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Lisa Ladmer
Seattle$25/hr  |  5 yrs experience
I have lived in the Seattle area for over twenty years. I have taught preschool, been a Waldorf teaching assistant, art therapist, studied midwifery and worked as a birth and post partum doula and nanny. I am a visual artist and painter, as well as a plant based chef and can cook anything for your family, not limited to plant based foods. I love babies and children of all ages. I love all animals and pets. I know how overwhelming life can be with children and infants and I look forward to helping your family as much as I can.
Zamira Wright
South Delridge, Seattle$20/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi, My name is zamira and I love working with kids I’m 15 years old I cook clean I even play with kids I have a lot of experience with different ages of kids
Lillian Mainus
Seattle$12/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
My name is Lillian, I am 21 years old and have a strong passion for children. I have worked in childcare for about 4 years now, and am currently a full time live-in nanny. I consider myself a very outgoing, reliable and easygoing person. My schedule will revolve around the children and I would absolutely love the opportunity to become apart of your family. I enjoy photography (my side job right now), music, art, reading, and making crafts. Contact me if interested!
Charlee Harraway
Cedar Park, Seattle$15/hr  |  2 yrs experience
Hi!
I'm Charlee, I am 21 years old & I love working with children. I have 6 siblings (5 being younger) & many children in my family that I am constantly babysitting! I am a full time cosmetology student & hope to be graduating soon! I lived in Montana for 5 years where i took CPR & partial EMT classes. I was certified in MT for CPR but currently don't have a certification in Washington. I am fully confident in first aid as well. I would love to get to know your little ones & be a positive influence in their lives! I live in lake city with my family, we are on a mostly vegan gluten free diet so I would have no problem following any & all food restrictions &/or diet plans. I love cooking as well so making snacks & meals are not a problem. I follow instructions & love to read! Feel free to message me with any questions or concerns.
Hope to hear from you soon,
Charlee
Eva Barrett
Seattle$20/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have been around kids all my life since I am one of six siblings and have nieces and nephews. I have also taught for 6 years as an elementary teacher. I enjoy working and educating kids of all ages and I’m very responsible and kindhearted.

My last nanny experience was with a 1.5 year old and then a newborn baby. I worked with the mother while she was
pregnant with her second baby. Did light house work and organizing/cleaning but mainly focused on the baby so mother could get enough rest and was stress free. I returned to help her out with the newborn, similar responsibilities.

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Bailey Heimark
Seattle$20/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
My name ia bailey marie, i am 20 years old & i have been babysitting since i was 12. I’ve always had a huge heart for children and have always enjoyed being a role model. I’ve watched kids from infants to 11+ years old. I am spontaneous, adventurous, responsible and kids absolutely love me! I hope to be working with some of you soon!
Veronica Aguilar
Greater Duwamish, Seattle$20/hr  |  2 yrs experience
Hi I’m veronica I lake to be a nanny l love children and at this moment I’m available I have very good reference for four years
Katrina Mendoza
Seattle$20/hr  |  5 yrs experience
Hi everyone! My name is Katrina and I have been in the childcare/early childhood ed field for about a decade now. I just finished my BA in Early Childhood Ed and Family Studies through UW . I am looking for a great family I can work for long term that has part-time need for childcare.I am CPR and First Aid Certified as well as Food Handlers Permit. I have an extensive experience handling children in different age groups ranging from 4 months to 14 years old. I have also worked in various childcare settings such as daycare, preschools, coop, and volunteering in local churches, non-profits for childcare, etc...
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Hire a babysitter with great references
Lisa L.

Lisa is a life saver during the pandemic. Our kids love her so much and beg to go to her house to do art, go swimming and play with her animals. She’s an amazing cook and I trust her wholeheartedly with the care of my kids. - Caroline

Alayna B.

Alayna was such a fun and hands-on nanny. She was always ready to match whatever mood our kids were in, and was especially great at managing conflict. Our kids had fun with her always, and she is especially fun with art projects. She's creative and intuitive and always picked up the kitchen. - Ryan Tucker

Marina H.

She was an absolute dedicated worker. Arrived on time and put 100% energy into caring for the kids. She is an exceptional young woman who has a gift for creativity and will bring so much joy to your little one. She is detailed and very considerate. One of the best workers I have had in a long time. - Carole Linden

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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!

And of course, as you learn how to hire a babysitter, Nanny Lane's nanny services are here to help you along the way.

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