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Brandy B. - Seeking Work in Yorktown
Brandy B.
Yorktown$14.28/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Most recently I was a nanny with a great military family whose father deployed to Afghanistan from Nov-August. I gave the family priority commitment & they were very kind to me in return. They had the sweetest little girl (turned 1) named Leah who I helped to potty train, dance/sing/color/read/walk/play/learn for hours each day. The mom worked in a nearby hospital so her hours could be funky, and they always had my full priority. I became a special needs attendant through Public Partnerships to take care of a 4 year old boy with autism and his two year old sister. Each morning I would arrive to wake the children up, make breakfast, prepare lunch, get everyone dressed, and drive the boy to his school about an hour away. We had our daily routine that may have included play time outside, learning our letters and manners, sing a long's, dress up, and art time (for their dad who was on deployment) group play time, zoo visits on weekends, and family gatherings when the grandparents came to town. I also was a nanny for a set of realtors, where the parents worked from home, and had two children (10 month old girl & 3 year old boy) that required making meals, dressing, naps, outside play time, going to the YMCA pool, dancing and song time, dress-up, birthday preparations, and having children over from the neighborhood to play outside. I also became a personal assistant for these parents, and ran errands to include helping set up our Nemo fish tank, grocery shopping, car repair visits, and helping out with their real estate business through computer publishing/advertising/ photographing their properties.
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How to Find a Babysitter in Yorktown, VA

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

Yorktown 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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