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Avery M. - Seeking Work in Denver
Avery M.

My children loved when Avery was their caretaker because she was always willing to play games, have dance parties, and actively interact with them during her time with them. They have fond memories of their time spent with her. I appreciated coming home to a clean house and Avery was always flexible with my schedule. - Sara

Marissa R. - Seeking Work in Colorado Springs
Marissa R.

Marissa was one of my top 3 Nanny’s I’ve had for my son Trenton . Trenton is 4 and has adhd which keeps him busy . Marissa was always so patient when it came to Trenton miss behaving and not listening all together . She always had fun activities planned and is good at keeping my kiddo occupied. - Kimberly walflent

Kierra R. - Seeking Work in Colorado Springs
Kierra R.

Kierra is a very dedicated worker and loves what she does. She is very attentive to the children in her care; she always greeted us with a smile and did what should could to ensure me and my family had peace of mind. - Sierra

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

The average cost of a babysitter in Colorado is $15.97 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 Colorado

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Understand Babysitter Responsibilities in Colorado

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.

Colorado 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 Colorado?
  • Do you have a Colorado 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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