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Kissy Canela
Salem$18/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
My name is Kissy, I used to work in the children's room at the Salem Public Library a long time ago. I babysit through most of high school and college. Over the past few years, I've been working as a project coordinator doing marketing and sales. I really enjoy working with kids, it's probably one of the best jobs I've had that I've actually enjoyed.
Amy Morris
Salem$20/hr  |  1 yrs experience
I have worked with children most of my life! I was a nanny years ago and have since then been working in preschool. I have my bachelor's degree in early education. I am ece certified as a lead preschool teacher, an infant/toddler teacher and qualify for director certification. I am first aid/cpr certified.
Allyssa Rodriguez
Salem$12/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I've never had a job before but I like kids and enjoy cleaning. people say I'm sweet and play the piano nicely.
Heidi H.
Salem$17.14/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I started babysitting when I was 12 years old and have done so ever since. I have experience with children from newborns to age 16. I have experience with multiples and with children with special needs/disabilities. I am CPR/first aid certified, have a clean driving record, and will be a CNA by fall 2015. I have a lot of references of past childcare jobs, please let me know if you'd like me to send those to you.
Pamela C.
Salem$20/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
My childcare experience began when I was 18 years old in highschool while I volunteered for a full school year in a kindergarten classroom. Through my last year of high school I babysat a five year old boy with bi-polar disorder and I would care for my brother who has a severe head injury. When I went to college I majored in Early Childhood Education where I obtained my license to teach grades Pre-K through grade 2 and I also have my Preschool Lead Teacher license. During my time in college I was a preschool teacher assistant and I nannied for two families. My first family I started with in 2007 and they had twin boys age 3 months old and a daughter who was 5 years old. I nannied for them for 5 years and I keep in contact with them today. Other experiences I have had are being an overnight nanny for teenage boys whose parents traveled for work and caring for their dog. I had become a special education paraprofessional after graduating college in 2012 and unfortunately due to budget cuts, I was laid off. I am currently a manager at a graduate school in Boston.
Quincey G.
Salem$14.28/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have been caring for children, casually and professionally, since the age of twelve. I have worked as a nanny, babysitter, and an aupair overseas. I took a bit of time off to work in the business world, but quickly reaalized that I want to continue my service to children and work with families again. I'm a loving, eco-friendly, compassionate, and a fun woman with a lot of energy. I also have patience and respect, and know that these qualities are the best way to help take care of a child (and in dealing with the family). I am an avaid voluntter in my community, so I have a philanthropic nature, and I also am creative in the arts (always a good thing, as the arts help a child in many ways). I would love for you to be my next family to work with, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Lauren M.
Salem$20/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I am a 21 year old student with my associates degree and continuing my education working towards my bachelors of social work. I have been a nanny/sitter since i was 16. I have worked with a variety of families with children from infancy to adolescents. I love to engage children in reading, songs, games, going to the park, and local children's activities. I have helped with transportation, homework, dinner, baths, and bedtime. I feel competent in all areas of which i just mentioned.
Karyn B.
Salem$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I started watching children for my churches daycare center when I was 15 and prior to that did some local babysitting for this family that also went to my church. I am also a stay at home mom to a 2 month old baby boy.
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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 Salem, MA

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

Salem 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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