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Delia H. - Seeking Work in Scott
Delia H.

She was amazing with my kids. Sure treated them just like her grandchildren. They still talk about her and go visit her. She a very honest person when it comes to your children. - Tammy Davis

Delia H. - Seeking Work in Scott
Delia H.

Delia was/is a second mother to me. I grew up under her care and she always impressed respect and kindness to others. She has a gracious and kind heart, and would go above and beyond for any of the hundreds of families she’s worked with over decades of child care. I cannot think of a person more deserving of the highest praise. - Michael

Abby S. - Seeking Work in New Orleans
Abby S.

She’s wonderful with kids, she has been babysitting for us since she was 16 years old. She helped when my kids were newborns, and now helps them with their homework. I have 4 kids and they love her so much! She is always on time and capable of any task needed from driving to cooking…anything. - Margaret

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

The average cost of a babysitter in Louisiana is $11.76 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 Louisiana

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Understand Babysitter Responsibilities in Louisiana

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.

Louisiana 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 Louisiana?
  • Do you have a Louisiana 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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