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Nanny Michael"He was very reliable and on time! He had a great attitude and took care of my daughter very well, going on outings and introducing her to other play dates. He kept her on a nap and feeding schedule that worked well for her and always kept me up to date with how she is doing through out the day. We trusted him and felt comfortable and confident our daughter was well taken care of."- Alison
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"He was very reliable and on time! He had a great attitude and took care of my daughter very well, going on outings and introducing her to other play dates. He kept her on a nap and feeding schedule that worked well for her and always kept me up to date with how she is doing through out the day. We trusted him and felt comfortable and confident our daughter was well taken care of."- Alison
Nanny Michael"Michael is a great candidate to hire as your nanny. His enthusiasm, energy and ideas helps to connect him easily to children. He is great at understanding developmental needs and knowing what tools to use to keep children progressing at a successful rate."- Sarah
Nanny Michael
"Michael is a great candidate to hire as your nanny. His enthusiasm, energy and ideas helps to connect him easily to children. He is great at understanding developmental needs and knowing what tools to use to keep children progressing at a successful rate."- Sarah
Nanny Michael"Mike is incredible! From the moment we met Mike, it was easy to see how knowledgeable and skilled he is. He did a wonderful job with our daughter — provided us regular updates, a thorough recap at the end of the day, and great advice when we asked for it (he’s truly an expert!). He’s the kind of child care provider I wish I had as a kid. I can’t recommend him highly enough!"- Ashley
Nanny Michael
"Mike is incredible! From the moment we met Mike, it was easy to see how knowledgeable and skilled he is. He did a wonderful job with our daughter — provided us regular updates, a thorough recap at the end of the day, and great advice when we asked for it (he’s truly an expert!). He’s the kind of child care provider I wish I had as a kid. I can’t recommend him highly enough!"- Ashley

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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 $17.21 per hour. The cost of a babysitter is dependent on the babysitter’s experience, qualifications and location.Learn more about babysitter costs

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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