We recommend all helpers including babysitters on ayiconnection.com to complete an annual background check, especially when they first sign up with us. For the helpers who have completed this background check through our certified third party provider, their profiles will display a badge indicating that the background check is completed. We also provide an option for the helpers to self report if they choose not to run a background check through us but have recently completed a background check. In this case, the background check badge will display that it is a “self reported” check.
We ask our families to perform additional due diligence if engaged through self-service, as we strive to provide so much useful information for families to assist families’ decision making. We highly recommend you interview the babysitters first via call or video call, check references if available, and run a background check through us should the helper display a “self reported” badge.
What is the going rate for babysitters on AyiConnection.com?
To hire a babysitter on AyiConnection.com, the average rate is $40 per hour. It is recommended to have a clear scope of work and hours before having a discussion with the babysitters. Babysitters usually have an expected salary based on their skills and years of relevant experiences, which are indicated on their profiles. The rate may require an adjustment if you need specialized skill-set or additional job requirements such as housekeeping and meal prepping are needed.
What should I ask a babysitter during an interview?
Before a babysitter’s interview, we recommend you and your family members (if interviewing together) to align on the important factors for your loved ones. Based on the outline, you can focus your interview questions appropriately, such as their experience level, age group familiarity, style of childcare, communication preferences, training, additional skills, and payment expectations. Be sure to also listen tentatively to what they share with you. Some babysitter might not be the best interviewees, but they turn out to be very reliable. In this situation, it would be great if you could get some references. We highly recommend to also schedule a paid trial following an interview to assess the candidate further, especially in the situation references are not available. This is a great way to find out if the babysitter is a good match with your family in terms of personality and working style.
How do I find a babysitter for my kids?
Before you start looking for a babysitter, it is important to know that a babysitter may play a different role than a nanny in terms of working with kids. A babysitter is usually part-time and may be in school, his/her role will mostly be mother's helper. Some examples of the responsibilities include engaging the kids with after-school activities and picking up/dropping off. To make the process easier, you can start by outlining what you would like the candidate to do. Depending on the age of your children, the babysitters experience, qualification and tasks might be different. Additionally, you can think about if you might need help around the house such as meal preps. All of these exercises will help you clearly set your expectations and also define your budget.
After creating an account on ayiconnection.com, you can start by posting a job about your requirements that can be seen by our extensive pool of babysitters or search babysitters on your own. With your own search, you can narrow down your search based on availability, experience, rate, and location. After you have selected your candidates, you can schedule interviews, check references, request additional background checks, and conduct a trial. Once the safety of hiring is practiced, you can hire the sitter who best meets the needs of your family.