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Babysitter Checklist Durham NC

Parents worry about leaving their children with strangers—even if it’s just a few hours one evening. Make sure that your appointed babysitter knows CPR and first aid, and always check references. Once you have found a reliable babysitter, and you and your children feel comfortable with them, follow these tips. This list will help you prepare for leaving your children with the babysitter in Durham.

Wonderland Enrichment Arts
(919) 687-0668
1101 W. Main Street,Suite C
Durham, NC
Hours
Mon-Thu 8am-8pm; Fri 8am-10pm; Sat 9am-10pm
Cost
$$
Ages
0-6
Services Available
Childcare, Classes, Parents Resources

Chabad of Cary
(919) 651-9710
909 Reedy Creek Road
Cary, NC
Hours
Check website for schedule.
Cost
$
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Childcare, Classes, Parents Resources, Schools

Little Pros Academy Falls of Neuse at Bedford
1590 Dunn Road
Raleigh, NC
Hours
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, & Sat 7am-6pm, , , , ,
Ages
0-5
Services Available
Childcare

College Nannies & Tutors of Cary
2054 Kildaire Farm Rd
Cary, NC
Ages
0-14
Services Available
Childcare

Sitter Connection
(919) 412-7499
Cary, NC
Cost
Moderate
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Childcare

Piedmont Wildlife Center
(919) 489-0900
364 Leigh Farm Road
Durham, NC
Hours
Camp hours: 8am-5:30pm (regular camp day is 9am-3pm) Office hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm
Cost
Inexpensive - please see website for specific program pricing.
Ages
4And Up
Services Available
Childcare, Classes, Entertainment, Kids Resources

Durant Road Preschool
(919) 845-0733
10030 Durant Road
Raleigh, NC
Ages
0-5
Services Available
Childcare, Schools

Storybook Safari
(919) 876-5466
8320 Litchford Road, Suite 134
Raleigh, NC
Hours
Mon-Fri 9am-1pm; Tutoring & Parties by appointment
Cost
Inexpensive to moderate; call or check website.
Ages
0-12
Services Available
Camps, Childcare, Classes, Kids Resources, Parents Resources, Schools

Little Pros Academy of Cary
(919) 854-1515
6560 Tryon Road
Cary, NC
Hours
Mon-Fri 7am-6pm
Cost
$$
Ages
0-5
Services Available
Childcare, Schools

Fairmont United Methodist Church
(919) 832-3316
2501 Clark Avenue
Raleigh, NC
Cost
Free
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Childcare, Parents Resources

Babysitter Checklist

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Parents worry about leaving their children with strangers—even if it’s just a few hours one evening. Made sure that your appointed babysitter knows CPR and first aid, and always check references. Once you have found a reliable babysitter, and you and your children feel comfortable with them, follow these tips. This list will help you prepare for leaving your children with the babysitter, and help put your mind at ease.

General Information

It is a good idea to give the babysitter a tour of your home and point out where the fire extinguisher, first aid kit, flashlights, and other emergency supplies are kept. Leave a list with the following information for the babysitter’s reference.

  • Family name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Nearest cross street
  • Where to find house and car keys
  • Directions to the home
  • Locations of children’s medications
  • Fire and emergency instructions

Contact Information

Provide the following information in case of an emergency.

  • Mobile phone or pager number
  • Phone number of where you are going
  • Alternative emergency contact
  • Neighbor’s phone number
  • Police department
  • Fire department
  • Ambulance
  • Poison Control Center
  • Closest hospital
  • Pediatrician name and contacts

Emergency Medical Consent Form

In case of a life-threatening emergency, make sure you have an Emergency Medical Consent form—your babysitter may need this for emergency medical treatment. Include a statement giving permission to licensed physicians to treat your child at the request of the babysitter. Include information about each child as detailed below.

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Height and weight
  • Medications and dosage
  • Medical conditions and history
  • Allergies
  • Health insurance information—include the company, group, and ID numbers
  • Parent signature

House Rules and Children’s Routine

It is important for the babysitter to be familiar with the household rules and child’s daily routine. Review these with the babysitter before you leave.

  • Bedtime
  • Scheduled appointments
  • Acceptable foods
  • Favorite games
  • Permitted movies and television shows 
  • Playtime guidelines
  • Discipline philosophy         

Treat the Babysitter Well

If you have found a great babysitter, be sure to let them know how important you think they are, and reward them in a way that is appropriate for the high level of trust and responsibility that goes with the job of watching your children.

  • Favorite snacks
  • DVDs or movies of interest to watch after bedtime
  • Birthday and holiday cards
  • Drawings or crafts done by the children

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