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Charlotte Barton
Troy$15/hr  |  6 yrs experience
my name is charlotte , I'm the mother of 3 and the grandmother of 13. I love spending time with my grandkids I love to travel cooking working with my plants shopping.
Sarah M
Troy$17/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi there!
I’m currently in school for teaching and also work as a teaching assistant. I absolutely love working with children! I’m looking to keep busy over the summer break :)
Alyssa Walls
Troy$13/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Im 18 years old, I love sports and hanging out with friends. I’ve also been working with kids since I was 14 & plan to go to school eventually to get my degree in teaching
Leia Dziadosz
Troy$15/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I am a student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, looking to brighten up my summer. I love kids and have been nannying for the past 3 summers. I am funny, crafty, caring, athletic, and energetic after my morning coffee :) I am knowledgeable in all academic subjects, especially math and science. I am a perfectionist and can assure any tasks or chore I am given will be done with care and precision. I have my own car, as well as a clean driving record and I don't mind driving far distances. I have experience watching multiple children at a time and nannying for a child with autism. My step brother also has Noonan's Syndrome and over 10 food allergies. I am reliable and have a lot of love to give :) I hope I am what your family is looking for!
Laura Macdonald
Troy$15/hr  |  4 yrs experience
Hello! My name is Laura MacDonald I have been working with children for years. I currently am a full time infant/toddler teacher and am finishing up my degree to become a kindergarten teacher. I love working with children and am looking for more hours on the side of school and my classroom!
Salem Choquette
Troy$12/hr  |  3 yrs experience
Hi! I’m Salem, I’m new to nannying, but I’ve been a life guard and a swim instructor for the past 3 years. I love kids. My schedule is flexible and I’m very outgoing and loving!!
Assada Bahiyyah-Shabazz
Troy$12/hr  |  12 yrs experience
I'm a well-trusted experienced nanny looking to assist a good family.
Taeira Heard
Troy$11.80/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
My Name is T’Aeira I am 17 years old in high school. I have a love and a passion for kids I worked with kid since I was about 13 in my grandmothers daycare. Every since I worked with kids I never stopped I have a great passion for kids.
Kimberly B.
Troy$20/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have had various baby-sitting jobs since I was 14, caring for new born babies as well as pre-teens. I also worked at a daycare in the local YMCA. There I was responsible for entertaining the children with games and crafts as well as ensuring their safety. I have also been a swim instructor for four years with various levels of children.
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How to Find a Babysitter in Troy, NY

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

Troy 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!

And of course, as you learn how to hire a babysitter, Nanny Lane's nanny services are here to help you along the way.

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