She is so kind! She has the best spirit and made it her mission to have fun with Lily. I don’t think I ever saw her on a phone... she genuinely wanted to enrich her life and her Christian mentorship is priceless. - Christin
Kara Grace is a great caregiver. She is very responsible and interacts with my girls. I am very particular about who watches my girls and I truly trust her. She is a great example to my girls as well. My girls love her too. When she comes to watch them not one of them is upset that I am leaving because they have such a great time with Kara Grace. - Meaghan
Luz is honest, hard working, reliable, kind, trustworthy, intuitive, loves children, a gentle spirit and loyal. Luz has been an excellent mother to her children and has become a very good friend of mine after working for us for so many years. Our children, who are now adults, love her as well. We completely trusted her to care for our children while we were out. - Betsy
Nanny Lane is a child care website meant to help you find a babysitter in your area. Our child care services include background checks, PLUS, and payroll.
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 in Carrollton can impact how much you pay your babysitter.
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:
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.