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Michaela Rittenhouse
State College$12/hr  |  1 yrs experience
Hi guys! My name is Michaela (most people call me Mic) and I recently just turned 23! I have a bachelors degree in biopsychology and am currently trying to obtain my veterinarian technician degree online! I love kids, outdoors, animals, and have a passion for people, food, and sports. I always have a pretty flexible schedule and look forward to helping in whatever way I can!
Ashley Cofone
State College$12/hr  |  3 yrs experience
I am 20 years old attending Penn State University. I am from New Jersey but live in South Florida. I want to be Pediatric nurse which is what I am in school for and enjoy working with kids very much. I have worked multiple years with children in a majority of age groups and have also worked at a local summer camp for 5 years. I am CPR certified, can cook most meals, and have a clean driving record. I am able to help kids with school work as I have tutored before and love doing activities outdoors or indoors with kids.
Bella Spicer
State College$12/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have had experience working with children since I was young, I have helped at my church in the kids classes since I was 13. I love interacting with kids and watching them grow! I come from a big family with nieces and nephews who I babysit often.
Alexis Sharp
State College$10/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I am currently attending Penn state
university to get my degree in Human Development and Family Studies. I Have experience with all ages of children. I worked at a daycare for 1.5 years and I was a dance teacher for 2 years teaching kids how to dance!
Right now I am available on Monday: 9am-5pm, Tuesday: 5pm-9pm, Wednesday: 4pm-8pm
As of right now I am not available Thursday through Sunday due to classes and clubs.
Darina Roe
State College$14/hr  |  1 yrs experience
Hi, I'm currently a Junior at Penn State studying Human Development Family Studies so I'm very interested in kids. I currently work at an after school care called CEEL and have been there for about a year and a half now. I'm an aunt of four amazing nieces and nephews that I love hanging out with. I'm just a big fan of kids and the energy they bring and would love to get to know more.
Madison Marie
State College$12/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi there! My name is Madison I am a student at Penn State majoring in Psychology Neuroscience and I plan on attending law school after finished up here. I have 3 younger siblings of my own and I am the oldest, taking on the role of basically the second mom. My little siblings are my life and I am also doing an internship right now working with children who are in foster care and some on probation. Looking to make a few bucks while in school and do something I enjoy!
Megan Felder
State College$11/hr  |  2 yrs experience
Hi! My name is Megan but my friends call me Margie. I am a Penn State student from Florida. I've always loved working with children, through tutoring as well as baby sitting. I have a range of interests and can deal well with a variety of children. Whether your child enjoy Disney films, Paw Patrol or Outdoor activities, I'll be sure to make our adventures fun together!
Hayden Kingshipp
State College$15/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi my Name is Hayden Kingshipp I am 15 and love children. I am a sophomore at state high and I'm taking (ECE)- Early childhood Education, with this class I have the opportunity to teach a preschool class. I want to do something with kids as I grow up, I have past experiences with taking care of kids, I was a babysitter for three little boys the oldest was 4 and the youngest was 6 months, and I have worked as a babysitter for ages 5 months to ten years. I would love to have the opportunity to get to work with kids again.
Ally Mastrangelo
State College$12/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi I'm Ally, a recent Penn State grad who loves working with kids! I've had multiple nannying jobs and also worked as a Camp Counselor for two summers. I have a lot of availability in the upcoming months and can't wait to get to know some new families!
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Nereida R.

Nereida was always on time and attentive to my child’s needs. She helped around the house with minor things and also drove my child when necessary. In addition, some weekends she would be on call for me in case I needed her as a back up. - Keila

Olivia O.

Olivia is very kind hearted and sweet. She always has a smile on her face and has a positive attitude. My two year old adores her. Olivia and I workout together at the ymca and my son gets so extra to see her every day. Olivia has been amazing with every child I've seen her interact with. I fully trust her with my child. - Amber

Taylor C.

She really connected with and made an impact on my kids. As a single mother she helped me more than she knows and I’m very thankful for the time she spent with my family. - Denise

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How to Find a Babysitter in State College, PA

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

State College 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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