Babysitter Checklist Redding CA

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 Redding.

Trinity Lutheran Church Prschl
(530) 221-6686
2440 Hilltop Dr
Redding, CA

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Tater Tot Child Care
(530) 275-4714
1310 Washington ave
Shasta Lake, CA
 
Pitzponim Day Care
(818) 782-1848
Sherman Oaks, CA
Hours
Mon-Fri 8am-5:30pm
Cost
$150/week
Ages
0-4
Services Available
Childcare

Rainbow Family Childcare
(415) 641-5288
3834 26th Street
San Francisco, CA
Hours
Mon-Fri, 8am-5:30pm
Cost
See website
Ages
3-Jan
Services Available
Childcare

Santa Anita Family YMCA
(626) 359-9244
501 South Mountain Avenue
Monrovia, CA
Hours
Mon-Fri 6am-10pm; Sat 7am-6pm; Sun 1pm-5pm; Closed major holidays
Cost
Day passes (under 18) $10; Over 18 $15; Memberships also available
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Camps, Childcare, Classes, Indoors, Leagues & Teams

New Directions To Hope
(530) 222-8825
3468 Bechelli Ln
Redding, CA

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Valley Beth Shalom Schools
(818) 788-6000
15739 Ventura Blvd.
Encino, CA
Hours
Mon-Fri 7:55am to 3:15pm
Cost
Moderate to expensive. Takes major credit cards.
Ages
12-Feb
Services Available
Childcare, Classes, Parents Resources

Burbank Community YMCA
(818) 845-8551
321 East Magnolia Boulevard
Burbank, CA
Hours
Mon-Fri 5:30am-10pm; Sat 7am-6:30pm; Sun 12n-5pm
Cost
Call for current prices.
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Childcare, Classes, Indoors

Lemon Grove Recreation Center
(323) 666-4144
4959 Lemon Grove Ave.
Los Angeles, CA
Hours
Mon-Fri 9am-9pm; Sat-Sun 9am-5pm; Holidays 9am-5:30pm
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Childcare, Classes, Indoors

The Children's Center at CalTech
(626) 395-6860
286 S. Chester
Pasadena, CA
Hours
Mon-Fri 7:30am-5:30pm
Cost
$$
Ages
5-Jan
Services Available
Childcare

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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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