Using a babysitting app can help you find local families to babysit for and make the process of getting started as a babysitter much easier. However, when working with a family for the first time, it’s good to follow a few safety measures to feel safe while babysitting.
1. Always tell a friend/trusted adult your location
Providing your location to a third party will ensure they can send help in case of an emergency. Tell a friend or family member where you will be and how long you will be there and always check in with them before and after so they know you are safe.
2. Ask to meet or Facetime before the sit
Meeting a potential family or Facetiming is a great way to know the family better and learn more about their needs. This also gives you the opportunity to learn more about the kids you will be babysitting and ask any initial questions you may have. On Bambino, the Parent can send you a request for one hour as a Meet and Greet.
3. Make sure your phone is fully charged
In order to guarantee that you will be able to call for help in the case of an emergency, always charge your phone before you go to a babysitting job. This helps keep both you and the kids safe. It’s essential to know what to do in any situation!
4. Use a platform that includes verification by humans
Bambino allows you to see if the family requesting you for a sit has booked someone you know in the past. You can also see if the parent is “Verified,” meaning that the parent has completed a sit through the app with another Bambino Sitter.
We hope these tips will help you feel safer while using Bambino! Every parent that registers with Bambino is screened through an identity verification software and sex offender registry because your safety is our number one priority!
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