Babysitter Checklist Salisbury MD

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 Salisbury.

Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
(301) 881-0100
6125 Montrose Road
Rockville, MD
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Childcare, Classes, Indoors, Leagues & Teams

Friday's Child
(410) 675-7928
2915 O'Donnell Street
Baltimore, MD
Hours
Mon-Fri 7am-5:30pm
Ages
0-4
Services Available
Childcare

Downtown Baltimore Childcare, Inc.
(410) 659-0515
237 N. Arch Street
Baltimore, MD
Hours
Daily, 7:30am-6pm
Ages
0-5
Services Available
Childcare

Universal Martial Arts Center
(301) 585-8622
8120 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD
Cost
Varies
Ages
16-Mar
Services Available
Childcare, Classes, Kids Resources

Elizabeth Cooney Personnel Agency
(410) 323-1700
Baltimore, MD
Cost
$15 hourly rate with 4 hour minimum
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Childcare

American Kenpo Karate Studio
(410) 833-6090
220 Business Center Drive
Reisterstown, MD
Ages
4And Up
Services Available
Camps, Childcare, Classes

Childtime Learning Centers
(410) 962-2742
31 Hopkins Plaza
Baltimore, MD
Ages
0-12
Services Available
Childcare

The Children's Learning Center
(300) 871-6600
4511 Bestor Drive
Rockville, MD
Ages
10-Jan
Services Available
Childcare

KinderCare - Mitchellville
(301) 336-0262
10280 Lake Arbor Way
Bowie, MD
Hours
Mon-Fri 6:30am-6:30pm
Cost
Prices vary; see website for details
Ages
12-Feb
Services Available
Childcare

Vera Shank Child Care Center
(410) 327-3795
1633 East Lombard Street
Baltimore, MD
Hours
Mon-Fri 7am-5:30pm
Cost
Moderate
Ages
0-6
Services Available
Camps, Childcare

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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