A nanny share is when one nanny cares for children from two different families. Each family saves significantly on child care expenses, while the nanny enjoys higher pay than the typical full-time position.Learn more about nanny share
She is very down to earth and intelligent and really listens to you as the parent. She is really considers the needs of the kids and I consider her to be very responsible and trustworthy. She also keeps the kids engaged and they tell me about how they do different activities during the day. The kids enjoy being with her as well. - Michelle
Kinshasa is a very knowledgeable nanny.She is very sweet to children and treats them like her own. My son loved the way she took care of him and always smiled and laugh with her. Kinshasa is like a family member of ours and her next family to nanny for will be very lucky to have her. - Carlett
Shasa just knows what she's doing with kiddos. She was calm, connected with our son right away, and was a steady energy in our day when we were frazzled, confused, and exhausted new parents. She's also incredibly fastidious, never letting a fallen paci go back in his mouth. I am forever grateful for her during some of the most challenging moments in our parenthood journey (so far ;) ). - Ren
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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 Oakland 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.