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Courtney Tefft
Poughkeepsie$15/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I am graduating from James Madison University this May with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences. I plan to take a gap-year before attending graduate school to pursue my degree in Occupational Therapy and am looking for a full-time nannying job. I have over 6 years of babysitting experience, caring for children ages 6 months to 12 years. I am reliable, organized, and willing to do any tasks needed, in addition to caregiving. I am dedicated to providing a safe and fun environment for children to grow, learn, and play!
Phoebe Costello
Poughkeepsie$15/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi, I'm a senior at Vassar College; I love kids and I'm pursuing a career in early childhood education.
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
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!
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.
Kayla Deane
Poughkeepsie$11.80/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.
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!
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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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

Tyler S.

Tyler is a breath of fresh air. She’s young and energetic, which my kids love and I fully trust her with my children. She’s smart, capable and Sweet. I would have her babysit for me again! - Daniella

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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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