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Caroline Woodward
Amherst$12/hr  |  11 yrs experience
My name is Caroline and I love working with kids! I am currently in school right now studying to be an Art Teacher! I have 3 younger siblings so I have grown up taking care of kids! I have been a babysitter for families in the area for over 8 years now! I am certified as a lifeguard so I know first aid, I am also a swim instructor and a scuba diver!
Alyssa LePage-Montgomery
Amherst$14/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have a lot of younger siblings that I helped raise and I’ve been babysitting since I was 13! I love kids.
Cat Clayton
Amherst$20/hr  |  2 yrs experience
I am CPR and First Aid certified, and I have experience working with children with special needs. I've worked with infants, toddlers, elementary ages, and preteen ages.
Fluent in English and I know some Spanish and Mandarin.
I worked as a Teacher in a preschool/after school program for a year in 2017, where I taught and nurtured 30 5-12 year olds from 2-6 Mon-Fri; and in toddler infant rooms as support from 7-2 Mon-Fri.
I graduated from a year of service with Americorps non-profit City Year in 2018. I worked in a 3rd grade classroom at a title one school where over 63 languages were spoken and 95% of children qualified for free/reduced lunch.
I have lots of experience tutoring with homework and counseling. I'm experienced with children who need specialized care and children who have been through trauma.
I'm artistic, creative, and I love to do projects outdoors with the kids. I'm good at listening to instruction and directions. I keep a clean house and can meal prep.
Samaneh Nadalian
Amherst$12/hr  |  2 yrs experience
My name is Sama. I am 32 years old and married. I live in Amherst and can drive my own car.
I have experience in babysitting. I have taken care of my 1 and 8 years old nephews for two years. I do love playing with kids. I am also helping my friends to take care of their kids occasionally.
I also have a Bachelor's degree and am able to help the kid with Math problems if needed.
I should mention that I am allergic to pets.
Thank you.
Alina Hernandez
Amherst$17/hr  |  3 yrs experience
Hi! My name is Alina, I'm 22 years old and I have been babysitting and nannying for about eight years now. I have worked with around 8 different families with ages ranging from 4 months to 15 years old. I am both CPR and first aid training certified. I am very energetic and am willing to work with multiple children. I have experience working with children with autism and ADHD.
Lucy Walsh
Amherst$17/hr  |  1 yrs experience
My name is Lucy Walsh, I am 19 and am currently a Sophomore at Umass Amherst. I have over 7 years of experience taking care of children from infants-16 years old. I have a clean driving record, and would be happy to provide references!
Gretchen Hambrecht
Amherst$15/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I am an energetic nanny looking to have fun, keep a clean house, and create great relationships with children!
Jessica F.
Amherst$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have been babysitting since I was about 15 years old, for families in my neighborhood as well as my own family members. When I was a senior in high school I volunteered in an elementary school classroom (age 11) to assist with the English Writing class. I have also worked as a field hockey and lacrosse coach for youth summer camps.
Kelli H.
Amherst$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have been trained in my mom's home daycare, have taught 50 kids art, have homeschooled my daughter for over 9 years, have run my own childcare business ongoing... I love children and aim to keep their lives peaceful and happy; I cook excellent, homemade healthy, organic meals, and I love to teach dance and arts and music to kids eager for outlet in this world :)
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Amy G.

Amy has been part of our family for three years. She is very reliable, flexible with our changing needs, and is willing to help out with whatever we need. But most importantly she has been wonderful with our kids and for that we are so grateful. - Michelle

Sara H.

Sara is a dedicated, caring and hardworking person. She is always there to help and you can always depend on her to do what is best in any situation. She is creative, smart, kind, and versatile. Her vast knowledge of children all age groups gives her the tools to care for all types of children and personalities. - Lauren

Lillie S.

Lillie started with us when my daughter was 12 weeks old. She has a calm demeanor and my daughter responded well to that. She was very good about following my instructions and sticking to a nap schedule. Lillie is a great babysitter and would highly recommend. - Malorie

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How to Find a Babysitter in Amherst, MA

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Understand Babysitter Responsibilities in Amherst, MA

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 in Amherst can impact how much you pay your babysitter.

Amherst 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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