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Marie Mulvaney
Poughkeepsie$15/hr  |  9 yrs experience
I just moved here from Wisconsin! I am bubbly, positive, and love kids! My main job is teaching English as a second language to international students. Can’t wait to meet you!
Melissa W.
Poughkeepsie$17.14/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I am a certified NYS Early Childhood Teacher. I graduated with a Bachelor degree from Suny New Paltz for Early Childhood Education. I have consistantly babysat for the past 8 years and for three summers I have been a camp councelorin the New York area.
Kyra Blinn
Poughkeepsie$17/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi! I'm Kyra. Im currently a junior at Marist college. Looking for a summer babysitting job. I have everyday availability. I am CPR and First aid certified, as I am a lifeguard. I absolutely adore kids. I've been babysitting since I was 16 years old. I was a camp counselor for 2 years before I started lifeguarding for the camp. I will have my own car and have no problem with pets!
Betty Simovicova
Poughkeepsie$13/hr  |  1 yrs experience
Hi I am looking for a part time nanny job. I have grown up taking care of kids and I love them dearly. I am very creative and playful and I am sure me and your kids will have a great time together
Kayla Deane
Poughkeepsie$11.10/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
hello my name is Kayla, and i am 18.I have been around kids my whole life i pretty much grew up in a daycare and at the age of 13 i started helping out and watching after some of the other kids, then i realized that i love to watch after kids. I also love animals so i would have no problem being around them. I am cpr certified as well i hope to hear from you soon have a great day.
Margaret M.
Poughkeepsie$11.54/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I spent 4 years with my last family caring for their daughter, Kathleen. I began when she was 3 years old and saw her first day of school, helped her learn to read, watched her grow. I fed her, bathed her, and brought her to and from sports practices. Over the years I became like one of the family and it was a very rewarding experience. I also work helping families adjust to bringing a new baby home and establishing a routine for care. These little ones bring new and exciting challenges to all in the home.
Amanda E.
Poughkeepsie$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
My mother has owned a daycare since i was 11 years old. So i have always helped her with it. I started babysitting at the age of 13 for a family with 3 chrildren. At the age of 16 i began to work after school part time at my mothers daycare until i was 18 when i began doing one on one with a family and bringing home their child from daycare feeding him dinner and giving him a bath. At that time he was 17 months old and i continued to do this with him till i left for college the following august. when i returned from school this family asked me to be their full-time nanny i accepted and I had been there till he was 7 watching him before and after school. In between all of these jobs i have always babysat on and off for numerous families.
Imane Elyasse
Poughkeepsie$25/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
hello! I am Imane from Morocco, I speak three languages Arabic, French, and English. I have an Economics Degree plus I'm a student at DCC. If would you like to know more about me you can call me anytime.
Abigail Rojas
Poughkeepsie$12/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I’m a patient and sweet person, I take care of my nephews and my niece for years and now here I’m taking care of 2 amazing kids!
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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 Poughkeepsie, NY

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Understand Babysitter Responsibilities in Poughkeepsie, 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 Poughkeepsie can impact how much you pay your babysitter.

Poughkeepsie 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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