Since I was about 13 years old, I was a reliable and trustworthy babysitter that family and friends could always count on.
When I was 17 in 2008, I started babysitting my newborn sister. I watched her part-time for 2 years while my mother worked. I would feed her when she woke up, put her down for naps, change her and give her baths. Throughout the day, I would closely supervise her and feed her at her feeding times. As she got older, I would play educational games with her and take her out for walks. She is now 5 years old and I am currently living at home with her. I spend a lot of time with her, helping my mother take care of her and helping her with her homework. I read to her and sometimes put her to bed.
At 19, between 2009-2010, I was a nanny for a 4-month-old baby-girl for 6 months full-time and occasionally spent nights. I would feed her when she woke up, put her down for naps, bathe her, take her for walks in the stroller and keep her on a good schedule for her parent.
I would occasionally watch a 7-year-old boy while the parents went out for date night's between fall 2011 and spring 2012. I would feed him dinner, watch movies with him, do arts and crafts and occasionally take him outside.
In 2011, I started to watch a 10-year-old girl while her parents went out for the night and I continue to supervise her on an on-call basis. I would play with her and we would would watch TV and have snacks.
As of summer 2013, I have been an on-call nanny for 2 little boys, an 8-year-old and a 3-year-old with autism. Typically 3 times a week, mostly during the evenings and sometimes mornings/afternoons. I would make sure that they are fed and that the 8-year-olds homework is done, assisting him if he needs help. I do educational activities with the 3-year-old, teaching him how to talk and understand things. I would play games with the 8-year-old as I kept a close eye on the 3-year-old, while he usually watches TV and plays with his toys. At 8 p.m. I would make sure the 3-year-old is in his pajamas with a clean diaper, and have both kids ready for bed.
I also recently watched my older cousins 8-year-old step son. I went with him and his wife on their weekend getaway to care for the young boy while they went out for the night. I am also currently on call for them as well.
I am currently babysitting my cousins 6-month-old every 3 weeks on Saturday afternoons. I give her my undivided attention, playing with her, feeding and changing her.