The other day in our office, one of my colleagues was talking about how she had to interview a potential new babysitter, but felt like she just didn’t know the right questions to ask to get a real read on compatibility. Another colleague jumped in and sent us these questions. We all thought they were pretty great–and wanted to pass them along to you. Any other thoughts/questions you ask, please tell us in the comments! (Note–these are not infant/toddler caregiver questions…much more for preschool and upward age.)
What are some of your pet peeves (or red flags) that parents do?
What are your favorite books to read to kids / games to play?
Do you have any discipline techniques? Or, conversely — how do you handle tricky personalities?
How comfortable do you feel commuting with kids/doing school pick up and street-walking routines? Do you have any good sidewalk rules?
Do you feel comfortable during bath times? Any good tips for kids who don’t love the water?
What are some go-to kid snacks that you are comfortable prepping/serving to kids?
Do you know any secret spots (clean bathrooms/favorite playgrounds/best museums) that we might not know about?