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Rebekah C. - Seeking Work in Brownsboro
Rebekah C.

Rebekah is a fantastic nanny. She takes initiative around the house and always stays busy. In addition, to keeping up on the house, she is able to manage all the children. We had 5 children which she had no problems with. The kids love her. I would recommend her to any family. - Taylor

Angie S. - Seeking Work in Warrior
Angie S.

Angie would always show up on time ready to work. She was so pleasant with my kids. She has a very sweet personality that is contagious! She was so good with my kids and helped them when they needed something. She would also help me if I needed something done. She never got rude with me nor my kids! I’d have her keep them anytime! - Shana Wadsworth

Ileah DaAunn D. - Seeking Work in Montevallo
Ileah DaAunn D.

She's flexible with my crazy schedule and willing to help whenever she can last minute. She was great with my son and didn't mind my dogs. Always offering assistance during storms and just a genuinely kind person. - Kelly

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What’s the average cost of a babysitter in Alabama?

The average cost of a babysitter in Alabama is $11.30 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 Alabama

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Understand Babysitter Responsibilities in Alabama

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.

Alabama 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 Alabama?
  • Do you have a Alabama 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!

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