10 Questions to Ask When Interviewing a Babysitter or Nanny

Mar 9, 2023 | Parents, Tips

We get it, hiring a new babysitter or nanny for the first time is stressful! As parents, you want to make sure you are leaving your most prized possession with a responsible sitter you can trust AND that the kids will love. Setting up a meet and greet or interview when hiring a nanny or babysitter will help you feel more comfortable and know if it’s a good fit for you and your family. Interviews can be in person or over video platforms like Facetime and Google Meet.

Here are 10 questions to bring with you when interviewing a new babysitter:

1. How long have you worked in childcare and what is your experience?

2. What ages do you have experience working with?

3. What is your rate and availability?

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4. Are you CPR or first aid certified?

5. Do you have reliable transportation?

6. How do you communicate with parents and the kids?

7. Do you know how to cook basic meals and/or prepare bottles?

8. Are you comfortable with cleaning up after the kids or basic housekeeping when needed?

9, What type of activities do you like to do with the kids you babysit?

10. Do you have references I can contact?

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In addition to these 10 questions, can be questions about your child’s specific needs or requirements. Allow time for the sitter to ask you questions so they can feel comfortable and confident with your family, too.

Before you set up the interview, you need to find qualified and vetted sitters first! Bambino makes it easy to find a recommended babysitter. Download the app and set up your profile to get started!

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