When you have a busy schedule, you don’t necessarily have time to pick the apple of your eye when they leave school. Faced with this kind of situation, we are forced to find someone we can trust to pick up our child for us after school. And that’s where a babysitter can help!
Baby-sitting out after school: what exactly do you need to know?
Compared to standard babysitting, after-school babysitting is a much more empowering task. Instead of leaving your child in the after-school daycare or leisure centre, the babysitter will take care of your child directly after school, which means that you will have many more tasks to deal with. First of all, the babysitter picks up the child from school, as this is his/her main task. Then, the babysitter will make sure to plan different outdoor activities that will please the child: park, cinema, video games… The person who will take care of your child after school can also take him/her to do an extracurricular activity if necessary. After all that, she will take the child home. Before the parents arrive, the babysitter still has time to play with the child, prepare a snack, help with homework, give the child a bath, take care of the child’s evening meal, read a story before going to sleep, and many other things according to the parents’ needs.
How do I find a babysitter to help my child after school?
To find a babysitter who can ensure the safety and well-being of the little one after school, it is possible to consult on the internet the free classified ads sites that allow parents to directly contact babysitters. There are also paying sites offering much more interesting services. Personal service agencies can also provide a trusted person to look after the child after school. This is a more secure solution that allows parents to get rid of the administrative formalities. If necessary, parents can post advertisements to find a nanny. This way, they can meet as many students as possible in no time at all, to maximise their chance of finding a reliable person.
How to choose a babysitter for the apple of your eye after school?
Leaving the apple of your eye to a stranger is not an easy task. That’s why you have to be very careful when choosing a babysitter. It is necessary to make sure that the person who is going to take care of the child after school can guarantee his awakening as well as his blooming. Therefore, the nanny must at all costs be serious, reliable, versatile, pedagogical, affectionate and able to assume all her responsibilities. In order for her to carry out her mission, she must normally have strong interpersonal and behavioural qualities. Therefore, before taking such or such decision, it is advisable to check if the baby-sitter has followed specific training with some experience at primary school level to be a real support for the child, especially when the child has difficulties at school.