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Babysitting Reference Letter Samples

Are you're struggling to write a babysitting reference and just need a good example to start from? Well, the following five reference letter templates (and one email template) should be exactly what you need.

It's best not to copy other people's recommendation letters or those that you find online word for word. You want them to sound original and written in your own voice. But looking at a few samples is a good way to get some inspiration and pick out some points that might apply to your situation.

Read through these sample letters below to get a better understanding of the format and layout that these recommendations usually follow. Then focus on customizing them so they apply to the babysitter you're writing for.

View the Google Docs that are already formatted by clicking on the links. Simply make a copy of each Google Doc template and save it in your drive so you can customize it to your exact requirements.

Babysitting Reference Letter Sample 1

This is an example of a general babysitting reference letter that should be easy to customize for most situations.

Babysitting Reference Letter Sample 1

{Your name}
{Your address}
{Email address}
{Phone number}

{Date}

Dear {Recipient Name},

It's with much pleasure that I'm able to recommend {Babysitter name} as a babysitter. He has watched my two children (ages 4 and 7) twice a week for the entire summer, and they were a joy to work with.

{Babysitter name} consistently arrived at our home on time, ready to engage with our kids, with a smile on. He's kind, compassionate, and intelligent. My children really look forward to spending time with {Babysitter name} and they also look up to them as a role model. {Babysitter name} is still currently working with us approximately one evening per month.

{Babysitter name} is fully certified in CPR and First Aid, and has also completed a babysitting course, in addition to his natural talent when it comes to childcare.

If you choose to hire {Babysitter name}, you can be confident that you're getting one of the best babysitters around. You don't have to worry about a babysitter who will just sit and watch TV, {Babysitter name} is very engaging with kids and earns their fee.

Sincerely,

{Your name}
{Email address}
{Phone number}

Click the link below to access the template on Google Docs.

Babysitting Reference Letter Sample 1
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Babysitting Reference Letter Sample 2

In this reference example, the babysitter has moved away from the family and was not able to continue working for them.

Babysitting Reference Letter Sample 2

{Your name}
{Your address}
{Email address}
{Phone number}

{Date}

Dear {Recipient name},

Allow me the honor of recommending {Babysitter name} as a babysitter for children of all ages, from infants to 12 years old.

{Babysitter name} was our babysitter for several years until her family had to move because of her mother's work. My children were quite upset when their favorite babysitter {Babysitter name} had to move. But I also wanted to do her the courtesy of making sure that other families can take advantage of her good work too.

Not only is {Babysitter name} great with kids, but she is also responsible and able to stay calm even under stressful situations. She is certified in CPR and First Aid, which always reassured me that my children were in good hands. {Babysitter name} will follow your instructions exactly, and is very smart about dealing with unexpected visitors or phone calls.

I always appreciated how great {Babysitter name} was at keeping our kids calm. One of my children has rather bad anxiety, but {Babysitter name} was always able to reassure them. Whether they thought there was a monster under their bed, or they heard a strange noise outside. I highly recommend {Babysitter name}’s services, and truly believe you'd be missing out by not choosing her as your regular babysitter.

Best Regards,

{Your name}
{Email address}
{Phone number}

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Babysitting Reference Letter Sample 2
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Babysitting Reference Letter Sample 3

In this example reference, the babysitter has worked for the family for many years.

Babysitting Reference Letter Sample 3

{Your name}
{Job title}
{Company}
{Your address}
{Email address}
{Phone number}

{Date}

Dear {Recipient name},

I am writing to you as a reference for {Babysitter name}. {Babysitter name} has worked for me, initially as a mother's helper, and then as a babysitter, for a total of four years.

During that time, I've watched {Babysitter name} grow from a student into a fully grown woman, who is now working on her teaching degree. I believe she is very experienced and qualified and would make a great choice as a full-time babysitter.

{Babysitter name} initially began working for me by watching my one-year-old daughter while I worked on my business from home. Eventually, my second child was also added to {Babysitter name}'s responsibilities. She watched both children, took them outside to play at the park, and made lunch for them.

I'm confident that {Babysitter name} would be a great choice for you. Due to her maturity and excellent judgment, she has always made me confident that my kids were safe and well looked after in her care.

If you would like any additional information, don't hesitate to contact me via email at {Email address} or by phone at {Phone number}.

Sincerely,
{Your Name}

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Babysitting Reference Letter Sample 3
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Babysitting Reference Letter Sample 4

This babysitter reference is for a male babysitter who has worked casually for a few months for a family.

Babysitting Reference Letter Sample 4

{Your name}
{Your address}
{Email address}
{Phone number}

{Date}

To whom it may concern:

Please accept this letter as a reference for {Babysitter name} to work as your babysitter. I believe he is completely qualified for the job. His caring personality and demonstrated common sense makes him a great choice for working with your kids. You can be confident that your kids are well taken care of under his watch.

{Babysitter name} has been working for me for the last XX months on weeknight evenings and weekends, and has always been available whenever I've requested his services. He's very punctual, responsible, and great at following directions without any issues. He's great at keeping to a schedule of what he should be doing with the kids and when (playtime, dinner time, study time, bath time, bedtime, etc.) My kids respect his authority and look up to him like an older brother or cousin.

You can rest assured that your children are in good hands with {Babysitter name}.

Sincerely,

{Your name}
{Email address}
{Phone number}

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Babysitting Reference Letter Sample 4
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Babysitting Reference Letter Sample 5

This is a long babysitting reference that goes into detail discussing the qualities of the babysitter. The family stopped hiring the babysitter when their children were old enough not to need one anymore.

Babysitting Reference Letter Sample 5

{Your name}
{Your address}
{Email address}
{Phone number}

{Date}

Dear {Recipient Name},

This is my reference letter for {Babysitter name}. I have used {Babysitter name} as a babysitter for the past three years, and they have been friends of our family for the past eight years. {Babysitter name} has consistently exceeded my expectations in terms of their work ethic and interpersonal skills.

When I was initially interviewing for babysitters, I spoke with ten different people. {Babysitter name} stood out from the rest in terms of ability to communicate and professionalism, even during our first meeting. They quickly adjusted to the specific rules and schedules of our household. After babysitting for us for a few months, I even gave {Babysitter name} a copy of the key to our house and they began to pick up my children from school and watch them until I got home from work. This saved me a significant amount of money compared to using an after-school program and also provided them with more one-on-one support. {Babysitter name} never fails to impress me with their can-do attitude and extensive knowledge.

I can think of several specific examples of times when {Babysitter name} really came through and saved the day. Like when I had to work late unexpectedly one night, and they were able to watch my kids from after school until 10 pm on a weeknight and even made dinner for them. Or when I needed a last-minute babysitter to attend the funeral of a family member. {Babysitter name} is loyal and will do everything in their power to help and support the families that they babysit for.

I hope these examples of what a dedicated and hard-working babysitter {Babysitter name} is will help you in making your decision. Babysitters like {Babysitter name} are hard to replace, and the only reason I no longer employ them myself is that my children have since grown up and no longer require a sitter. I highly recommend {Babysitter name}, and know they will serve you well.

Please feel free to contact me at {Phone number} if you need any further information or have any questions regarding {Babysitter name}.

Sincerely,
{Your name}

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Babysitting Reference Letter Sample 5
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Babysitting Reference Email Sample

This reference is in email format and is for a babysitter who is applying for a daycare position.

Babysitting Reference Email Sample

Send to: {Recipient email}
Subject: Babysitting Reference – {Babysitter name}

Dear {Name of contact},

I've known {Babysitter name} for several years, and I'm happy to write a reference letter for her position in your daycare program. {Babysitter name} has babysat my children part-time for the past three years. In addition, she is currently enrolled in the Early Childhood Education program at X College.

{Babysitter name} shows great attention to detail, compassion, and strong enthusiasm in everything that she does. She is vigilant about keeping a clean and safe environment for children that are in her care. Her First Aid certification, as well as her specialized knowledge of child and baby CPR always put my mind at ease and reassured me that she would be able to handle any situations that may have arisen.

As a babysitter, {Babysitter name} always went the extra distance. She was willing to stay late if we got stuck in traffic. She also took the initiative to go above and beyond with completing extra little cleaning and tidying tasks without even having to be asked. She was also great at putting her current education into use to tutor our kids with their homework.

I believe {Babysitter name} is a very capable young woman that would make a great addition to your daycare. She has lots of experience working with kids of all different abilities, learning styles, and ages. Her great empathy and patience will be a great asset.

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

{Your name}
{Email address}
{Phone number}

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Babysitting Reference Email Sample
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Mix and Match to Make it Your Own

By copying and pasting parts from the above references and then customizing the final letter you should have the perfect babysitting reference written in no time.

Need help customizing your reference? See my guide: How to Write a Babysitter Reference Letter which shows you what to include and gives you a basic outline to follow.

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