Tiff has an amazing attitude and work ethic. She’s extremely polite, friendly, and kind. We only worked together for a short amount of time, however, I’ve known her for over two decades. She’s patient and has a great way with children. She’s taken on caretaking since her teenage years - I highly recommend Tiff for any caretaking role. - Melanie
Tiffany is very patient and loving with children. She really goes above and beyond to make sure she is meeting all necessary needs for parents and children. Tiffany is a very reliable and hardworking individual to provide childcare. I would definitely refer Tiffany to any family looking for someone to really nurture and look after their children. - Tejalba
Ashley has a very positive attitude. personable with great customer service skills. Very positive attitude. always happy with a smile on her face. She is punctual and a hard worker. Ashley was always dedicated to getting her tasks done in a timely manner. I would definitely hire Ashley again. She is a great asset to any company. - Richelle
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 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.