If you are working and can't leave the kids alone, then you will want to find a babysitter. This can really seem like a daunting process in the beginning. After all, you have to be sure to find a babysitter to care for your child while you are away. You will need somebody that you can trust, somebody that is responsible, and somebody that is nurturing and caring towards your precious child or kids.
Don't get too stressed out if you have to begin your search outside of your well-known friends and relatives. A good place to begin searching is right there in your own proverbial backyard. Ask the people around you that you already know and trust if they can suggest a babysitter that they have experience with.
Sometimes it won't always be that easy. In that case, it would be a fine idea to take your search to the local yellow pages in the phone book. Begin your search under "childcare".
After you have contacted a likely babysitter from the agency, be sure to interview them over the phone initially. Ask them all the imperative questions, such as pricing, their past knowledge, if they are CPR certified, and if they can provide both personal and professional references.
The next step in hiring a babysitter is to contact the references that they provided to you. Ask the person both what the best thing about hiring this person or agency was, and what the most horrible thing was. You will want to know all of the fines and the bad in order for you to make a proper decision.