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Grace Robillard
Kittery$15/hr  |  9 yrs experience
Hi! My name is Grace, and I live in Kittery! I have worked at the pierce island pool and indoor pool for about 3 years now as a lifeguard and swim instructor. However, this year I won't be able to because of the virus. My schedule is completely open. I am currently enrolled in a nursing assistance program and am attending URI this fall to pursue nursing. I absolutely love kids of all ages, and have babysat all ages. I have been a sitter for about 5 years (I am eighteen now), and have always enjoyed it. If you are still looking for a sitter, I would absolutely love this job!
Emory Burke
Augusta$17/hr  |  1 yrs experience
Hi! I’ve been working with children in various capacities, including as a nanny and as a youth minister, for over 10 years. I am passionate about supporting kids and families. I graduated with my undergraduate degree in 2012 and am almost done with my graduate degree. I speak and write Spanish. I have CPR/First Aid training. I enjoy helping kids learn and grow through games, art, outdoor activities, and community outings.
Megan Forbes
York Harbor, York$15/hr  |  3 yrs experience
I have worked as a teacher for the past four years, in special education. I’ve worked with ages four through twelve. I have also worked with infants and toddlers. I am CPR and first aid trained. I love cooking, and teaching children healthy eating habits! I am also very organized and love to clean! I am CPR and first aid trained. I love cooking, and teaching children healthy eating habits! I am also very organized and love to clean!
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Megan F.

Megan was always on time and has the best interests of the children at heart. She worked for us 3 separate times over the last several years. - Samantha Bernatchez

Destiny R.

Punctual, very loving and caring towards my kids, always doing fun activities whether it be learning or crafting, treated us like family. - Andrea

How to Find a Babysitter in Maine

Nanny Lane is a child care website meant to help you find a babysitter in your area. Our child care services include background checks, PLUS, and payroll.

Understand Babysitter Responsibilities in Maine

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.

Maine 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 Maine?
  • Do you have a Maine 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!

And of course, as you learn how to hire a babysitter, Nanny Lane's nanny services are here to help you along the way.

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