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Have you considered a nanny share?

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A nanny share is when one nanny cares for children from two different families. Each family saves significantly on child care expenses, while the nanny enjoys higher pay than the typical full-time position.

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Nanny Shares in Portland, OR

The Weakly Family - Hiring in Portland
The Weakly Family
North Portland, Portland$16/hr  |  1 kid
We are looking for a nanny for individual care or a nanny share with a family with similar needs for our son who will be 6 months in October.

Timeline: We are looking for someone to start in October and stay with us however long they can. We have one kiddo but plan to have more in the future. We are open to temporary placements with college students and can work with that.

Location: North Portland, Lombard and I5. We are willing to host in our home if it is a share situation. My husband does work from home.

Hours: 30-40 hrs per week, likely an 8:30am start M-F but end time may be flexible. We can discuss time-off, guaranteed hours, etc.

Requirements:
-CPR/First Aid (Infant certified)
-Reliable and consistent
-No smoking
-Okay with dogs and cats (We have two labs and a cat)
-Experience with infants
-References
-Clean driving record
-Experience introducing solid foods
-A desire to have fun and provide stimulating activities
-We are fully vaccinated and would expect you to be as well
-May need some light housekeeping for additional compensation

Bonus:
-Interest in child development
-ASL skills (even baby sign or basic vocabulary)
A little about us: I am a Speech-language Pathologist and my husband is a software engineer. We are a fairly laid back family whose main goal currently is to survive and keep this little being alive. We like to be silly and are very much into positive parenting and developing emotionally literate and comfortable children.

Desired Compensation: $16/hr for share with concurrent care with another family or $22/hr for single care nanny
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Emily B. - Seeking Work in Portland
Emily B.

Emily was so wonderful! Her tasks were to help us with the kids through the day, do some moderate babysitting when we had to run errands, changing diapers, etc. She was always on time and was willing to accommodate the occasional schedule change if something came up! She's the sweetest person with the most calm demeanor. We love Emily! - Kylie Wingert

Lisa S. - Seeking Work in Portland
Lisa S.

Lisa is kind and goes out of her way to make sure everyone has what they need. She seeks opportunities for professional development. She advocates for her clients in persistent and helpful ways. - Eli

Lisa S. - Seeking Work in Portland
Lisa S.

She is very patient and kind with our children. She is organized and on time when she has been scheduled to work. Lisa has a wonderful repore with children and young adults. She has manners and behaviors help others to feel comfortable around her. - Pam

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What’s the average cost of a babysitter in Portland, OR?

The average cost of a babysitter in Portland, OR is $15.65 per hour. The cost of a babysitter is dependent on the babysitter’s experience, qualifications and location.
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How to Find a Babysitter in Portland, OR

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Understand Babysitter Responsibilities in Portland, OR

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 Portland can impact how much you pay your babysitter.

Portland 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 Oregon?
  • Do you have a Oregon 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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