After over 4 years, it is now sadly time to find our wonderful babysitter Ivy a new job. Ivy has been with us since our daughter was 6 weeks old, and she's a trusted and much beloved member of the family. Ivy is completely reliable, never calling in sick (well, twice in 4 years), very rarely late (if so, only by a few minutes), always helpful and accommodating to our changing schedule. She and our daughter are very close, Ivy is truly loving, exceptionally kind and giving, and has the same progressive ideas about child rearing as we do (though if she didn't she would never go against our wishes). I respect and trust her values.
Ivy is energetic and playful, at the ready to play, run, swing, jump, sit on the floor and tell or read stories (she’s got great stories). She's always taking our daughter on outings to the zoo, library, Natural History Museum, Children's Art Museum, Coney Island, etc, and often arranges play dates with other lovely kids.
Now that our daughter will be in school fulltime, we are trying to help Ivy find a new family to work for. Our ideal timeframe would be September but if Ivy found the right situation, she would have out blessing to start anytime.
If you want to know more about Ivy, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. She has other references as well and she is very experienced.