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Keara W. - Seeking Work in Washington
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.
Paris B. - Seeking Work in Washington
Paris Butler
Washington$15/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi! My name is Paris, Im 19 years old and currently living in silver spring MD. I will be moving into DC very soon! I am very interested in everything art and astrology. I love soccer and fashion as well. I also love animals. I have quite a few of my own. Most importantly, I love kids and can't wait to have 4 of my own. Lol. Working with kids is like my happy place! People closest to me say I am a natural when it comes to working with them. I'd like to think that I am very in tune with my inner child. Children amaze me.
Sloane Amelia S. - Seeking Work in Washington
Sloane Amelia Salkey
Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington$20/hr  |  2 yrs experience
I have been working in childcare and education for 10+ years, with a focus in infant and toddler care, though I have a lot of experience with all ages. I have been a nanny for 3 families, & worked in multple Daycare Centers and Pre-Schools, giving me a lot of experience caring for multiple children at once.

I love being a nanny, nutuirng and adding joy and informative fun into my babies lives as best as I can. I am a kid at heart, and love playing, reading, singing, and enjoying time outside just as much as the children that I have cared for. I would love to talk more about my background with you if you are interested. Thanks!
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Tiara A. - Seeking Work in Washington
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

Mercades W. - Seeking Work in Washington
Mercades W.

She’s a joy she treats my kids as if they where her own they love her she cooks she plays with the kids they do different arts and crafts she reads to them helps them learn watch educational shows with them she’s awesome she also does there hair omg you won’t believe the cool looks she comes up with - Eugene Davis

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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