At some point, in some way, almost everyone has, or will become a sitter. Most think it is a really easy way to make money, but in reality, it is a lot harder than most think. Coming from a new parent, I had no idea how challenging and difficult it can be to keep children occupied, entertained, and happy. Although […]
The process of finding a trusted sitter for your child can be an exhausting and daunting process – if you have experienced the challenge of finding, interviewing and hiring the “perfect” sitter for your child, you are definitely not alone. Millions of families experience what you have gone through every day – which is the reason background checks have become […]
Interviewing a sitter is an incredibly important and personal process – which for many, can be overwhelming. Having questions prepared in advance of the interview is ideal – being upfront and open with the sitter will make them feel more comfortable and will allow for a better interview for both of you.
Taking the proper steps in the interview process is […]
It is good to be comfortable, but make sure you look representable and neat!
Punctuality is Important!
It is always good to target getting to the sit at least 5-10 minutes early. Families will really appreciate you being on time as they are usually on tight schedules. This also allows some time for both you and the family to go over […]
Don’t assume your sitter knows everything you or your family knows.
Do your children have special bedtime routines? Do they sleep with a special stuffed animal, but it was left in the play area – and they don’t talk yet? You may know exactly what your kids need, or want, and when. But if your kids can’t quite clearly communicate yet, […]
As a sitter, you have been entrusted to care for parent’s most valued asset, their children. One of the most important aspects of being a sitter is keeping the kids’ safe. A lot of this can be intuitive – but there are a lot of things that you may not think about during a sit that can quickly turn into […]
Don’t ever feel like you are a bad parent because you need a break from your children, I am here to tell you that it is not only normal to feel that way, but it is important to take a break from time to time. The best way to be prepared is to have some trustworthy sitters on call when […]