It is hard to find someone to look after your lovely baby and it is even harder to find a babysitter who can take care of the well-being of your baby. Well, today we are going to share you with some practical tips that may help you out.
10. Find trusted babysitters online.
I have friend who has recommended me to find trustworthy babysitter through the website such as care.com. The appealing thing of this website is that you can just post your position and list all the requirement of your job and then start to interview with potential babysitter. Part of their feature is free but some of them will charge you from 25 to 45 dollars a month. In addition to care.com, you can find other similar service online website: SeekingSitters, Sittercity.com. eNannySource.com. They are all trustworthy and you can easily find out the best babysitters for you.
9. You can find best babysitter through local schools
There are a lot of teachers and educators provide babysitter services. You can ask around like some local school or some high school and etc. If you have some connections with these education organization, it will be easier for you to find out best babysitter and also you can try to post on the job board of school or even give a call to preschool or day care to find directly.
8. Communicate in parent grounp
We are live in the age of internet, there are so many groups online can connect us with many other people who have similar experience. You can easily find out these group through facebook, twitter, or some local group. Prepare your interested questions and start to discuss with others.
7. Screen the candidates thoroughly
After you have find out some candidates, this is probably one of the most important factors on choosing best babysitter process. Before starting interview your babysitter, you have to estimate the proximate time of your interview process. And you have to also think about how many questions are necessary to ask .
5. Request references
This is probably best way to get better known about this stranger who will take care your baby alone in the future. You can communicate with other clients of this babysitter to know what are the things going? How she do her job and how they take care of baby’s meal, sleep and daily actions.
4.Build strong relationship with your babysitter.
Babysitter in somehow can be your family member but still you have many expectation from them. So you should always keep your requirements or expectations more clear for them. Each day you can chat with them a bit while they just arriving, and make a quick check about their job before they leave. By this way you will create better relationship with your babysitter and get the right person you want.
3. Pay wisely
The payment for babysitter service really depends. Not all the people should give the higher level salary. The typical rate is around 10 to 15 dollars an hour and you can pay them according to their experience, and the load of job. But still you can find out wiser way to pay for their service.
2.Give Advance Notice
Always inform your babysitter with any notice as early as possible. Everyone is working for life and everyone has their own schedule. We must expect each other and thus communication is important and try to give any notice or suggestion ahead.
1.Learn to listen to your kids
You kids will always give you the most important information about your babysitter. Listen to them to know if they are happy with the babysitter. And you should make sure you are happy with the person who stay alone with your baby.