Finding a babysitter you trust and the kids love can be a challenge. Find out where to find a qualified babysitter, as well as how to keep a sitter happily employed.
1. Ask for RecommendationsWhether you're looking for a teenage babysitter or a regular in-home caregiver, begin by asking your friends, colleagues, and neighbors for recommendations.
2. Community OrganizationsCall your local library, YMCA, and community education facility to find out whether they offer babysitting classes. If they do, they might be able to give you a list of local babysitters.
3. Colleges and UniversitiesAlso consider contacting your local community college or nearby universities. Their early education departments may have job boards where you can post your request.
www.babysitters.com to search for babysitters in your area.
5. Schedule InterviewsSchedule interviews with each potential candidate. If possible, make arrangements to conduct the interviews in your home so that the candidates can meet and interact with your children.
emergencies, play time, and compensation.