Babysitters Interview Preparation Guide
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Babysitters frequently Asked Questions in various Babysitters job Interviews by interviewer. The set of questions here ensures that you offer a perfect answer posed to you. So get preparation for your new job hunting

28 Babysitters Questions and Answers:

1 :: Tell me why do you want to be a babysitter?

I love children and already have experience in child care. During my experience, I noticed that children love me too and that's the most important reason I want be a babysitter. My compassionate nature and friendly personality makes me get along with them in no time. I am able to keep children happy and this quality makes me happy too. I enjoy developing kids, both emotionally and physically, which is the main reason why I want this job. It's fun to manage and grow-up children.
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2 :: Tell me what qualifies you as a babysitter?

I am punctual, energetic and dependable. I am CPR and first aid certified and possess a valid driver's license with a clean driving record. I understand children's varying developmental needs.
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3 :: Tell me how many years of experience and what kind of babysitting skills do you possess?

I have more than 3 years of hands-on experience in babysitting; being caring for children since I was in my early teens. Once my neighbors asked me to look after their children when they were at a party, there I found my potential of looking after children's needs. Moreover, I have a younger brother that I have taken care of since he was an infant.
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4 :: Explain typical duties of a babysitter?

A babysitter is responsible for children's safety and wellbeing, feeding the kids, cooking meals for them, responding to their needs, maintaining the house in a neat and clean condition, grooming the children, accompanying them to the park, helping with homework and teaching them to become independent, responsible citizens.
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5 :: Suppose two children of different ages at the same time how do you manage?

Children at different developmental stages have varied needs. I am well versed in managing their cognitive, physical and psychosocial demands and devising age specific complementing activities. Paying equal amount of attention to both children is the key. I also divide up the time strategically so that one of the two is on an independent task at all times.
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6 :: Rate your cooking skills?

Cooking has always been my passion so I'd say a ten on ten. I am expert in preparing appetizing, appealing and highly nutritious meals for children. I observe their preferences first, then decide what they would like which is why they always love the food I cook for them.
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7 :: Name some activities for children that they want to do on rainy days?

Arts and craft, hide and seek, word games and puzzle making.
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8 :: Tell me how you handle children when they miss their parents?

As a babysitter being in the role of substitute mother, when I feel the child is missing the parents I instantly devise and initiate an activity of the child's interest to distract him/her and also check if there is an underlying need or problem which is causing the child to miss the parents too much and usually resolve the issue.
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9 :: Tell me if you ever dealt with two fighting toddlers? Explain the experience?

Yes, once I had to accompany a child on a birthday party over there he had a fight with a same aged fellow over some candy. I handled the situation tactfully by reinforcing the concept of sharing is caring and both of them cooled down in no time.
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10 :: Tell me are you comfortable with light housekeeping duties?

Definitely, it's a part of any baby sitter's job. I can do laundry, run errands, do grocery and maintain the house in a neat and clean order.
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