How To Write a Babysitter Resume

Your resume is often your first contact with a hiring family, so it needs to show you have the qualifications and experience to care for their children safely. Babysitter resumes differ somewhat from other resumes. But this guide breaks down how to write an engaging resume and provides tips and examples you can use for reference, such as your experience in creating a secure environment for children and designing activities.

  • Entry-Level
  • Mid-Career
  • Senior-Level
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1. Write a brief summary of your babysitter qualifications

Start your resume with a profile that accurately describes your experience and entices an employer to keep reading. Include details such as your years of experience, the children’s ages, and whether that environment included in-home care or child care centers. Include anything that sets you apart, such as fluency in another language or a degree in early childhood education.

Senior-Level Profile Example

Reliable babysitter with over 12 years of experience, including five years of care for children with special needs. Dedicated to helping each child work toward and achieve their developmental and educational goals. Bilingual: fluent in English and Vietnamese.

Entry-Level Profile Example

Responsible babysitter who encourages fun, creative activities to aid children’s growth. Foster each child’s curiosity and skill development while adhering to parents’ preferred routines. Committed to maintaining a clean, secure, and organized environment.

2. Showcase your babysitter experience

As you craft the professional experience section, focus on the value of your babysitting activities and services. For instance, if you engage children in painting and crafts, you could emphasize how that helps them develop fine motor skills. Also, describe any other services you offer, such as cooking meals, cleaning, or helping with homework. Many families hiring a babysitter will want to speak to references, so include a contact for each family you worked for.

Professional Experience Example


Smith Family, New Orleans, LA | October 2017 to present

Contact: Art and Tamara Smith, [email protected]

  • Provide frequent weekday care and supervision of twin girls age 4
  • Prepare safe meals accounting for children’s lactose intolerance and other diet requirements
  • Plan daily indoor and outdoor activities, including art projects, holiday crafts, storytelling, birdwatching, and nature walks

Professional Experience Example


Lewis Family, Port Jefferson, NY | November 2020 to present

Contact: Jesse and Roy Lewis, [email protected]

  • Provide reliable, caring supervision of two children ages 8 and 10
  • Drive children to and from school, soccer practice, and appointments
  • Help maintain a clean and organized household
  • Promptly communicate with parents about any urgent issues or questions
  • Use first aid training to clean and dress any minor scrapes, cuts, or insect bites
  • Incorporate tutoring and fun activities to keep each child learning and engaged

Credentials like CPR and first aid certification or a related degree can set you apart. Even if your education doesn’t pertain to child care, list it on your resume to reflect your diligence and dedication. For any certification, include the awarding organization and date so readers see these are legitimate, up-to-date credentials.



  • [Degree Name]
  • [School Name], [City, State Abbreviation] | [Graduation Year]


  • Master of Science (MS) in Early Childhood Education
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, TX | 2019



  • [Certification Name], [Awarding Organization], [Completion Year]


  • Child and Baby First Aid/CPR/AED Certification, American Red Cross, 2019

4. Outline your most useful babysitter skills and proficiencies

Add a key skills section to show the various ways you provide quality child care. The following list can help you brainstorm keywords and phrases for this section.

Key Skills and Proficiencies
Activity planning and scheduling Child development
Child hygiene and cleanliness Conflict resolution
Creative problem-solving Healthy meal planning and preparation
Homework assistance Household management
Parent and guardian communications Playtime facilitation
Positive discipline Safety and first aid
Task prioritization Time management
Work scheduling  

How To Pick the Best Babysitter Resume Template

Babysitter resumes can be more casual, so a template with some personal touches may help you connect with the hiring family. But don’t let that undermine readability. Any template you use should be well-organized and have room for a profile, work history, skill list, and education section. Avoid long blocks of text, and check for enough white space once you add all your information.

Babysitter Text-Only Resume Templates and Examples

  • Entry-Level
  • Mid-Career
  • Senior-Level

Lilly Andrews
(123) 456-7890
[email protected]
456 Your Street, Victoria, TX 12345


Professional Babysitter with a flexible schedule and 7+ years of experience providing quality care to children of varying ages. Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Certified in CPR and First Aid.

Key Skills

  • Age-Appropriate Learning Activities
  • Communication Best Practices
  • Creative Problem-Solving
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Positive Behavior Reinforcement
  • Task Prioritization
  • Time Management

Professional Experience

Babysitter, Richardson Family, Victoria, TX | February 2018 to Present

Contact: Cecilia and Ron Richardson, [email protected]

  • Provide frequent day and evening care of 3 children ages 3, 5, and 7
  • Manage and supervise children’s after-school activities
  • Maintain a safe, clean, and organized home environment at all points
  • Take children to appointments and on outings to local parks and museums

Nanny, Martinez Family, San Antonio, TX | November 2015 to February 2018

Contact: Erika and Neal Martinez, 098-765-4321

  • Served as full-time nanny for a 5-year-old child on weekdays
  • Organized and prepared all snacks and lunches
  • Facilitated age-appropriate play and learning opportunities such as nature walks in nearby parks
  • Provided parents with regular updates on the child’s development and any milestones

Prior Experience Highlight

Gained strong foundation in customer service and food prep streamlining as a Server at Pizza Hut (College Station, TX).

Education & Professional Development

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

  • Master of Science (MS) in Early Childhood Education 
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in English 

Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Course, American Heart Association

Child and Baby First Aid/CPR/AED Certification, American Red Cross

Frequently Asked Questions: Babysitter Resume Examples and Advice

What are common action verbs for babysitter resumes?-

Every word counts when you’re writing a resume, so focus on those that add impact and describe your experience as clearly as possible. This means using powerful and precise action verbs. If you need some ideas to ensure your verbs are varied and impactful, try some of these options:

Action Verbs
Adapted Assisted
Cared Cleaned
Collaborated Comforted
Communicated Cooked
Educated Encouraged
Enforced Entertained
Fostered Guided
Motivated Nurtured
Organized Prepared
Scheduled Tutored
How do you align your resume with a babysitter job posting?-

Job openings for child care workers are expected to increase at an average rate through 2031, but babysitter positions aren’t always advertised. You can access more opportunities through word of mouth — and a great resume. If you’re applying for a posted job opening, tailor your resume to the position by using as much of the same language as possible regarding job duties, qualifications, and skills. If you were referred through word of mouth, ask the referral if they know if the family is looking for anything particular, and use that information to guide your targeting.

What is the best babysitter resume format?-

Most babysitters should use the combination (or hybrid) format. True to its name, this format combines important features of other resume formats: the chronological format’s experience section and the functional format’s profile section.

A combination resume offers you the best of both worlds by fusing these two features. The experience section lets you overview your recent work history – essential information for most employers. At the same time, the profile section lets you showcase your career highlights at the top, regardless if they’re from that work history or another part of your background. The resulting resume is straightforward, yet strategic. It gives hiring families the clearest possible view of your experience and relevant strengths, so they can decide to call you for an interview.

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Expert Advice
Include a cover letter with your resume
If you’re presenting your resume in person, you probably don’t need a cover letter. But sending a cover letter is a good idea if you’re applying to a posted job online or emailing your resume. It lets you elaborate on who you are and why you love helping care for children. Get ideas for your own cover letter with these babysitter cover letter examples.
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