10 Tips for Hiring a New Babysitter

Katie Sweeney
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Arthur Elgort for Vogue

When I worked as a personal assistant, one of my tasks was to manage a team of four nannies. While I was with the high-profile family, one of the nannies returned to Mexico to care for an ailing father, and another nanny who was struggling with a long commute decided to pursue another position closer to home. Thus, I had to find two new babysitters who were capable of taking care of three incredibly active children. As it was my job to find qualified replacements, I spent a lot of time researching how to hire a babysitter. I also set up a system for future personal assistants to refer to if they ended up having to find a a new nanny. Here’s what I learned and what it consisted of: Scroll on for 10 tips for hiring a new babysitter.

Have you hired a sitter recently? How did you find her?

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