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Tammi T. - Seeking Work in Wilmington
Tammi T.

Accomadating to my requests during pandemic to keep kids safe Taught kids letters,numbers, colors, did crafts Cooks with kids, has swing set and sand box Showed love and devotion to my kids like her own in a safe environment - Amanda

Nancy C. - Seeking Work in Avon
Nancy C.

She’s conscientious, organized, reliable, good natured. Nancy is a dynamic personality and a good employee b - Jane

Nancy C. - Seeking Work in Avon
Nancy C.

I have never met someone kids are drawn to so quickly. She is patient and loving like they were her own kids. She always has a adventure waiting for the kids with their well being as a top priority. Loving honest and straightforward. She is our top nanny for our children and I wouldn’t ask for anyone else. - Jennifer

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

The average cost of a babysitter in Massachusetts is $17.35 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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