Posted 7 days ago
About the Family
Keeping an eye on my 18 month old baby boy for a couple hours after he is asleep. No chores or extra work required just making sure he sleeps safely. This would only be from time to time and mostly during weekend nights (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). And usually for 4-6 hrs at a time (8pm to 12pm or 2 am).
Occasional child care requires a specific mindset. It's being comfortable and confident to step in and help a family from time to time and manage the adjustment particularly younger kids face to parents not being around.
Its important to create a safe, caring, nurturing and stimulating experience. A great babysitter from the kids perspective is someone who is fun, loves to play, sing, run and do creative projects. For a parent, it's all of the above, but also meal preparation for the kids, keeping the children’s areas neat and tidy, helping older kids with homework and being able to respect rules around discipline, nap/bed time and process.
A few important things to know:
At myBestHelper, our greatest priority is to ensure that we meet every family's individual needs, by helping them hire reliable, competent and loving people. Our team is led by a family physician mom and has received national and international recognition for how we use technology to simplify and increase the support available to busy families.
Our team have received over 22 awards and recognitions in the last four years, including the YWCA Women of Disctinction - Entrepreneurship, the global Cartier Women’s Initiative Award and being invited to participate in the Blackbox Connect accelerator powered by Google for Entrepreneurs.
We deeply respect and support the people that work as caregivers - the nannies, sitters and helpers that may choose this as their career or be doing it to while in a life or career transition. That’s where you come in.
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We usually look for people who have:
- Unconditional positive regard for others, and themselves!
- Strong work ethic including reliability, punctuality and good judgement
- Ability to maintain open, positive, friendly and cooperative relationships
- Adaptability and excellent organization skills in a constantly changing environment
- You must be a non-smoker
- You must have or be willing to obtain CPR
- You must have or be willing to obtain first aid training
- You must have a recent criminal record check or be willing to obtain one