Any advice for Patrick on finding a trustworthy babysitter?
We are just starting to look for a babysitter or part-time nanny for our 2 kids (4YO and 2YO) – up to now it's just been family helping us out.
I found a few links on questions to ask (see below) that I thought you might want to share. Also it would be great to hear about other experiences people have had and suggestions that might assist in this process.
I wish I had some useful advice — I'm blessed with wonderfully helpful grandparents nearby. My friends always start with personal recommendations and then move on to Craig's List. Amberlynn recently wrote to me about an alternative:
I just learned about CallforSitters.com, a babysitting network that looks great. In my area, it listed 192 sitters. Whoa. Each sitter has a profile, so I can learn more about them before I even decide to interview them. It's great for babysitters, too, as they don't have to re-list their ad when it expires like they would on Craigslist.
She hasn't used the service herself (and would love to know if anyone has), but did pass along this interview with the founder of CallforSitters.com for those who are interested.