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April Yeung
Hibbing$12/hr  |  7 yrs experience
Communicative Nanny driven to facilitate an easy transition for children and parents alike. Incorporates stimulating activities into daily routines to promote healthy mental and social development. Offers solid hands-on experience and extensive coursework in childhood development and psychology.
Katie Gunderson
Rochester$20/hr  |  3 yrs experience
Hi! My name is Katie and I would love to be considered for your nanny position. I have been babysitting for different families for over 15 years and have been a part time nanny for two different families.

My fiancé and I are moving to Rochester in June for him to begin his residency at Mayo.

I am currently a corporate event planner in Atlanta, Georgia. While working full time, I have also been a part time nanny for a family for the past two years. The hardest part about leaving Atlanta will be leaving the family I nanny for. We have become a part of their family and we love the relationship we have created with them. I would love to find another family that I can nanny for in Rochester.

In addition to being a nanny for your kids, I am also happy to assist in a household management/ assistant role. I enjoy assisting with meal preparation, errands, housekeeping, caring for the pet and anything else you may need.

I look forward to speaking with you soon!
Miya Molina
Eagan$15/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi! My name is Miya Molina. I am 17 years old and currently going to be a senior. One of the biggest parts of my life is music. I have been part of the band program for almost 8 years now! I play the French Horn and the Mellophone (it's like a trumpet). On the side, I also play the guitar and ukulele (but I'm still learning). I have two younger sisters and we love to go outside. We play anything from soccer, tennis, basketball, and many other games.
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Mykela S.

Mykela is a wonderful nanny she is organized, helpful, clean amazing with kids, have activities planned, outgoing, sweet and really takes the time to get to know your kids and has the most respect for the parents - Sadie

Anna S.

She is extremely devoted to children and helping out. I could call her last minute to watch my son and she’d be there! She made my life so much easier! - Inga

Emma S.

Emma has a creative ability to come up with projects to keep children busy, having fun while learning. Emma brings fresh new ideas, she is reliable, responsible and Conducts herself in a mature manner. - Deb

How to Find a Babysitter in Minnesota

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Understand Babysitter Responsibilities in Minnesota

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.

Minnesota 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 Minnesota?
  • Do you have a Minnesota 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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