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Lydia Carter
Rigby$13/hr  |  2 yrs experience
Hi! My name is Lydia Carter. I am looking for a loving family to let me tend to their kids while bringing along my 3 month old baby boy. I am kind, happy, energetic, and love playing/hanging out with all ages.
I have worked a total of 5 years as a caregiver and absolutely love it.
I would enjoy any time spent as your caregiver.
Claudia Miller
Victor$13/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hello! I have recently moved to Utah from Pennsylvania and I will be relocating to the Victor/Driggs area in August, 2020. I’m a 24 year old female nature lover who excels in crafts and imagination. I attended some college with a focus on elementary education. I have worked 5+ years in restaurants which has sharpened my food prep and multitasking skills. I also worked for year and a half with a company that offers community support for adults with autism. I was responsible for assisting my client while in the community, working on social skills, money handling, grocery shopping, how to appropriately handle conflict, how to keep a clean home, how to cook etc. and worked between 40-50 hours a week. I am a very caring person who loves to uplift and I can’t wait to see what kind of fun we can create together :) please message me any questions!
Kiley Dancer
Parma$13/hr  |  3 yrs experience
I may seem young and unexperioused but I make up for it in a majority of different ways. I am not someone looking for a job just because that's what you do, I don’t work for the money. I am not a person who even cares about the paycheck. I am the person who cares about what she does and loves what she does. My whole childhood the only career paths I saw myself pursuing where those of helping others, making others lives just a little bit easier. I am a dedicated person, it's a trait heavily admired in my family. I love a challenge and I am not one turned away by a little bit of difficulty. I love children, animals, to be honest I just love people. I can be fun and childish but I also can be well mannered and responsible, I am very adaptable to my surroundings in that way.
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Sheryll G.

Sheryll was a music instructor that worked one on one with school age kids. She was incredibly patient and built strong relationships with her students. Parents gave consistent positive feedback on their students experience. She was trustworthy and a pleasure to work with. - Deirdre

Ann R.

Ann was a frequent babysitter for my kids for several years. They always enjoyed their time with her and asked for her specifically. She also watched several kids for a group I oversaw on a weekly basis. She was reliable and always made her time with the kids fun and memorable! - Rosy

Ann R.

She was one of our regular babysitters for our kids when they were young and they always loved to see her. She is fun and energetic and always kept them engaged. - Charlene

How to Find a Babysitter in Idaho

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 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!

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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