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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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Nanny Shares in Seattle, WA

The Shangkuan Family - Hiring in Seattle
The Shangkuan Family
Seattle$23/hr  |  1 kid
Hi nannies, We are Laurence and Debby and our little girl's name is Stella. She is going to be 7M old in Jan 2022. We are looking for a nanny and potential nanny share with a friend who also has a baby girl 2 months younger than Stella.

We are looking for:
An experienced infant caregiver who is calm, warm, attentive, kind, organized, and love baby(ies)!

A caregiver who is willing to follow a structured day to keep baby on a schedule for naps, mealtimes, and playtime in accordance with developmental needs. However, a structured day does not mean sticking to the clock.

A caregiver who is excited to help babies learn and grow, and reach key milestones!

Preferred experience caring for multiple babies at the same time.

Should have an interest or background in child development or teaching

A caregiver who is willing to wash baby bottles, cleaning the spills and spit ups, and keep the play area organized and clean (clean toys regularly)

Okay with at least 1 parent or both parents working from home

Dog friendly and not afraid of dog barking! We have a 3 year old rescued dog, Gary. He will be pretty guarded at first but will warm up to you once he gets to know you. Dog care is not needed.

Non-smoker

COVID vaccine, annual flu shot, and TDAP are required

We value:
Open and active communication - Please keep us informed on any changes about the baby throughout the day. We will also inform you if baby’s schedule or diet has changed. We are also willing to hear your suggestions you may bring us.
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Abigail F. - Seeking Work in Seattle
Abigail F.

Abigail was such a joy to have. She was always on time, went above and beyond always doing more than I asked of her. My boys loved her (she came at 6 weeks old with our first) and stayed through potty training, teething and everything in between. Honest, reliable and really loves kids. - Kelly

Mike I. - Seeking Work in Seattle
Mike I.

We only call Mike for date nights. He is compassionate, understanding and a great communicator. My girls are 6, 2, and infant and he is amazing with them. Always arrives on time with clean gear! - Ashley

Mike I. - Seeking Work in Seattle
Mike I.

I'm in Australia and everything is done via the internet. He is amazingly knowledgeable and empathetic to my situation with being a first time mum and was always there to help when I needed. I'd have him here in Australia if I could afford to bring him over to live! - Hayley

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What’s the average cost of a babysitter in Seattle, WA?

The average cost of a babysitter in Seattle, WA is $19.21 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 Seattle, WA

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Understand Babysitter Responsibilities in Seattle, WA

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 Seattle can impact how much you pay your babysitter.

Seattle 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 Washington?
  • Do you have a Washington 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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