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Cynthia Smith
Shrewsbury$28/hr  |  14 yrs experience
Hi,I have been a professional nanny for over 2o years. After raising a family of 5 girls. I decided since I love children so much to continue helping families raise and care for their children.
Thembeka Mthalane
Shrewsbury$15/hr  |  3 yrs experience
Hello
I’m Thembeka and have been an au pair for the past two years for an amazing host family. Before coming to the states I was a caregiver at a local crèche in my town caring for children from 6 months - 1years I had 4 kids in my group and my responsibilities were feeding, reading to them, planning educational activities for the day etc. I came to the states and became an au pair I was caring for kids aged 2,5 and 8 years I know I had my hands full but it was a great experience and learned a lot. Amongst taking care of them, duties included meal preparation, activities during the day (craft, biking, baking, board games etc) laundry, cleaning up after their meals, ensuring safety. My overall experience has made me not only more responsible, patient and flexible but also mature. I take my nephew sometimes for the weekend to help my sister out. I am compassionate and nurturing person who loves traveling, nature and art.


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Ligia Puma Pauccar
Shrewsbury$20/hr  |  2 yrs experience
Hi! I’m a peruvian babysitter with experience working with toddlers and preschoolers. I love to do crafts with them, going outside, taking them to playgrounds and play dates with friends. I’m able to do some clean up after kids and prepare them meals. Looking for a full time job or part time jobs. Don’t hesitate to contact me !
Laura Sau
Shrewsbury$18/hr  |  19 yrs experience
I’m fun and love the outdoors! In my free Time I try to spend it with my family and friends.
Julia Lazarek
Shrewsbury$13/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
My name is Julia Lazarek, and I just completed my junior year at Saint Anselm College. In May 2020 I will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies, and I will be a certified elementary school teacher in MA and NH. For the past 5 summers, I have worked as a camp counselor, and while at school I volunteer with children. I am experienced in babysitting.
Poliana Deoliveira
Shrewsbury$17/hr  |  1 yrs experience
Hi ! My name is Poliana or (Poly) ..
I would like to introduce myself with a view to obtaining a nanny position for your child., I believe that I am an excellent choice as I have had considerable experience with infants and toddlers and understand how to deal with them during this emotionally and physically jarring stage.
Also i love organize, clean, cook and i can help with everything.
Geovanna Mendes
Shrewsbury$13/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I’m 16 years old and weirdly enough I love to cook, clean, and make sure everything is very organized. I’ve always liked working with kids and I have a lot of energy to keep up with them. I’m also a high honors student and I’d be more than happy to help with any school work in any subject.
Nicole D.
Shrewsbury$14.53/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
xx for teens and children ages 10-19yrs with mental health issues. assisted and guided children in developing healthy daily living and coping skills. Assistant Teacher for an ager school program for ages 5-13yrs assisted with homework, snack time, coordinated activities, supervision of children, etc Nanny for children and toddler/infants ages 4 months-7yrs supervision, homework help, meals, errands, bedtime, coordinated activities, transportation etc
Ana Luisa Costa
Shrewsbury$12.75/hr  |  2 yrs experience
My name is Ana Luisa, I’m 21 years. I’m honest, patience. I love kids, and take care of them.
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She's very creative, big on arts and crafts. The kids adjusted to having her around hastily. She was always on time, full of extraordinary ideas to keep the kids entertained and away from screens. kept the children's area tidy and organized. - Lora

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How to Find a Babysitter in Shrewsbury, MA

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

Shrewsbury 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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