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Barbara S.
East Lyme$17.14/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
In Brazil, April of 2011, I started a volunteer job in a municipal daycare center. I was responsible for 21 children, ages 2 and 3 years old, each with disabilities. Some were more calm than others, but they were generally polite and affectionate. My responsibilities at the daycare were feeding, bathing, cleaning up, putting the kids to sleep, and entertaining them with stories and games. On May 7th 2012, I started an Au Pair program. I was taking care of two children, 3 years old twins (one boy and one girl); they are really sweet and energetic. During this year, my responsibilities were feeding, (I prepared their meals, breakfast and lunch, and occasionally dinner), as well as cleaning up, putting them to sleep, down for nap time, and sometimes during the night. I liked entertaining them with games and stories. I also helped them with their speech, like teaching new words, colors, animals and letters. When they were 2 and a half years old, they were successfully potty trained; they learned it fast, and in less than one month they were leaving their diapers. In January, we were in the moving process (from Charlottesville to Jeannette), and I was very helpful for the family during this time. In May, 2013, I moved to Branford, CT, where I was living with a different host family. I was also taking care of twins, but both boys, 2 years old. My responsibilities were feeding, bathing, playing, cleaning up, laundry, taking them for walks, and helping them with their speech. I have good references from my last jobs
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Abbe was dependable, punctual, and an excellent nanny for our son from 3 months to 15 months. They always had such a great time together, and Abbe quickly became like a part of our family! - Hannah Wilson

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How to Find a Babysitter in East Lyme, CT

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Understand Babysitter Responsibilities in East Lyme, 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 East Lyme can impact how much you pay your babysitter.

East Lyme 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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