Parents

Essential tips that all parents need when getting professional babysitters

We know how hard it can be to juggle between working, taking care of a child, and living a life somewhere in between. That’s why we understand the importance of professional babysitting care, and we are here for you! If you think it is time for a break but never had a babysitter before, trust that MyKiddy Sitter is here to help! Relax, get rid of all the thoughts that might be flowing into your mind of what could go wrong, and simply trust the professionals! We are here to remove all of those worries and ensure your baby will be in good hands.

1. Start easily and trust the process

It’s never easy to leave your child with another person for the first time. Our team of professional babysitters and childcarers is proficient in it, so you won’t have to worry about a thing! But because it’s your first time, we can ease that process for you and start with a few hours, not a whole day. So, start with booking a professional childcarer while you go out and have dinner, for example. In no time, you’ll be back to see that everything went as planned!

Once we’ve built up your trust in MyKiddy Sitter, you will slowly become more and more confident and leave your child or kids for extended periods of time. We know it is natural to have your worries and concerns, but that’s why you can even take baby steps with us, and we’ll make sure to show you there is nothing to worry about!

How often should you hire a babysitter? Find out here!

2. Leave all prejudice behind

There is no need to feel guilty about leaving your kid with a babysitter! Get rid of all your prejudice and guilt about that as you need to remember, all parents at some point need professional childcare, and it is understandable and absolutely fine! Before it’s time for daycare or preschool, it’s best if you get used to that because it will never get easier, we know.
Getting used to having a babysitter is the first step to that.

Not to mention, having someone to look after your kid for a few hours is an essential help and can ease a lot of your daily routines and tasks. Or even if it is just so that you can have a little free time for yourself. No one is a superhero, we all need a break sometimes! Take yours and trust the professional babysitter from MyKiddy Sitter!

3. Childcarers you can rely on!

It’s really important to get childcare professionals that you can rely on. MyKiddy Sitter has the full responsibility of offering to all parents professional and reliable babysitters with many years of experience. All of our childcarers are thought, experienced, and proceed with much care and personal approach.

So, when you are in the search of finding the best babysitter in town, be sure we’ll be your best choice! Not only do we care about how you feel safe with leaving your child with us, but we also take a personal investment in making sure your kid is feeling the same way – great in the hands of the professionals!

4. Prepare an emergency contact

All of our babysitters are trained on how to react and act in case of an emergency, but it is also essential that you provide an emergency contact list. Some other family members, friends or neighbours that you can rely on to respond.

All of this is just in case and a precaution that needs to be checked off the list. And for the same reason, it would be best if you could provide a schedule you’d like your kid to follow.

5. Prepare a schedule

Speaking of a schedule, here is what you need to do. For example, at what time does it have to go to sleep, for how long, when does it need to be fed, or anything else really. Our professional babysitters will make sure to follow all of your instructions to keep the baby’s schedule on track! And in addition, if you have any trick up your sleeve about how to calm your kid in case it needs something, in particular, it would be great to share!

We are all working together to make sure your baby feels great when you are absent.

6. Give all the necessary information in advance

To ensure everything goes well, make a list with information that includes to most important details about you and the kid. If the babysitter is taking care of the baby in a place different from your home, make sure to leave the full address. This also goes for the full names of both parents, their phone numbers, etc. If your baby needs some medication or is allergic to something, this definitely needs to be pointed out in this list of information.

And if you want to share some additional info like the Wi-Fi password or other optional stuff like where to find extra supplies or diapers, feel free to ease your babysitter with that info too.

7. Leave extra milk or formula

In addition to making sure the baby is all taken care of, it would be best if you always leave plenty of breastmilk or formula in the fridge. And if your baby isn’t used to being fed with a bottle, make sure you try that before the professional care comes on-site and do it for the first alone. It’s a process that the mother needs to be there for.

Practice it a few times in advance so that both you and the babysitter will be sure that there will be no problems with the baby’s food.

8. Discuss all meals

In the process of taking care of your child, the babysitter will eventually spend lots of time with it. At this time, the caretaker will need to also have meals. You can discuss in advance whether it’s possible to arrange that for them or if you are okay with ordering in, bringing food or else.

Usually, parents provide the food for the nannies, even if it’s just snacks! It would be really nice to offer even getting takeout for both the babysitter and the kid if it’s old enough. The same goes if there is something in the fridge that needs to be avoided and not eaten – make sure you set the rules.

9. Give a tour!

Especially when a babysitter is coming on-site for the first time, you need to give a tour of the house – where everything is positioned, where extra supplies can be found, what rooms are allowed and what are off-limits, etc.

Make sure you also make your nanny feel at home – this will help the babysitter feel better while taking care of your child.

10. Point out your house rules

Another important part of the process of hiring a professional babysitter includes the rules that need to be followed. Especially, when this is happening for the first time, make sure you have some extra 10 minutes to explain where everything is, how to be oriented, and then of course, what they can or cannot do on your property.

This is needed to set ground rules and to make sure both sides are familiar with the babysitting process and there are no surprises. You can also leave guidance for what is okay and not okay if you have a pet, or if there are rooms that the babysitter is not allowed to go to. Be sure that all of the professional childcarers from MyKiddy Sitter are fully trained and familiar with all restrictions, as they are experts with many years of experience!

11. It’s easier than you think!

In no time you’ll realise time has passed, and you are again home to your baby! You can ask your babysitter how their time together went, how your child behaved or if there is anything else you want to know. Those follow-ups with the babysitter are important for you to feel safer and for her, of course, to make sure you are okay with the childcare process. The next time, it will be even easier, calmer, and better! You’ll see!

As a new parent, we know you must be torn between taking care of your baby and being everywhere else you need. That’s why we are here to help! No more exhaustion! Trust the professionals from MyKiddy Sitter and leave your baby in safe hands with our expert childcarers.

Babysitters

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are all babysitters screened?

A: Yes, all our babysitters have to pass a very strict screening interview including a DBS check and valid proof of identity.

Q: Can I request the same sitter every time?

A: Our preference is to book the same babysitter for every next time. Please let us know the preferred date and time with as much notice as possible so that the same sitter can be arranged. We will do our best, however, we can not guarantee that the same babysitter will always be available.

Q: I need a babysitter for an hour or two only?

A: MyKiddy Sitter has a minimum of 3 hours for all bookings.

Q: What’s the maximum number of children per babysitter?

A: 4 children per sitter maximum. Please notice that if you make a booking for more than children we will add an additional fee of £10 on top.

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Parents

Essential tips that all parents need when getting professional babysitters

We know how hard it can be to juggle between working, taking care of a child, and living a life somewhere in between. That’s why we understand the importance of professional babysitting care, and we are here for you! If you think it is time for a break but never had a babysitter before, trust that MyKiddy Sitter is here to help! Relax, get rid of all the thoughts that might be flowing into your mind of what could go wrong, and simply trust the professionals! We are here to remove all of those worries and ensure your baby will be in good hands.

1. Start easily and trust the process

It’s never easy to leave your child with another person for the first time. Our team of professional babysitters and childcarers is proficient in it, so you won’t have to worry about a thing! But because it’s your first time, we can ease that process for you and start with a few hours, not a whole day. So, start with booking a professional childcarer while you go out and have dinner, for example. In no time, you’ll be back to see that everything went as planned!

Once we’ve built up your trust in MyKiddy Sitter, you will slowly become more and more confident and leave your child or kids for extended periods of time. We know it is natural to have your worries and concerns, but that’s why you can even take baby steps with us, and we’ll make sure to show you there is nothing to worry about!

How often should you hire a babysitter? Find out here!

2. Leave all prejudice behind

There is no need to feel guilty about leaving your kid with a babysitter! Get rid of all your prejudice and guilt about that as you need to remember, all parents at some point need professional childcare, and it is understandable and absolutely fine! Before it’s time for daycare or preschool, it’s best if you get used to that because it will never get easier, we know.
Getting used to having a babysitter is the first step to that.

Not to mention, having someone to look after your kid for a few hours is an essential help and can ease a lot of your daily routines and tasks. Or even if it is just so that you can have a little free time for yourself. No one is a superhero, we all need a break sometimes! Take yours and trust the professional babysitter from MyKiddy Sitter!

3. Childcarers you can rely on!

It’s really important to get childcare professionals that you can rely on. MyKiddy Sitter has the full responsibility of offering to all parents professional and reliable babysitters with many years of experience. All of our childcarers are thought, experienced, and proceed with much care and personal approach.

So, when you are in the search of finding the best babysitter in town, be sure we’ll be your best choice! Not only do we care about how you feel safe with leaving your child with us, but we also take a personal investment in making sure your kid is feeling the same way – great in the hands of the professionals!

4. Prepare an emergency contact

All of our babysitters are trained on how to react and act in case of an emergency, but it is also essential that you provide an emergency contact list. Some other family members, friends or neighbours that you can rely on to respond.

All of this is just in case and a precaution that needs to be checked off the list. And for the same reason, it would be best if you could provide a schedule you’d like your kid to follow.

5. Prepare a schedule

Speaking of a schedule, here is what you need to do. For example, at what time does it have to go to sleep, for how long, when does it need to be fed, or anything else really. Our professional babysitters will make sure to follow all of your instructions to keep the baby’s schedule on track! And in addition, if you have any trick up your sleeve about how to calm your kid in case it needs something, in particular, it would be great to share!

We are all working together to make sure your baby feels great when you are absent.

6. Give all the necessary information in advance

To ensure everything goes well, make a list with information that includes to most important details about you and the kid. If the babysitter is taking care of the baby in a place different from your home, make sure to leave the full address. This also goes for the full names of both parents, their phone numbers, etc. If your baby needs some medication or is allergic to something, this definitely needs to be pointed out in this list of information.

And if you want to share some additional info like the Wi-Fi password or other optional stuff like where to find extra supplies or diapers, feel free to ease your babysitter with that info too.

7. Leave extra milk or formula

In addition to making sure the baby is all taken care of, it would be best if you always leave plenty of breastmilk or formula in the fridge. And if your baby isn’t used to being fed with a bottle, make sure you try that before the professional care comes on-site and do it for the first alone. It’s a process that the mother needs to be there for.

Practice it a few times in advance so that both you and the babysitter will be sure that there will be no problems with the baby’s food.

8. Discuss all meals

In the process of taking care of your child, the babysitter will eventually spend lots of time with it. At this time, the caretaker will need to also have meals. You can discuss in advance whether it’s possible to arrange that for them or if you are okay with ordering in, bringing food or else.

Usually, parents provide the food for the nannies, even if it’s just snacks! It would be really nice to offer even getting takeout for both the babysitter and the kid if it’s old enough. The same goes if there is something in the fridge that needs to be avoided and not eaten – make sure you set the rules.

9. Give a tour!

Especially when a babysitter is coming on-site for the first time, you need to give a tour of the house – where everything is positioned, where extra supplies can be found, what rooms are allowed and what are off-limits, etc.

Make sure you also make your nanny feel at home – this will help the babysitter feel better while taking care of your child.

10. Point out your house rules

Another important part of the process of hiring a professional babysitter includes the rules that need to be followed. Especially, when this is happening for the first time, make sure you have some extra 10 minutes to explain where everything is, how to be oriented, and then of course, what they can or cannot do on your property.

This is needed to set ground rules and to make sure both sides are familiar with the babysitting process and there are no surprises. You can also leave guidance for what is okay and not okay if you have a pet, or if there are rooms that the babysitter is not allowed to go to. Be sure that all of the professional childcarers from MyKiddy Sitter are fully trained and familiar with all restrictions, as they are experts with many years of experience!

11. It’s easier than you think!

In no time you’ll realise time has passed, and you are again home to your baby! You can ask your babysitter how their time together went, how your child behaved or if there is anything else you want to know. Those follow-ups with the babysitter are important for you to feel safer and for her, of course, to make sure you are okay with the childcare process. The next time, it will be even easier, calmer, and better! You’ll see!

As a new parent, we know you must be torn between taking care of your baby and being everywhere else you need. That’s why we are here to help! No more exhaustion! Trust the professionals from MyKiddy Sitter and leave your baby in safe hands with our expert childcarers.

Babysitters

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are all babysitters screened?

A: Yes, all our babysitters have to pass a very strict screening interview including a DBS check and valid proof of identity.

Q: Can I request the same sitter every time?

A: Our preference is to book the same babysitter for every next time. Please let us know the preferred date and time with as much notice as possible so that the same sitter can be arranged. We will do our best, however, we can not guarantee that the same babysitter will always be available.

Q: I need a babysitter for an hour or two only?

A: MyKiddy Sitter has a minimum of 3 hours for all bookings.

Q: What’s the maximum number of children per babysitter?

A: 4 children per sitter maximum. Please notice that if you make a booking for more than children we will add an additional fee of £10 on top.

Helpful reviews & references

 
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