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Sue Garmaz
Westfield$20/hr  |  16 yrs experience
My name is Sue and I am 43 years old. I have worked in a preschool setting for the past 16 years, taking care of infants up until the age of 3, and I loved every second of it.
I have two children of my own, aged 18 and 21.
I fluently speak three languages, German, Croatian and English.
I am a very calm and patient person, who loves children.
I am looking forward to hearing from you!
Desiree Caleiras
Westfield$25/hr  |  16 yrs experience
I'm very responsible, organized and fun. Love to be outdoors, swim, read and do crafts. Communication is the key to run a healthy home.
Caroline Knapp
Westfield$18/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I recently finished my undergraduate education and plan to attend Occupational Therapy school next fall. I love running, hiking, and pretty much all outdoor activities! have experience tutoring children and being a teaching assistant. I love being creative and coming up with games and activities that the children can engage in!
Lynn L.
Westfield$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have been a professional nanny formore than 14 years. I have cared for twins, micro-preemies, preemies, newborn, babies, toddlers to teens. I have been trained by Doctors, psychologists, nutritionists, OTs and PTs to name a few, to allow me to capably manage the diverse needs of children of all ages and circumstances I have cared for micro-preemies (born at 24 wks)twins(7 sets) newborns suffering from reflux, a preteen with Asperger's, a teen with dietary issues and special needs babies and toddlers. Because I am a trained chef, many of my families have taken advantage of this particular skill. Baby food from scratch, healthy and nutritious meals for children and parents alike. I speak with a smile and react with calm and common sense.
Maria Alves
Westfield$20/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
My name Maria I work às a cleaning lady for many years to 20 years working as a nanny I am very flexible person loving children and I have good references! Maria
Jessica F.
Westfield$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I babysat for multiple families throughout my high school years. I have also been involved with camps and after-school programs. I am currently a nanny for a family in Short Hills for over two years, where I gained a lot of my experience which will carry over to the next family that I work for. I took care of daily household chores, helped the kids with their homework, and most importantly, I was someone they could always go to; I gained their trust, and gained a very close relationship with them. Unfortunately, my boss lost her job, so she recently told me they need to make cut backs and if she is home, she would need to let go of me. She emphasized how upset she was having to make this decision, especially because the younger daughter has a lot of behavioral issues and I work really well with her. As much as it saddens me as well, I know I will continue to stay in touch with the family and it's nice to look back on how much I was involved in their lives, and helped them become the young ladies they are growing to be.
Jan C.
Westfield$17.14/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have had a number of experiences working with children in the past. From babysitting to teaching to coaching. All of my experiences have led me to the decision to become a nanny. I love working with children and want to help them grow. I feel as though my life experiences can do that.
Mallisa D.
Westfield$11.22/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Home Daycare New Home daycare located in Westfield NJ; a great alternative to the childcare centers that can sometimes feel institutional and lack flexibility. Bright, spacious, carpeted and cheerful rooms.....with lots of space to play, discover, and explore. Snacks, Drinks, and Wipes Provided Open Monday to Friday 8am to 6:30 pm (with room for flexibility if needed) and one Saturday per month 9am to 12pm for parents that desire additional time for errands, alone time, or an early morning date "night". • Assistant on Hand • Pediatric CPR, AED and First Aid Certified • Member of the National Association of Family Child Care Providers • Small group size • 3 months to 4 years • Rate 60/day/ (Saturdays free) • Non-smoking or Pet household ACTIVITIES WILL INCLUDE: FOR INFANTS: Promote basic motor skills Daily exercise Tummy time, Song and nursery rhymes TODDLERS: Showing how to share and get along with others Circle Time ABC's (LEARNING WORDS WITH FLASH CARDS) Number Shapes Colors Art Projects
Ashley L.
Westfield$12.32/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have been in europe as a nanny for the past 4 years. I have returned to finish my degree as a teacher. If you would like to see my resume, I can email it to you.
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Margaritamarg S.

She is a good nanny. She real responsible. She babysit my 3 grandchildren for so many year until now. She still babysit my grandkids. She a beautiful personality she funny. My grandkids love her. - Ruth

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

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How to Find a Babysitter in Westfield, NJ

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Understand Babysitter Responsibilities in Westfield, NJ

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 in Westfield can impact how much you pay your babysitter.

Westfield 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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