You're going to a your parents' wedding anniversary and have successfully secured a babysitter. So far, so good. But does the sitter have what it takes to ensure your outing is worry-free for you and safe and happy for your kids? Here are the top three tips to ensuring you are on the right path to selecting the right person to care for your littlies:
While you must check your sitter for skills, including first aid/CPR training, their maturity, good judgment, common sense, and friendly nature, beyond any qualifications, you must go with your heart. Do you trust this person with your child? Childcare experts say trust and crisis management are the two most important skills the caregiver should possess.
After you hire a sitter, have him or her come to your house a half-hour before you leave to go over all emergency issues. Would you believe that many parents who leave their children with baby sitters don't leave emergency telephone numbers!!!
Have a great night out! To find a first class babysitter who meets these criteria, call the Angels on (07) 3878 1077.
The company has the strictest vetting process of any home care service in Australia, accepting only one in every 10 applications from potential Angels, and is one of few agencies around the world to meet every person and conduct comprehensive, in-depth reference checks to assess applicants.
In 1967, Dena foresaw that outsourcing home help was the way of the future. In 1985, Dena was still ahead of the race, taking ads in The Australian and The Australian Financial Review headlined, “Keep Your Staff Where They Belong: At Work”. It’s taken nearly 30 years, but big businesses have now become major clients of DIAL-AN-ANGEL®buying emergency home care support for their staff.
Danielle (who calls her mother Dena at work) says Dena had the instincts of a futurist when she foresaw corporations funding home care for staff. “Dena knew that companies would need to support staff more, especially during child care emergencies. The Department of Defence (Army and Navy) were clients from the late eighties and other businesses came on later.”
"Our Angels definitely have an X factor. They need to ‘want’ to become an Angel; it’s not just another job. We have more male Angels now. We pay well above-award rates because we want the very best people to work for us.” Danielle was once an Angel herself. She says former Angels have become clients and former clients have even become Angels.