Yes, it’s time for summer camp. But when there are gaps in your summer camp schedule, for parents who work alternate hours or parents who are taking a vacation sans kids – a babysitter, nanny or relative may be caring for your children. In the past, I’ve left a lengthy note or print-out for our babysitter to let her know where my husband and I are, along with notes for A.J.’s care. Then I realized there’s got to be an easier way to keep the child care provider informed. So I researched and created an Babysitter Emergency Checklist we can all use this summer and all year long. You’re welcome to download, print and share it.
How to use the Babysitter Emergency Checklist
- Print multiple copies of the list for your sitter. Use a magnet to leave one on the fridge for easy access and visibility. Leave a copy in the diaper bag.
- Tell your sitter or nanny to take a picture of the list with their mobile phone each day or each time the information changes so she can have the information on the go.
- Read over the list with your children, so they’re informed. But remind them this is personal information they shouldn’t share with strangers.
- Keep an online record of the babysitter checklist on Google Drive, Dropbox or an online storage system so you can access it anywhere.
Comment below: Do you leave notes for your babysitter or nanny? How do you keep in touch with them when you’re away?
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