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Lois McDaniel
Odessa$10/hr  |  7 yrs experience
Hi, I'm Lois I have be a big sister for 17+ years and i've been a babysitter since the age of 14. I love children and pets. I have watched my siblings, cousins, and the neighbors kids. I was recommended by everyone and had so many people want me to watch their kids because i'm friendly, always happy, and most of all I absolutely love children. I would be more than happy to keep your child entertained for the day and I even clean up the house; dishes, laundry, cleaning up is something i have no problem with!
Denise Pierre
Odessa$15/hr  |  3 yrs experience
I went to college in California I took child development classes I also babysit several years and also was a foster parent.
Isla Lujan
Odessa$8/hr  |  1 yrs experience
My name is isla I am 27 and a mom of 3 ages 12, 7 and 3 I have years of experience working with children in a learning facility and daycare facilities as well as in home care. I have references and hours of trainings. I have some experience working with children who have autism.
Carol Adkins
Odessa$11/hr  |  1 yrs experience
I love children and take care of my granddaughter. Also was a child care for my church. I was CPR certified and first aid but need it recertified and i am willing to do this.
Madisen Hatten
Odessa$8.30/hr  |  2 yrs experience
I’m 18 years old and needing a summer job to help me get to Abilene Christian in August!! I’ve never really been a nanny but I’ve baby sat many kids for a period of times. I’m a nursing student, CPR certified and love to work with kids! Im very fun and and have many games we could play! I plan on becoming a BSN and working for kids with cancer. I can be very stern and mean, but only when I have to be! I can work any time from now until August 21st.
Bianca Fabela
Odessa$13/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi my name is Bianca, I am 21 years old, I have 2 beautiful nieces one 9 and the other 5, I've looked after time to time throughout the years, as well as other children for family and friends.

I love children, I may not have as much experience as others but I'd be honored to be given a chance.

I also know how to cook,clean and I love animals, painting, baking, and playing board games.

Thank you for reading my profile!
Victoria S.
Odessa$8.57/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
i have 5 younger siblings and raised two of them myself
Valerie Luce
Odessa$10/hr  |  8 yrs experience
Maria Campos
Odessa$10/hr  |  1 yrs experience
Hi I’m Maria. I’m 23 years old. I’ve help my younger sisters raise my nephews. They never complained about nothing. My nephews love me deeply. I love working with kids. I have the patience.
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Ryan P.

She is amazing with kids and I would trust her with any age she is cpr certified and is very energetic and enjoyable to be around. - Barbee

Jordan C.

She really paid attention to detail! I’ll admit I had a bit of a list at the time but she accomplished everything and more! Not to mention she’s a very kind and thoughtful person and I felt that she was way more than what we were expecting! - Paxton Thomson

Robyn L.

Robyn was very attentive to our child’s specific needs, she was always available when we needed her and she worked closely with my wife and myself to come up with activities for our children. - Raymond

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How to Find a Babysitter in Odessa, TX

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.

Understand Babysitter Responsibilities in Odessa, 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 Odessa can impact how much you pay your babysitter.

Odessa 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!

And of course, as you learn how to hire a babysitter, Nanny Lane's nanny services are here to help you along the way.

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