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Maryann Coberly
Winter Haven$15/hr  |  15 yrs experience
My name is Maryann and I am here because I adore children. I feel that every child is different and special and they should be treated that way. I was a GS Leader of a troop of 21 girls and I loved every minute of it. I was a former Sunday School teacher for years for 4 & 5 year old children. I have been a Nanny and a Babysitter for many families. I am registered on Care dot com and I have a background check done on the site. Let me watch your child so that you can go to work with peace of mind to know your son or daughter are in loving and caring hands! I am also a former CNA who knows CPR.
Katoya Gordon
Winter Haven$12/hr  |  3 yrs experience
Hello my name is Katoya but the children I have had the pleasure to meet and build relationships with call me Miss Toya. I have been in the field of child care and nanny for over 10 years and have grown attached to a lot of families, so many that I could not list them all. I am cpr/first aid certified as well. I love to see children grow and reach their milestones in each and every way it just brings me sooo much joy that God and the family allows me to be a part of their children lives! I am ecxited to get started. Thank you in advance for the opportunity.
Aphroditis Howell
Winter Haven$20/hr  |  11 yrs experience
I have early childhood development training, tantrum Training, special needs training, CPR and Aid Training, I am Teacher.
Jenifer Negrin
Winter Haven$9/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I am 17 years old currently going into my senior year of high school and caring for children is one of my passions considering that I have 2 baby nephews of my own that I constantly babysit.
Sarah Flores
Winter Haven$20/hr  |  1 yrs experience
Hi my name is Sarah and I'm a mother of a beautiful baby girl named Sophia. She is currently 10 months old and she is my only experience taking care of a baby full time. I love being a mom and with my medical background I feel confident your little one will be safe in my care. I graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing but decided I didnt want to be away from my daughter. I can provide assistance with school work, light cleaning and meal prep.
Melissa L.
Winter Haven$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I've been taking care of children for more than a decade. I used to help in my church's daycare for a few years and then worked for families from the church's daycare.
Chancie N.
Winter Haven$8.54/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I started babysitting when I was 15 years old and have worked with children ever since through working in my church's nursery and toddler church, tutoring, babysitting, being a camp counselor, substitute teaching and being a middle school teacher.Now, I stay at home with my own daughter who just turned one! I love story time, singing with children, arts and crafts and playing outside! Children have been my life for the past 10 years and I couldn't imagine doing anything else!I have a B.S. degree in secondary English Education and am certified to teach middle-high school English and elementary grades.
Brittany K.
Winter Haven$8.57/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have many years of experience caring for children of all ages. I have worked with newborns through high schoolers, as well as with adults with disabilities, and some elder care. I am certified in Infant/Adult CPR/First Aid.
Nancy H.
Winter Haven$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
-babysitter as a teenager (4 years) -summer camp counselor (4 years) -summer camp; nurse assistant (2 yrs.) -summer camp; volunteer counselor/planning committee for 13 yrs. 1 week summer camp (children with Cancer) - Certified Nursing Assistant (3 yrs.) at Shriner's Children's Hospital in Honolulu, HI. - coach/volunteer with Special Olympics Hawaii; 18 years - live-in nanny/caregiver for multi-special needs child/ young lady (20 yrs.)
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Melaine is an outstanding nanny. She cares for my 4 month old son and I can go to work knowing my son is in good hands. As a first time single mother this means the world to me. I highly recommend Melaine as a nanny. - Stephanie

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How to Find a Babysitter in Winter Haven, FL

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

Winter Haven 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!

And of course, as you learn how to hire a babysitter, Nanny Lane's nanny services are here to help you along the way.

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