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Kelly A
H Street Corridor, Washington$15/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hello! I have 5 years of childcare in being a lead teacher for 2’s and toddlers, a nanny for school age children, and working with children with autism.
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.
Xavia Tala
Northwest Washington, Washington$22/hr  |  4 yrs experience
Hello, my name is Xavia!

I'm a 28 year old, soon to be grad student (marriage and family counseling) living in the Columbia Heights area of NW Washington, DC. I'm originally from San Francisco, California and have lived in the DC area since high school. In high school, I babysat for neighbors and friends of the family in the Fairfax County area.

I have a degree in English writing and rhetoric, from George Mason University. While in college, I was a live in nanny for 3 British boys before they moved back to England.

After graduating, I worked for Fairfax County for 2 years. Other jobs throughout the years have included government contracting, managing a therapeutic garden program, and working in behavioral health as a case manager for DC youth.

I have the energy, integrity, creativity, and genuine love of children to succeed!

*I am in the process of renewing my CPR and firs aid certifications.
**I am practicing responsible social distancing to ensure your family is safe!
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Sandra F.

Sandra was very loyal, loving and a great teacher for my children. She left because she moved and my children missed her dearly - Anna Maria Panara

Lavon D.

Lavon is very professional and handles every child with care. She is flexible and dependable as well. - Kevina

Lavon D.

Lavon is a very caring and loving individual. Her love and care for the kids she takes care of us out of this world. Lavon came to us when I had my first son and she has been with me with giving birth to my other 4 kids. She helps me with virtual learning and also helps with cleaning and cooking when needed! She has been available at last minute functions that have come up - Amanda

How to Find a Babysitter in District of Columbia

Nanny Lane is a child care website meant to help you find a babysitter in your area. Our child care services include background checks, PLUS, and payroll.

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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