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Amanda P. - Seeking Work in Glocester
Amanda P.

Amanda is so great with kids, I always felt comfortable leaving my babies with her. They love her and loved staying with her. She always did activities with them, both fun and learning ones. Amanda was so kind and easy to work with. I highly recommend her for your family. - Cara

Amanda P. - Seeking Work in Glocester
Amanda P.

Amanda was an amazing nanny. She was wonderful with my daughter. She made weekly lesson plans , did daily art projects, and interacted with my daughter at all times. Very dependable and trusting. I knew my daughter was safe in her care. I would recommend her to everyone. We miss her. - Jess

Perla S. - Seeking Work in North Providence
Perla S.

Perla really cares about the children she nannies for. She is especially good with newborns because she is patience and thoughtful about all of their needs. She also provides a safe and nurturing environment. In general, Perla is always on time, works diligently, and she communicates effectively with you about what you and the child/baby may need. Overall, she was a delight to work with. - Neville

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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 $16.20 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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