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Hannah Scott
Ithaca$20/hr  |  2 yrs experience
Hello there!
My name is Hannah Scott and I am 29 years of age. I moved to the US when I was 15 from the UK, more precisely southern England.
I have always loved children and started childcare around three years ago. I find it a very rewarding occupation. Making all daily tasks as fun as possible and adding excitement and wonder to the children’s day is what I love to do best. I am helpful around the home for cleaning and meal preparation for the whole family. Even laundry!
Always punctual, reliable and sincere. Having nannied in this area before I know of all the places to take the kids for adventures all year round.
My degree is in Crafts, which leads to some wonderful making/creating classes at home.
I think what really makes me stand out is my way of communicating with the kids. I’m reassuring, calm, patient and supportive. With this attitude most obstacles are overcome with happy kids at the end of the day.
Looking forward to meeting you!
Zoë Cameron
Ithaca$15/hr  |  1 yrs experience
I am originally from Washington, Connecticut and am a rising senior at Ithaca College. I have been taking care of kids since I was about 15. It was tough to pinpoint each job in the job description so I figured I would talk about it here. I went to a boarding school for high school so I was in high demand all the time seeing as most of the faculty has children. My mom and my grandmother are also both teachers at the Montessori school I attended from 18 months until 8th grade so working with kids has always been something that I enjoy. I love going outdoors, swimming, arts and crafts and really anything the child is interested it. I work at a production company called Well Said Media in downtown Ithaca, but my schedule there is dependent on this job schedule so it will not interfere.
Zoey Henry
Ithaca$15/hr  |  6 yrs experience
I have a two year old daughter ! I love working with children ! Fun and artsy ! I’ve been working with children for 6 + years . There is nothing more better than a child’s smiling face !
Claudia Elton
Ithaca$15/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have taught many grade levels. I have a Masters degree in reading and assessment. I have been in the field of Education. I am a mother.I love children.
Jaymie Arroyo
Ithaca$15/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hello! I’m currently a certified nursing assistant while being in school to become an LPN, I love being outdoors and listening to music/playing instruments is my favorite. I love children, I have a six year old boy myself. We are always outside learning new things, reading new books & stuffing our face with food/watching movies is our absolute favorite.
Kathy Peabody
Ithaca$15/hr  |  6 yrs experience
I love kids I they are the future I having doing day care sense 1995 I love to play games help kids read and write and go outside and find bugs explain the bugs to the children I love gardening I have 3 of my own 2 daughters and son I have CPR licenses I am a home health, cna, pca I have my private care cases I just want to step out and do what I use to do when my kids were in scholl
Sophie Callister
Ithaca$15/hr  |  2 yrs experience
I am a warm, caring, loving & trustworthy person. I share a very close bond with all my friends & family. I love to spend time with my family and I find it relaxing to have a planned day and not have to sit around. I like to help people to find solutions to their problems and I also help out a lot at my local church as well as my old High School. This fall I will begin my freshman year at Ithaca College in the Exploratory Program, hoping to major in Speech Pathology. I just graduated in June from Lansing High School. My aim in life is to be happy and help others.
Elvera Good
Ithaca$18/hr  |  16 yrs experience
Available during day, and occasionally on weekends.
Kateri K.
Ithaca$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Experience babysitting as well as mentoring elementary school students in after-school art literacy program. Volunteer in pre-k classroom. Extensive experience in outdoor education including guiding canoe trips for 12-18-year-olds in Canada.
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Gabriela A.

Gabriela is an exceptional nanny, we needed some extra pair of hands for a short period of time and it was by far the best decision we’ve ever made by hiring her. She was great with my little girl and was able to manage her busy schedule and yet keep her safe and entertained. I strongly recommend Gabriela if you need someone responsible, reliable and organized. - Lisa

Gabriela A.

Gabriela babysat for my two kids ages 3 and 5 for the past 3 months on the weekends. She is an amazing babysitter, sweet and kind. She really plays with the kids and give them her full attention. The best babysitter we ever had. Too bad we move to Long Island and now she is far from us. I highly recommend Gabriela. - Anne

Noashmie B.

Noashmie watched my child as I worked over the summer. I gave her chance because she was very well mannered. Over the months of knowing her she is very responsible and never disappointed me once. I only needed a babysitter over the summer if not I would of loved to keep her, my child loved her. - Emily

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How to Find a Babysitter in Ithaca, NY

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Understand Babysitter Responsibilities in Ithaca, NY

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 Ithaca can impact how much you pay your babysitter.

Ithaca 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!

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