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Keara West
Northeast Washington, Washington$15/hr  |  18 yrs experience
I've raised seven kids, five of my own while maintaining a 3.8 GPA and becoming an certified wedding and event planner. I have a set of twins so I have experience with multiples.
Nicole Owens
Northeast Washington, Washington$18/hr  |  6 yrs experience
Welcome Parent's ! My Name is Nicole
seeking full time employment- long term I am Devoted Mature, very reliable high-energy nanny with a passion for childcare excellence. With That , I Have over 7+ years of Experience providing exceptional care to children ages Newborn to 13 Years . I Adept at organizing children’s daily schedules, including meals, school, and recreational activities . Proficient in communicating with children at different developmental stages, familiar with Baby Sign Language. ( Some Spanish ) and strong ability to assist children with school work . Consistently receive outstanding feedback from parents and children, with numerous referrals Valued by client families for warmth, professionalism, dedication and excellent judgment. I Provide parents with an unwavering commitment to ensuring the safety and welfare of their children.
* I have Wonderful References on standby
* Seeking Full Time
* CPR / First Aid / AED
* Attending school for CDA .
Daungelia Marie Lockley
Northwest Washington, Washington$18/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hello Family, my name is Daungelia and I've been a Nanny over 15 years. I been working with children from all ages. I have experienced working in a Child Care Facility, for 2 years. I am CPR and First Aid Certified, I have a Certificate in Newborn Care Specialist 1. I am a very reliable, patient and responsible person.
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RaQuia B.

Leadership Skills. ... Organizational Skills. ... Excellent Written and Verbal Communication. ... Intelligence. ... Active Listening Skills. ... Honesty, Ambition and a Strong Work Ethic. - Diamond

RaQuia B.

Great charisma great energy. She built a great rapport with the parents and staff. The children loved her. Friendly and outgoing - Kevia

Tiara A.

She was very sweet and i loved the fact she worked in a day care center so even when watching my child she made sure he was learning she has so much energy and a very positive vibe my son loved her - Shamiya

How to Find a Babysitter in District of Columbia

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Understand Babysitter Responsibilities in District of Columbia

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.

District of Columbia 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 District of Columbia?
  • Do you have a District of Columbia 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!

And of course, as you learn how to hire a babysitter, Nanny Lane's nanny services are here to help you along the way.

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