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Heidi Mensah
The Colony$16/hr  |  1 yrs experience
Hi! My name is Heidi Mensah. I love being with kids. I would be able to do anything to make you and the kids as happy and at easy as possible.
Jordan H.
The Colony$11.42/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Childcare Supervisor for 2.5years. Watched 27 toddlers on my own and I had them under control! Parents and their children love me because I'm fun, kind, easy going, reliable and stern when needed. babysitting for 12 years to the same families. They like that I'm available even for last minute plans and how well I am with the kids.
Cecilia L.
The Colony$17.14/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Getting ready for school, breakfast, lunch and dinner, driving to and from school, playing, crafts, reading, helping with homework, cooking and feeding, bathing, etc.
Amanda P.
The Colony$17.14/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Full time nanny (live out)from Jan 02- Nov 03. Weekends from Nov 03- May 04. I was 19 when I started and Edward was 3 months. Feb 07-July 07: full time live out nanny for 2 girls, ages 1 and 3, and one boy, age 5. In addition to the 3, I had my daughter as well, who at the time I started was 5 months. I was also a nanny for a family with 3 children, ages 1-5, for about a year. And also brought my daughter along, who at that time was under one.
Gessica S.
The Colony$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have been a babysitter and nanny for friends and family for several years. I enjoy taking care of children.
Elena B.
The Colony$14.28/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have more than 20 years of experience working with children in childcare facilities and babysitting. I have experience working with children of all ages.
Lindsey E.
The Colony$7.97/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I'm the oldest of four kids so I've been babysitter since the age of 11. I've also been a dance teacher for 3 years for ages 2-11.
Fallon G.
The Colony$8.12/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I started Babysitting when I was 15 year old. And have continued to babysit over the years. The largest family I ever had to care for was 5. Due to the fact I have had a full time job my babysitting had been limited to close family, and friends.
Megan M.
The Colony$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
My name is Megan Morris and I'm a 24-year-old college student. I'm currently working on my degree in Early Childhood Development. In order to afford my school, I must work full time; therefore all my classes are online. I am engaged and have a beautiful little girl named Savannah. I have 11 years of child care experience. I began babysitting when I was in middle school and have enjoyed working with kids since! Each summer I volunteer for the VBS program at my church; working with kids ages newborn-12 6th grade. The first family I was a nanny for had a 3-month-old and a 5-year-old, the second family had a 4-month-old and a 3-year-old. With the second family I often watched their two cousins at the same time, another 3-year-old and a 5-year-old. On the weekends I was a coach for a competitive cheerleading squad of 45 girls, ages 7-10. I 'm willing to run errands, do household chores, laundry and cooking. I have a trunk full of craft supplies, games, workbooks for various ages and CD 's that are full of learning songs. Please message me for more detail on my child care experience!
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Elaine S.

She is wonderful with the kids. She’s, punctual, caring, and has become an extension of our family. I would highly recommend Elaine caring for your little ones. We would still be with her if I wasn’t moving but I fortunately had to move closer to work. My girls have enjoyed her company and conversations as I have as well. You’d be nuts not to hire her. - Brittany

Jasmine M.

Jasmine, was such a great nanny to my daughter . She loved her, she made sure she was ok and made her lots of different types of foods . - Jennifer

Jasmine M.

She was very caring and careful with the kids. My kids enjoyed being around her because of her spirit. She always made sure the kids were fed and okay. Not only did she make sure they were okay, she also helped with school work and other problems my kids needed help with if I’m not in attendance. - Stephine

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How to Find a Babysitter in The Colony, 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 The Colony, 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 The Colony can impact how much you pay your babysitter.

The Colony 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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