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Have you considered a nanny share?

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A nanny share is when one nanny cares for children from two different families. Each family saves significantly on child care expenses, while the nanny enjoys higher pay than the typical full-time position.

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Samantha S. - Seeking Work in Richmond
Samantha S.

Sam was great with my daughter. We used her to fill in some gaps in our childcare this summer and she was lovely. Sam was timely and kept my daughter busy and having fun for multiple days on end. - Meghan

Veronica R. - Seeking Work in Richmond
Veronica R.

Veronica is a great employee because she is well-versed in child development, biology, and medical terminology. She also completes tasks, documents, and follows up on appointments in an effective and timely manner. She is a wonderful and dependable colleague. She is amazing with children and parents! She is overall a pleasure to have around. - Miriam

Claudia S. - Seeking Work in Richmond
Claudia S.

She was very dependable, always on time. She taught my daughter her alphabets and numbers. She made sure my daughter got some outside time, instead of being in the house most of the day. Always able to work whenever I needed her. Able to cook any and everything for my child. Even helpful with potty training! - Bonnie

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What’s the average cost of a babysitter in Richmond, VA?

The average cost of a babysitter in Richmond, VA is $13.32 per hour. The cost of a babysitter is dependent on the babysitter’s experience, qualifications and location.
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How to Find a Babysitter in Richmond, VA

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

Richmond 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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