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Meghan L. - Seeking Work in Brentwood
Meghan L.

Meghan is always so great to work with! She is detailed, polite, considerate and kind. My girls LOVE her. She brings extra fun activities and plans fun things during her time with my kids. She cares about the families she works with and will make positive impact on your kids! - Emily

Meghan L. - Seeking Work in Brentwood
Meghan L.

Meghan watched my baby from 3-6 months old. During that time he had some separation anxiety from me and she was patient in helping him adjust. She always took care of his physical needs in a timely manner and was great at playing and interacting with him as well. She made it easy to leave my baby so I could work. Very grateful and would use her again anytime I need childcare. - Brittany

Quadria M. - Seeking Work in Cleveland
Quadria M.

She loved my kids like her own and my kids loved her! She was great with them! She was so very accommodating to my schedule. She is attentive and honest as well. One of my favorites! - Dacey

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

The average cost of a babysitter in Tennessee is $12.88 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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