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Mallory M. - Seeking Work in Rapid City
Mallory M.

Mallory is incredibly knowledgeable about the different aspects of raising children. She’s also super fun with a great imagination. We found it especially helpful how flexible she was with our ever complicated schedule. She even helped out around the house! Our kids absolutely loved her and we would definitely recommend her to anyone. - Maria

Kelsa L. - Seeking Work in Colome
Kelsa L.

Will try anything and do whatever is asked of her. She is punctual and dependable. She hasn't worked for me long, but I was also a high school teacher for her previously. She is very good with children, does projects and dances and singing with all ages of children. - Sharon

Bree S. - Seeking Work in Sioux Falls
Bree S.

Bree was a great nanny to my two girls. She helped me whenever I needed her when I first had my second daughter. She was great with the baby and the baby loves her. They both do! Always on time and reliable. Anyone will be lucky to have her! - Ashley

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What’s the average cost of a babysitter in South Dakota?

The average cost of a babysitter in South Dakota is $13.54 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 South Dakota

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Understand Babysitter Responsibilities in South Dakota

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 Dakota 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 Dakota?
  • Do you have a South Dakota 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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