Latest references from parents
Here are some of the latest references we have received from parents about carers on Findababysitter.com
Caring, organised, reliable
"Natasha is an excellent nanny. She has been full time nanny to my 3 year old daughter for the past 18 months. She is calm, caring and nurturing. Her manner has allowed my daughter to develop a strong relationship with her. Natasha ensures that my daughter has a variety of activities to keep her interested, including play at home, visits to the park, messy play, story time, toddler groups for social interaction and even manages to make daytime chores such as shopping interesting. She is amazingly organised and 100% reliable. She calm and effective in a crisis (or a toddler tantrum!). She came to us with a glowing reference from her last post and has lived up to it. We are moving away from Plymouth and unfortunately Natasha cannot move with us. We are sad that Natasha will be leaving us. She will be an asset to her next family! "
From Liz to Natasha , 20 April 2017
Loyal,Reliable, Patient, Fun, Honest
"Kennedy is the daughter of a family friend and always was the first choice babysitter for our family before we moved and we have remained in contact since. Back in 2013 my eldest daughter was only 5 years old and a very shy child. Kennedy ensured that she felt safe and communicated at her level from the very start. She would always turn up early enough whilst we were getting ready so that we were at ease. I found it particularly easy to communicate with Kennedy and found her to have a great sense of humour. Kennedy finds out the needs of you as a parent and the children's requirements in order to carry out her babysitting duties. She would play games with Caitlyn feed her and help her dress for bed of course with a story or two to help her go to sleep on time. She has a natural warmth that put my daughter at ease, especially when those initial first meetings took place. Kennedy showed common sense when attending to any needs from my daughter, that arose during the babysitting periods and would let me know how the evening went on our return. When my second child was a newborn baby(approx 10 days old) I needed to attend an official event - I had no family to depend upon but without any seed of doubt I asked Kennedy if she could help me out. She did an amazing job and had not needed to call me when baby had woken as she had taken care of her needs. She is quite unflappable! If Kennedy lived nearby me now I would hire her as my nanny."
From Donna to Kennedy , 17 April 2017
Kind, empathetic, much loved
"Sarah has worked with us and our little daughter for 2,5 years whilst we were living in London as Expats. We are back home since 3 years, but our daughter still thinks about Sarah a lot. She quickly became a family member, maybe because she doesn´t see childminding as just another job. Sarah really cares about the children she works with. We loved her kind, sensitive and easy going personality. She always had our full trust and was extremely reliable. She really bonded with our little one quickly and since we`ve recommended her to many friends over the years, we saw the same happening with other children, they just love her. I just asked my now 7year old for her own reference and she said: "she was kind and...kind". That sums it up ;)."
From Carolin to Sarah , 17 April 2017
"I would highly recommend Grace as a babysitter. She is reliable, confident, fun, great with children and able to enforce boundaries we have asked for in a friendly and positive manner. I have no concerns leaving my children with her knowing they will be cared for responsibly with kindness, gentleness and firmness when needed by someone who really likes children - she is a competent and safe pair of hands to leave my children in."
From felicity to Grace , 17 April 2017
Loving, fun and energetic.
"Sarah has worked with my family for 4 years. I have 2 children, a girl aged 4 and a boy aged 3, and she has helped me (so much!) since they were both babies. They both love her like she is one of the family. Sarah has an amazing ability to bond very quickly with children as she is naturally a very warm person and she really listens to them. Sarah has a lot of fun with the children playing energetic games, taking them to the park but also knowing when to have quieter time. They are very happy for her to put them to bed...and yes they know moonriver word for word!"
From Victoria to Sarah , 15 April 2017
"We were visiting London from the USA. We needed a sitter so my wife and I could go out to a play. Jennifer was very easy to communicate with and provided several references. From our first contact, we knew that Jennifer was a good fit for our family. The kids had a wonderful time playing games with Jennifer and trying out their British accents. They still talk about her a week later and ask when we can go back to London so she can babysit them again."
From Eli to Jennifer , 11 April 2017
Caring experienced calm
"Karen was childminder to our two children (now 9 and 6) from when they were a year old until last Summer when she could no longer look after them because she had taken up a post as a Teaching Assistant. I recommend her wholeheartedly and without reserve. She is caring, kind, empathic and creative in her approach to looking after children of all ages. Having been a mum herself for sixteen years, a childminder for nine years and a TA for a year, she is calm in an emergency and knows the importance of setting fair boundaries. She works in partnership with parents to help address any health needs that the children may have. My children dance for joy when they hear that Karen will be looking after them, which is really the best way that I can say: don't hesitate to book her."
From Cathy to karen , 11 April 2017
Creative and competent
"Jade is an excellent tutor, always helpful and comes equipped to give my daughter a full and proper hours tutorial. She is very professional and listens to what my daughters needs. Jade makes learning fun and I am very pleased with the progress my daughter has made in such a short time"
From Jennie to Jade , 09 April 2017
A perfect babysitter
"Really lovely and caring young lady. Obviously experienced and fab with the kids, my youngest is now asking me to get invited out again in order to have her babysit cheeky thing! But it is the sign of a fab sitter, thank you Rosie, I hope we'll be seeing you again soon!"
From Jo to Rosie , 05 April 2017
Caring, Professional , Reliable
"Rosie is a brilliant babysitter or carer. We have often contacted her last minute and she has always been happy to help. She is a kind and caring individual, and you know your children are being safely looked after. Our little ones haven't stopped talking about the cake decorating they did together and our eldest got the highest test score thanks to a few words of advice and encouragement from her. Such a lovely young lady, will definitely be contacting again in the near future!"
From Sally to Rosie , 05 April 2017
Reliable, hardworking, fun.
"Gigi worked for the Kenway family for 22 months from November 2014, up to the point at which she started her University course. We have three children, who at the time were aged 13, 11 and 8. Her hours of work were 15.30-19.00, 5 days a week. Her duties included (but were not limited to): - Collecting children from school - Taking kids to after-school activities (swimming on Monday and tag rugby on Wednesday) and having playdates - Helping with school homework and doing activities that promote learning and development e.g. arts and crafts, baking, games, puzzles - Cooking fresh and healthy meals (and sometimes shopping for these) - Doing all kids’ washing and ironing (clothes, towels and bedlinen) and helping them keep their bedrooms tidy - Light household chores – tidying, loading / unloading dishwasher, etc. As parents we found Gigi to be reliable, conscientious, sensible, hardworking and mature – but also great fun. Our kids absolutely loved Gigi. She has a natural affinity with kids and a playfulness that allows them to connect quickly with her. She is inventive and creative, so a constant source of stimulation and fun for children. Conversation was constantly and flowing, covering a whole range of topics of interest to the children. She is willing to go the extra mile to ensure the children are gaining the most from every opportunity; for example our daughter was feeling nervous about going swimming so Gigi brought her swimming costume to the pool and swam with Rosie and make her feel more at ease. "
From JULIAN to Gigi , 30 March 2017
"Taivi worked for as for few years as a live in Nanny. I must say she did a amazing job. Our 2 girls are full of energy and to keep up with them is a challenge but somehow Taivi managed to do just that. She took them to school which was nearby ( they walked ) and also picked them up. Prepared breakfast , lunch ( school holidays ) & dinner. Helped with homework and entertained them . She was part of our family and the girls absolutely adored her. She was very organised and helped the girls keep their rooms tidy and prepare for the day ahead. I would not hesitate to recommend her to look after children or help with the occasional housework. She is very friendly and simply quite amazing. "
From Melissa to Taivi , 29 March 2017
Reliable, caring and responsible
"Brittany worked for me for two years as an assistant and life guard during our swimming lessons. Part of her role was administering first aid and assisting customers with their children prior to and after classes. Brittany was extremely reliable and conscientious in her work and the children and parents alike adored her :) "
From Charlie to Brittany , 27 March 2017
Fun, kind and reliable
"Anouska has worked part and full time as a nanny for us for more than 4 years (since January 2013). At the start I had an 8 month old, and then had another child, they are almost 3 and 5 years old now. She has been an absolutely fantastic nanny, and I highly recommend her. She is extremely hard working, with lots of energy and a good work ethic. She is very kind and caring to our children, and I trust her completely at all times. She is patient, and seems genuinely interested in the children’s development and presents new ways of capturing their attention. She is wonderfully reliable, I cannot remember her ever having a sick day, or cancelling on me for any reason. We are tremendously sad to see Anouska go, but as both children are now in full time childcare her services are no longer required. We feel blessed to have had her, and any employer will be very fortunate to have Anouska work for them in any capacity. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to hear more about our experience with Anouska."
From Emily to Anouska , 22 March 2017
Friendly & kind
"Kareena has proven to be reliable and conscientious and is welcomed by my family as a valuable source of support when child care is required. Kareena is friendly and kind to the children, and always respectful and considerate of their individual needs. She communicates well with them and us, and has a clear, consistent firm and fair positive attitude. Kareena is resourceful and intuitive, and have the upmost confidence that my children are in safe and happy hands whilst they are with her. I wish Kareena well in finding work in London. I think she'll be an asset to any family that welcomes her."
From Fiona to Kareena , 17 March 2017
Responsible, Caring and Creative
"To whoever might be interested about this amazing person, My name is Giulia Stones, a mother of three children aged 3,5 and 8 years old. During the years 2015/2016 i had the amazing pleasure to have this talented young lady working for my children as their babysitter. Since the start Lina had a positive approached and always smiled no matter what was happening during the day. She is such a responsible young lady and not once i had problems with her. She had varies responsibilities such as dressing my children for school, picking them up, cooking for them, help them with homework and taking them to bed. Often during the weekend, when both me and my husband where busy, she took my children out to enjoy themselves. Lina has many qualities skills that makes her such a god candidate for a babysitting position.First of all, she speaks 4 languages (Italian, Spanish, English and Arabic). this helped me a lot as my children where half Italian and half English so she was able to communicate with my children with her Italian knowledge. Secondly, the fact that she used to look after her 6 younger brothers and sisters, that i believe have different ages makes her knowing so much about looking after young people as well as knowing how they behave thanks to her degree in psychology. Unfortunately, we had to give up this talented babysitter because me and my famly relocated in the stated and we couldn't bring her with her, as her life was here in the UK. I hope that my reference might help you into learning more about what kid of person Lina is. Thank You Giulia Stones "
From Giulia to Lina , 17 March 2017
Supportive, family oriented, caring, open-minded
"Having worked with Caroline in her previous role, I found her to be of a very supportive and sunny disposition and my three young boys absolutely adored Caroline. Nothing was ever too much trouble for Caroline; she injected so much warmth and assistance into our family environment and was a complete joy to be around. Whether it was helping with the children, being a calming influence, offering a listening ear or just showing a responsible awareness, Caroline always put my mind at ease. Caroline was always very flexible and was excellent with the children, engaging with them all in such a cheerful and creative manner, having three children under 4 at the time was oftentimes hectic and eventful, however, Caroline always took everything in her stride and conducted herself professionally and calmly, peppered with enthusiasm and humour which was exactly what we all needed. I will always be very grateful for Caroline's support and empathy and myself and my three young boys are very lucky to have had her in our lives for a period of three years. I would have no hesitation in recommending Caroline, she would be a complete and wonderful asset to any family. "
From Danusia to Caroline , 16 March 2017
kind, thoughtful, fun
"Emma has babysat for us regularly over the past two years. I have two young children and she has been great with both of them. They love her coming round as she is willing to play any game with them but always makes sure they get into bed on time. I always feel confident that my children are safe with Emma when I leave them. We will be using Emma for many years to come. "
From Claire to Emma , 14 March 2017
Reliable, Patient, Great Fun
"Paul started looking after my boys after they attended a summer camp Paul was working at. He has bee na great help and they couldn't be in safer hands. He is happy to do whatever is needed to help the family out. Be it take them to violin, help teach them basketball, or emptying the dishwasher. I would recommend Paul to anyone looking for a kind, trustworthy and super fun nanny! "
From Kitty to Paul , 08 March 2017
Capable, calm and very kind!
"Bobby supported our family for nearly two years in an afternoon nanny role. Our boys were 9 and 11 at the time and attending two different schools. She collected our youngest from school and coordinated after school activities, afternoon snacks, homework and evening activities including meals and any washing for them. She also assisted the older one with his school needs too. Bobby remains a very close friend with our family some three years on and has looked after our boys in the evenings or on weekends and during school holidays. When the youngest went to secondary school too we no longer needed her afternoon assistance. Bobby was however quickly snapped up by another family at the same primary school and her next nanny role was exactly the same. She is very personable, engaging and caring and I never had any concerns at all whilst the boys were in her care nor did my sons friends mothers and fathers either. She is very loyal and confidential with all families she supports. She is committed to her own development and is pursuing Montessori studies whilst working in a Montessori based nursery in the mornings and as a nanny in the afternoons. She is a very capable young woman and I would highly recommend her to any nursery school, family looking for a nanny or babysitting support. She is very mature, diligent and strongly focussed on the care and development of children. Call her - you wont regret it!"
From Kathy to Borislava , 05 March 2017