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Ebonne S.
Decatur$11.42/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I worked for a learning center for 4years .. ages infant to 5 I took care of . I have good nanny experience. . And also baby sit on the side apart from work.
Sherry T.
Decatur$11.42/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
my own, my husband's, church work, babysit for other families, teaching certificate
Kate R.
Decatur$11.42/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have held a babysitting job that lasted about 1 year caring for a toddler. I also help out regularly in our church nursery.
Justina E.
Decatur$14.28/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I babysit my two cousins since they were born. Ages currently: 2, 5. I babysit my nephew and he is three.
Candy Pascual
Decatur$15/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I am good with kids I actually am a assistant for childcare for kids at church during church service
Christie M.
Decatur$8.57/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have over 10 years experience with the same family. I was a Nanny for that family and an occasional sitter for family friends. I have also worked in a licensed facility. I will also do housework.
Decatur$8.57/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have babysat numerous children in my past, I have a younger sister that I helped take care of when we were younger. I cooked, did light house cleaning, and general babysitting duties.
Sarah O.
Decatur$8.57/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have a 2year old son of my own, and a 2 month old niece that I babysit quite often. I babysat my cousin, who is now 17, all the time when I was just in middle school. I babysat my 10th grade english teacher's 8 year old daughter all year long that year. I babysat my neighbors 4 girls at the same time every saturday all day long for 6 months when I was 17.
Kesha Carter
Decatur$15/hr  |  21 yrs experience
I'm Kesha I raised two children. My daughter and a step son
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Larrita B.

Larrita is the most hard-working person I have ever worked alongside. She is trustworthy and reliable, and she loves children. - Marvera

Kathryn A.

Kat was our in home nurse for my medically complex child. Not only did she care for and about my sick daughter she also cared for our entire family. From making sure the house was sparking clean to helping entertain my son she went above and beyond in every way. - Kristi

Pamela H.

She's an enthusiastic and hard worker lady, she love babies. She always on time never fail to work. She's a honest and trustee peeson as well. - Eva Diaz

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How to Find a Babysitter in Decatur, AL

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Understand Babysitter Responsibilities in Decatur, AL

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 in Decatur can impact how much you pay your babysitter.

Decatur 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!

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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