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Katie Cutler
Fort Walton Beach$10/hr  |  1 yrs experience
My name is Katie and I'm 19 years old. I'm interested in your job posting. I graduated from culinary school and cook for a living but I am very interested in becoming a nanny someday. I am the oldest in a large family so I grew up babysitting my whole life. I have experience as a Sunday school teacher for 1st to 3rd grade students and tutoring for elementary students. I am CPR certified and looking to get more certification.
Danielle Bennett
Fort Walton Beach$15/hr  |  2 yrs experience
I have experience with children of all ages as well as kids with special needs, including non-verbal. I have always been passionate about making children smile as well as keeping them safe. I do have my own transportation as well as some schedule flexibility. Please feel free to ask any questions.
Madison Dominy
Fort Walton Beach$15/hr  |  2 yrs experience
Hi my name is Madison, I’m 19 years old. I currently just moved into the destin area with my husband who is active duty military for the coast guard. I’ve always loved kids and working with kids has always been a passion. I’m up to date with my cpr certification and my first aide. I can clean and cook I have a source of transportation as well. I’m available everyday since my husband is gone 5 days out of the week for military orders. I’m here to help make your life’s a little bit easier and have the kids happy still.
Ashley S.
Fort Walton Beach$14.28/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have 6 nieces and nephews that I babysit on a regular basis. I also have volunteered at my church in the nursey and junior church.
Amanda B.
Fort Walton Beach$14.28/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have a bachelors degree as well as my Florida teaching license for grades k-12. I have been babysitting since age 11.I was a nanny for about 6 months in Pittsburgh, but had to move. I was a lifeguard for 2 years at a swim and fun camp and worked with the day care center at the camp as well. I also was a lifeguard at 2 and was a swim lessons instructor. I was a preschool gymnastics coach and youth cheerleading coach.
Miranda B.
Fort Walton Beach$14.28/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have been babysitting for a family with five kids for four years now ranging from ages 3mo - 13yrs. I usually work from the morning to afternoon, but I have also done night shifts. I have also babysat my cousins and siblings for a long time. I recently got done being a live-in nanny for a family with two girls ages 8mon. & 2yr. old. I've also been a camp counselor and a basketball coach.
Amanda M.
Fort Walton Beach$17.14/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hello Moms and Dads! First let me say I love children! I have 5 nephews that I love dearly. I was a full time summer nanny to 3 of them from the time I was 14 years old until I was 20. I also worked at two different child care centers during and after I was in Highschool. The last 5 years I have been a nanny for my Sister. She has 2 boys, ages 5. 5 and 3, one of which has some special medical needs. My responsibilities included feeding, bathing, clothing, transportation, teaching, leading in playtime fun, and light housework.
Delia S.
Fort Walton Beach$17.14/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
potty training,feeding/preparing meal,tutoring,playing,changing diapers/clothes,limited/light housekeeping,accepting packages,occasional supervision of childrens friends/guests.Works with especial need children.
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The girls loved Miss Leeann she would teach them their numbers ,alphabet how to read their colors ,shapes and sizes Miss Leeann would play barbie's with my girls as well. Anytime I needed a sitter for a day or more I could always count on her even after she didn't work for me full time. - Annie

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How to Find a Babysitter in Fort Walton Beach, FL

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Understand Babysitter Responsibilities in Fort Walton Beach, FL

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 Fort Walton Beach can impact how much you pay your babysitter.

Fort Walton Beach 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 Florida?
  • Do you have a Florida 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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