Babysitting season is right around the corner. Take a break
from the pool and find some families in your neighborhood that need a nanny.
It’s a great way to make cash and hang out with some cute kiddies. If you want
to get asked back make sure you…
Are on time. Even
better? Five minutes early.
You’re BFF is having a raging pool party at the same time you’re scheduled?
You’ll have to miss the party. If you ditch last minute, you probably wont get
Have fun activities to do when it’s too hot to go outside. Find a cool Popsicle
recipe or fun tie-dye kit.
Don’t empty the
fridge. Most fams are cool with spotting some food, but don’t take the last
piece of pie or have a gourmet meal.
Clean up after
yourself and the kids. The house should look the same as when you got
Limit TV time.
‘Rents will be impressed if you cut back on the tube.
Are safe. Look
both ways when crossing the street, be a lifeguard by the pool and insist on
helmets when biking. If the kids get hurt, give them the proper attention and
let the parents know ASAP.
Kids are cranky when they don’t get enough shut-eye.
Messy two year olds and white silk shirts don’t go well together.
Get CPR certified.
Parents will be way impressed. But being CPR certified is useful far beyond
getting babysitting jobs. You could save someone’s life one day. Some schools
have mandatory CPR courses. If yours doesn’t, visit your local red cross about
a class. They can be price-y but are totally worth it, especially since most of
the money is going to charity.
BY MARISA DUNN ON 6/7/2012 3:02:00 PM
POSTED IN be a pro babysitter, be a safe sitter, how to be the best babysitter ever