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Mae D. - Seeking Work in Anchorage

Mae Ditty

Anchorage, AK
8 years experience

A little bit about me…

I am a 32 year old married woman and former engineer. Several years ago, after learning that I am barren, I changed career focus from computer science and engineering to psychiatric nursing and children. Over these last several years, I have worked as an educator, a human resources director, an administrative assistant, and am currently working as a nursing assistant.

My hobbies have persisted from childhood wherein I took a liking to carpentry and home improvement, sewing and clothing design, jogging, and literature. Recently, I have picked up song and dance.

People describe me as calm, liking to plan ahead, formal, gentle, and not a rulebreaker. My dishes are well attended at potlucks. My home is clean. I am not an introvert. I love and am loved by my family. My spouse and I have been together since 2015.

Thank you for reading. If you believe your children and I may be a tidy match, I would appreciate our discussing over lunch.

Mariah O. - Seeking Work in Juneau

Mariah Offer

Juneau, AK
3 years experience

A little bit about me…

I am a certified teacher, recently moved back to Juneau. I am bilingual and can teach children French or Spanish. I have worked with children from infants to upper elementary ages. I love hiking, skiing, and many outdoor sports. I am fun to be with and watch out for children's safety at all times. I am a former Emergency Medical Technician and former CPR and First Aid instructor. Current First Aid, CPR and Marine safety cards.
Althea J. - Seeking Work in Anchorage

Althea Jackson

Anchorage, AK
< 1 year experience

A little bit about me…

I love kids and enjoy taking walks with them and reading to them. I enjoy playing with them and teaching my language which is Yupik and showing them Yupik dancing. I love to keep the house clean and keeping the kids busy. I love to cook and clean and try to have them help me after playing with toys.
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What’s the average cost of a babysitter in Alaska?

The average cost of a babysitter in Alaska is $15.07 per hour. The cost of a babysitter is dependent on the babysitter’s experience, qualifications and location.
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How to Find a Babysitter in Alaska

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Understand Babysitter Responsibilities in Alaska

Before beginning the search for a babysitter, it’s important to understand what you’re looking for and if a babysitter is the right choice for your child care needs. There are lots of benefits to hiring a babysitter such as getting the flexibility of having some more time for yourself or with your partner. When hiring a babysitter, first, you should explore the differences between a nanny and a babysitter. If you’re looking for occasional child care, babysitters are the right choice for you, but if you’re looking for more frequent care, a nanny may be better for your needs.

From there, you can think about what you expect your babysitter to handle so that you can create a profile for nannies to reach out to you. The boundaries for babysitters’ duties can vary from family to family. However, in general, a babysitter is responsible for making sure your kids’ needs are met, including things like ensuring they have opportunities to play and be active. When tasks go beyond child care, for example to housekeeping, laundry, or meal preparation, it’s good practice to communicate these expectations with your babysitter before hiring them. Along with the different duties that you ask for, experience and location can impact how much you pay your babysitter.

Alaska Babysitter Interviews

Once you start connecting with prospective babysitters, the next step is to conduct an interview. To make things a bit easier, here’s a list of some babysitter interview questions to consider asking:

  • Do you have experience being a babysitter?
  • What sort of household tasks are you open and comfortable doing?
  • Do you have any references?
  • Are you trained in First Aid or CPR in Alaska?
  • Do you have a Alaska driver’s license? Do you own a car?
  • How do you handle tantrums? Can you share an experience disciplining children?

During the hiring process, it’s essential to ask for references and by asking their references questions you gain a better understanding of they will fit in your family. As you get closer to hiring a nanny, be sure to run a background check to ensure your kids are in good hands. When evaluating a babysitter that you’re considering hiring, make sure you’re setting the foundation for a good relationship with your babysitter. You can do this by being clear about your expectations around babysitter responsibilities and compensation, and of course, by being friendly and welcoming!

And of course, as you learn how to hire a babysitter, Nanny Lane's nanny services are here to help you along the way.

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