Babysitter Resume Examples

Are you applying for babysitting jobs? Here’s our helpful guide for writing a great babysitter resume.

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Get your resume ready now to take to your babysitting interviews.

A great babysitter resume will help you stand out from the crowd and land the perfect job with a wonderful family.

A well-written resume will also help you earn better hourly rates, as it will highlight your valuable experience and skills.

The goal of a babysitting resume is to give the parents confidence that you are the right person for the role. Parents may be anxious about employing a babysitter, so your resume must ensure the parents get a sense of who you are and why you’re skilled, experienced and trustworthy.

We know how daunting it can feel to start with a blank page when you’re writing a babysitting resume. Let us help you with some useful tips and examples!

Write a Resume That’s Easy to Read

It’s important to write a babysitter resume that is clear, organized and easy to read. This will make it simple for the parents to skim through and get all the key points.

Keep it Short

Keep your babysitter resume to 1-2 pages. The key sections for a babysitting resume are:

  1. Name
  2. Contact Information
  3. Summary Section
  4. Skills
  5. Work Experience
  6. Education
  7. Licenses & Accreditations

Write in Reverse Order

Most resumes are written in reverse chronological order. This means you write the most recent information first. For example, under Work Experience list the most recent role, then the next, and the next. This helps parents understand what you are doing right now. It puts the most current information first.

Use Subheadings and Bullet Points

The best resumes are

  • easy to read
  • use subheadings and
  • use bullet points

This makes the information clear and quick to skim.

Choose a large font

Make sure your resume is written in a large font size. Ideally 12 or 14 points. Use a font that is easy to read. This will make it easier for time-poor parents (with tired eyes!) to process.

What to Include in a Babysitter Resume

These are a few key sections to include in your babysitter resume. You may choose to personalize this to suit you. Parents and prospective employers usually want to see

  • 1. Name: It’s important to include your full name. Your D.O.B. is optional.
  • 2. Contact Information: Include your phone number and email address. Your home address is optional, as you may want to keep it confidential.
  • 3.Summary Section: This is a 2-sentence summary about you and your objectives.
  • 4.Skills Section: This is a bulleted list of your babysitting skills. It’s a great way to highlight your skills that relate to babysitting.
  • 5. Work Experience: This is a list of your current and past roles in reverse order, including work and volunteer experience.
  • 6. Education Section: List your current studies and/or past studies.
  • 7. Licenses & Accreditations: Add your formal licenses and accreditations.

Summary Section: Make it Shine!

This is your opportunity to highlight your key skills and why you’d be the best babysitter. Include a statement about your objectives in the summary.

e.g., Reliable and experienced college student, seeking part-time babysitting role with a neighborhood family. Certified in CPR and First Aid and skilled in providing a safe and a fun environment.

Skills Section: Babysitting Skills to Add to Your Resume

A quality babysitting resume will list your key babysitting skills and character strengths. This will demonstrate why you’re a great match for the role. This section can be placed at the top of your resume or at the end under ‘Additional Skills’. Here are some ideas for babysitting skills you may choose to add to your resume:

  • Responsible
  • Organized
  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Kind and caring
  • Hard-working
  • Reliable
  • Creative
  • Motivated
  • Trustworthy
  • Patient
  • Calm
  • Playful
  • Punctual
  • Other skills - music, sporting, languages
  • Proficient with meal preparation for children
  • Proficient with light house duties.
  • Safe driver with a clean driving record.

Work Experience Section: Be Specific About Your Childcare Experience

Under the Work Experience section include some specific details about your experience. For example:

  • the number and ages of children you’ve babysat
  • the time of the day you’ve babysat - day or evening
  • the types of activities you’ve done with the children
  • whether you’ve changed diapers, managed bath time or bedtime
  • whether you’ve driven children in your car
  • if you’ve prepared baby bottles, children’s snacks and meals

By adding these details it will show parents the types of skills and knowledge you have.

Use Action Verbs to Describe Your Skills

When writing about your past work experience use action verbs to describe your babysitting skills. This helps because it tells the reader what you actively achieved. It creates impact! Ideas for action verbs you can use include:

  • Facilitated age and developmentally appropriate activities
  • Provided a safe environment
  • Managed two children aged 3 and 5
  • Supported one 5 year old child with learning difficulties
  • Prepared nutritious snacks and meals
  • Developed a range of engaging activities and games
  • Tutored a 10 year old boy in math
  • Organized the daily routine and activities

These words are more descriptive and powerful than writing ‘babysat’ children.

Education Section

List your current studies and/or your past education. Add any awards or achievements in this section to make your babysitting resume stand out from the rest. Whether it was an academic award, a sporting achievement or a participation award it is helpful to add this to show your strengths.

Licenses & Accreditations Section

This is an important section to list any relevant licenses or accreditations that relate to childcare, health and safety. Licenses and accreditations might include:

  • CPR & First Aid Certificate
  • Babysitter Training Course, Red Cross
  • Background Check that you’ve arranged
  • Drivers License


In the past some resumes included ‘References On Request’, or the actual names and numbers of references. The current practice is to leave this out. If you’ve been shortlisted and parents ask you for references then you should go ahead and contact two references. Let them know what jobs you are applying for and ask if they’re willing to be your reference. We know this can feel awkward, but most people are delighted to support a job application and sing your praises!

What to Write When You Lack Experience

It’s such a catch-22 when you can’t get a job because you don’t have experience. But you can’t get experience without a job! In this situation be honest. Let the parents know that you don’t have babysitting experience, but you are willing to learn. Also be sure to include any experience on your babysitting resume that may be relevant to working with others. This might include volunteer experience, activities you’ve participated in with children (camps), helping at church, assisting teachers with tasks at school. Think about ways that you’ve demonstrated responsibility in the past and include this in your resume.

Mistakes to Avoid in Your Babysitting Resume

Some common mistakes in babysitting resumes are:

  • too much information. (i.e., If the babysitting resume is more than 2 pages long.)
  • irrelevant information (e.g., Information about your skills as a barista, instead of your skills caring for children.)
  • typos, spelling or grammatical errors.

Proofread Your Resume

Remember to do a final grammar and spell check after you’ve finished writing your resume! Make sure you haven’t made any mistakes that could make your resume seem less professional. A well-written resume will show your attention to detail.

Print Copies of Your Resume

We know how flaky printers are! They always seem to run out of ink at the last minute. Print 3 or 4 copies of your resume ahead of time and keep them in a folder, ready to take to your next interview. That way you’ll be organized and can avoid any last minute stress.

Example of a Babysitting Resume

A babysitting resume doesn’t need to be too complicated. Keep it simple by following our easy example below. Feel free to use the layout and the ideas. Just customize it to suit you!

Jane Smith

(123) 456-7891


Reliable and experienced college student, seeking part-time babysitting role with a neighborhood family. Certified in CPR and First Aid and skilled in providing a safe and a fun environment.


  • Reliable
  • Hard-working
  • Safe driver with clean driving record
  • Meal preparation skills

Work Experience

Babysitter for the Thomas Family (Suburb)

Month/Year - Present

  • Cared for 2 children aged 2 and 4 years of age in the evenings
  • Ensured the children were fed, bathed and in bed happily
  • Provided reading and story time to the children each evening

Part-time Nanny for the Doe Family (Suburb)

Month/Year - Month/Year

  • Managed the daily routines for 2 children aged 6 and 8, for 1 month during summer.
  • Provided fun, educational and age appropriate activities.
  • Drove the children safely to and from activities.

Volunteer for Summer Art Camp (School Name)


  • Helped set up the art room for 30 students attending each day.
  • Planned and assisted running art activities for children aged 5-10 yrs.
  • Packed up and cleaned up the art rooms at the end of each day.


High School Diploma - School Name


  • Art Excellence Award

Bachelor of Arts - College Name

Month/Year - present

Licenses & Accreditations

  • CPR Certification - Month/Year
  • Background Check - completed
  • Current Driver's License - clean record

You’ll be ready to interview and land the perfect job once you’ve written your babysitting resume! Good luck and we’re sure you’ll be the best babysitter!

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