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Algood  Antioch  Arlington  Ashland City  Athens  Atoka
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Bartlett  Beechgrove  Blountville  Bluff City  Bon Aqua  Brentwood  Brighton  Bristol
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Chapel Hill  Chattanooga  Clarksville  Cleveland  Clinton  Collegedale  Collierville  Columbia  Cookeville  Cordova  Cottontown  Covington  Crossville
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Dandridge  Dayton  Dickson  Dyersburg
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La Vergne  LaFollette  Lafayette  Lakeland  Lawrenceburg  Lebanon  Lenoir City  Lewisburg  Lexington  Loudon
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Paris  Pleasant View  Portland  Powell  Pulaski
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Shelby Q.

Shelby has watched our multiple pets and has house sit fir us on many occasions. She takes the best care of our fur-babies & our home always looks cleaner than we left it. She is trustworthy, educated and amazing with kids, pets and your home. - Mary

Shelby Q.

Shelby worked with our som with autism for 9 years. She was great with helping him with all of his various needs. We trusted Shelby completely to handle whatever situation arose. She was kind and loving but strong when needed. She will always be part of our family. - mary beth

Sarah C.

Sarah is good with special needs children. She knows to treat them as though they are typical but to mind their particular care differences. - Jai

What’s the average cost of a babysitter in Tennessee?

The average cost of a babysitter in Tennessee is $12.07 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 Tennessee

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Understand Babysitter Responsibilities in Tennessee

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.

Tennessee 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 Tennessee?
  • Do you have a Tennessee 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.

How to find a babysitter on Nanny Lane

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