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Robyn - 34yrs

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star4.9 Average Rating
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96 Reviews
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Hi, Neighbours! 🙋🏼‍♀️ I am a dynamic, emotionally intelligent, experienced ECT working full-time 5 days a week as an Early Childhood Teacher & Educational Leader for a leading Australian charity. I am only looking for casual babysitting on weekends and the odd week night evening as I squirrel away a bit of savings. I was born and raised in California with a kiwi mum, so lots of family in NZ/Aus/UK! After my undergrad at UC Davis, I left to go travelling around Thailand connecting with my (now late) father’s old friends. (It was very hard to leave!!!) After bussing to Singapore & staying for a week, I got a job as a nanny/au pair in NZ in the Bay of Islands! Later, I moved to Australia (mid-2013) so my accent isn’t too “American” anymore! I am fluent in Spanish and am learning French. I know nik noi (little bit) of Thai, and the most important phrases in Arabic. I get along with most human beings, and almost all animals! I can relate to children via their interests, or simply by listening to them and respecting their voice, getting to know them as individuals. If required, I can help out with any instrument practice, music theory, etc, as I have experience from my school days with musical performance (flute & vocals - high school blues band and choir!), creative art, and enough sport to pick up any others. I have spent my entire professional life with children in some capacity, including: swim coaching, private lessons (beach and pool), mothers helper & babysitting from a young age, and most recently here in Oz I finished my Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) at Sydney Uni, class of 2020! Please flick me a message any time with questions and booking requests! Also let me know if Nova can come along, otherwise I’ll have to organise a mate to look after him for the night! Xx Robyn & Nova 🐾 PS: If your children are OK with dogs and you don’t have one already (or a cat), I’d love to bring Nova along! He’s 3yrs old, only 7kgs, doesn’t bark (unless playing) and totally house trained :)

Reviews

96 families and businesses in your area recommended Robyn...
"I would highly recommend Robyn as a wonderful babysitter. She is a fun and happy person who is great with kids. She instantly had my three settled and happy before we dashed out to dinner. The first thing they said the next morning was, "when is Robyn coming back!" The house was lovely and neat when we returned and I will definitely be booking this highly profession but great fun babysitter again. "
From Kate - Leichhardt
"Robyn has great energy and won our 2.5 daughter's attention instantly. Whilst she is always upset when we leave the house I couldn't believe this time around she did not cry! As it was the first time, Robyn took the time to send prompt SMSs to let us know what she was enjoying and when she was asleep which made our evening peaceful. We'll definitely book Robyn again! "
From Geraldine - Leichhardt
"Robyn was instantly a hit with my kids who immediately wanted to impress her with their life's worth of creations. She completely spoke and understood their language, was lovely and silly with them, they had a blast! And to top it off, things were so much tidier than before we'd left - loved that the hats were on all the animals, thanks so much Robyn!"
From Amanda - Marrickville
"Robyn was lovely. She got there on time and immediately built rapport with the children. My toddler is very lively and energetic but she got him into bed on time, no problems! My 10 year old really liked her too. When my 3.5years old woke up in the morning the first thing he asked was: "Is Robyn here"? I would definitely hire her again!"
From Flavia - Marrickville
"Robyn was amazing with our two little ones. She arrived with a calmness about her that helped make our two kids feel comfortable and happy being left in her care. She was amazing at giving us updates and the kids couldn’t stop telling us how much they loved spending time with Robyn. We can’t wait to have Robyn back again!"
From Emily - Leichhardt
"Robyn is a great communicator and very professional :) our bub was asleep most of the time we were gone but I’m sure he would say he liked her very much (if he could talk of course). Also very good with dogs - our dogs are probably more work than our baby and she very confidently handled them."
From Alison - Canterbury
"Robyn was great with our 3 girls and had no trouble looking after them. She was able to deal with any problems quickly and handle the different needs of each child simultaneously with ease. The girls had a great time with her and we look forward to having her help us again soon!"
From Brooke - Arncliffe
"This was our first time using a babysitter. Robyn was fantastic. Great communication, punctual and super friendly. Our son seemed comfortable immediately. Would highly recommend her and hope to use her again in future."
From Tamara - Rozelle
"Robyn is just amazing! I felt 100% confident that our 10 year old twins were in expert hands as soon as she arrived. Our twins LOVED her. One asked us to go out more just so she could come over again :)"
From Nemira - Marrickville
"Although Robyn was late by a quarter hour, she instantly connected with our daughter. Nova is very well trained, and the three of them evidently had a blast. Very happy with Robyn’s approach to care."
From Simon - Hurlstone Park
"Just amazing! We did a short introductory meet up before the full day and my 5 year old boy loved her immediately. She is highly professional and friendly to both my child and I. Five stars!"
From Rachel - Marrickville
"Robyn was, in a nutshell, perfect. My daughter wanted her to stay for a "sleepover", and her tolerance for the interminable stream of Minecraft information from my son was impressive."
From Kate - Marrickville
"Robyn is fantastic, my boys loved her & had a great time. I felt at ease leaving them with her even though we had never met before. Would definitely love to have Robyn babysit again "
From Aisling - Balmain
"Robyn was excellent good communication prior, punctual, great little updates through the day. My daughter seemed to love spending time with her. Would definitely recommend. "
From Kay - Darlinghurst
"Robyn helped wrangle about 15 kids during a BBQ. She was great at keeping an eye on what was happening and stayed later to help with the clean up as well. What a champion!"
From Senta - Surry Hills
"Robyn was great with our 7 month old baby. She was super friendly, attentive and got along with our bub straight away. Will definitely reccomended her and hire her again. "
From Simon - Campsie
"Robyn was great. Super calm even when our son decided he wouldn't go to sleep. 😩 But she managed to get him to sleep and wasn't fazed when we left her to put him to bed"
From Eliza - Newtown
"Robyn was at ease with our kids straight away and kept us up to date throughout the night with how things were going. We would definitely ask her to babysit again "
From Cat - Croydon
"Robyn was lovely, good with the kids, and managed a stressful situation with our unhappy dog well which was very much appreciated. Would definitely use her again. "
From Carolyn - Petersham
"Robyn cared for a young baby beautifully while keeping a 7 year old entertained with craft, hairstyles and games. Would definitely get Robyn again in the future!"
From Sally - Croydon Park
"Robyn was a great babysitter. My daughter had been feeling a bit unwell and was quite grumpy. But I came home to a very happy child who'd had a great afternoon!"
From Stephanie - Croydon Park
"Robyn looked after our 3yr old daughter for an evening, first time she has been looked after in years. She had a wonderful time and didn’t miss us at all."
From Emma - Annandale
"Robyn was great, she was on time and had a nice chat with the kids on arrival. They really enjoyed having her here, we would definitely use Robyn again. "
From Shannon - Manly Vale
"Robyn was great! We were nervous as it was our first time leaving our daughter with someone other than family members but she really put us at ease."
From Ciara - Leichhardt
"Awesome. Great communication, built excellent rapport with our 2 kids. Dealt amazingly when our youngest woke up and had a little freak out as well."
From Paul - Tempe
"Thank you Robyn for helping out, went above and beyond after having to stay longer than expected. Kids loved all the play time you had with them. "
From Daniel - Marrickville
"Robyn did a great job keeping our 11mo son entertained and putting him to bed. She is very professional and caring. We'll be in touch again!"
From Robin - Canterbury
"Robyn is an absolute star. She just slots into the family so seamlessly and the girls love her. Plus they totally rate her reading skills!"
From Senta - Surry Hills
"Robyn is a superstar. Made my partner and I feel so comfortable leaving our little one for the first time. Will def be using again. "
From James - Redfern
"Robyn is great with high energy kids. The kids thought she was great. Felt like I was leaving them in a safe pair of hands!"
From Eloise - Lilyfield
"Thanks so much Robyn! Our daughter was very happy for Robyn to take care of her and get her off to bed relaxed and happy :)"
From Davina - Nsw
"Robyn was great. Out kids are not easy to put to bed but Robyn totally nailed it we won't hesitate to use Robyn again. "
From Kate - Petersham
"Robyn was fantastic. The kids all loved her and have asked when their new friend can come back again. Soon, for sure!"
From Miriam - Lilyfield
"Robyn settled in quickly and it sounds like she and the kids had a great time. We'd definitely have her back again. "
From Alexa - Marrickville
"Robyn was fantastic, she made me and the kids feel at ease instantly. I would definitely recommend her anytime. "
From Danielle - Lane Cove West
"Robyn was great at engaging with our bub, paying attention to her needs and switching activities accordingly."
From Nima - Stanmore
"Engaged with my eldest son (which can be tricky to do as a stranger) by appealing to his eagerness to learn. "
From Sally - Alexandria
"This was our second job with Robyn, and we couldn’t be happier. She’s a hit with our daughter, as is Nova."
From Simon - Hurlstone Park
"Fully qualified. She has plenty of skills that can entertain my baby. She is full of energy and patience."
From April - Summer Hill
"Robyn was great with our girls and I would definitely not hestitate to use her again or recommend her. "
From Sophie - CENTENNIAL PARK
"Thank you Robyn! She was wonderful to my 7 month old baby and gave him lots of cuddles. Thanks again."
From Adelaide - Summer-Hill
"Second visit from Robyn, our daughter was excited for her arrival and had a great time with her"
From Emma - Annandale
"Robyn was wonderful. On time and confident with my 1 year old son. Would love to have her back. "
From Jenna - Croydon
"Robyn was the perfect fit! She was very caring and intuitive to my childs needs. A real gem."
From Kate - Marrickville
"Robyn was fantastic with our 2 yo daughter. Will definitely ask her to babysit again. "
From Rebecca - Newtown
"Great sitter! Communicative, on time and took charge as soon as she arrived. "
From Marie - Tempe
"Robyn was fantastic! Our daughter loved hanging out with her last night. "
From Angie - Erskineville
"Accommodating, astute and adaptable at short notice - thank you Robyn!"
From Ingrid - North Bondi
"Robyn was great and bought her lovely dog with her that my son loved!"
From Sue - Erskineville
"Would recommend her to all very nice great manner. My kids loved her"
From Jacky - Leichardt
"Robyn is awesome. So relaxed and easygoing and the girls love her. "
From Senta - Surry Hills
"Additional 5 stars for putting my baby to sleep in his crib."
From April - Summer Hill
"Robyn was so great with our 2.5 year old!! Would recommend!!"
From Brianna - Enmore
"Rpbyn was a wonderful babysitter for my two children. "
From Kylie-Anne - Elizabeth Bay
"Robyn was great, the girls loved having her babysit "
From Katherine - Marrickville

First Aid & Accreditation

  • Bachelor Degree
  • First Aid
  • First Aid for Babies & Children
  • Asthma Management
  • Anaphylaxis Management
  • CPR
  • Working With Children Check (Paid) - Verified
    Verified On: 28/3/2021
    Expires On: 15/3/2026

Special Needs Experience

Cousin with FAS/ADHD, worked with clients via Rozelle Neighbourhood Centre for 6 months, volunteered and sang Christmas carols with children with Downs Syndrome; I care for all children! Very patient and flexible, and I believe in great communication and collaboration with parents.

Childcare Experience

I give every child the space to finish their thoughts and feel supported, and engage them in an age-appropriate way, based on their interests. Babysitting has always been fun for me. I've earned money helping families since age 12 and have been a nanny in London & Bay of Islands, NZ: bath time, reading, bedtime, games, songs, light tidying and meal prep. *One of my clients in London, age 6, learned all the words to "Build Me Up Buttercup" and she and I did a dance routine for the family before Christmas, with her artistic direction of course :) **Updated (2019); went to visit said family as they relocated to Santa Cruz - What a lovely visit! Experience as a recreational swim coach, private and group swim lesson instructor, and mothers helper during pregnancy and first few years. Caring nature but can be firm when needed with the cheeky ones. I have been CPR/First Aid trained as a lifeguard, and have done first aid in Sydney. I keep things fun and can be very musical & artistic. Mostly I let the child tell me what they enjoy and get to know them as humans! For the younger ones, we can explore their interests together and keep communication open :) First aid full course completed September 2018! With CPR renewed annually. ***EXTRA SERVICES: Laundry, grocery shopping (with and without kids), dog walking/feeding/simple basic command work, organising children’s closest (with them!) and also willing to have clients over at my apartment! I have AppleTV, healthy food, and next to Petersham Park.

Tutoring Experience

I hesitated putting “Professional”, purely because I grew up with a different school system. That being said, I took all AP or advanced, College prep classes and excelled in Spanish, Symphonic Orchestra, and maths finishing at calculus. I write well, but mainly I’m great at helping students discover the answers using their existing knowledge, and guiding them in the right place. This allows them to tell me what their requirements entail, which may clarify things in their own head through discussion and questioning. Happy to discuss where your child is, and where they might be able to go! Happy still to follow along with existing school work and learn alongside them :) Message me any time! X

Primary School

School Years: Kindergarten, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6
Subjects: English, Reading, Maths, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Clarinet, Drums, Flute, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Recorder, Saxophone, Trumpet, Singing, Music Theory, Art, Typing

High School

School Years: Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11
Subjects: English, Mathematics, Sciences, Humanities, Creative Arts, French, Italian, Spanish, Clarinet, Drums, Flute, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Recorder, Saxophone, Trumpet, Singing, Music Theory, Public Speaking & Debating