The best place to find a nanny or babysitter is through word of mouth. Ask your friends, family and neighbors if they know of any good nannies and babysitters in your area. Most are willing to share a good babysitter since they are only using them occasionally when needed and it's a nice gesture to give your babysitter referrals. If word of mouth doesn't work to find a babysitter, try putting up a flyer at your church, local coffee shop or market. You can also look and see if any babysitters have left their phone numbers on the message boards for families to call. Another way to find a babysitter is to place a classified babysitter ad in your local newspaper. A great way to find a nanny or babysitter is through a reputable online nanny service, like NannyCare.com, where you will find a large pool of nannies and babysitters looking for jobs in your town. You can view their profiles with bios, work experience, references, reviews, qualifications and more. Most online nanny services also offer nanny background checks.
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It is highly recommended that a family find a babysitter that they like and use them over and over versus using a different person every time. I personally wouldn't want to be introducing my child to different people but would rather them become familiar with one person that they can look forward to seeing every so often. It's not necessarily "bad" to use different babysitters each time, but if you have a choice, it's definitely better to use the same babysitter. When parents start their search to find a babysitter, they should always put the same amount of effort and time into the process as they would trying to find a nanny, including checking references, making sure the babysitter has CPR & First Aid certifications as well as a thorough babysitter background check. Even though the babysitter may only be used one time for a few hours, hiring the wrong person can be very dangerous. Make sure you do all the appropriate screening when you find a babysitter so that you have piece of mind when leaving the babysitter with your children.
Families should always complete an extensive background check on any nanny, babysitter or caregiver before making a job offer. Click Here To View Nannies and Babysitters With Background Checks.
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