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Have you considered a nanny share?

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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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Marina V. - Seeking Work in West Palm Beach
Marina V.

Marina is a very passionate, serene and engaging babysitter who provides a loving and supportive environment everywhere she goes. She is very creative with her activities and very smart when it comes to teaching kids lessons about the world. I was very lucky to have her as my babysitter for about a year. - Luana

Serena G. - Seeking Work in West Palm Beach
Serena G.

Serena is so pleasant to be around. She always has a smile on and it is contagious! She did an amazing job with our kids and they love having her around. We strongly recommend her for anyone who is looking for nanny who is a strong woman with a get it done personality but also great to have in your home. We are definitely going to miss her! - Lauren

Flor F. - Seeking Work in West Palm Beach
Flor F.

Flor is an amazing employee because she’s caring, communicating with her was so easy and she was extremely flexible with her schedule if we needed her. My daughter still misses her till this day. - Sandra

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What’s the average cost of a babysitter in West Palm Beach, FL?

The average cost of a babysitter in West Palm Beach, FL is $15.14 per hour. The cost of a babysitter is dependent on the babysitter’s experience, qualifications and location.
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How to Find a Babysitter in West Palm Beach, FL

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Understand Babysitter Responsibilities in West Palm 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 West Palm Beach can impact how much you pay your babysitter.

West Palm 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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