How to find a brilliant babysitter
Published on Wednesday, 05 June 2019
Last updated on Monday, 16 November 2020
When you join the babysitters club, a whole new world of child care becomes available. Babysitters can provide regular care, last minute care, temporary care, and special event care. Whether you're looking for after school assistance, emergency back-up or a cosy date night, there is a sitter to suit your circumstances.
A babysitter can be booked through a professional agency or may come recommended by family, friends, neighbours, and colleagues.
Both are good options, and to help you decide whether to use an agency or find a babysitter yourself, we've put together this table pointing out the benefits of each approach:
|Benefits of Agency-Booked Babysitter||Benefits of Finding Your Own Babysitter|
CareforKids.co.nz contains information, advice and practical materials that will support your babysitter experience.
Our Overview on Babysitting is a great place to start. Before booking your babysitter make sure print off our Babysitter Checklist and have our Parent/Babysitter Notes form on hand for when they arrive.
All you need to do is leave the house and take full advantage of those child-free hours!
Babysitter overview: everything you need to know about using a babysitter including costs, what to expect and how to find and interview someone awesome.
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.
Using an agency to source a nanny, au pair or babysitter saves time and effort but there are a few things it is useful to be aware of before you start the process.