Sample Babysitter Recommendation Letter

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A babysitter recommendation letter is typically written for an experienced babysitter by a satisfied past employer. It may be written to help the person secure another babysitting job, for the purpose of demonstrating the person’s character and dependability or to go along with an application to a college or university.

This sample babysitter reference letter is for a student who is going off to college and hopes to get a babysitting job to help offset tuition and housing costs. The letter is written by a single mother who has employed the student as a babysitter for the past four years.

Dear Prospective Employer:
It was my pleasure to have Susan Smith as a babysitter for my three children from August 2008 to June 2012 at which time she worked 15 to 20 hours per week. She is a neighbor and I have known Susan and her family since I moved into the community 12 years ago. As a single mother, it has been wonderful to have a dependable young person to help me care for my children. Susan met my three sons at the bus stop every day after school throughout her four years of high school, walked them home and stayed with them until I got home from work. I entrusted her with a key to my house, and she was always diligent in texting me every day when she and the children arrived safely at the house.
Susan always went above and beyond the call of duty. Her specific responsibilities were to feed the boys the snack I left each day and get them started on their homework; however many times I would come home and find that she had taken on additional responsibilities of her own volition. Susan would wash breakfast dishes when I did not get to them in the morning. Sometimes I would be pleasantly surprised to find that she had unloaded the dishwasher, folded laundry or helped the boys tidy their rooms. She assisted them with school projects, would take them outside to play basketball and would start cooking dinner if I was running late. She did all of these things without being asked.
I highly recommend Susan for any job working with children. She has been an excellent role model for my sons and a kind and nurturing babysitter. A very energetic individual, she was always able to get the boys to focus on their homework and do their very best. Any time one of them had trouble with homework she would patiently explain it until they were able to understand.
I am happy for Susan as she graduates from high school with honors and goes off to college, but my sons and I will miss her terribly. I do not know if I can find such an amazing babysitter to take her place. If you would like to discuss Susan’s qualifications and job performance further, please feel free to contact me at 555-555-5555 or by email at [email]
Sincerely Yours,
Joan McDonald
Joan McDonald
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