Babysitter Tool Kit for Parents
Published on Monday, 05 December 2016
Last updated on Monday, 16 November 2020
Finding a brilliant babysitter
If you aren't one of the lucky parents who has a lovely 18 year old living next door or doting grandparents nearby, then chances are the time will come when you'll need to source a babysitter from the wider world.
Babysitters are casual child minders who come to your home and watch your kids while you spend a well deserved evening out. Click the links below to learn everything there is to know about the wonderful world of babysitters.
Overview on Babysitting
Our Nannies, Au Pairs & Babysitters article tells you everything you need to know about their differences, how you should pay them and more. There are a number of ways to find a babysitter, you could ask your friends/neighbours, advertise or use an agency.
Using an agency to find a babysitter
Using an agency to find a babysitter removes some of the legwork and ensures the person you end up with is experienced. If you are strapped for time or unsure how to interview potential candidates then using an agency may be the easiest option.
If you decide to source a babysitter independently use this Babysitter Checklist to ensure the person you hire has the experience and is the right personality match for your family.
Once you have sourced your babysitter and booked a lovely night out consider completing and printing these Babysitter Notes to make sure they have all the information they need while you are away.
To search for babysitters near you click here.
Babysitter overview: everything you need to know about using a babysitter including costs, what to expect and how to find and interview someone awesome.
Babysitter checklist: learn how to interview and brief a new babysitter.
Brief your babysitter properly then relax and enjoy your evening out using our printable form covering your kid’s routine, emergency contacts and house rules.