​​Boston's Best BabySitters

I just wanted to say that Sandra was the best nanny we’ve ever had! 
It’s been over 2 months since she came to care for my two girls at the
Copley Square Hotel, and they are still talking about her. 
She was wonderful! 
She came with a big bag of games and puzzles and activities
and spent a lot of time with them. 
She really is the best nanny we’ve ever had!
-Molly, November 2010

We had a terrific experience working with Boston’s Best Babysitters
when we moved to Boston with our 2 year old and 3 month old daughters. 
Jen and her team are true professionals –
they work hard to meet the unique needs of our family

and they make a very complicated process simpler. 

Jen quickly turned around a number of excellent nanny referrals and arranged

for in-person interviews during my brief visit before our relocation.
We were able to find an excellent nanny (Cristina) before embarking on our
1,500 mile move to Boston.  Knowing we had such an experienced
and caring nanny here in Boston removed a major stress from our big move.
Thanks for everything, Jen!
-Colleen, November 2010

Cristina has become a member of our family
ever since we moved to Boston in August 2010.
We were thrilled to see our daughters Lucy (2 years) and Ellie (6 mos)
bond instantly with Cristina.  She has a loving and calming presence,
which we appreciated given the chaos of a relocation.
Cristina always comes prepared with a wonderful positive outlook, music to fill the room,
toys to entertain the children and even parenting tips for us.
Our daughters brighten up whenever she walks through the door.
She is very professional and accommodating.
You won’t find a more loving and inspiring person to care for your children.
-Colleen, November 2010

I've been meaning to write you and let you know
what a fantastic job Aqua did last weekend -
I remembered because my boys are still talking about her. 
She had a huge bag of crafts and books to keep the boys entertained,
and took over with the boys so my husband and I could take care of

all our best man/ bridesmaid responsibilities. 

After rushing to get dressed for the actual wedding,
Aqua stayed behind in the hotel room to tidy up.
  She came down to the wedding appropriately dressed for black tie and when my son
fell asleep during the ceremony she brought him upstairs for the night. 
The boy's loved her.  She immediately engaged them and they were
happy to be with her the whole weekend.  Multiple people asked if she was our nanny
from home because she did so well with the whole family.
  Aqua is a modern day Mary Poppins! 
I'd be happy to speak to anyone who would like to her from one of her references.
 Thank you,
-Cathy Amdur, October 2010

It has been a few weeks since we returned from our trip to Boston
but I'm just now getting around to writing you about our experience with Clara.
Clara was amazing. 
From the moment my husband and I met her we felt comfortable and knew
that we could trust her to take good care of our 3 month old daughter. 
Clara was very punctual, caring, energetic, kind, and professional. 
We'd highly recommend her to anyone looking for childcare
because she is great at what comes very natural to her.
Thanks, you provide a great service,
-Andrea, October 2010

We asked Sharon to watch our two boys
(Charles 14 months and Tristan 3 1/2) last weekend for my friend's wedding. 
I was really nervous at first because, as a stay at home mom,
my boys are not used to baby sitters. 
We were so happy with Sharon! 
We felt like we could trust her immediately,
she even texted us during the night to let us know how things were going. 
The kids loved her and when we got back to the hotel, our two boys were sound asleep.
We would recommend her in a minute. 

Thank you Sharon, we could really enjoy our selves at the wedding

and we knew our little boys were in good hands!
-Marie-France Duclos, October 2010

We spent 6 days in Cambridge for my husband's Radiology Conference
and the highlight of the trip was having Molly take care of our 13 month old son
for 3 nights, so that we could enjoy much needed date nights. 
We chose Molly because we wanted the same babysitter for 3 nights,
she's a mother, a preferred provider, and earned the Most Requested Nanny title
every year since starting at Boston’s Best BabySitters in 2000. 
She definitely exceeded our expectations.  
She's vivacious, our son had fun with her at the park and with reading books,
she always left us notes, and was very flexible when we were late after seeing "Wicked".  
Highly recommend Molly and just wish that we lived in Boston to have her continue watching our son.  

Will definitely request her if we go back to Boston.
-Debbie, September 2010

The babysitters were great over Yom Kippur! 
One of my sons (the 4 month old) really bonded with Jen over the 2 holidays,
and I was wondering if you could pass along her contact info,
so that I could send her a thank you note. 
Thanks again for all your help! 
We'd definitely love to be on your calendar again for next year's
Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur!
 -Sarah, September 2010

Hi Jennifer,
 I just wanted to let you know how great our experience
with Dorothy was this past weekend. 
I was very comfortable leaving my 9 month old with her. 
We don't have sitters very often and he's a bit of a tough case to get to sleep. 
I was a little worried about attending this wedding but Dorothy was awesome
and my husband and I had a great time knowing he was being well taken care of. 
Thanks so much, we will definitely call for her again if we are in the area!!
 Best,
-Sarah Billings, August 2010

Jen,
Now that I'm home and back online I wanted to say thanks. 
Sophia had a great time with Christina.
She was prompt, professional, fun, and flexible when we needed to stay
at the wedding a bit longer than anticipated.
If we need a sitter during future trips to Boston we will be sure to ask for her.
Sincerely,
-Lisa, August 2010

Hi Jen,
I wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful experience with Tara
during our last visit to Boston.  The first night, I was not feeling well
so I didn't end up going to the groom's dinner with my husband,
but was so thankful to have Tara there to help me with Ryder
as I was not feeling well enough to keep up with all of his energy.  
She even brought him out for a walk so that he could get out a little
and I could get some rest.  I know it may be a bit more challenging as a babysitter
when the parent is around, but I thought Tara handled the situation so well
and I really appreciate her flexibility in working with us.  
Thankfully, I was feeling well enough by the second day
to go to the wedding and reception.  
That evening we wanted Ryder to come down to the reception for a bit to see friends,
 and again, Tara was so helpful - she gave him a bath and had him all ready
for the party - I love the way she combed his hair,
and haven't been able to get it to look quite the same since :)
 I was a little nervous to have him transition between us and a babysitter
so many times that evening, but Tara was so wonderful with him that he didn't seem
to mind and she put my mind at ease.  
Best,
Ting, August 2010

 Wanted to let you know that Rayna was great - flexible and professional.
Thanks so much!
-Laura, August 2010

Hey Jen,
 Just wanted to give you a follow up email.
 Shauna showed right on time last Saturday and was a pleasure to have sit for our boys. 
She was engaging with us, not shy at all and very warm-hearted. 
Better yet, our boys loved her. 
They were even sad to see her go when we got back to the room.
 Thanks for all that you did to help us.  A job well done.
 -Marty Manley, July 2010

Jennifer,
Having returned home from our weekend in Boston,
I wanted to convey my appreciation and sentiments regarding Kat.
She was incredible!  Completely calm, collected, punctual and child-friendly
which in the midst of a very hectic wedding weekend with overwhelmed parents
and kids whose schedules were off kilter was very much appreciated. 
She gave us the needed peace of mind to allow us to enjoy my sister's
rehearsal dinner and wedding reception.
Please convey my appreciation to her and let me know if I might send you a couple lines
of recommendation to include on her profile.
 Thanks for everything!
-Ranak, July 2010

Jen-
I just wanted to thank you for referring Christina. 
She was fantastic. 
Usually, Alex is hesitant with new people and I honestly wasn't sure
she'd be able to get him to sleep and figured we'd just bite the bullet for the weekend. 
She not only was able to get him to sleep both nights at his bedtime he was excited
to see her and was looking forward to a second night with her! 
We were just so impressed with her that we wouldn't hesitate to use her again. 
Thanks again,
-Julie Mussog, July 2010

I would just like to submit praise for Meredith. 
She babysat our 18-month-old, Chandler, on May 25 and 26 at Boston Harbor Hotel. 
She was great with him!! 
He normally doesn't bond with anyone very quickly and when she came back
the second afternoon, he ran to her with open arms. 
I've never seen him do that with anyone other than my husband and I.
  When she left at the end of the second day, he cried and was sad to see her go. 
In addition, Meredith arrived on time and equipped with books, toys, and snacks
to entertain him and took him out for excursions both afternoons. 
Needless to say, I was completely relieved to know that he was so happy
and well cared for while I was working. 
If I ever need to return to Boston for work, you can be sure I will bring him
and will use your service and request Meredith.
 If you ever need a reference,
I would recommend your agency and Meredith without any hesitation. 
 Thank you,
-Cynthia Lee, Atlanta, Georgia, June 2010

Hi Jen,
I've been meaning to write to you for ages but am only getting around to it now...
I just would like you to please convey to Sharon J our sincere thanks
for being such a wonderful babysitter for our son Raj. 
She babysat him on 14th May at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge and she was fantastic!
Also, she left us some picture cards and a book,
both of which Raj loves and plays with all the time.
Please give her a big "thank you" from us. We were very happy with her services.
Cheers,
-Carol, May 2010

I just wanted to send a quick email to share with you
 how wonderful we think Meredith is. 
My husband and I traveled to Boston for a wedding and needed
 someone to watch our daughter.
Having never used a babysitter, I was a little nervous and then Meredith walked in
and immediately put me at ease.  She was professional, kind, and extremely warm. 
My daughter immediately leapt into her arms and on the second day was so excited
to see "Nanny" again that she paid no attention to our leaving. 
On the first night, Meredith brought dinner and snacks for my daughter,
which was shocking and wonderful since I was struggling to find something
for her off of the room service menu. 
She played with her, bathed her and engaged her -
we couldn't have hoped for a better experience. 
Meredith was lovely to work with and I would happily use her again
and recommend her to anyone seeking a babysitter.
Sincerely,
-Joanna & Reed Heckert, June 2010
(and daughter Hailey)


Hi Jennifer,
We wanted to write and let you know how happy we were with Sharon J.
We came from the west coast and were going to a wedding,
needing someone to take care of our 1 year old and 3 year old. 
My one year old is very nervous of new adults so I was so relieved,
that by the time I walked out of our hotel room, she was happily in Sharon’s arms.
My 3 year old was excited to see her the next day that she came! 
She truly was fun, warm and engaging with my girls and I am so grateful
for yours and her excellent and professional service.
I would highly recommend Sharon to any parents visiting Boston.
Thank you Sharon, you were wonderful!
-Julie and Luke Rawlings, May 2010

Thank you for helping with the Bates-Wannop wedding! 
The young woman, Kat, who took care of Adelaide was very helpful. 
We do soooo appreciate it.  Sorry Adelaide cried. 
She had a lot to get used to with flying, a hotel and the absence of her parents.
   Your service and your staff enabled us to have a wonderful time
when Addie couldn't be with us.  
Thanks again.
  -LaDonna Bates, May 2010

Hi Jen!
I just wanted to send you a quick note thanking you for everything. 
Sharon J and Lois were absolutely wonderful with the kids
and even exceeded our expectations! 
All of the parents were really happy. 
Thanks again, and please pass on my appreciation to Sharon and Lois as well.
-Joyce, April 2010

Hi Jennifer,
We were very happy with Lois and thanks for making all the arrangements.
Everything went really smoothly and my boys really liked her.
We will be in Boston again in the next 6 months
so I will contact you again for arrangements.
Best regards,
-Shannon, April 2010

Hi Jen,
 Everything worked out well [with Kat, Lauren, Polina and Shandra].
Thank you again for the organization.
We will recommend your name among the HBS community in Boston and Cambridge.
 Best regards,
-Daniel, March 2010

Sharon J was wonderful. 
We had a great night out and didn't worry about the kids at all.
Thanks so much!
-ML Joseph, March 2010