Professional Babysitting

Автор: | 12.12.2018

Description: There are many things to consider when working as a babysitter or finding one to watch your kids, and many companies help you find experienced caregivers, babysitters, and nannies in your area. One of the considerations for the babysitter is financial arrangements for compensation. What is fair pay for watching children? Would you charge differently for the number of children or for different circumstances? Should you charge extra when being asked to do other tasks such as cleaning, cooking, or staying past midnight?
Helpful tip: All babysitters should take a basic first-aid course so they can be better prepared in case of emergencies. Having such training in areas such as cuts, broken bones, and drowning can make you feel more confident, too.

Listen to the conversation and check your answers.

1. What impresses the man about the girl at the beginning of the conversation?
A. The girl arrives promptly on time.
B. The girl carries her own business cards.
C. The girl comes prepared to cook for the kids.

2. How often has Kelly babysat for Mr. Adams in the past?
A. never
B. one or two times
C. on a regular basis

3. According to the girl’s financial consultant, why should she charge more for babysitting?
A. She does some housework while the parents are out.
B. She purchases groceries for evening meals.
C. She provides special educational entertainment.

4. What specialized training has the girl received to become a babysitter?
A. educational
B. emotional
C. medical

5. What additional expenses does her rate increases need to cover?
A. investments
B. hobbies
C. recreational

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