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Lacey Cones
Boston$38/hr  |  4 yrs experience
I got my Bachelor’s degree of science in Family and Consumer Sciences in 2017, majoring in family & child development. I am 24, outgoing, love an active lifestyle. Have experience with children of all ages, ethnicities, and cultural diverse backgrounds. I would say my strongest qualities are my honesty, my vibrancy, my dedication to my work, my initiative, and my drive, and my faith. I have two golden retrievers and one rescue kitten; I am comfortable with pets. In addition I worked at a prestigious private school in Austin, TX, May 2017 - March 2018. I coached cheerleading & tumbling to athletes ages 18 months-18 years January 2018-April 2019. I worked at a cheer gym in college station as an after school provider with children ages 4-11, and happy to send my resume! Looking to relocate from Boston to Austin no later than February 2020.
Wilmarys Negron
Boston$14/hr  |  2 yrs experience
I am the oldest of 4 and have helped raise my siblings. I love doing arts and crafts, playing around, and having fun
Pebbles Duran
Boston$16/hr  |  2 yrs experience
I love to draw and I’m excellent with children. I also have a lot of pets and am used to caring for a lot of animals if your home has any pets I would have no problem feeding them if need be.
Lori Hartnett
Boston$25/hr  |  2 yrs experience
I am Lori, a current Preschool child care center Director and experienced early childhood education Teacher. Several years experience with all age groups. BA in Psychology, certification in ECE, Initial license held for elementary teacher. Looking to get back to direct care with children!
Reagan Bennett
Theatre District, Boston$12.75/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I've been taking care of kids for almost 3 years now. I've worked for day cares as well as individual families. I am good at coming up with activities and planning fun outings. I am good with managing stress as well as the odd tantrum. With me, your child will have the best day possible!
Walesha Duval
South End, Boston$20/hr  |  3 yrs experience
My name is Walesha . I am 30 years old . I have a 7 1/2year-old son. I have my Early Childhood Education certification. I was a infant/Toddler teacher for a company for two years. I am now currently a Nanny for two kids. I am a certified Infant/Toddler teacher. I also have experience in preschool age as well. I am CPR and First aid certified. I have been babysitting since I was 12 years old for my family and family friends and also for my student I work with from child care services. I have experience with ages 11 weeks old -8 years old. I hope that I may be the right fit for your family and we may get to talk further you wont be disappointed. Reference upon request.
Erica Harris
Boston$20/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Being with kids brings so much joy out of life. Kids allow you to continueto learn more about life.

Since middle school I’ve been a camp counselor for kids the ages of 5 - 15. I’ve nannied for 13 years for my teachers, church families, friends and my own family members.

It feels great to know that you can make a change in children’s lives and I will always want to make positive change.
Bryana Williams
Boston$18/hr  |  1 yrs experience
Hello!

My name is Bryana Williams and I am a 21-year-old recent college grad and plan on attending law school in the fall!
I am interested in caring for children during the summer and hopefully being able to continue while I'm in school.
I have experience caring for children in both at-home care, daycares, and orphanages!
I am a very reliable & flexible person and would love to become a caregiver for a wonderful family! :)
Cyerra Hall
Boston$30/hr  |  3 yrs experience
I am a mom of one, my daughter is almost 9 years old. I am from Boston, Ma, grew up in the Dorchester and Roxbury area most of my life and for a short time in Norwood, Ma. I have been nannying family/friends children since I was old enough. My first experience was with my niece when I was about 10 years old she was a new born. I have done weekend and nights for families while I was in high school. As I gotten older I had to start working a full time job which is in healthcare at a hospital in Boston to support my family. However, my daughter is older now and I want to start back into nannying and helping families out.
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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

Miguel P.

Miguel was great with my kids! He was always flexible and great with communication. My boys enjoyed his company and always asked for him whenever I planned to schedule care for them. A great plus.. everything was kept tighty.. - Karen Ruiz

Miguel P.

i use to work a lot of full time hours and needed someone that I can trust to watch my kids. I have a 12 year old daughter now and a 8 year old son. They absolutely love Miguel! Hahaha. He’s very punctual and respectful. Always made sure the house was as clean! Definitely one of my favorites! - Dayana Martinez

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How to Find a Babysitter in Boston, MA

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Understand Babysitter Responsibilities in Boston, 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 Boston can impact how much you pay your babysitter.

Boston 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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