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Trinity S. - Seeking Work in Lino Lakes
Trinity S.

Trinity was great with my children and was great at keeping them entertained, engaged, and having fun. She planned fun adventures that were very age appropriate. She helped with many things throughout the house and with being a single mom it was very appreciated. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for great care. - Melissa

Trinity S. - Seeking Work in Lino Lakes
Trinity S.

Extremely outgoing, kind and thoughtful person! Definitely a positive person to have around! Super passionate and hardworking! - Payton

Michelle T. - Seeking Work in Minnetonka
Michelle T.

Michelle was a breath of fresh air. My kids really liked being with her every day and I saw their emotional and educational growth while she was with us. I have never felt so confident and at ease as I did when she was with my kids. I didn't have any other good nannies before her. - Larry

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

The average cost of a babysitter in Minnesota is $14.34 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 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!

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