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Nanny Carmen"Carmen is great with both kids and dogs. She sent photos daily and kept me in the loop as to what the kids were up to which made my time away from them fly by and put my mind at ease. Carmen is a big help and has made traveling for work less stressful now that I know all my babies are in good hands."- Rose
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"Carmen is great with both kids and dogs. She sent photos daily and kept me in the loop as to what the kids were up to which made my time away from them fly by and put my mind at ease. Carmen is a big help and has made traveling for work less stressful now that I know all my babies are in good hands."- Rose
Nanny Teresa"Teresa was my nanny from childhood through when I went to college. She had a profound impact on my upbringing, and we remain close to this day. She helped me to prioritize academics alongside my social emotional growth and personal interests. Currently, I am an elementary school teacher, and we bond over our love of children!"- Julia
Nanny Teresa
"Teresa was my nanny from childhood through when I went to college. She had a profound impact on my upbringing, and we remain close to this day. She helped me to prioritize academics alongside my social emotional growth and personal interests. Currently, I am an elementary school teacher, and we bond over our love of children!"- Julia
Nanny Carla"Carla is an astounding caretaker for children. She is personable, caring, confident and takes direction well! She is also a teacher in my daughters daycare so I know she understands the strict regulations regarding childcare when it comes to breastmilk, feedings, safe sleep etc."- Christina
Nanny Carla
"Carla is an astounding caretaker for children. She is personable, caring, confident and takes direction well! She is also a teacher in my daughters daycare so I know she understands the strict regulations regarding childcare when it comes to breastmilk, feedings, safe sleep etc."- Christina

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How to Find a Babysitter in Tonawanda, NY

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

Tonawanda 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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