Blog

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...

Continue Reading...
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...

Continue Reading...
 
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...

Continue Reading...
The Babysitter Journal - announcing our essential workbook to manage your babysitting babysitter journal scheduling Apr 29, 2022

Today we are excited to announce the British Babysitting Association's "Babysitter Journal" is now available on Amazon.

We speak to hundreds of sitters, and one thing is clear - managing multiple families, different booking apps, calendar conflicts and expenses is tough.  Most sitters have a...

Continue Reading...
Ways babysitters can get themselves noticed babysitter studentjobs Apr 26, 2022

Parents will always need childcare. But, getting in front of parents as a babysitter can be hard, and sometimes, it does not make financial sense for babysitters to work for an agency, app, or service when they can do these 6 things themselves to get noticed and booked up in no time without...

Continue Reading...
Interview Red Flags - Signs that this is not the right family for you babysitter interview redflags Apr 24, 2022

Interviews work both ways. Just as much as a parent is interviewing you for the job, you should be interviewing the parent to decide if the job is right for you. There are certain red flags that will jump out at you during an interview which you should take note of which will be a good indicator...

Continue Reading...
10 Questions to ask parents during your babysitter interview babysitter interviews interview preparation interview questions parent questions Apr 16, 2022

When you attend an interview for a babysitter job you can expect that the parents will ask you a fair few questions but have a list of questions to hand that you can ask the parents too. Having questions of your own shows parents that you have thought about the job and it shows that you want to...

Continue Reading...
How to Dye Easter Eggs dyed easter eggs easter egg activity Apr 09, 2022

It's April which can only mean one thing - Easter school holidays are upon us. If you are lucky enough to have secured a regular holiday booking with a family then here is a super quick and fun way to dye some boiled eggs in a multitude of different colours.

What you will need:

1. 1 teaspoon...

Continue Reading...
The Best Hot Cross Buns Recipe Ever easter Apr 01, 2022

These are amazing and a fun way to spend the afternoon baking with the children you look after to get them into the Easter spirit. 

Ingredients for the buns: 
4 cups plain flour
2 x 7g sachets of dried yeast
1/4 cup caster sugar
1 1/2 tsp mixed spice
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups currants
40g...

Continue Reading...
Travel activities to do with children this Easter to keep you sane babysitter holiday activities holidaysitter Mar 31, 2022

Are you a holiday sitter? Are you dreading the long travel journey with the children you look after this Easter? Don't worry we have your back. Here are 4 travel activities to have up your sleeve if you are travelling away with the family you look after.

Travel Activity 1: Masking Tape Game

...
Continue Reading...
Childhood Allergies And How To Identify Them allergies anaphalactic shock babysitter foodstoavoid Mar 23, 2022

An allergy is a way the immune system responds to an irritant. In children, they can be seen as skin rashes, hay fever- runny eyes and sneezing, or a tight chest and a real struggle with breathing. When children experience an allergic reaction they can get quite stressed so knowing how to...

Continue Reading...
Chocolate Choc Chip Biscuit Recipe babysitter chocolate chip cookies recipe Mar 22, 2022

These are the best cookies to make with the little ones you are looking after. They are simple to make and a delicious tea-time snack.

Ingredients:

250 g butter

350g light brown sugar

2 large eggs

350g self-raising flour

100g of cocoa powder

200g of  chocolate chips

Method:

Beat the butter...

Continue Reading...
1 2 3 4