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Questions to ask a new babysitter?

What are some questions to ask a new babysitter that I never had met before?

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starbucks_mama

Asked by starbucks_mama at 10:38 PM on Jan. 20, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • Cpr trained?
    How many families have they sat for?
    How long have they been babysitting?

    ???Why are you interviewing someone that you don't know to baby sit? Just curious?
    coala

    Answer by coala at 10:40 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

  • OH!!! Get references!!!!
    coala

    Answer by coala at 10:40 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

  • Ask for references first!!!! Give her some situations and have her answer how she would deal with them.....ask her if she knows age appropriate shows for your child/children....does she know basic first aid???.... how many babysitting jobs has she had and why did she leave them....ask her how she plans on entertaining your child/children while she watches them... Most of all let her spend some time with them while u do dishes or cook dinner and she how your child acts i mean u wont get to know her in that time but u will be able to see how quick your child warms to him/her

    RIERIE

    Answer by RIERIE at 10:47 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

  • I would want to meet her and her parents. Make sure she has taken babysitter training, and really enjoys kids. If she comes highly recommended by a good friend, that's helpful. Otherwise, the references really need to be solid.
    TeaAnderson

    Answer by TeaAnderson at 1:18 AM on Jan. 21, 2009

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