Have you chosen several nice sitters who have approximately the same experience and are you wondering what to decide definitely according to? An interview with all those candidates chosen is a good way. What to ask them about? Here is a list of several steps that could help you with the interview and mainly the right choice of the proper sitter.
Just before you meet the particular sitters, you should have an idea of what you expect from the sitter. Go through the information about all selected candidates, their experience, interests and references from other parents and prepare some additional questions.
The interview itself follows. Reserve enough time for each candidate. The ideal time is between 45 and 60 minutes for a sitter. Do not forget the very first impression, but do not make a decision just according to this.
you can follow for instance this structure:
Sometimes during the interview you already know the sitter sitting in front of you is the right one. Sympathy, understanding, and most of all, you have the feeling your children will love her. Accept such sitter immediately, express your enthusiasm and arrange a meeting with the children.
If you need more time to think about that, agree with the candidates that you will let them know e.g.within two days. Go through your notes, discuss the selection of sitters with your partner and choose 'your' sitter.
As an inspiration, here are some tips for babysitting candidates:
Be careful not about the things the sitter is saying, but also how she is behaving during the conversation. Notice whether she is open, nice, quick-witted and willing to answer your questions. All these aspects might be helpful to you in your final decision-making.
We keep our fingers crossed to choose the best sitter for you and your children.
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