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Kirsten G. - Seeking Work in Kittery
Kirsten G.

She was great with my children, very creative, had a good sense of humor and adventure, wasn’t afraid to jump in and help out. She was on time and dependable! - Terryn

Willow D. - Seeking Work in Farmingdale
Willow D.

Willow was always great to work with because she would help with all the tasks, without being asked. She would also help with the food. On her bad days, she was still happy and helpfull. - Dustin

Sierra T. - Seeking Work in Scarborough
Sierra T.

Sierra is wonderful with children. She is very attentive, helpful and always creates a good bond with my child. She succeeds with any task she is asked to take on. She goes above and beyond for her employer and the children she works for. You can see her passion for childcare with every activity she does with children. - Mariah

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

The average cost of a babysitter in Maine is $16.18 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 Maine

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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!

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