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A nanny share is when one nanny cares for children from two different families. Each family saves significantly on child care expenses, while the nanny enjoys higher pay than the typical full-time position.

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Ericka B. - Seeking Work in St. Petersburg
Ericka B.

Ericka is a natural nurturer and teacher. The kids loved having Ericka take them to the park and teach them how to paint. She was so helpful and I was able to have her help them with homework after school, pack their lunches and do pick-up and drop off. - Luis

Christina P. - Seeking Work in St. Petersburg
Christina P.

Christina was a great caregiver to my 2 month infant daughter. She was reliable and always on time whenever I needed her to watch my daughter which was several days a week. My baby was always taken great care of and all her needs were met with Christina, we were sad when she moved away! Christina is a great person with kids because shes caring, patient and compassionate with children. - Eleana

Christina P. - Seeking Work in St. Petersburg
Christina P.

Christina was so good with my daughter. She learned a lot from her. She is amazing all around! Would definitely recommend her to anyone! My daughter still asks about her years later. - Heather

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How to Find a Babysitter in St. Petersburg, FL

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

St. Petersburg 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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