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Aceland Kent
Blacksburg$12/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Currently, I'm an assistant teacher in a Nido classroom at a Montessori School, but I'm looking for a nannying or babysitting job with more flexible hours to accommodate my work as a full-time Social Work undergrad at Radford University. I have been working with children with ages ranging from six weeks to thirteen years for the past four years in a variety of environments.
Kimberly Newton
Blacksburg$12/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi, I'm Kimberly! I'm a rising senior at Virginia Tech majoring in Public Relations. I am a kind, caring, and outgoing babysitter with 5 years of experience. With all of my classes being online this upcoming semester, I have a flexible schedule and open availability.
Carley Graves
Blacksburg$15/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi! I'm Carley! I have been nannying/babysitting/working in nurseries/daycares for over 10 years. I am CPR certified and have medication training. My undergraduate degree is in psychology. I currently work with adults with disabilities and illnesses so I am comfortable with special needs. I love animals and children. I played soccer in college and have worked at a gym so I like to be active! I am currently finishing up my master's degree at Virginia Tech and am ideally looking for a position as a nanny but would love to babysit or petsit as well! :) Please message me if you have any more questions and I would be happy to talk!
Meghan Murphy
Blacksburg$10/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I am currently 20 and I love working with children. I have babysat since I was 12 and have loved every minute of it! I recently moved to Virginia from New York and I am looking for an opportunity to work before I go off to college.I graduated high school early and have been taking college classes since then (a year earlier than normal). Education is very important to me and I would be sure to communicate that and spread my knowledge and love for learning with your children! I have an older and younger sister of my own and would love to be a big sister to your children!

If you are interested, I can tell you more about myself! I am looking forward to hearing back from you,
Meghan
Lydia Wanless
Blacksburg$13/hr  |  2 yrs experience
I have been working with kids since my first daycare job in 2017. I have worked with all age groups and am familiar with special needs as well.
Sara Miller
Blacksburg$10/hr  |  1 yrs experience
I’m Sara and I am going to be a senior at Virginia Tech this year. I love working with children and have a lot of experience. I coach children’s gymnastics classes for kids from ages 3 all the way to 12! I also work children’s gymnastics camps in the summer! I was a competitive gymnast in high school so I love getting to share my passion with children and teaching them what I got to learn! I love to have fun and play games with kids but safety is also a huge priority of mine. From my coaching experience, I know a lot about safety and first aid!
Courtney W.
Blacksburg$8.57/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I started babysitting in our Churchs nursey at 13, I started unsupervised babysitting at 15. I lived with my sister and helped take care of her two boys, from the moment they were born, until now (one is 15months, the other 6)
Stevie S.
Blacksburg$11.42/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
My past child care experience is very extensive. I have been babysitting for many years. I have babysat children that are newborns to age 12. My mother also has a day care in our home and I have helped her with that from the time she started it (8 years ago).I have babysat the last five summers, morning until evening, preparing meals and driving children to practices and camps. I also am a Human Development major at Virginia Tech and have taken a class in infant and childhood development which has helped me to better understand children's needs.
Laura G.
Blacksburg$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
In 2010 I graduated from Virginia Tech with a bachelor's degree in Psychology focusing on Child development. I currently work as a pre-k teacher in Blacksburg VA. Before becoming a full time teacher in the 4&5 y/o pre-k classroom I worked in multiple classrooms each day from age 1-3. I have been baby-sitting for the neighborhood children and for my cousins for many years. I also have worked as a camp counselor in Tennessee and as a math and English tutor at an elementary school in the Bronx, NYC. Though it is often challenging working with children, the joy that comes from helping them learn new skills is unmatched.
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Lynn J.

Lynn was very caring and kind to my children. She would take them for walks, to playgrounds and dance around. My daughter loved Lynn watching her. She was great with keeping my kids on schedule. She would take them to school. She always made them feel loved. - Stacie

Aire'Anna R.

She is very attentive, she pays close attention to detail , you can tell she loves the kids . In everything she does she puts forth the most effort without even blinking she cares for the children like they are her own. She is an amazing asset to have . - Brittiany

Alicia H.

Alicia was our nanny for our two girls and took care of both since they were babies. She loves our girls like they are her own, and we trust her completely. She’s kind, patient, careful, protective, easy to get along with and dependable. My husband and I are happy to speak to any prospective family to recommend Alicia. - Sarah Rogers

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How to Find a Babysitter in Blacksburg, VA

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Understand Babysitter Responsibilities in Blacksburg, VA

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 Blacksburg can impact how much you pay your babysitter.

Blacksburg 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 Virginia?
  • Do you have a Virginia 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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