Hiring A Babysitter


  1. Make sure your sitter is adequately trained and has a good sense of responsibility and maturity. Ask for references and check them.
  2. Make suitable arrangements, at the time of hiring, for the sitter's transportation home.
  3. Leave a number and address where you can be reached in the event of an emergency. If your plans change, be sure to contact the sitter.
  4. Have a list of phone numbers of people to contact in case of emergency. Include a close neighbor or relative.
  5. Provide the sitter with a working flashlight in case of power failure.
  6. Acquaint the sitter with any pre-established emergency procedures (i.e. fire escape, alarm systems and escape routes).
  7. Familiarize the sitter with your home (locking doors, fuse boxes, windows, etc.).
  8. Call and check on the sitter if possible.

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