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Stephanie S. - Seeking Work in Summerville
Stephanie Sing
Summerville$18/hr  |  14 yrs experience
Hi families,

I am 36 yrs old and I have lots of experience. I’ve been in daycare/ Nanny field for 18+ years. I love children and my job! I also speak Portuguese fluently. I enjoy reading, arts n crafts, teaching children, educational activities and outings. I love being outdoors and going for walks.

I also have a lot of experience in daycares too before I started Nannying. I was a preschool teacher and love doing projects and activities.
Deborah  M. - Seeking Work in Columbia
Deborah Mitchell
Columbia$10/hr  |  2 yrs experience
*I DON’T Mind Live-In/FullTime*
Hi! My name is Deborah, but most people call me Debbie. I’m a Christian! I love working with children, I’ve been babysitting since I was about 10 years old. I honestly do put others needs before my own, but I don’t think it makes me weak. It just shows how dedicated I am and how much I’d go the extra mile for those I care about. I don’t have children of my own, but I’ve got +32 little cousins if that’s counts. Actions do speak louder than words so If you give me a chance I promise to not just put a smile on your child(ren’s) face(s), but yours as well. Ps: I speak French, ASL, and I don’t smoke.
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Beneathea M. - Seeking Work in Columbia
Beneathea M.

She was amazing with my son. She was attentive and very nurturing. My son loved her so much. She was always on time and willing to stay extra time if needed. She was very clean and taught my son alot of early life lessons.i would recommend her to anyone that asks about a baby sitter - Ivan

Torie E. - Seeking Work in Taylors
Torie E.

Torie was fantastic with my 3 girls. They absolutely loved her! My girls do not have a mother and Torie stepped right in and treated them like they were her own. It was great for my youngest daughter because Torie brought her out of her shell. - Josh

Melanie B. - Seeking Work in Inman
Melanie B.

Melanie has worked with us for 3 years. She was always so polite, reliable, and my children loved her more than anything. She is awesome at multitasking. We have 4 children, 2 of them under 3 and she did a phenomenal job making sure every single one of their needs were met. She is so kind and compassionate. I would recommend her to anyone! - Kristen

How to Find a Babysitter in South Carolina

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Understand Babysitter Responsibilities in South Carolina

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.

South Carolina 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 South Carolina?
  • Do you have a South Carolina 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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