- Skills: What kind of experience do you have with caring for children, and what ages of children have you watched? Can I contact other families for whom you’ve provided child care?
- Safety: Are you certified in infant and child CPR? Do you know the universal choking sign?
- Ride: Do you have your own transportation?
- Rate: How much do you charge per hour? Per child?
Asking how she would respond in different situations also is a good way to gauge a prospective sitter’s skills and experience.
From Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children by Jennifer Trachtenberg.
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