University of Illinois Extension
a guide to the business of babysitting
 

Communicating with Your Own Parents

It is important to keep your own parents informed of all your babysitting jobs. You will want to let your parents know:

  • Who are you babysitting for? Your parent may want to meet this family if he or she is not already acquainted with them.
  • Where are you babysitting? Your parent needs to have an exact address and phone number in case of an emergency.
  • How long will you be working?
  • What are you expected to do while you are working?
  • Do you need transportation to and from the family's home?
  • If you experience uncomfortable feelings while in the family's home and/or with one or more family members.