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Jenny Butler
Gainesville$15/hr  |  5 yrs experience
I absolutely love children and animals alike- they give off a sort of energy that leaves me feeling happy and excited and content. I'm naturally a nurturer, and I love being able to exercise that part of me.
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.
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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!
Katelynn Householder
Gainesville$10/hr  |  1 yrs experience
Dear families in search of a sitter,
The most recent job I had that dealt with children was a live-in nanny position where I was also a full-time maid, and cooked on occasion, for two pre-teens and several large dogs. In my younger years, my nanny experience was taking care of my cousins whose ages ranged from 1-9. I am very comfortable with all types of children and can discipline in a productive manner but also be a true friend and have fun playing outside, doing crafts, or even making forts. Unfortunately, I do not possess a car so any babysitting will have to stay in the house or anywhere near by. I am very comfortable cooking and cleaning and would be a great addition to any home.
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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!
Elizabeth Bailey
Gainesville$10/hr  |  6 yrs experience
Hi! I am nineteen and married, I am somewhat new to Gainesville and I have about 7+ years of experience working with children. I love doing any arts and crafts, taking them to the park, anything. I have experience with disabled people. I can also help around the house with light cleaning if needed! Kids have always carried such a big part of my heart for the longest time. I plan on starting school next year for nursing to be a pediatric nurse or a nurse mid-wife.
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

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 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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