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    Default Finding the right babysitter

    New to this, but I need help looking for the right babysitter. Where can I find one and what is it that you look for and How do you know you have found the right babysitter?
    I have never needed a babysitter in the past but now most of my family have moved and are too busy I don't want to hassle them hence why I'm trying to find the right babysitter.

    Thanks everyone

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    Recommendations from a friend or if your kid/s go to daycare, you could always ask the workers if they do babysitting. That's how I've found people before.

    If I was using someone I'd never met before and they weren't a friend's sitter, I'd probably get them to come for a trial, stay a little while to see how they interact with the kids and go out for coffee or something for an hour. Make sure the kids are comfortable with them before doing a dinner or being out for hours thing.

    Good luck!

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    Hi there, I'm a full time professional nanny. I would definitely ask for recommendations from friends/day care etc, if not... There are websites such as findababysitter.com and some Facebook pages have carers in the local area. Definitely get someone with references and check them, ask if they have their Working With Children Check and first aid. Have them come over and meet you and your child prior to the first babysit so you and your child and even the carer are all familiar and comfortable. You could also seek out an agency, their babysitters will already be screened/checked, but you don't really have the chance to meet them first, the agency will just send someone who is available at the time.

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    Thanks that's very helpful, I tend to hear stories that make me think twice and Im a little sceptic having a babysitter but ill definantely check them out. Thanks heaps for your advice. It was hard enough finding a good childcare and and now the stress of looking for a babysitter But thanks that's very useful


 

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