27 Jan Sitter Spotlight: Taitea D.
Smart, funny, and a pro with kids: that’s Hello Sitter favorite Taitea D., a grad student who not only loves children, but also finds it super fulfilling to help said children’s parents! “The most deserving people in the world of some time off are parents and a little bit can go a very long way,” Taitea opines (we told you she was a favorite of ours!!!). With six years of experience in health care, the recent transplant from Seattle feels called to help others. And that calling is not going unfulfilled by Hello Sitter families, who’ve booked the well-experienced sitter more than 65 times in a handful of months, and have consistently awarded her a five-star rating. Here’s Taitea herself to tell you more.
Welcome to New York: “I wanted a change of pace and to push myself to experience more. I really appreciate the incredible energy here – you can feel that life is happening around you every minute of every day.”
Has her: B.S. in Physiology & B.A. in History, both from the University of Washington
She’s experienced: “I’ve been helping out with childcare pretty consistently since I was 15, which brings it to a whopping 15 years going on 16.”
A cool toy: “My nephew’s inflatable Big Hero 6 Halloween costume. I think all you have to do is imagine it on a five year old to understand why it’s incredible.”
A good book: Dr. Seuss’ Oh the Places You’ll Go. “There are just so many levels to that book.”
They are so funny: “One [kid] made a fortune teller and the fortune was “You will not sleep well tonight.” That’s a child ahead of their years.”
Will cook for kids: “Green veggies. I like a good challenge and the ego boost of success.”
Best way to jumpstart cleaning up: “Ask them to show me their toys as they’re putting them away so they can get some brags in.”
Why kids love her: “I don’t mind running at their pace. And I’ll hold an infant until the sun rises at night.”
Cinderella moment: “When one of the four year olds I sit for was determined to put her slippers on my size 8 feet. She. Wouldn’t. Accept. Defeat.”
The parents say: ★★★★★
“Taitea was great with my two kids, they both had fun with her. She even managed to get them to sleep before we arrived home which is usually a challenge (for us) with them. Will definitely book her again.” – Kat L.
“Super friendly and trustworthy. Would have her again and again!” – Audrey C.
“She was great and very responsible and responsive!” – Aditi M.
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