It’s Friday, so it’s time to give away cool stuff. This week’s giveway is courtesy of Care4Hire.com, online database for families and caregivers, dedicated to helping families find their perfect match:
WHAT’S THE PRIZE?: You could win an annual membership to Care4Hire.com valued at $69.99!
WHY THAT’S COOL: Not only can you find babysitters, but you can also search for housekeepers, tutors, pet sitters, companion/eldercare, personal assistance, gardeners and other miscellaneous help. As a registered member, you will have access to contact the thousands of caregivers in the database. Whether you are needing someone for 1 day or a permanent basis, you can find it at Care4hire.com.
HOW YOU CAN WIN: Post a comment under this blog telling us what chore you’d like most to have someone else do.
DEADLINE: Noon ET on Sunday, February 28th. A winner will be selected at random by Random.org. Good luck!
Tips for Hiring a Babysitter
by Candi Wingate, Care4Hire.com
Make a list of your requirements. Before you start the interview process, it’s a good idea to figure out what you’re looking for in a babysitter. Think about the hours you require, the amount of experience you’re looking
for, the type of childcare philosophy, and whether any household duties will be involved.
Ask the right questions.These could include things like the number of years she has had as a childcare provider, what type of training has she had, what ages has she dealt with, and what her ideas are on childrearing.
Include your child. Whether your child is an infant or of school age, it’s a good idea to have your child present during the interview. That way, you can get an idea of how a potential babysitter will be interacting with your
The babysitter must be able to relate with your family and administer discipline to your children in a manner that is appropriate and consistent with your family’s boundaries. You and your babysitter should discuss, prior
to hiring, the discipline style that your family would like the babysitter to use.
The babysitter should be capable of handling small “crises” on his/her own. You and your babysitter should come to an agreement about what issues may warrant a call to you and what issues the babysitter is authorized to handle on his/her own. Your babysitter should be able to act comfortably within the boundaries you have provided.
Care4Hire.com is dedicated to helping families find their perfect childcare match. They are giving away an annual membership to one lucky MommaSaid reader (valued at $69.99)! (See above for details. The site also boasts local tutors, pet sitters, and other services.