Tips for your first contact with the family
By Babysits, 2 min read
Meeting the babysitting family for the first time can be exciting. Here we provide tips on how to make the most out of the first contact with the family.
We strongly encourage babysitters to meet the parents and children in advance. For your own safety, we recommend that you ask parents to meet in a public space, and to bring someone along with you.
You should also take your time to feel comfortable with the other party, even if that means meeting each other multiple times before the first day. Parents may also ask you to first babysit their child while they are at home. In this way, they can get to know your babysitting style better and you can ask them questions. If you opt to babysit the child at your home, make sure that the parents have already visited your home at least once before you start babysitting for them.
If you had a good meeting and want to babysit for the parent, then we advise you to sort out all important details before you start babysitting so that you are better prepared. You can use our intake form as a guideline.
Babysits provides a private messaging service to facilitate communication between users. It is essential that you communicate with other users through Babysits first, until you are comfortable enough to exchange contact information with them and switch to other messaging platforms. Please keep in mind that we can't help you with complaints about messages that have been sent externally to our messaging service, as we will not have a record of the exchange. If you use another messaging platform, it is at your own risk!