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Mercedes Hernandez
McAllen$9/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi there! My name is Mercedes Hernandez. I'm a 19 year old college student who attends Texas State University. I am working in the valley for the summer while I'm down. I am majoring in Health Administrations.
Paige Kassler
McAllen$13/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hello there!
I'm Paige and i've been surrounded by children almost my entire life. I've had a passion for children and their little minds. Being a nanny is a wonderful job for me because i'm easy going, understanding, enthusiastic. I enjoy making kids smile and in return they make me smile. It's a win win for us.
I'm currently babysitting and dog sitting part time but being a full time nanny is the next step for me.
My hobbies include photography and art and i'm currently not attending college.
Hope to take care of your little ones!
Acril Acosta
McAllen$8.75/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I am an 18 year old college student studying to pursue a career in advertising. I've been around a lot of children in my family and have been babysitting them as well. I enjoy being around children and caring for them. I know the importance of the responsibility it takes to care for children and I hope you are able to trust me to take care for yours. Have a blessed day!
Kayla Ruiz
McAllen$8/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
My names Kayla , I’m 18 and I enjoy spending time taking care of kid’s. My main focus is your kid and their well being.
Jenna Griffith
McAllen$10/hr  |  3 yrs experience
I have worked with children since I was 19 years old as a preschool teacher, babysitter, and intermediate dyslexia intervention aide in the public school system. I recently moved back to the valley to be closer to my family. I will continue my education this summer to obtain my degree in human development with an emphasis in child life.
Mia Perez
McAllen$7.50/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
hello my name is mia i am 16 years old and i currently work at mcdonald’s. iam looking for more jobs i can do besides that , i would love to help family’s with what ever they need even if it’s taking care of the kids ,helping them around the house etc.
Maddie Guerra
McAllen$10/hr  |  1 yrs experience
My name is Madelaine Guerra, but I go by Maddie! I'm a senior in high school at IB Lamar Academy and I am involved in clubs such as Mock Trial, tutoring club, Mock United Nations, volunteering clubs, recycling clubs, and more! I recently was awarded the Gold Presidential Volunteer Award for having over 300 hours of community service! I love to be outdoors, play with dogs, make arts and crafts, play sports, bake, and more! I was on my high school's volleyball team and I am an active member of the National Honor Society. I am also an active member of my church! I enjoy playing tennis and going swimming with my friends on my free time and supporting local businesses around my community. During the summers, I work at Rio Grande Valley Legal Aid and spend a lot of time working with different charities in my community. I am often described as a caring, funny, sympathetic, and passionate individual by my peers. I love to work with children and I am looking forward to doing so!
Blanca Ramirez
McAllen$7.25/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi my name is blanca, I’m super friendly I get along with children! I know Spanish and English, I wouldn’t mind teaching them Spanish or teaching them cute song such as abcs or anything to keep learning things.
Christy S.
McAllen$17.14/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I was a nanny for twin girls and their older brother. I find joy in watching and caring for children. I think it is a very rewarding job. I have cared for children my entire life. From babysitting, to day care, live in and live out nanny.
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Jenna G.

Jenna took care of my children like they were her own. Many times she would come last minute. She would stay as late as needed, even overnight at times. My babies love their Moss Jenna. We were so sad when she moved! I promise you won't regret hiring her to care for your kiddos! - Teris

Emily V.

Emily worked for me for almost 3 months ,never had a problem .... respectfull ,always on time..follows orders that are given to her...very likable..I would defenitley recomend her... - Janie

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How to Find a Babysitter in McAllen, TX

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Understand Babysitter Responsibilities in McAllen, TX

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 McAllen can impact how much you pay your babysitter.

McAllen 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 Texas?
  • Do you have a Texas 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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