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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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

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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...

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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...

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Should I babysit an ill child? how to look after an ill child ill child sick child Mar 09, 2022

This is always a tough question to answer but in short, the answer is that it depends!

Firstly, it depends on the type of illness. If the child has a non-contagious illness, such as an ear infection or a migraine then looking after the child should not be a problem at all.  However, If the...

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Feeding the Vegan and Vegetarian Child Mar 01, 2022

There are many families around the world who feed their children a meat-free diet. If you happen to be the babysitter booked to look after a family who has children who are vegan or vegetarian then there are a few things you should know when it comes to feeding children a healthy meat-free diet.

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This is how you spot a healthy child, an ill child and a child needing emergency care baby cpr babysitter emergency services healthy child illchild Feb 24, 2022

Whilst working as a babysitter, you might find yourself in situations where you are questioning yourself if the child you are looking after is ill or not. Now whilst babysitters are not expected to be medical professionals it does help if you know what signs to look for if you suspect a child is...

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