Hiring A Babysitter
- Make sure your sitter is adequately trained and has a good sense of responsibility and maturity. Ask for references and check them.
- Make suitable arrangements, at the time of hiring, for the sitter's transportation home.
- 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.
- Have a list of phone numbers of people to contact in case of emergency. Include a close neighbor or relative.
- Provide the sitter with a working flashlight in case of power failure.
- Acquaint the sitter with any pre-established emergency procedures (i.e. fire escape, alarm systems and escape routes).
- Familiarize the sitter with your home (locking doors, fuse boxes, windows, etc.).
- Call and check on the sitter if possible.