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Brianna Geier
Merrick$15/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi my name is Brianna Geier. I am currently a college senior at SUNY Oneonta. I have been working with kids of all functioning levels for the past seven years. I am looking for a summer job as a babysitter or nanny. I enjoy cooking, reading and playing out doors. I hope to become a teacher one day. I have many references if needed. Please let me know, thank you.
Sheilah Cherry
Highland Mills, Woodbury$35/hr  |  13 yrs experience
I am a Career newborn nanny of 20 years, looking to assist happy families with their children. I have experience with newborn to high school age, from multiples, share care and special needs. My duties includes: Assisting each child's basic physical, emotional and social needs. Meal preparation for the children, laundering and housekeeping pertaining to the children. Organizing play activities and outings., Setting behavioral guidelines, providing and instilling manners, social and intellectual stimulation and transportation. Educational enhancement, assisting with homework, math and reading skills. I enjoy singing, reading and fun and enriching activities. I like walks in the park/neighborhood, library visits as the weather and their age permits. I am CPR and First Aid certified I provide calming massages for overstimulated children and can teach the parents. I also keep a great schedule for the parents. I potty and sleep train my kids.
I am open to a nanny share at $12.50 a child with 4 infants each hosting in their home once a week or $15 with 3 infants...40 hours minimum.
Mackenzie Rienhardt
Fayetteville$15/hr  |  7 yrs experience
Hello I’m Mackenzie! I currently reside in Fayetteville. I'm extremely passionate about about children and have many years of experience working with children of various ages. This includes time as a nanny as well as in a teaching and coaching capacity. I have experience with all ages, special- education and at risk kids. I would be happy to send a resume upon request and I look forward to hearing from you!
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Jessica C.

Jessica has watched my children since they were born, whenever I needed someone. She is such a kind, loving soul. She cares tremendously about children. My two children love her so much. She’s very trustworthy, very loyal and very respectful. My children always ask when Jessica will be back so that always makes me happy! - Mariah

Chelsea G.

Chelsea is wonderful! I have 3 kids. Now ages 6, 12 and 13. They all love when Chelsea comes over. She interacts with them all! She is very patient and can discipline gently when needed. I have no reservations about recommending Chelsea! Please feel free to call me. - Michelle

Laura W.

Laura helped me study for my paralegal studies exam which I easily passed with her help. Laura was extremely knowledgeable and patient Laura has also watched both my niece and nephew for many years, and the kids absolutely adore her. She is engaging, patient and a pleasure to be around - Krystle

How to Find a Babysitter in New York

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Understand Babysitter Responsibilities in New York

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 York 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 York?
  • Do you have a New York 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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