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Rosa Martin
Basking Ridge$25/hr  |  11 yrs experience
I have been nannying as well as a baby nurse for half a century. I partner with the family to make life easier. I am very committed and loyal. My calling is exactly what I am doing, I love caring for kids, teaching them. I am patient, kind, fun, full of energy. I would like to hear from a family that knows the worth of finding someone with a lot of experience.
Ashley Wyble
Ledgewood, Roxbury Township$15/hr  |  7 yrs experience
I’m a 19 year old Emt from Roxbury NJ. I have been a Emt for 3 years. I worked at Atlantic Health for 1 year then My fiancé I left for the army and I wanted too start nannying again! I still am a Volunteer EMT for Roxbury. I started off as a babysitter then went into nannying as I got older! I love arts and crafts but I’m also a big sports fan. I played soccer for 13 years. I a am good with all ages and children with special needs.
Daniela Alves
Elizabeth$20/hr  |  18 yrs experience
I am a nurse, my name is Isabela. I am a dedicated and caring professional. I love my job and it is a pleasure to take care of children, the elderly and needy.I am a christian and being a nurse was the best way I found to serve and all of this motivates me to be a better person. I specialize in trauma, emergency and intensive care I have great references as a person and professional. I follow the ethical and legal precepts and pledge to do my best.
I am Brazilian and I study English here in the USA. I look for new experiences to improve the language.
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Kymora W.

Kymora has lot of patience with children . She took care of my 7 yr old daughter while I worked home online . Great teacher as well with class projects . - Monique

Devan C.

Devan took care of my child and provided a loving and caring environment while I was working. It was great having Devan as an employee, she became family to us. - Carly

Georgina D.

Gina was amazing with my nephew Bradley . He was 7 months at the time, she was with us for a month as we were very busy at this time and she was a great help, good problem solving, even cleaned our kitchen! Bradley was always happy with her singing and dancing. This was a big favor to us. Definitely recommended her to my family - Elvenie Desrosier

How to Find a Babysitter in New Jersey

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 New Jersey

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.

New Jersey 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 New Jersey?
  • Do you have a New Jersey 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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