Emily watched my baby while I was at work. I was close by and would always come nurse on my lunch. I saw Emily work with all the babies including my own; caring for them, playing with them, rocking them, and just being a consistent in their life. My daughter loved her which was huge because she was extremely shy and didn't like many people outside her family. - Alicia
We love Ms Emily! She was with my daughter in the infant room from the time she was 8 weeks old till 15 months. My daughter adored her, and had a hard time moving up to the next class because of her! We will miss her, but know she will do amazing things! - Danielle Gallimore
sommer nannied for my family for a year. she was extremely reliable always showing up on time and went out of her way to show up for last minute date nights too! She worked well with my toddler and pets. Sommer would always make sure to follow my notes i left for her if i needed something specific from her. Sommer is an extremely trustworthy nanny and most importantly, kept my child safe. - Savannah
Nanny Lane is a child care website meant to help you find a babysitter in your area. Our child care services include background checks, PLUS, and payroll.
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.
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:
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.