Wishkub was an excellent assistant while working with me in a Montessori classroom. wishkub came with year of experience and we were able to utilize her Early childhood education philosophy combined with a Montessori AMS philosophy - Justina
She is the best nanny! Very understanding super reliable and trustworthy. My kids miss her so much however we still do keep in touch. We had to go our ways when my husband got a Job offer in Florida and we ended up deciding to move. The kids still to this day miss her and her outgoing personality. If your kids are in her hands, you will not have to worry about anything at all. - Michelle
Yolanda was an awesome addition to have around my daughter! She always had activities for her to do and kept her busy and entertained throughout the day and night. She was also very flexible with me regarding scheduling. My work hours could change often very last minute and she always was willing to go above and beyond to make sure she was always there for us whenever she was needed. - Nicole
Nanny Lane is a child care website meant to help you find a babysitter in your area. Our child care services include background checks, PLUS, and payroll.
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 can impact how much you pay your babysitter.
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:
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.