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
 
Garden Daycare
(415) 665-7208
Quintara Street and 19 Avenue
San Francisco, CA
Ages
0-5
Services Available
Childcare

Westminster Children's Center
(626) 797-6575
1757 N Lake Avenue
Pasadena, CA
Cost
$$
Ages
5-Feb
Services Available
Childcare

Lexington Nannies
(818) 890-2191
6320 Canoga Avenue #1500
Woodland Hills, CA
Hours
Mon-Fri 9am-6pm
Cost
Varies
Ages
0-15
Services Available
Childcare

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

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Ackley's Serendipty Child Care
(916) 421-5476
Sacramento, CA
Ages
0-5
Services Available
Childcare

Mission Possible Family Child Care
(415) 632-6238
Leese Street
San Francisco, CA
Ages
5-Jan
Services Available
Childcare

Toby Wells YMCA
(858) 496-9622
5105 Overland Avenue
San Diego, CA
Hours
Mon-Thu 4:30am-11pm; Fri 4:30am-10pm; Sat 7am-9pm; Sun 7am-8pm
Cost
Families $74/month; One-Parent Families $41.50/month, Seniors $56/month, Young Adults, $27/month, Adults $37/month, Teens $138/year; Youth $90/year. Students $112-$148/year. One-time joiner fee $100-$150 on certain memberships.
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Camps, Childcare, Classes, Schools

ABC LITTLE SCHOOL
(818) 766-5557
11728 Moorpark St.
Studio City, CA
Hours
6:30a.m. - 6:00p.m.
Ages
7-Jan
Services Available
Childcare

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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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