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Virtual Pediatric Hospital: CQQA: Checklist

Choosing a Babysitter: Checklist for Parents

____ Home address

____ Directions to home

____ Home phone number

____ Emergency phone numbers

  • Police/Fire/Ambulance
  • Doctor/Hospital
  • Poison Control 1-800-222-1222
  • Friends, family, neighbors

____ Where we will be

  • Name of place
  • Address
  • When we will be there
  • Phone number
  • What name to ask for

____ How we can be reached

  • Phone numbers (home, work, cell, beeper)

____ Emergency plans and supplies

  • Fire (exits, fire extinguishers, meeting place)
  • Weather (flashlights, candles, blankets, tornado shelter, etc.)
  • First-aid

____ Medical information

  • Allergies
  • Medicine
  • Medical release form

____ Information about the house

  • Heat/ Air conditioner
  • Food
  • Lights
  • Pets
  • Tour

____ Security

  • Alarm system
  • Locks/ Keys
  • Answering the door
  • Answering the phone

____ Food

  • Location
  • Instructions
  • What can your child eat?
  • What can't they eat?

____ Rules, Routines, and Schedules

  • Bedtime
  • TV
  • Bath
  • Where to find clothes
  • Friends
  • Indoor rules and boundaries
  • Outdoor rules and boundaries
  • If a rule is broken…

____ Rules for the Sitter

  • Visitors
  • Using the phone
  • Leaving the house
  • Driving

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