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Jocelyn M. - Seeking Work in Boston
Jocelyn M.

Jocelyn is a lovely nanny. She cared for my son while we were waiting for him to get accepted into school. She has a great attitude and Is very caring with my child. She would bring things to life which my son loved. Jocelyn has great communication skills she was always on top of things. She follows instructions very well and picks things up very easily. - Zulma

Hellen L. - Seeking Work in Leominster
Hellen L.

Hellen is a very loving nanny and my son adore her. My 16 month old son is a high energy and strong willed toddler and she handles his ups and downs with ease and respect. She is an excellent driver and is incredibly helpful around the house. We are sad to let her go as our work schedule is changing but I would definitely recommend Hellen to another family. - Lavi

Meriyen R. - Seeking Work in Boston
Meriyen R.

She is the best, she helped me with the care of my son for several months, she is flexible, a great person, she does an excellent job, I totally recommend her, she will take excellent care of your children - Mark

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

The average cost of a babysitter in Massachusetts is $18.10 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!

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