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Quentina L. - Seeking Work in Baltimore
Quentina L.

Quentina was my sons infant teacher at school. Knowing she was watching my son made it much easier for me to go back to work. She still watches our son, and is my first call anytime I need a babysitter. My son loves her so much and gets excited every time I tell him she is coming over. - Renee Scarlett

Heather W. - Seeking Work in Lake Shore
Heather W.

Heather is very attentive to details and a delight to be around! She is kind, dependable, trustworthy, patient, and engaging. She is also so much fun!!! She plans fun activities and crafts. Any family would be lucky to have her! - Christina

Carlie A. - Seeking Work in Daniels
Carlie A.

Carlie was an absolute godsend for our girls! She kept them busy with things that interested them and prepared amazing meals for the girls all while introducing them to new cuisines. Carlie always completed cleaning task without us having to ask. My children are now school age but we still have her babysit often at the children’s request! - Sarah Hallmen

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

The average cost of a babysitter in Maryland is $16.13 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 Maryland

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Understand Babysitter Responsibilities in Maryland

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.

Maryland 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 Maryland?
  • Do you have a Maryland 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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