We all know how hard it is to find a good sitter. You’ve probably scoured your neighborhood and asked all of your friends for referrals. But you still haven’t found what you are looking for.
At Vermont Nanny Connection we can offer an answer to your sitter woes. Our Babysitter Connection program is designed to help enable families find reliable and qualified sitters for occasional weekend night or temporary childcare needs. By enrolling in our Babysitter Connection you will be able to view our roster and either contact the sitter directly or contact VNC with a sitter request.
VNC Babysitter Connection can be accessed by families either by purchasing a yearly membership for $170.00 or by paying a $20.00 a day charge. Certain resorts have an additional $5 placement fee.
Our roster consists of candidates who are at least 18 years of age, are high school graduates and have at least three years childcare experience. In addition, they have undergone an intensive screening process:
- All nannies are interviewed by a highly qualified placement agent
- All of our nannies have come highly recommended by prior childcare employers
- All of them have been put through an extensive background screening process, which includes DMV, criminal and sexual offender searches.
- All have had CPR and First Aid training
- Membership is good for one year.
Each of the candidates in the VNC Babysitter Connection program has agreed to meet or exceed the following quality standards of care.
- Return customer phone calls promptly – within 24 hours whenever feasible, even if unable to commit to requested assignment.
- Arrive at assignments ten minutes early.
- If, after accepting an assignment, they are no longer able to keep their commitment, they will notify the parent immediately. If they are canceling with less than 72 hours notice, they will offer to work for the parent at another time at a reduced fee.
- Limit personal phone calls to one, unless there is an emergency.
- Never have personal guests at the parents house without permission.
- Never transport the children without the parent’s permission.
- Always leave the home in the same or better condition than what it was on arrival.
- Never administer medications without the parent’s permission.
- Use only redirection, discussion and time-outs as appropriate forms of discipline.
- Make every effort to interact and play with children. Do not rely on TV or video games as a standard form of entertainment.