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Heather Rivera
Meriden$20/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I started with my first family when I was 20 years old. I worked with them for 7 years. The two girls were 6 weeks old and 4 when I started. They started school full time so I found a new position with a family in West Hartford for their two boys, one of which has type 1 diabetes sadly after 2 wonderful years and an great learning experience they had to move. The most recent family was in Farmington and I was with them for 2 and a half years, a beautiful 4 year old girl when I started and a new baby boy a few months later. Unfortunately I had accident and needed to take some time off but I am now ready and eager to continue to do what I love so very much. I love working with children, it's been such an blessing and incredibly rewarding knowing I have an impact on their lives as they do with mine.

Experience -
11 1/2 years of paid child care experience with:
First year
Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
Preschooler (3 to 5 years)
Grade School (6 to 11 years)
Pre-teen/Teenagers (12 years and over)
Will care for up to 3 children
Experience with twins
Willing to provide sick care
4 years of infant care experience
Infant Care:
Instruction (proper swaddling, feeding, changing, bathing)
Assist with setting a routine
Overnight care

Looking to work as a live in/out care provider (live out preferred)
Temporary (4 to 12 months)
Permanent (1 to 2 years)
Permanent (2 or more years)-
Prefer long term
Start date is flexible

My availability-
Open (all day weekdays/ weekends and overnights negotiable)

Skills & Abilities-
Meal Preparation
Light Housekeeping
Swimming Supervision
Potty Training
Travel with Family
Willing to run errands as needed
Willing to drive children to events, school, appointments, or carpooling.
I love animals- comfortable with pets
Musically inclined- singer/ learning to play piano and guitar

Has own transportation
Has a driver's license
Excellent references

**Review from a previous family from
**We have loved having Heather as our nanny! Sadly we are moving and will be losing Heather who is currently the nanny to our 2 boys one with special needs and diabetes. She is extremely capable, reliable and trustworthy. She is a part of our family and we have loved partnering with her in raising our children. She is very mature and the kids love her! She will be missed tremendously when we move. You will be lucky to have her if she ends up with your family!
- Pam N.
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How to Find a Babysitter in Meriden, CT

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

Meriden 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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