Babysitter Checklist Lincoln NE

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 Lincoln.

Northbridge Early Childhood
(402) 437-8999
1533 N 27TH St
Lincoln, NE

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Future Stars Preschool
(402) 476-3800
225 S 18TH St
Lincoln, NE

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Montessori School-Young Child
(402) 489-4366
4727 A St
Lincoln, NE

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Kinder Care Learning Ctr
(402) 466-9394
4330 Cornhusker Hwy
Lincoln, NE

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Careday Castle
(402) 476-5430
3633 O St Ste 4
Lincoln, NE

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Kids Planet Child Devmnt Ctr
(402) 474-7676
1828 N St
Lincoln, NE

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Family Service
(402) 441-7949
501 S 7TH St
Lincoln, NE

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Cedars Early Childhood Ctr
(402) 437-8950
1100 N St
Lincoln, NE

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La Petite Academy
(402) 488-3125
6632 Taylor Park Dr
Lincoln, NE

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Carousel Preschool & Daycare
(402) 423-5557
4001 S 17TH St
Lincoln, NE

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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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