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Lorilee P. - Seeking Work in Nashville
Lorilee P.

Lorilee loved our kids like they were her own. She was always on time, and we lived quite a ways away. I wish she still lived in our area. We would have hired her to help our daughter (who Lorilee watched) with her babies. - Teresa Reding

Martha W. - Seeking Work in Bristol
Martha W.

I hired Martha at Ridgeview in Mobile Crisis in September 2014 and worked with her until I left my supervisor position in April 2015. Martha is kind and thoughtful. She works well with others. She is considerate in her approach snd stays calm in crisis situations. She has knowledge in field along with having a willingness to learn new skills and ideas. Martha is an excellent employee. - Julie Cole

Martha W. - Seeking Work in Bristol
Martha W.

Compassion, attention to detail, Strengths Finder says Woo, people open up and feel safe with her, likes to help others, creative, good educator, calm and reassuring in a crisis. - Sheryl

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

The average cost of a babysitter in Tennessee is $12.49 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!

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