Babysitter Tool : What Do Babysitters Need on the job?

For all jobs, babysitters need to know where the following items are located in the home:
flashlight candles matches first-aid kit clock cleaning supplies sponge vacuum cleaner paper towels writing paper pencils, pens tissues telephone thermostats

When babysitters watch children in their own homes, they have the additional responsibility of making their homes safe for children. This includes doing such things as:

• Keeping the home tidy

• Placing child-resistant covers on all electrical outlets

• Storing dangerous chemicals and all drugs out of children’s reach

• Keeping firearms locked away

• Making sure cribs meet safety standards

• Safety-proofing stairs

• Installing toilet seat locks

• Keeping knives out of children’s reach

• Storing tools, especially power tools, out of reach