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Finding the Perfect Babysitter in Your New Town

by Becki Sigl 04/14/2019

If you’ve just uprooted your family and moved to a new city, finding childcare for your family can be hard. You want to find someone who’s trustworthy and responsible, but how can you find that perfect person when you’re new in town? There are a few great resources that can help you track down the best childcare provider for you and your family. 

Where to look for babysitters

Searching for a suitable babysitter can be an exhausting hunt. Start by collecting as many prospects as possible. Ask for recommendations from mom groups, co-workers, friends, or anyone else you trust locally. You can also find potential childcare through websites and apps such as Care.com, Urban Sitter, Sitter City, or Sitter. Most of these websites will perform a background check for you to rule out options. You may also find college students looking to earn some extra cash at your local college's job board. These resources should give you plenty of trustworthy sitters to interview. 

How to find the right one

Once you have your favored prospects, contact them and arrange a time to conduct an interview. Before the meeting, ask them about their availability and commitment to make sure you aren't wasting your time on someone who isn't able to take the job. At the interview take notes of things such as what time they arrive, how they present themselves, and how they talk about children. Make a list of several questions to ask each interviewee. Ask them questions about their previous babysitting experiences, how they would handle an emergency, how they would respond to conflict among your children, and what their certifications are. It can be intimidating to ask someone you don't know probing questions about their personal life, but keep in mind, this person may potentially be with your child for long periods. It's important to get to know the inquirer as well as you possibly can in the time of the interview. Asking questions will help you rule out any red flags. During the meeting, request three or more references and make a point to call each one before you hire anyone.

Your new babysitter. 

Once you've chosen a great babysitter, consider conducting a working interview. This time would be where you stay home while your potentially soon-to-be babysitter interacts with your children. Now is also an excellent opportunity to show them your home, introduce them to the family pet, and helped them familiarize themselves with where things are. Once you feel like it's time to leave the kids for a fun night out, give your new babysitter a call and enjoy yourself.

Finding a person you trust in a new city can be hard, but there are many fantastic childcare options near you. Don't hesitate to ask locals with whom they trust their kids to get someone with prime experience.

About the Author

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Becki Sigl

 We are 'full-service' Realtors, we understand and deliver a one-stop shopping opportunity for home buyers and sellers while providing the highest level of enthusiasm and services such as:
* Market knowledge & expertise
* Professional home evaluations & staging recommendations
* Professional marketing and state-of-the-art technology
* Marketing and knowledge of social networking media
* Organized home buying tours
* Excellent level of negotiating & analytical abilities
* Outstanding communication skills
* Mortgage qualifiying resources
* Foreclosure & short sale knowledge
* Commitment to serve my clients & customers

Business Philosophy

Our business philosophy is simple. We strive to ensure that each customer feels that their real estate experience is a success. Our commitment is to go the extra mile to make every transaction as smooth as possible.
In an effort to provide my clients with the highest level of service and expertise, We are committed to keeping up with all of the latest training and technology while advancing my skills and knowledge of the industry.
We always want you to have the most current information, combined with the latest technology to make the best decisions.

Background

Our knowledge of sales, leadership, and customer service has enabled me to market and sell hundreds of homes.

Graduate of Normandale College

> 8 year Veteran United States Army/Military Police

> Law Enforcement

>Business

>15 years in Residential Construction-Owner and Sales

Mission Statement

Since 1973, our firm has been guided by a set of principles. Over the years, they have been modified to reflect a changing environment, but the basic mission has remained the same. Our Mission is: To create and promote positive experiences for our customers and communities. To create and promote opportunities for personal growth. To create and promote change and innovation. To create and promote a fun, fulfilling and respectful environment.

Technology

Coldwell Banker Burnet has always led the way in emerging real estate technologies. As a home buying or selling customer, you can be confident that we will employ the most current technological tools to successfully market your home or make your home search an efficient process. This includes our proprietary HomeQuest property search software program and our robust Internet marketing presence.

Communities I Serve

We are licensed in the entire State of Minnesota.