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Finding a babysitter doesn't have to be a chore

4 tips to hire your perfect babysitter

by Sheila Huggins  |  1502 views  |  0 comments  |      Rate this now! 

Finding a babysitter does not have to be as complicated as you might think. Of course, you will have to do some work in order to find the most qualified, caring, nuturing and responcible person.

Take your time finding the right babysitter. This way, you can be sure that you have made the right choice. This article will give you some tis to help you find the best erson for your childcare needs.

 

When you begin your quest for finding a babysitter, you need to first determine the amount of money you are willing to pay for childcare. As long as you have a checklist of basic criteria for the babysitter you are looking for, the rest should be fairly simple. Here are some tips for you to find the babysitter of your dreams.

1.) Advertise! Without telling people you are looking for someone, how is anyone supposed to know? There are several ways you can put the word out that you are looking for a sitter. Local churches, newspaper, advertise in the supermarket, put an ad on local forums, in school newspapers and everywhere else you can think of. Most of these places will allow you to advertise your need for a sitter for little to no fee.

2.) Talk to your family members, neighbors and co-workers. It is likely they know of a qualified sitter that could be just the person you want caring for your young ones while you are away.

3.) Network. It is also possible your friend's sitter knows someone that would be interested in sitting for you. Which is why, telling people you are looking for a sitter is so important.

4.) Try online babysitter search. Getting a babysitter has never been easier. These online babysitter agencies have large database of babysitters for you to choose from. You can even read the reviews so that you will know what past employers think of them.

When you do find a few babysitters that interest you, you should begin with an interview. During this time you should inform the potential sitter of the type of services you require (light house cleaning, running errrands etc.), the amount per hour or week you will pay the person, and any other information that is important to you.

Being honest and upfront right from the start is a great way for you to start your relationship off on the right foot. Make sure you are willing to be reasonable when the sitter requests time off, for vacations and such as well.

If you require punctuality with your sitter, be courteous and be punctual when it is time for you to be home. This will make finding a babysitter and keeping a babysitter much easier for you.

About the Author

Sheila Huggins is a work from home mum and runs a babysitter information blog in her free time

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