Would you hire a babysitter you don't know?

Alyssa - posted on 10/23/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I am starting a business for child care placements. Would you hire a babysitter that you had never met to watch your kids while you had a night out?

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Sarah - posted on 10/23/2014

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The reason I say never is; even someone who has been thoroughly vetted and has a great background may not be a good fit for my family. Now, maybe I am being hasty. You are talking about one night out, not me leaving for a month.
I think meeting someone in person and seeing how they respond to your kids is a critical part of the selection process. Even if that meeting is relatively brief, you learn a lot. These are my most precious people and I would not entrust them to a stranger. No matter how excellent that stranger may be.

Carol - posted on 10/23/2014

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Not unless somebody I know well and totally trust highly recommended them. And then I would plan to be not gone very long.

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