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Kiersten S
Gainesville$12/hr  |  6 yrs experience
Hello! I have been caring for children for over 4 years. I have spent many summers volunteering with special needs children and am familiar with how to accommodate to their needs. I also have been working at the Four Seasons Resort at Walt Disney World Orlando as a kids club counselor for over a year. I am responsible for 20-30 kids and I create fun activities for them to do. I really love children of all ages and want to bring my passion to help your family!
Haley Barner
Gainesville$16/hr  |  3 yrs experience
24 years old. Hardworking and dedicated. Fun and easy going. Used to be a preschool teacher and miss working with children
Katelynn Householder
Gainesville$15/hr  |  1 yrs experience
Hello families in search of a sitter! Just a little bit about me... my most recent job was at a summer camp with children ranging from 4-12, so I am super comfortable with that age range and even with the super youngest. I am CPR certified and do understand that the times we are living in are super stressful and will try to accommodate any requests you have! As for caring for the children I will keep them occupied with random games, crafts, and music. If electronics are aloud in the household I will definitely limit their time (unless of course you don’t mind). I am comfortable with small infants, but of course will need a little more guidance as for what you want throughout their day (nap schedule, formula/ feeding, stimulating brain games). Overall I love children and their hilarious minds and would love to help out with any and all of your “childish” needs 😁
Valentina Whitfield
Gainesville$15/hr  |  24 yrs experience
I have experience with children for 23 years. I am fluent in English and Spanish. My availability is Monday through Saturday from 7am to 6pm.
Caitlin McNicholl
Gainesville$12/hr  |  3 yrs experience
Hello! My name is Caitlin, I am a recent graduate of UF's nursing program. I am going to start working at shands in November after I take my NCLEX. Looking for part time work now as I study. Very flexible schedule, outgoing and caring personality. Love children and dogs. Do not hesitate to contact me with any further information, questions, or concerns.
Kelly Costello
Gainesville$12/hr  |  2 yrs experience
Hi! My name is Kelly, I am a 20 year old college student studying Art Education. Growing up, my mother owned a home daycare so I have a lot of experience in childcare. I have been babysitting/nannying since I was 14 years old. I have a passion for caring for children and would love to get to know you and your family! I can also provide references upon your request!
Drew Marvil
Gainesville$20/hr  |  2 yrs experience
Hello everyone! My name is Drew and I have been working with little kids most of my life. aim an excellent cook and I know for a fact your kids will have lots of fun. I used to be a swimmer and can teach your kids. I love sports and playing games. I’m super creative and never boring. I also have army rotc experience and am super protective. I also have special training and know exactly what to do in case of an emergency. I look forward to meeting anyone that would like me for a job!
Amanda Cono
Gainesville$10/hr  |  1 yrs experience
Hello, my names Amanda Cono, im 19 years old, I dont have much nannying experience aside from the kids i use to sit for, but I have 7 siblings whom I had to raise so I do have some knowledge. Im available at anytime, I do care for pets as well and im very trustworthy. I am currently working on getting CPR and first AID certified just in case that was an issue. Im responsible, I clean and cook, and i also have my own care so i can go to and from whenever needed. I look forward to speaking with you guys!
Samantha Schultz
Gainesville$10/hr  |  2 yrs experience
Hi my name is Samantha ! I am a young college student working to become a dental hygienist! I have always had a passion for kids. I have worked as a part time nanny since I was 16. I am a energetic, happy, motivated person! I love being active outside everyday. Yet I also do enjoy fun inside activities as well! I am very big on the development of children as well. With activities that benefits them socially and cognitively. So play time is still a fun learning experience with this nanny!
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Kaitlin D.

Kaitlin is a dedicated employee. She is always on time and ready to work. She gives much attention to detail and quality of job performance. She is freindly and well spoke,she is great with our customers,and a over all joy to work with. I would highly recommend her for any job as she would be a great asset to your team or business. - Joseph

Tessa B.

Tessa was a great with the kids and it was reassuring to have her around. She is certified in multiple areas that include CPR, first aid, and ECPC among other certifications. I felt very safe leaving my kids in her hands knowing how trained she is. - Nicholas

Courtney C.

Courtney was great with my 3 kids! She always left the house cleaner then when she got there! She helped my oldest with homework and tutoring. She fed the baby, bathed him and put him to bed. And she helped with meal prep! Courtney is great with kids and was a pleasure to have! - Kim

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How to Find a Babysitter in Gainesville, FL

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Understand Babysitter Responsibilities in Gainesville, 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 Gainesville can impact how much you pay your babysitter.

Gainesville 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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