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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.
Trinity Majors
Poughkeepsie$12/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi, my name is trinity. I’m only 14 but I have a great experience with children. I’ve watched 6 kids at a time and they absolutely adore me. I’m respectful, responsible, and fun. Love creativity and won’t leave a mess.
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!
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.
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
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.
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!
Julia Sanchez
Poughkeepsie$13/hr  |  7 yrs experience
Hi everyone , I’m Julia I recently graduated last year and throughout high school I’d always help babysit kids of all ages. Since I’ve been out of school I still been babysitting with different families with kids of different ages. I also have experience working with kids with disabilities and dealing with autism. Looking forward to meeting new families 😊.
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Makayla S.

She was excellent with the kids! I have a 10 year old boy who was 8 at the time. We all know how 8 year old boys can be. She was patient and made sure my child was fed and laughing! - Marie

D'Angeleze N.

She took care of my twins from the age of 2 until the age of 3 and they fell in love with her. She’s very attentive, caring, played with them, teached them things and kept them clean. They still call her and ask For her. She did an amazing job. Due to the COVID-19 I stood home with my kids but I will Definitely call her again if I need her service. - Monica Torres

Natasha W.

We love Tasha and have stayed in touch. She was wonderful and reliable and the kids love her. For w years ago on her first day I asked her to get a play date with a smart child from school and that child has been my son’s best friend for four years. She’s great at making connections and finding activities for the kids. - Lauren

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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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