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Taylor L. - Seeking Work in Nampa
Taylor L.

She was a hard worker, always willing to go above and beyond my expecrations. It was her top priority to do things correctly, keep everyone safe, and do her very best. - Madelyne

Taylor L. - Seeking Work in Nampa
Taylor L.

Taylor was great with my kids. She likes to be active and engaged with them. Not just vegging on movies and tv. She would bring games to play and activities/ crafts to do together. My kids love having Taylor over. She would following the routine I would ask her to and would create a great environment to come home too. - Katrina

Taylor L. - Seeking Work in Nampa
Taylor L.

Taylor has taught my kids swimming lessons from the time they were toddlers. She is quiet but engaging with the kids! The kids have fun with her and as a mom I have never been worried about their safety in her presence! She is responsible and reliable. She also is very organized and good at setting clear expectations as far as swimming lesson commitments. All the kids love her so much! - Lindsey

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What’s the average cost of a babysitter in Idaho?

The average cost of a babysitter in Idaho is $12.39 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 Idaho

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Understand Babysitter Responsibilities in Idaho

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 can impact how much you pay your babysitter.

Idaho 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 Idaho?
  • Do you have a Idaho 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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