Many of us have babysat for friends and family members when we were younger, however, due to the busy life many families now have, babysitting can be turned into a business. But, there are a few things you need to consider. Firstly make sure that if you are being paid to babysit, all parties involved are clear as to what they will be getting for the money. The babysitter needs to be absolutely clear on what services they will be offering and what the boundaries are.
Where can the child be taken, what food can they eat, what TV programs are they allowed to watch, what activities can they engage in. For all intent and purposes, it is most probably easier to get a list of things that a child cannot do, e.g. no fizzy drinks. If you have finally decided to make money through babysitting, you need to start searching for jobs In your area. You can download Swishboom – the best babysitting app that matches parents with the best babysitters at the same time helps potential babysitters get jobs easily.
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In addition to this, the babysitter also needs to make sure that it is clear what facilities they are able to use. So if they are babysitting at someone's home, should they answer the phone if it rings. If all this is determined prior to the babysitting then everyone is clear about what is expected from the babysitter.
With regards to the parent, it is important that they state exactly how long they will require the babysitting for if the babysitting will be required on a regular basis (weekly, monthly, etc), how much they want to pay, and also when they will pay.
It is also important to make sure that all contact details and 'emergency procedures' are clear and available to all parties involved. Developing terms of reference or service on the babysitting services you are delivering or requesting is an easy way to make sure that all potential issues and misunderstandings are removed prior to the start of any working relationship.