How to Hire the Right Babysitter by 2011 standards

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    At BabyMatcher, we understand the importance of finding the right sitter or nanny for your little tots. Letting someone into your home can be a bit of a challenge, especially when it comes to the safety and well-being of your kids. We as parents, always want to make the best decisions for our little ones, so when it comes to choosing the right sitter for our kids, naturally we want to make sure we are getting the best person for the job.

    BabyMatcher has taken the time to help out all the parents with the hiring process, by giving you some easy to follow step by step guidelines, to make everything go a little smoother.

    Fill Out Your Parent Registration Form with BabyMatcher

    Nearly almost every sitter website out there requires you to search through sitter profiles to find someone to care for your children and then let the babysitters contact you.
    However, we at BabyMatcher believe this to be an old and outdated process for finding the right sitter for your family.

    We have come up with the solution for a more hands free approach to the idea. Posting a job on a site can be beneficial, if you have time to wait for a sitter to contact you. The problem we find with this approach is that parents rarely get the sitter they are looking for, but rather settling for the best sitter out of the applicants that applied.

    So to eliminate these challenges we have come up with a matching system to deliver the best sitters for your needs right to your email. Our database searches and personally matches the best sitters to fit your criteria you give us.

    Call Your Matches for Interviews

    By eliminating your need to search and narrow the sitter applicants, BabyMatcher has gone one step further by matching you with the best sitter candidates to interview that meet your criteria.
    Our database works like that of a dating website, in the since that you give us the information you are looking for in a sitter and then your top five matches are emailed to you, giving you the best candidates to interview.

    By using BabyMatcher, there is no need to settle on whom to interview anymore, rather just choosing the best of the best matches.

    Isn’t that what we all want for our families anyways?

    All of your matches sent to you will include their sitter profile as well as their email address and phone number as a method in which to contact them and set up interviews. All sitters are required to give us their babysitting resume, as well as answering a series of questions about their qualifications to ensure the best possible matches for parents.

    Screening step 1: Check sitters’ profiles
    Most sitter sites out there tell you that once you do the work to find ten good sitters, you should narrow those results to a solid five to interview. However, because BabyMatcher has already done that work for you, the next step would be to look over the profiles of your exact matches. This will help to ensure that you are only interviewing the best of the best of your matches for your family.

    Screening step 2: Review sitters’ background checks
    There are a few other sitter sites that say they will provide a background check for a fee. However, the problem we have found with this is that the information is not as reliable as when parents request one themselves. Requesting one yourself ensures that you are getting all the information you want to feel secure and offer you a peace of mind, with your sitter.
    BabyMatcher feels that every parent has different criteria to make them feel at ease in regards to a background check for their babysitter. This is why we let the parents handle that part of the process, so that you can get the specific information you want, rather than a generic background check that most sitter companies can offer.

    Screening step 3: In-person interviews
    BabyMatcher has already done most of the work for you at this point, so the only thing left is for you to interview and ask questions. The questions asked, should be questions that help you determine which of your exact matches will be the best of the best for your needs and criteria. See how they interact with your kids on the interview. Doing so, can prove to be beneficial in determining how they will handle your children when you’’re not there.

    Screening step 4: Check references
    At this point, you should have your selection narrowed to the top two or three babysitter applicants. Ask for three solid references from each of the candidates. We recommend that these references be previous parents of children, they have recently babysat for. You can find a list of references you might ask your sitter applicants for, by looking back at their babysitting resumes we sent you.
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    Great blog. I have changed nanny’s already every now and then. Thank you so much for the tip. Though it takes time to trust a person but we have to be open too to know a person.

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    Thank you about that information :) It is very useful :)



    Thanks! Finding the right babysitter is quite a challenge…


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    Thank you for your post, it was really needed ,you have posted many important points.

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