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Anna Lindower

Anna Lindower
Iowa City, IA

Last seen 3 days ago.

Iowa City Babysitter for the Summer!

Hello! My name is Anna and I am 23 years old and looking for a family to help out with babysitting or petsitting starting in July! I love to be outside and stay active, and I have enough energy to keep up with even the most energized kids! :) Working with kids has always been so rewarding for me, and something I want to pursue in a career. I am currently an English teacher in Austria where I am teaching kids ages 10-16 English, however I am returning to Iowa City in July for the summer. I am an open minded, caring and dependable person and I would be more than happy to help out a family with any babysitting or petsitting needs for this summer! I also have lots of experience pet sitting for both cats and dogs over the past 8 years. I have helped out my neighbors when they are out of town. Please let me know if you have any questions at all and I look forward to hearing from you! :)

Babysitter, Parent helper, Nanny $20 / hour

Child ages I'm comfortable caring for:

  • Newborns (0 - 2 months)
  • Babies (3 - 12 months)
  • Toddlers (1 - 2 years)
  • Preschoolers (3 - 4 years)
  • Small school kids (5 - 8 years)
  • Tweens (9 - 12 years)
  • Teenagers (13+ years)
  • Up to 4 children at once

Childcare duties I can do:

  • Light meals
  • Full meals
  • Bottle feeding
  • Transporting kids
  • Taking kids on outings
  • Toilet training
  • Changing diapers
  • Bathing kids
  • Help with homework
  • Care for special needs kids
  • Care for twins/multiples

Household duties I can do:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry/washing
  • Grocery shopping
  • Running errands

I'm available for events:

  • Special event babysitting
  • Corporate functions babysitting
  • Wedding babysitting

Other services I can provide

  • Pet sitting (click for details)
  • Dog walking (click for details)
  • Pet training
  • Pet grooming
  • Pet daycare
  • Pet boarding
  • House sitting
  • Yard work
  • Cleaning
  • Tutoring

My availability

I'm looking for Casual/temporary employment.

I can travel to neighboring suburbs/towns of Iowa City for work.

Here's my weekly availability:







I'm available for:

  • Last minute bookings
  • School holidays
  • Public holidays
  • Overnight jobs
  • Full weekends
  • Vacations with the family

My credentials

I'm happy to provide written documentation of my qualifications and credentials:

  • 5 years experience working with children
    • CPR training
    • First aid training
    • Water safety training
  • 5 years experience working with pets
    • I'm comfortable with pets
    • I have pets
    • Pet owner references
  • General credentials:
    • 23 years old
    • Police check
    • Drivers license
    • Emergency car access
    • I have a car
    • Non-smoker/non-vaper
    • Covid vaccinated
    • Languages I can speak: English and German
    • Email verified

I graduated from Denison University in 2023 with a degree in Biology and German. I love to be outside! I really enjoy hiking, and running and staying active. I am always down for doing something creative as well, if it's drawing, painting, or dancing. I also love playing board games! I am really good with kids of all ages, I am well experienced with kids and teens. I worked as a life guard and swim instructor for 4 years during high school where I gained lots of valuable experience in water safety and teaching swim lessons to kids ages 4-10. I was also a summer camp counselor for a year and now I work as a teacher for kids ages 10-16. I really enjoy being around kids!

My skills and interests:

  • Music
  • Singing
  • Dance
  • Comedy
  • Reading/storytelling
  • Drawing/painting
  • Sports
  • Fitness
  • Swimming
  • Nature
  • Foreign languages

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Babysitting Pay Rates Iowa City, IA, United States (Jun 2024)

Iowa City babysitters are paid an average of $20.00 per hour as of June 2024, which is 15.7% higher than the United States average of $17.29. A fair pay rate depends on babysitter credentials, specific job requirements, and local demand for babysitting services.
Min Avg Max
Iowa City:
$20.00 $20.00 $20.00
United States:
$5.00 $17.29 $80.00

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