DNQ. DH's boss' wife babysat the girls whenever we needed a sitter. I'm a SAHM, but I get a sitter once a week to run errands and have some me time.
She recently got diagnosed with breast cancer, and is not watching kids anymore.
I don't know how to go about finding a new sitter, or what questions to ask.
I found out date night sitter on care.com. It was $35 for the month and I interviewed 3 people in person. I asked about their rates their qualifications, if they were first aid/cpr. I watched how they interacted with my kids during the interviews. I gave them scenarios and asked how they would handle it.
EX: You are cooking dinner but the baby wants attention and is just screaming and crying how do you handle it. Thats something I deal with daily and I want to know their natural instinct or if they kinda look to me for what i expect them to do. I asked about discipline. I asked about their comfort level with getting two children ready for bed (infant and toddler). Things they would do with the kids, games and activities. If they felt comfortable cooking.
<blockquote><b>Quoting ♥Mama Constantine:</b>" DNQ. DH's boss' wife babysat the girls whenever we needed a sitter. I'm a SAHM, but I get a sitter once ... [snip!] ... know how to go about finding a new sitter, or what questions to ask. Any help, or advice on questions I should ask? TIA! "</blockquote>
Depends one the age of the kids basic stuff like certifixations vacines pay availability experiwnce then for infants things like how would you handle a fever or teething how do they feel about your merhods cio vs non cio for older kids how do they feel about disciplining with time out or how thwy feel about helpinf with homework what kind pf things would she do with them would they be put in fronr of the tv or would she play with them