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Interviewing a Potential Babysitter

Published January 23, 2010        by Kim

Whether you have recently moved, your old babysitter has retired or you have a new baby, the search for occasional child care can be daunting.  Once you've found some good candidates you need to feel comfortable leaving them alone with your children, so it's a good idea to arrange an interview and possibly even a "trial run" - where you are still in the home but the babysitter is actually in charge of the child(ren).  I have compiled a list of interview questions that are suitable for nearly any age sitter: How much experience do you have watching children (as a paid babysitter, older sibling or watching their own kids)? As with any other job, increased pay comes with increased experience so if you have an overall good feeling about your potential sitter, don't let lack of experience Read more