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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!
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.
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
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!
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!
Deserae Richards
Harrisonburg$10/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I am a bilingual educator and mommy looking to care for children part time and hopefully bring my daughter with me!
Stephanie Portillo
Harrisonburg$14/hr  |  4 yrs experience
My name is Stephanie. I have an associates degree and am continuing my education to get a bachelors in psychology. I graduated from Fort Defiance High school. I have done a lot of babysitting for different families ranging of all ages. I have 2 younger brothers and grew up in a Spanish speaking household. Spanish was my first language, and English was second. I love being around children and watching them grow. Right now, I am looking for a full-time nanny position, but I am open to other options as well.

Thank you!
Jomary O.
Harrisonburg$17.14/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
have babysat since age 16 . The game take good care of the bathrooms cn give them their meals and snacks. the treatment were jewel cm their children are so precious
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Rochelle W.

Rochelle is by far the best babysitter I’ve ever had. She’s mostly babysat my son and has done a fantastic job. She is versatile with the activities that she does with my son. She is professional and does not hesitate to contact you about anything she may have questions about. There has been many times that my son didn’t want to leave lol. She is great! - Tonie

Sara D.

Sara has been my reliable, go-to sitter since my kids were babies. She is caring, fun, responsible, and involved. They listen to her more than me! Sara makes the kids excited to have a sitter and I know I can trust her to take excellent care of them. Highly recommend her! - Cheryl

Jasmine B.

She’s absolutely wonderful with children. She was by far the best babysitter I have ever had. Jasmine is willing to go above and beyond to take care of kids. Anyone would be lucky to have her as their nanny. - KyLee

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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 Virgínia?
  • Do you have a Virgínia 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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