Jessica has been nanny to our son & daughter for nearly 5 years. It would be impossible to overstate how wonderful the experience has been for our entire family.
It's easy to take the little things for granted when hiring short-term babysitting/child-care. But when someone works with your children day-in & day-out, they really stand out. Things like being punctual--the kids' days are always full of activity (pre-school, soccer, gymnastics, etc.) and Jess always manages to get them to everything on time and with no drama!
Also, keeping the kids engaged, and keeping things fresh. No matter what season it is, their days are always chock full of interesting activities. Games, craft projects, reading, music, costume parties- we never hear the word "bored"!
After 5 years of spending their days with her, our kids are polite, smart, confident, and happy-- and we owe a great deal of it to Jessica. Simply cannot recommend her strongly enough.
-Jeff & Janene M.
Jess has been caring for my two boys (now almost 3.5 and 2 years) for about 1.5 years, and is just simply the best! She always shows up on time and prepared with ideas for an activity or adventure, makes sure the kids have plenty of opportunities to be out and about in the community (including swim lessons!) and most importantly has clearly been fostering a sense of kindness and confidence in the children, as well as new traditions for our family. Jess has traveled with us and helped with the boys during a busy wedding, never phased by any challenges that popped up or overnight care. Jess is like family to us and we're lucky to have her! -Lauren V.
Jessica is the best. She's more a part of our family than a nanny! Our kids lover her and so do we. She's very energetic, creative, organized and fun. She has baby sat for us weekends, summer vacations and also worked out perfectly. Happy to be a reference to anyone who wants but I can promise you will love Nanny Jess! - Rick P.
Jessica is just so amazing with the kids! She always keeps them entertained with fun activities! She's always on time and communication is excellent! Always goes above and beyond! My kids love her and so do we as parents! Our kids are in great hand with Jessica and feel very comfortable when we leave them with her! -Carey F.
We love Nanny Jess! New to the area, not knowing a soul, but desperately needing child care, Jessica came through and saved me like a Wonder Woman. Our infant was immediately comfortable with Jessica and her ample references/ experience gave me the comfort that I needed. She's also great at supplying text/ picture updates and brings developmentally appropriate activities with her. Jessica is GREAT! -Lauren R.
Jessica cared for our children while we were in town for a wedding. She came highly recommended and I can see why. Communication from Jessica prior to our stay was exceptional and set my mind at ease. My children gave her a 10/10 (and that's saying something)! She came on time prepared with many simple and fun activities for my children. During the time she was with them she kept me up-to-date with pictures of them--this helped me to know with complete confidence that they were in good hands and having fun. She took them swimming, on a walk through town, ensured they ate, and drove them to an off site bowling center--I had no concerns for my children's safety or well-being. I strongly recommend her for anyone needing child care!
Jessica recently babysat for us during our week long stay in Lake George. From the moment she met the kids, she was engaging and fun. She brought activities and toys for them every day. She left great notes on a timeline indicating what the kids did while we were gone and took several pictures and sent them to us each day. we felt so comfortable leaving our kids in her hands. Also, she kept our rental unit very tidy! The kids liked her so much and kept asking when she was coming back. I would highly recommend her! -Charlene B.
Great with the kids, trustworthy, and leaves the house cleaner than I do! The kids ask for "the fun babysitter" all the time! - Amy R.
We hired Jess to watch our 3 children (4 month old, 3 year old, & 5 year old) at my brother's wedding near Lake George. She was amazing! I was a little nervous because I had never hired someone directly off care.com and in another location, but it ended up being the best decision! Jess was very communicative in the days leading up to the event. She came early, with a whole bag of toys and crafts, and she kept my children entertained and happy for the entire wedding. She was high energy, responsible, engaging, trustworthy and FUN- the kids had the absolute best time with her. My husband and I were able to actually relax and enjoy the wedding. She took initiative-- setting up the baby's temporary room and gathering all my stuff together at the end of the night. She really did it all- feeding, playing, bathroom breaks, making sure the older two ring bearers were where they needed to be. I cannot recommend her enough and I would hire her again in a heartbeat. -Erin D.
Nanny Jess has watched my 4-year old son on numerous occasions. She is very punctual, professional and reliable. She also brings interesting art projects that the two of them would complete during their time together. She made sure to get exercise time in by bringing my son to the playground and to his activities. She also kept him occupied by playing board games with him and other age appropriate activities. I am happy that Jess helps out with my son, and I hope to hire her more in the future! -Rachel S.
Jessica is a person that truly cares about the safety of my children and goes above and beyond to make it fun for them. My four year old is really excited to know that Jessica will come and play with him. She comes prepared with age appropriate games and activities. Jessica makes sure everything that they use is put away by the time we return home. She always exceeds our expectations and we can definitely recommend her as a babysitter. - Greg F.
There are not enough wonderful things that I can say about Nanny Jess! We found her 3 years ago when we needed an occasional evening sitter and were immediately impressed with her. Since then, she has watched our 2 young girls many times. Jess is always punctual and brings wonderful activities for the girls to complete with her. She is passionate about her job and it shows. Jess is very experienced and able to take on any responsibility that we ask of her. She is very trustworthy, loving, and just wonderful with our children. Our girls adore her (as do we) and ask for her often. We feel so fortunate to have found Nanny Jess! - Jaime K.
Jess, Will and I wanted to thank you so much again for taking care of Chase and Miles yesterday. We are blown away. As a child and now a parent, I have never experienced anything like this! Thank you for making the day and evening so much fun for our boys. You expertly put them at ease from the start which is a special trait. I loved seeing the pictures and reading what you did. The note was such a nice touch. We wish we lived closer and could have you babysit on a regular basis! All the best. -Heather & Will
Jessica has been watching our two boys (currently ages 4 and 6) for the past 3 years. She is energetic, organized, caring, dependable...basically everything you would want in a babysitter. We were new to the area, and it was such a relief to meet Jess. Our kids absolutely adore her! She has watched them evenings, full days, and even overnight! She is creative and actively engages them in activities and projects. There is always a list written out of meals, activities, etc. so we are in the loop of all of the important details of the day! We have had friends with kids visiting from out of town, and have asked Jess to watch up to 4 kids under the age of 5 multiple times. Even our friend's kids rave about how awesome Jessica is. It is nice to be able to enjoy a night out (or weekend away) and know that my kids are well cared for and having fun! My family and I give Jessica two enthusiastic thumbs up! - Kamal W.
Jessica bonded with my 17-month old son almost immediately and researched activities for him. She made a stressful situation of needing a sitter on short notice without the opportunity to meet her first work out beautifully. Can't thank her enough! - Wendy S.
I hired Jessica about 20 years ago as a lifeguard and swim instructor at the Glens Falls YMCA. Over the years, Jessica has taught many children's swim lessons as well as water fitness classes.
Jessica has been a big part of my family and my life. When my daughter, who is in her mid 20's, was in elementary school, she had Jessica as a swim instructor and really enjoyed the classes. She even took recertification lifeguard classes with Jessica later on. Jessica now instructs water fitness classes for adults and subs for my water fitness classes occasionally. She really gives my classes a great workout.
I highly recommend Jessica for any position dealing with children and their families. - Phyllis H.
Jessica provided outstanding (and SUPER FUN) care for our son-he had a great time and learned a lot from her! - Julia B.
My kids LOVE Nanny Jessica!! She has babysat for us numerous times for date nights. She is dedicated, you can tell she loves kids. She is truly amazing! - Keyla N.
We interviewed Jessica and two days later on short notice she watched my 3 year old son. She came about an hour before his bedtime and brought a quick craft for them to do together. They also played with some puzzles, danced, and had a little glow stick party! She seamlessly moved through his nighttime routine getting him to bed on time. My son woke up the next morning looking for her and rambled on about all the things they did and how much fun they had. It was the cutest thing ever!
My son took to Jessica the very first time he met her! She has such a wonderful kind personality and we picked up on that right from the interview. She provided us with tons and tons of references as well as all of her credentials before we even interviewed which saved us tons of time and countless questions. She is a wonder and we are so glad to have found her! She will be a part of our family for a long time! - Ashley B.
Nanny Jess is amazing! We have only used her for one date night months ago (we have yet to find the time to do it again) and she was phenomenal!!I wish we could afford her as a FT Nanny. You will not be disappointed!!! -Margaret L.
If we lived in this area Jessica would be our full time nanny. She sat for us a month or two ago and our son (21 months and 7 months) does not like most people but when he saw her again he didn't even cry when we left. That's HUGE! She brought toys and even left a jog for everything they did including dietary. She is just wonderful!!!! Not to mention she is on time! Jessica is a score! - Timothy M.
Jess is a fantastic sitter! We only need occasional care for our 6 and 9 year olds. Jessica arrived on time, brought activities and crafts for the kids and kept them busy with structured activities. The kids loved her, and I think they were sad to see us come home! Will definitely be using her again! - Jennifer K.
Finding a new babysitter in a strange town can be daunting and a little bit scary. We were in Lake George for a wedding, and the weekend included not just the ceremony and reception but an additional night of getting together--which meant we needed not one but two nights of babysitting. That made it extra-important we found someone we could trust with our three-month old girl. Happily, we found that person. Jessica was super-communicative in advance of our trip, then showed up to our hotel (hello, Tiki Resort!) early and prepared. She brought age-appropriate toys and flashcards and a palpable enthusiasm for spending time our daughter. She was flexible with our schedule (in case things ran long, or in case we ended up needing her early the second day), and welcomed all three of us with a friendly, warm attitude, even volunteering to spotlight local events we might enjoy as a family. Jessica texted us regular updates while were away (at our request), and we come home to a happy, sleeping baby on both nights. Best of all, she hand wrote a witty, detailed log of her night with baby-something we will be able to enjoy for years to come. We recommend Jessica with enthusiasm. - Allison U.
Very organized, kind and would hire her again. Was very happy with her care. - Bonnie S.
Jessica is very dependable. She is the only babysitter we use and my son is always happy to see her. She always comes with a game plan in mind and keeps him busy. My son is 2.5 years old and Jessica is always ready to get on the floor and play with him. I would definitely recommend her to others as she is trustworthy, dependable, confident and fun. - Brittany D.
We had a WONDERFUL experience with Jessica. My husband and I were in town for a wedding and needed care for our active 1.5 yr old son. She watched him during the wedding and offered to take him the night before so my husband and I could have a rare evening out. Jessica was truly amazing. She brought toys and activities for my son, took him out in town to ride the carousel, was very attentive to his needs and sent up pictures the entire time. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Jessica and would be happy to provide a reference for her by phone. Thank you Jessica for making our weekend wonderful. - Gayle P.
I cannot say any bad things about her! She was available on short notice. She came for an interview the same day I contacted her and babysat our two boys two nights later. We came home to a clean house, and clean sleeping kids! She made a detailed list of everything they did together for the whole night and texted me pictures and updates throughout our date night. This was our first time leaving our boys with someone and now, it most definitely won't be our last! Our boys LOVED her and they got to experience activities that are age appropriate and FUN! - Jewel W.