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Tara Bucher
Mechanicsburg$14/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I am a fun loving person who loves kids and animals. The care of the children is priority, but I am willing to meal prep, housework, run errands, and homework assistance.
Maggie Burton
Mechanicsburg$15/hr  |  1 yrs experience
Hi, my name is Maggie Burton and I am 17. I enjoy working with children and their unique personalities and individual learning styles. In my free time I enjoy babysitting, crafting, and cooking. I am looking to go to school for Pediatric Substance Abuse Counseling. I work at Momentum Female Fitness in the mornings in the daycare. I enjoy working with kids as it gives me the chance to impact the most important time of your child's life while I continue to develop my skills aiding in the physical, mental, and emotional development of young children.
Linzey Green
Mechanicsburg$10/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hello!! I’m Linzey, I am a very energetic, outgoing person and i love working with kids. I am 17 years old and as i may be young I have grown up around 32 cousins all younger in age! I have such a caring and understanding personality, i love helping out and being around children. I have done plenty of charity work with kids and it had made me realize I love seeing the smiles I bring! I would be good for the job because I am very reliable and I am currently enrolled in a cyber school so I have plenty of time on my hands. Thank you!
Gabrielle Olsen
Mechanicsburg$7.50/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I'm goofy and I love working with kids. I raised my little brother for a few years during rough times. I also loved looking out for all the neighbor kids. All my friends know I'm Momma Bear. 😊
Elizabeth H.
Mechanicsburg$11.42/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I started babysitting when I was about 12 and continued through high school.I am currently working at a daycare. I have been there since 2004. I have worked with young toddlers up to PreK. I am also currently taking the CDA course and should receive the certificate this summer. I also help with my church's children's program every Wednesday night and have helped in the nursery.
Jenny Lacy
Mechanicsburg$10/hr  |  8 yrs experience
I am a retired special education teacher, private tutor, I love kids, I have raised my own, and yet to me its the joy of, helping others, I love crafts, playing and teaching children, I am in touch with each child and treat them as if they are my own, TV is not a child care, they need attention. love as if their own parent was there, I am stepping in and have alway become part of the family , there is nothing I wont do to make the family and children happy,
Amber R.
Mechanicsburg$20/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Over the last 10 years I have worked as an Early Childhood Teacher at a childcare, primarily in Infants and Toddlers. I also have babysat for various families in my church since I was 14. I have taught both Sunday School and Summer Bible School with my church in both elementary age and early childhood age. I currently have a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Special Education and Early Childhood Education. I am CPR and First Aid Certified.
Madelynn S.
Mechanicsburg$14.28/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I feel that children should feel loved and safe. They need clear boundries and a nurturing caregiver to be able to grow to their upmost potential. I believe that all of this can be done with patience and by my example of kindness and respect. I feel that children should be allowed to just be children and a simple joy for all that this wonderful world has to offer.
Patricia N.
Mechanicsburg$14.28/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I was a child care provider in my home for a number of years for children ages 1-5. Sunday school teacher 12 years ages birth to 5th grade mother of 2 adult children Christian camp counselor 3 years currently a 6th grade teacher with dual certification in Language Arts grades k-6 and 7-9
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How to Find a Babysitter in Mechanicsburg, PA

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

Mechanicsburg 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!

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