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Include These Babysitter Skills
- A caring personality and empathy
- Physical fitness
- Supervisory skills
- Stamina and resilience to stress
- Effective communication
- Listening skills
- Previous experience working with children
- Dexterity and problem-solving orientation
- Patience and being able to discipline children without using inappropriate methods
Comparable Babysitter skills can be seen in the example cover letter displayed below.
Dear Mrs. Frederickson:
I saw your posting on the Carolina State University job board in search of a new babysitter for your children. With an extensive background in babysitting for children of all ages—coupled with my college coursework in early education and my fun-loving and caring personality—I am confident that I can provide excellent childcare to your family.
As a sophomore at Carolina State, I am pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education due to my love of working with children. For the past seven years, I have served as a babysitter to numerous families—for which I am happy to provide references—including children from infancy through age 11. From preparing healthy snacks and changing diapers to playing at the park and building forts, I am enthusiastic and supportive in every aspect of caring for children. Additionally, I have experience helping young children through separation anxiety situations, using distraction and refocussing techniques to help kids through those tough emotions.
My previous experience also includes an ongoing summer camp counselor position at the local YMCA for four consecutive summers, providing support and guidance to elementary-aged children in the areas of sports, swimming, nature walks, cooking, and social group interactions.
My babysitting skills and experience, along with my positive attitude and friendly nature, position me to excel in this role. I would love the opportunity to meet your family and discuss my qualifications in more detail.
Thank you very much, and I look forward to speaking with you soon!