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Julie R.
Camden$14.28/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi Families! I have lots of experience working with children and I absolutely love them! I have been a nanny for a year now. However, the position I currently have is an hour away so I'm looking for something closer to home. Here are some of the other things I've been involved in over the years: 1. I had my first opportunity to care for babies and children when I was 14 and my family joined Children and Families First; a foster care and adoption center. We have fostered many children over the past 8 years and have even been able to adopt 2 of them. 2. I have babysat consistently for five different families for the past five years. Recently, a woman I babysit for told me that I am the only person she trusts to stay overnight with her children. I was so happy that she feels that way! 3. I worked in a day care for about a year which I really enjoyed. I worked in the baby room (6 wks to a year old). 4. Ever since Junior High I have been involved in tons of volunteer work involving children. Some of the things I've done are Nursery, Sunday School teacher (4 and 5 yr olds), Awana Clubs, Vacation Bible School, and Teen and Junior Camp counselor during the Summers (past few years). In addition, I work on a bus once a week with children ages 4 through high school. I have also had the opportunity to volunteer as a chaperone at my younger brother's school in addition to helping out at the school several days a week when I had free time. When I helped out at the school I usually worked with the 1st and 2nd graders. Thank-you so much for your time!
  
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Eden D.

Very personable. There is nothing she wouldn’t do for her co worker and the people she works for. She’s intelligent and has good sense of herself and and others. - Geraldine

Kayla C.

Very kind she is so respectful and she is amazing with kids they love her they called her aunt Kayla she loves being out side with the kids I could go on for hours about how amazing she is - Kena

Holly W.

She’s always been amazing with my kids. They love her. She always plans fun things to do with them to keep them entertained. Honest and hardworking. A true asset!! - Bree

How to Find a Babysitter in Camden, DE

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Understand Babysitter Responsibilities in Camden, DE

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 Camden can impact how much you pay your babysitter.

Camden 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 Delaware?
  • Do you have a Delaware 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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