Sitter Interview Tips
How you conduct your interview process is critical to identifying the most appropriate sitter for your family. In the following articles, we run through a recommended babysitting interview format and provide tips and tricks that you can use to learn the most about your candidates. We also offer a huge list of good interview questions and how best to utilize them depending on your unique circumstances.
How To Interview A Babysitter
(Essential Tips & Trusted Techniques)
Do You Pay a Babysitter for an Interview?
(When to Pay Guide)
How To Vet Babysitting Candidates
Sitter profiles on this site are not verified by Kidsit, it is up to the parent or guardian to do the vetting and to make sure they are who they say they are and the skills and qualifications they claim to have are valid. Follow our guides on checking babysitter references and running background checks.
Babysitter Reference Checking
(Ask the RIGHT Questions!)
Babysitter Background Checks
(The Complete Guide for Parents)
What Makes A Good Sitter?
Finding a good sitter is not an easy task, the following articles highlight various qualities to look out for while you're gathering candidates for your open position. We also cover less commonly considered candidates such as male babysitters and answer commonly asked questions that parents have about them.
16 Signs of A Good Babysitter
(KEEP them if they do this...)
What to Look For in a Babysitter
(12 Essential Qualities)
Are Male Babysitters Safe?
(Facts & Stats You Should Know)
(What you Need to Know!)
How to Find a Reliable Babysitter You Can Trust
What age is too young (or too old) for a child to need a sitter? And how old should a sitter be? The following articles offer recommendations for sitter and child ages depending on the job requirements.
How Old Should An Overnight Babysitter Be?
How Soon Can You Leave Your Baby With A Babysitter?
At What Age Does Your Child Stop Needing a Babysitter?
What Age Can a Child Babysit Siblings?
How Much Should You Pay A Sitter?
One of the most common questions parents have about babysitting is how much they should pay their sitter. The following articles look at the many factors that influence babysitter pay including your geographic location, age and experience of the sitter, age and number of children, and specific job requirements.
Babysitter Pay Rates
(The Complete Guide for Parents)
Should You Tip A Babysitter?
(7 Times When It’s Appropriate)
How Much to Pay a Babysitter For a Weekend
Is Daycare Cheaper than a Nanny?
(Full Price Breakdown)
Babysitter vs Nanny: Cost & Duties
(Which Is Best For Your Family?)
How To Prepare For A New Sitter
If you’ve never hired a babysitter before you may be wondering how you should prepare, the following articles cover all the main things you should know.
19 Babysitter Rules All Parents Should Enforce
What Info do you Leave for a Babysitter?
(Plus Parent Checklist)
How To Prepare For Your First Babysitter
(15 Essential Tips)
Babysitter Separation Anxiety
(9 Tips to Prepare Your Child)
Do You Provide Dinner for Your Babysitter?
(Try These 8 Easy Food Ideas)
The responsibilities your sitter has while on the job should be agreed to beforehand so everyone’s expectations are met. The following articles can help you to decide what’s right for you.
Do Babysitters Wash Dishes & Do Other Chores?
(What to Expect)
How Many Babies Can a Babysitter Watch?
Can a Babysitter Take a Child to the Doctor?
(How to Grant Permission)
Babysitting is not always easy for sitters or parents but it should always be safe. In the following articles, we reveal some key warning signs that you should be looking out for to ensure that your kids are safe and being lovingly looked after whenever you're away. We also discuss the things you can, and cannot do if you suspect something may be wrong.
How to Fire a Babysitter Politely
(Plus 10 Reasons Why)
What to do about a Spanking Babysitter
(Take Immediate Action)
Warning Signs of a Bad Babysitter
(19 Red Flags to Avoid!)
Is It Legal to Record a Babysitter?
(What the Law Says)
15 Things Babysitters Wish Parents Would Stop Doing
There are several key dates and events throughout the year when babysitters are in hot demand, read our guides below to give you an advantage over other families who are competing with you for the best babysitters.
(12 Tips for Relaxing Family Holidays)
How To Hire A Babysitter For New Year's Eve
(Cost & Requirements)
Valentine's Day Babysitting
(Parent's Guide, Tips, & Costs)
Have Fun With Your Sitter!
Great sitters will become part of the family before long so it’s important to treat them well.
37 Babysitter Pranks
(Funny, Harmless & Easy to Do!)
What to Give a Babysitter for Christmas
(29 Gift Ideas)
Hiring a babysitter comes with extra responsibilities and duties because you are an employer. In these articles, we discuss the various admin tasks that may be asked of you such as writing babysitting references for past employees and we also cover how this can affect your tax.
(Tax Guide For Parents)
Babysitting Reference Letter Samples
How to Write a Babysitting Reference Letter
(Template & Tips)
The Perfect Gift For Your Babysitter
My book, Babysitting Business Secrets, is out now as an inexpensive ebook or full-color paperback. If your babysitter is serious about becoming the best sitter they can be, then this book is perfect for them. I reveal all my tricks and tips for first-time babysitters or experienced sitters who just want to up their game. Get your copy today!
- Matthew Taylor, Kidsit Founder