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Abington  Agawam  Amesbury  Amherst  Andover  Arlington  Ashland  Attleboro  Auburn
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Danvers  Dartmouth  Dedham  Dracut
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Lawrence  Leominster  Lexington  Lowell  Lynn
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Malden  Mansfield  Marblehead  Marlborough  Marshfield  Medford  Medway  Melrose  Methuen  Middleboro  Milford  Milton
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Peabody  Pembroke  Pepperell  Pittsfield  Plymouth
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Randolph  Reading  Revere  Roslindale
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Salem  Sandwich  Saugus  Shrewsbury  Somerville  Springfield  Stoneham  Stoughton
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Wakefield  Walpole  Waltham  Watertown  Westfield  Westford  Weymouth  Whitman  Wilmington  Winthrop  Woburn  Worcester
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Maria Jose E.

She was incredibly helpful in terms of school work and activities it was evident that she genuinely cared for my daughter. She made even some of the most boring tasks enjoyable for my 6 year old and was happy to help with anything including setting up a birthday party for my daughter. Really sweet girl who cares genuinely for children. - Joseph C.

Ana M.

She is awesome with Kids !!! She is very hands on, very responsible, knows how to communicate at their level and explain so they understand. Creative so they are never bored. Her science background helped with understanding child behavior which was the best part of having her. - EM

Kanise D.

Kanise was very attentive to our child and was very good with communication. Whether informing us of a diaper change or developmental improvement, her expertise was valued. With previous experience at a daycare, Kanise’s skill sets showed through and instilled confidence in us that our daughter was in great hands! - Ian

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

The average cost of a babysitter in Massachusetts is $16.81 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 Massachusetts

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Understand Babysitter Responsibilities in Massachusetts

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.

Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts?
  • Do you have a Massachusetts 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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