Cover letter for babysitting (5 samples)


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Page last updated: 18/10/2022

This blog post will show samples of “babysitter cover letters.”

Samples of babysitter cover letters

Most babysitting jobs don’t require a certain type of degree thus, you need a well-written cover letter that showcases your passion for and dedication. When writing a cover letter for a babysitting position, these are some of the essential things to include in your letter:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient or hiring manager).”
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Write a short sentence about why you’re interested in the position.
  • State your skills and work experience; ensure they are similar to the job position. When stating your skills, provide the accomplishment you have achieved. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position further.”

Sample 1: “Babysitter cover letters”

“[Your Name]


[Phone Number]

Dear Mrs. Jones,

I am writing to express my sincere interest in being a babysitter for your family. With over three years of experience watching children ranging from ages 6 months to eighteen, I am confident in my ability to take great care of your family.

Over the years, I have been a regular babysitter for a total of five families. Similar to your children, my most recent babysitting engagement consisted of three children, ages two, five, and seven.

I possess a full driver’s license, CPR certification, and a first aid certification. I have also taken several courses on age-appropriate child activities and household safety management.

My experience included preparing meals, driving children to activities, facilitating crafts, helping with homework, and adhering to bedtime routines. I am currently in college during the mornings, leaving my schedule free every evening and weekend.

While watching your children, I promise to give them my 100% undivided attention. It is my mission to make your kids feel safe, secure, and loved at all times while I am there.

Please find my resume attached for you to review. Thank you in advance for your consideration. I am extremely eager about the opportunity to meet your family!


[Your Name]

[Phone Number]


Sample 2: “Babysitter cover letters”

“Dear Mrs. Bryson,

I am writing to apply for the babysitting position you recently posted. After reading the description of your children, it seems that we are a perfect fit. I have over three years of babysitting experience with kids of various ages and two years specifically with infants. The job posting mentioned that you are looking for someone with a high school diploma and CPR certification. I graduated high school two years ago and renew my CPR certification every two years. I will strictly enforce the rules that you set for your children, but I am still kind, and gentle, and do not raise my voice. I incorporate crafts into daily activities and make sure the kids get plenty of outdoor play. I also have math and reading workbooks that your children can use to support their basic skills and stay ahead in school. If needed, I can prepare light meals and snacks and perform basic housekeeping during naps and bedtime.I am happy to schedule a time to meet with you and your family to demonstrate that we are a good fit. Please contact me by phone when you are ready for a meeting. Thank you for reviewing my application. I look forward to learning more about your little ones.


John Doe”

Sample 3: “Babysitter cover letters”

“August 31, 2020

[Family Name]

[47 Street Address]

[City, State, ZIP Code]

[Telephone No.]

[Family’s Email]

Dear [Family’s Name] Family,

As someone who loves caring for children, I was delighted to see your recent advertisement on seeking a babysitter in the Kansas City area. Looking after kids requires a lot of energy and attention to detail, but I enjoy it wholeheartedly. I passionately believe that 7 years of babysitting and lifeguard experience paired with my CPR certification make me a great candidate to be the newest caregiver for your little ones.

I currently babysit two young girls, who are 6 and 8 years old. I’ve helped both learn through educational games and assistance with homework, while also creating a calm, positive home atmosphere for when they’re not focused on school-related activities. During my 3 years with this family, I’ve received nothing but positive feedback from both parents and children. Unfortunately, they are moving out of state next month, but with change comes opportunity!

I truly have been blessed to enjoy a job where I can interact with kids on a daily basis. Over the past 7 years, I’ve:

Babysat three children of two families without accident, incident, or severe injury.

Became a close family friend of two parents whose daughter I babysat for four years. She’s now a precocious eight-year-old and is doing very well at school.

I’m also an avid reader of children’s literature, which I love drawing inspiration from to create new stories, activities, and games for the kids I babysit.

Working with children is sometimes challenging, but always fulfilling. I’m excited about the prospect of babysitting your boy and girl, and I’d love to meet them and see if you think I’d be a good fit for your family. I’m available by phone at (123) 456-4789 or via email — at

Thank you for taking the time to review my application.


[Your Name]”

Sample 4: “Babysitter cover letters”

“Jamya Patrick

City, State, Zip Code

Cell: 000-000-0000

Dear Mr. Schneider,

I am writing to respond to your advertisement for the babysitting job. I have been working as a babysitter now for two years and have several families for whom I regularly provide care. I have current CPR and First Aid certifications and will graduate from high school next May.

I am really good at following parents’ instructions and following through with bedtimes, making meals and helping kids with homework. At school, I participate in the peer tutoring program and am an honor roll student. I love babysitting and enjoy talking and playing games while I babysit kids.

I have babysitting experience with children from infants to 12 years old. I never have friends over while babysitting as I understand that is a violation and not okay. I make certain the kids get along with each other and that they brush their teeth before bedtime. I usually try to write a short report for parents about the evening so they know how it went.

I know I am a good babysitter and I hope you pick me for the babysitting job. I would like to know when I can come over to meet you and your kids. Can you please call me?


Jamya Patrick”

Sample 5: “Babysitter cover letters”

“Dear Hiring Manager,

One of my strongest desires is to help nurture and care for children. When I saw the opening for Babysitter at Crane & Jenkins, it felt like the perfect opportunity and something I must pursue. I have been doing jobs in this capacity since I was young myself. Starting out as a camp counselor, I was responsible for watching groups of children ranging from 8 to 20 kids. Besides keeping them out of danger, I also created games and schedules for my groups to follow.

Though counselor work was just during summers, I branched off into babysitting during the school months. It turned out this was perfect for me. I began that “career” with just three different children under my watch on different days of the week. Through word of mouth and the barest of marketing strategies, I tripled my client list within three months of starting out.

That growth was thanks to a good neighborhood but also my skill and success at the job. Though babysitting doesn’t require as much activity as being a camp counselor, it is more focused on safety and care. Those are things that are vitally important to me. Keeping a child safe must be the main focus of a Babysitter.

At Crane & Jenkins, I know there is a new vibe compared to what I am used to. Rather than going to the child’s home, the child comes to us. That should work to my benefit as I grow comfortable with the environment. It will begin to feel like the child is coming to my home turf, which makes keeping them safe and happy even easier.


Sofia Flores”

Frequently Asked Questions: Samples of babysitter cover letters

What skills do you need for babysitting?

You can learn many rich and varied child-related skills.

  • Safety skills. 
  • First aid skills. 
  • Child development knowledge. 
  • How to entertain children. 
  • How to care for sick children. 
  • Behavior management strategies.

Does babysitting count as work experience?

Babysitting is a way to demonstrate responsibility and a willingness to work, as well as many self-management skills.

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