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Ashlyn Kale
Harrisonburg$10/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I am 21 years old and taking a year off of school after studying at JMU for 2 years. I currently work at a restaurant but have quickly learned that the environment isn't right for me. I have always been a nurturer, and look forward to having my own kids someday, so I know that taking care of children will be a deeply rewarding experience. I am a musician, actress, and dancer, and I love to read and write, so I could definitely share my passion for the arts with the kids. I also speak sufficient Spanish (not perfectly fluent). I have experience taking care of children of all ages, and I can also offer assistance with driving, grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, and tutoring. I would have to give my current employer notice of course, and my schedule is slightly more limited in the evenings until mid November. Other than that, my schedule is extremely flexible, and I can even be available on weekends if needed. If you need more information or an interview, I would be happy to provide!
Blanche Wetzel
Harrisonburg$11/hr  |  2 yrs experience
Hello! I'm Blanche and I'm an art education major, currently in my second year of college. During my summers I work as a summer camp counselor and I absolutely love being able to spend time with kids! I know how to cook/bake and have lots of fun craft and art ideas for your kids!
Kelly Ortega
Harrisonburg$12/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Very outgoing and friendly, I love kids! My grandma would babysit children all the time at home and I would help her with them. Over the past few years I never really thought to do it myself until now. I do have a dog, Incase anyone has allergies I just wanted to put it out there. Flexible hours, I can go out to the park (after the corona stuff dies down) and just do overall fun activities!
Brianna Hensley
Harrisonburg$13/hr  |  1 yrs experience
I like helping people and I love being around kids and helping them grow! I'm 19 years old, I love music, and I hope I get the opportunity to work with one of you!
Sophia Stone
Harrisonburg$12/hr  |  1 yrs experience
I am currently pursuing my Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy, hoping to be a Pediatric OT in my future career. I have some babysitting experience, as well as over 60 hours of experience at Pediatric OT clinics, working with children of all ages.
Carly Thompson
Harrisonburg$12/hr  |  5 yrs experience
Hi moms and dads! My name is Carly and I am a senior at JMU looking for a part time nannying job starting ASAP until i graduate in mid may! I love working with kids of all ages, I am creative, outgoing and I love sports
Amanda Simmons
Harrisonburg$15/hr  |  4 yrs experience
My first experience was babysitting at age 10... My most educational and learning was with my job at Gateway Academy, in South Carolina.. I was the lead 2year old teacher for almost 5 years. At this daycare it was run like a school, I had to make lesson plans and potty training along with lots of other things.. I watched over 20, 2 year olds...I also took care of a 27 year old angle she was.. She has downs syndrome, but I lived with her and her mother as Melissa's caregiver. That was one of the best five years in my life!!! I love children being around them makes you feel so young and blessed. Any questions please have no hesitation to phone me. I am also certified in CPR an be First Aid.
Samantha Avitto
Harrisonburg$20/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have worked with my mom in a preschool plenty of times in the 2/3 year old classrooms. I have also babysat for my parents friends for about 7 years now. I'm more than willing to drop off/pick up children from school and I can also tutor and help with homework. I'm willing to meal prep/do light housekeeping/take trips to the park or movies as well. Please contact me if you need a summer nanny!
Sophia Shedd
Harrisonburg$9/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I'm Sophia Shedd, a sophomore at James Madison University, I'm a harp music major, and I'm looking for a nanny or babysitter job while I'm home for the summer!
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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 Harrisonburg, VA

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

Harrisonburg 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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