Babysitter Checklist Syracuse NY

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 Syracuse.

KinderCare
(888) 736-1627
5009 Campuswood Drive
East Syracuse, NY

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On The Hill Child Care Ctr
(315) 492-9112
4640 Nixon Park Dr
Syracuse, NY

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Learn As You Grow Nursery
(315) 458-4233
4500 Crown Rd
Liverpool, NY

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First Presbyterian Nursery
(315) 635-7391
64 Oswego St
Baldwinsville, NY

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Rhinelander Children's Center
(212) 876-0500
350 E. 88th Street
New York, NY
Hours
Mon-Fri 10am-4pm (registration hours)
Cost
Class fees vary.
Ages
11-Jan
Services Available
Camps, Childcare, Classes, Kids Resources, Tourist Spots

melissa's daycare
(315) 807-4121
nelson ave
east syracuse, NY
 
KinderCare
(866) 210-4280
3787 Canvasback Drive
Liverpool, NY

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Learn As You Grow Childcare
(315) 458-4233
5684 S Bay Rd
Cicero, NY

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Buckle My Shoe - West 13th Street
(212) 807-0518
230 W. 13th Street
New York, NY
Hours
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm
Cost
1863
Ages
0-5
Services Available
Childcare

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Early Childhood Center
212.744.5022 ext. 1276
331 East 70th Street
New York, NY
Hours
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm
Cost
Eligibility: Head Start/ACS Child Care/UPK
Ages
6-Mar
Services Available
Childcare

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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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