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How to professionally cancel a babysitting booking with a parent cancellations professional babysitter Jul 31, 2022

Both families and babysitters expect each other to uphold their booking commitments with each other.  However, we do understand that life can lead to unexpected circumstances which may cause either a parent or you as a babysitter to cancel a booking.  Cancellations come at the...

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Babysitters, this is what you need to know about Income Tax income tax selfemployedbabysitter Jul 24, 2022

In this blog post, we are going to be looking at tax and why it is important to understand it before you start work.  Not getting tax right could mean that you owe some of what you earn to the government and you don’t want to get caught out if you haven’t saved up enough money.

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Babysitters this is how you deal with parents who are late returners late returning parents Jul 10, 2022

Make sure before your booking starts that you have asked the parents what time you can expect them to return home. There are 3 main reasons for this: 

  1. You might have made plans for after the booking such as a follow-on booking or a social engagement
  2. For your safety - parents or a trusted...
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Separation anxiety and how to deal with it dealing with separation anxiety separation anxiety settling-in sessions Jul 08, 2022

Separation anxiety is the emotion that a child feels when they are separated from someone who they have established a strong emotional connection with. This most often is their primary caregiver such as their mum or dad but it can be a brother or sister and even a friend.

Children at any age can...

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3 Ways to take payment as a babysitter card readers cash getting paid invoicing payment options Jul 05, 2022

Your very first babysitting job may be stressful if you don't know what to expect or if you are not well prepared. Dealing with payment is one of the more stressful parts of being a babysitter. We will share with you 3 payment options that you can choose to offer a parent to ensure that the...

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Keeping - In -Touch with parents during your babysitter booking keeping - in - touch photos safeguarding Jul 03, 2022

It is highly possible that you are probably thinking why on earth do the parents need to be updated throughout the booking. Do they need to know about every nappy change, bottlefeed, and what their children ate every 5 seconds? Well, each parent is different and depending on the age of the child...

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8 Babysitter Booking Duties and Responsibilities babysitter duties babysitter responsibilities bathtime routines bottle feeding care of the house child safety entertainment meal preparation nappy changes Jun 20, 2022

Becoming a babysitter is not as easy as you might think. Gone are the days when a babysitter used to sit in front of the TV eating a pizza whilst the children entertained themselves for a few pounds. Nowadays babysitters have many duties and responsibilities they should adhere to if they want to...

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Safety Apps For Babysitters Jun 10, 2022

 

Babysitting in someone's home can be an anxious experience especially if you do not know them very well.  The risk of something sinister happening is very, very low however there are a few safety apps that you can download on your phone which you can use in the event that you feel...

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Why you should have a cancellation policy in place as a babysitter cancellation policy protection Jun 03, 2022

As a babysitter, it’s inevitable that at times a parent will need to cancel their booking with you. A child might get ill, there might be a family emergency or their plans might change. However, sometimes it might be down to just poor planning or lack of care from the parent which...

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Settling - In Sessions: For parents using a babysitter for the first time anxious parents firsttime parents settling -in sessions May 20, 2022

Some first-time parents can feel quite worried about leaving their child in the care of someone new, especially if they have never left their child or children with anyone other than family members.  This is totally understandable and expected whenever a trust relationship has to develop...

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How to manage your babysitter schedule babysitter journal google calendar managing bookings May 13, 2022

Once your amazing marketing efforts have paid off and your phone is being pinged all the time you do quickly need to confirm with a parent whether you can arrange an interview or accept a booking, check if you already have a booking or if you can accept to do the booking if it started a little...

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Questions parents might ask you during your interview babysitter interview interview questions parent questions May 07, 2022

Interviews might seem to be a bit of a nervy experience but if you prepare yourself in advance with which questions a parent is likely to ask you then it will be a doddle. Here are some questions you should expect:

Some Common Questions:

Parents will want to know a little bit about you, what...

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