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Sarah F. - Seeking Work in Warren

Sarah Fernandes

Warren, RI
10+ years experience

A little bit about me…

I have been working with children for over 20 years. I have experience from Infants through high school. I have worked as a nanny, teacher, and a paraprofessional and enjoy all of it! I bring a fun, caring personality with some music, yoga, and art thrown in.
Cheryl R. - Seeking Work in Foster

Cheryl Rothwell

Foster, RI
10+ years experience

A little bit about me…

Hi my name is Cheryl and I am a Mom to 7 (only 1 is now under 18),I love children and am very interactive with them enjoying many age appropriate activities,non smoker with reliable transportation.I have been a Nanny for over 25 years,i had my own home daycare for several years and had worked for a agency run through the state as a Supervisor and taught teen Moms how to parent,I am very experienced,I have also done overnight newborn care.I have twin experience as well as preemie experience.
Nia M. - Seeking Work in Cranston

Nia Mokgadi

Cranston, RI
8 years experience

A little bit about me…

I am a 50 year old mother of 2 children; one of them is in college and the other is going into 5th grade. I have worked with children since I was 19 as a teacher, a tutor, care provider and nanny. Since June 2021, I have only worked as a nanny for families in New York city with children’s ages ranging from 7 months to 11 years of age. Being a teacher, I know how children develop and therefore know how to fully engage them with age appropriate play and activities and also help them with school work. I am sportive and love being outdoors. I love being around children, I marvel at how they develop their personality and character, and I endeavor to be a positive and significant part of their every day lives. I am also available for nights and weekends, when asked in advance.
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What’s the average cost of a babysitter in Rhode Island?

The average cost of a babysitter in Rhode Island is $17.31 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 Rhode Island

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Understand Babysitter Responsibilities in Rhode Island

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 can impact how much you pay your babysitter.

Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island?
  • Do you have a Rhode Island 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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