05 Jun Sitter of the Month: Marilyn T.
With her long blonde hair and gorgeous singing voice, it’s easy to understand why kids confuse top-rated NYC babysitter Marilyn T. with a certain Disney princess. But the Hello Sitter favorite is no ice queen. Marilyn consistently wins rave reviews from parents for her friendly, positive and helpful attitude, and the kids adore the attention she lavishes upon them. It all adds up to perfect five-star parent ratings time and time again – hmm maybe she does have secret powers. The Tennessee native and oldest of four (three younger brothers, yikes!) shared some of her superstar babysitting savvy with us below.
Your separation anxiety solution: I assure the kids that their parents will be back soon and try to distract them with a book, toy or song. Or if they like animals I offer to show them a picture of my roommate’s dog!
We’re hungry: I love making healthy snacks with fruits and veggies, and Pirate’s Booty, yum! I also love baking with older kids.
Let’s play: I always like building with Magna-Tiles!
Top five NYC playgrounds, GO:
- Battery Park
- Washington Square
- Central Park at E 86th and W 70th
- Hippo Park on UWS
Tell me more: I love hearing about Legos to Peppa Pig to Star Wars, whatever kids are passionate about.
Triple threat: I take an interest in what kids are interested in and love to have fun and be creative, but I’m also protective and assertive enough to not let the playing get out of control. Also I am calm when a problem arises.
Got a funny kid joke? What kind of lion never roars? A dandelion!
The parents say: ★★★★★
“Marilyn was great, as always. She and B. played together and Marilyn even offered to take care of some household chores while the baby napped!” – Ellie H.
“Marilyn was super friendly and V. was happy to be with her. Very happy :)” – Katherine W.
“Marilyn was fantastic. Great energy, helpful and asked all the right questions. Easily juggled my two kids under two years old!” – Tiere J.
Hello Sitter makes it easy to find a great NYC babysitter
At Hello Sitter, we believe finding trustworthy, skilled sitters like Marilyn should be quick and convenient. Through our app, you can instantly book experienced, background-checked, and fully-vetted NYC babysitters with as little as an hour’s notice or as far as a week out. All of our sitters are interviewed in person and we only bring on those whom we would want to care for our own kids. Sitters like Marilyn, who Hello Sitter founder Lauren calls “fantastic:” “My daughter Ady is always so excited when she hears she’s coming over!”