Bingo, you've just completed the long obstacle course of finding a nanny! For a year (or maybe even more) this baby sitter will babysit your children on a regular basis and will make her way into the family cocoon. It is therefore very important to get to know your baby sitter. Kidlee tells you how to build a real relationship with your nanny while remaining professional.
Filter questions that should be asked during the interview
If you are still in the interviewing stage or are unsure of which profile to choose, here are some questions to help you make your choice.
Why do you baby sit?
- Do you have experience as a babysitter?
- What would you do in this situation?
- Which age group do you prefer?
- What types of activities do you offer?
- How flexible is your schedule?
- What do you like to do in your free time?
- How do you deal with children's tantrums?
- What do you like to do most as a babysitter?
- What do you find most difficult with children?
To find our complete article on the 10 questions to ask your babysitter, go to here.
Regular babysitting: 4 ways to find out more about your babysitter
Take the time to learn more about her
As time goes by, the nanny becomes an almost indispensable part of the household. That's why you should take the time to get to know her. Try to get home from work early so you can talk to her. Don't forget that she must have spent quite a day with your little one so if you see that she is not receptive the first time, don't hesitate to try again. Also, preferably don't try to start a discussion when the nanny is busy. The best time is when the child is sleeping or at the end of the day.
Regular babysitting: become friends (on Facebook!)
Surely, you have already typed the name of your baby sitter in the search bar Facebook (or even Google's). However, what we suggest is even better. After a few weeks of work, feel free to send her a friend request on Facebook. This will allow you to see what your nanny is doing outside of work hours. But also to discover her real face, and this, with her consent.
Ask the principal for his opinion!
After all, the best person to give feedback on the nanny, age permitting, is your child! To start the discussion, you can ask him what activities they do together. And to finish, clearly ask him what he thinks of her.
Regular babysitting: get a background check
The person you will or have recruited will be responsible for your child and your home. In other words, this is no small task! So, in order to trust him/her, you will have to make sure that he/she will live up to your expectations. Take the time to ask for references from her former parents-employers or even her roommate.
Kidlee, a 0 hassle childcare solution
Kidlee is always there to help you find the perfect child. Kidlee baby sitters offer fun and rewarding childcare to provide the best possible care. Once your registration is finalized, a Kidlee consultant will contact you in order to create a privileged link with your family and to best meet your needs as soon as possible. Then, you will discover the 3 profiles that best match your needs. Then, you will be able to meet them and validate your crush! Isn't it wonderful?