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Siera M.

She was amazing. She loves kids and enjoys being around them. Never had any problem with anything when she was there. - Eva Krasyk

Nicole L.

Nicole is great with my granddaughter, she has stuck by our side since day 1 and before. Nicole has helped tremendously with raising and teaching her many things. She has always been available when I needed her, whether it was day, night, or holidays. Nicole is a very nice, caring, loving, and supportive woman. I wouldn't hesitate to call her if I needed her again. - Susan

Chelsey R.

Chelsey was a wonderfully fun and creative nanny for our young daughter. I knew my child was in safe, caring hands when she was with Chelsey. She is an incredibly talented artist and just a good person all around. - Mimi

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What’s the average cost of a babysitter in West Virginia?

The average cost of a babysitter in West Virginia is $12.56 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 West Virginia

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Understand Babysitter Responsibilities in West Virginia

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.

West Virginia 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 West Virginia?
  • Do you have a West 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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