|So many families are looking desperately for
babysitters and get overwhelmed by the huge numbers of
babysitters out there. How do they know who to trust? What will
make you stand out? What will make you a good babysitter,
someone a family will want to employ?
Babysitting is a great way to earn some extra money in
your own time whilst not disrupting your regular schedule. Many
youngsters start babysitting in their school years as a way to
make some extra pocket money but it cannot be forgotten;
babysitting is also a huge responsibility. The best way to
prepare yourself for any eventuality is by participating in a
fist aid or CPR course. Hopefully you will never have to use
what you learn in class but it is always better to be prepared
for the worst, as when the parents go out, you will be in sole
charge of one or more children.
Here are our babysitter tips to make you a babysitter that any
family would want to hire:
- If at all possible arrange to meet the children before
you begin working as their babysitter. It can be very scary
for a child to have a strange person in the house no matter
how good you are with children.
- Establish in this first meeting rules, discipline and
- If at all possible prior to starting work familiarize
yourself with the children(s) bedtime routine; do the
children have a drink, a bath, a book before bed?
- Always be on time. Parents are going out and may need to
explain things to you before they leave. You do not want to
start off on the wrong foot and make them late.
- Once parents leave the house check that the door is
locked securely as a safety measure.
- Always keep an eye on the children to make sure they are
safe at all times
- Always keep a list of emergency telephone contacts and
numbers at hand.
- Always respect the house you are in. Keep it clean, tidy
and do not invite any guests over without prior consent from
- If you are looking after babies, check and change
diapers whenever needed.
There are many more things you will learn as you gain
experience and confidence as a
remember to be mature, and use your common sense and in no time
you will be a great babysitter that any family would love to
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