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Audrey S. - Seeking Work in Canton
Audrey S.
Canton$14.69/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I began caring for children at a very young age. I started off as a Red Cross certified babysitter when I was 11 years old and continued to babysit into my early 20's. Between the ages of 11 and 15, I volunteered at a local summer camp for mentally and physically challenged individuals between the ages of 3 to 21. I assisted the counselors with their daily activities and schedule planning including; art activities, educational activities, fitness activities and socialization skills. Between the ages of 16 and 20 I worked in two separate day care programs in my home town of Glastonbury, CT. The first facility I worked where I was an assistant teacher for the 3-year-old preschool class for the first year of employment. For the remaining 6 months I worked with the "step up" group which where children in the age range between infant and toddler, about 14 to 26 months. The second facility I worked at where I worked solely in the "step up" room for my entire one and a half years of employment. Within both of these facilities and the different classrooms, I would assist with planning and implementing daily activities which were always within the NAEYC guidelines. Activities included; reading and quite time, group activity, art, music, and large and fine motor skill activities, along with, of course, meal time, nap time, outdoor play, and within the "step up" rooms, also working on potty training skills. I was also responsible in monitoring and documenting the children's progress in the program, and working closely with the parents to keep them informed and updated of their child's progress. Most recently I worked at a daycare facility in Avon, CT working with infants and young toddlers ages 6 weeks to about 16 months. I have been nannying for a family for the summer, and have really enjoyed the one on one time I am able to spend with the children, and would like to find a long term nanny position.
Allison S. - Seeking Work in Canton
Allison Sugar
Canton$13/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi! My name is Allison Sugar and I am 20 years old, and currently finishing up my sophomore year at Franklin Pierce University, in New Hampshire. I am a student athlete, and am a member of the Women's Ice Hockey team. I am majoring in Psychology and minoring in criminal justice and I hope to work with children once graduated. I'm looking for a mother's helper job opportunity for the 2018 summer. I love kids and enjoy being around them, I am the third of four kids so I have always been around a variety of age ranges. I am pretty flexible and open once I get out from school in early May. I would love to work as a day nanny over the summer, whether that be just a few days a week or a 5 days a week kind of deal! But preferably I am looking for a more frequent and often opening. I currently live in Canton, CT but am willing to commute to other times within reason. I have lived in CT since I was in second grade, having also lived in PA and NH. I grew up in a very active family, with my parens and 3 siblings, and two dogs. I graduated high school from Berkshire School, a boarding school in Massachusetts.
I am comfortable doing play date supervision, afterschool care, and swimming supervision, or just watching the children during the day! I am comfortable working with sick children. I first started off as a lifeguard for two summers, during those two summers and then last summer I worked both day and overnight camps in Avon, as well as in New Hampshire and Vermont.
  
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Faith D. - Seeking Work in New London
Faith D.

Faith has a great personality, not only have I seen her at work but in her siblings lives everyday she is VERY involved and over caring and considerate. Faiths had a great work attitude and positivity with people. I believe this job would be a great fit for her. - Dorothy

Faith D. - Seeking Work in New London
Faith D.

Faith is extremely attentive, helpful, and has an uncanny ability to anticipate needs. Faith was used as a mothers helper and made things extremely easy for after school for myself and my husband. I left my job which is the only reason faith was no longer needed. - Kimberlee

Taylor A. - Seeking Work in Fairfield
Taylor A.

Taylor is a great nanny. She goes above and beyon to ensure that the family’s needs are met. She is a team player that helps with scheduling and setting boundaries. She is an assest to any family she nannies for.. - Myrlene

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How to Find a Babysitter in Canton, CT

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Understand Babysitter Responsibilities in Canton, CT

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 Canton can impact how much you pay your babysitter.

Canton 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 Connecticut?
  • Do you have a Connecticut 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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