eatin so I had to put him down for a nap. As soon as he went to sleep the phone rang. It was my mother. She said that she would be home in thirty minuts, because she had gotten done eirleir than expected.

The house was a mess again. I ran around like a chicken with his head cut off. I heard the van pull up. Sweat was dripping down my face as I wiped some milk off the floor. My mom was on the porch now. I picked up a muddy pair of pants and threw them into the into the wash. My mom walked in, she looked around and complimented me. She reached in her pocket and handed me a twenty dollar bill. I smiled knowing that I would definetly take on the responsibilty of the next babysitting job I as offered.


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