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Malika Permaul
Schenectady$13/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi am Malika loving caring person I like to get stuff done in order very loving with kids
Alexandra VanLuyk
Schenectady$12/hr  |  1 yrs experience
Hi! My name is Alexandra! I am 20 years old and I currently attending University at Albany to earn my Bachelor's Degree. I have formal experience working with children ages 1-12. I have had many nannying jobs and would love to provide references. I love animals and dog-sit during my free time. I also volunteer at my church’s summer camp helping with many different children and some children with disabilities! . This semester, I am looking for a part time positing. I am available Mon, Wed, and Fri all day. I have class from 10am-7pm every Tues and Thurs.
Julia Kronick
Schenectady$20/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hello! My name is Julia, and I'm 24 years old. I have a Bachelor's in Elementary Education, and my Master's in Literacy. I have tons of experience with children; countless in-school internships, six summers working at a sleep away camp, teaching Sunday school, and working as a substitute teacher. I've worked with kids from 10-months all the way up to age 17! I am looking for a part-time nanny job for the summer, while I search for teaching jobs for the fall. I love baking, yoga, crafts, and reading!
Genell Persaud
Schenectady$15/hr  |  1 yrs experience
Hi i am genell,i get along well with kids,because i really love i treat others kids as i love to be treated, i am very honest,patient, an willing etc.
Ashanti El’Esencio
Schenectady$12/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi I am Ashanti & although I am 18 I have allot of nannying/babysitting experience. As well as babysitting a child with disabilities. I Am very flexible to any baby sitting situation and would love an opportunity
Angela P.
Schenectady$14.28/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I was a full time live in nanny to a 1 year old named Jackson and it was the best experience! I have 2 younger siblings (my brother is 5, sister is 12) that I've had plenty experience taken care of. Experienced in diaper changes, feedings, bathing, etc.
Sharna Smith
Schenectady$15/hr  |  14 yrs experience
I have experience being a mother of 4. I worked as a CNA for a couple years and I'm a Teacher Assistant for over 8 years so I've work with kids for many years
Epiphany M.
Schenectady$14.28/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have two past positions which are relevant to childcare First, when i was 15 I took a position as a live-out nanny to a family of 3. My duties were light housekeeping, preparing meals, organizing activities and outings, assistance with homework, and overnights once a week. A year and a half later I transitioned to a licensed childcare facility,where I was able to gain experience with children ages infant-13. At 17 I was offered the opportunity of leading the Intermediate classroom, which is ages 9-13. During the school year the classroom was only after school hours and during the summer it was full time. I continued at the daycare part-time throughout my four years through college.
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Yamileth B.

We absolutely LOVE Yami, she was very loving with Felix and had positive energy all of the time. She is very professional, never late and always respectful. Most importantly she cared for Felix very well, and helped guide us during the first year of our first born. - Mercedes Fernandez-Edge

Lea L.

Great babysitter! Attentive, friendly, patient, interactive Awesome with requests of do and don’ts Willing to ask if unsure of anything - Elizabeth

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

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How to Find a Babysitter in Schenectady, NY

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

Schenectady 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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