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Abby Whiteley
Downingtown$15/hr  |  2 yrs experience
Diana Santos
Downingtown$20/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hardworking dedicated
Speak 3 languages French English Portuguese great references if need it
Organized and detail oriented I can build and mantein extrocture
Stephanie Murphy
Downingtown$15/hr  |  5 yrs experience
I have worked with children for the last 7 year and I truly enjoy watching them grow and learn and develop over the years. I have most of my experience in the school setting and would like something more personable. I believe learning is done best through play and making lessons as exciting as can be! I love working outside and exploring what is outdoors and the child’s take on the outdoors.
Kayla Tomlinson
Downingtown$8/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
i’m just a 13 year old girl looking for a new job i’m very good with kids i have babysat my cousins and friends siblings and been great .. i hope you will give me a chance to care for your children
Shannon M.
Downingtown$17.14/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have been working in childcare for the past 6 years! I have experience caring for up to 5 kids at a time by myself. I am currently a nanny for a family of two children two years and four years old. I have experience working with as young as infants to as old as school age. I love to care for and teach children and watch them grow and develop on a day to day basis!
Colleen D.
Downingtown$11.42/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I was a childcare giver/housekeeper for a family with 3 children for 10+ yers. I have 4 grown children and 4 grandchildren I have cared for and I'm very reliable. I'm comfortable with pets in the home as well. My duties included shopping, cooking, driving children to Dr. appointments, school activities and light housekeeping. CPR certified.
Kate C.
Downingtown$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I started my career with children as a hospital certified babysitter at the age of 12. During middle/high school I was a tutor. When I turned 16, I started working at a daycare facility, and stayed for 2 years. I then attended Millersville University as an Eled/Early Childhood major. I student taught for my first 2 years there. During the summers I worked full-time at a daycare for 4 years as a preschool teacher, swim instructor, tutor, camp counselor, and after-school mentor. In my junior year of college, I switched my major to Psychology. I worked full-time for a children’s partial hospital program interacting with children with behavioral disorders. During my senior year of college, I had an internship with a school counselor. Before and during graduate school, I worked as a full-time nanny for a family with 6 children and 2 other families with multiples (upwards of 4 children total). I completed graduate school in 2009 and have been worked in higher education as the xx for 6 years.
Sara M.
Downingtown$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Graduated from Widener University with a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood & Elementary Education. Have hands on experience throughout my 4 years of college. Also, have babysat for local families & family friends. Provide entertainment to children, help with homework, prepare meals, & household duties. Worked at YMCA daycare as lead teacher for a year (infants-3 years old).
Heather P.
Downingtown$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have been a pre-k teacher at the goddard school and at creative kids, as well as been a nanny for many wonderful families.
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Victoria H.

victoria is reliable and trustworthy. She truly loves my children and she is their favorite babysitter. I did not have to worry at all when she watchted them. She always brought along activities to play with them. She also drove my kids to sport activities. - Pimjai

Kayla A.

She’s is a very hardworking person and always did her job amazingly. She was always on time and even offered to stay later and help when needed. I never had to worry about my child’s care in her hands and I’d trust her to watch any of my other children as well. - Megan

Pamela K.

She is dependable; follows through on tasks and routines put in place. She has good ideas, and she’s eager to support you in any way she can. - Amanda Brown

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How to Find a Babysitter in Downingtown, PA

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Understand Babysitter Responsibilities in Downingtown, PA

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 Downingtown can impact how much you pay your babysitter.

Downingtown 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 Pennsylvania?
  • Do you have a Pennsylvania 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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