I am a full time student and my husband works full time. We had my BIL watching our kids for the 3 hours that our schedules overlap but he had to move out of state so now we are left without childcare. We are not eligible for childcare assistance but cannot afford to put 2 children in daycare. We dont have any friends or family who can watch our kids during the hours we need but my kids have never had anybody else watch them except family or a close friend. I am meeting a SAHM who put an ad out for baby sitting tomorrow. I am nervous to have my children in a "strangers" care so what do you ladies think I can do to ensure my childrens safety?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 8:37 PM on Mar. 26, 2010 in General Parenting
Answer by Anonymous at 8:40 PM on Mar. 26, 2010
Well you need to ask this woman for references, and find out exactly what kind of care she can offer your child. What will she provide each day? Has she had other children in her care? For how long? I'd also suggest seeking out licensed home daycare providers.
Remember - everyone is a stranger when we first meet them. My DD goes to a home DCP, and after 2 years, she's a family friend. :)
Answer by KairisMama at 8:42 PM on Mar. 26, 2010
Answer by jeanclaudia at 8:45 PM on Mar. 26, 2010
Answer by mrsjonzy at 9:14 PM on Mar. 26, 2010