SERVICE AND MISSION

Babysitters of Boulder LLC connects parents with our vetted team of skilled and reliable local sitters and nannies We do not tolerate harassment, and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, religion, or any other reason prohibited by law. We base our recruitment decisions on each applicant's qualifications, references, background check results, and kind and polite demeanor during interview. 

1. YOU AGREE THAT YOU:

  • are at least 18 years of age

  • have a minimum of 3 years of extensive experience in childcare and/or children's education

  • have a clean background check and a clean driving record, and will notify us of any change

  • have a current pediatric CPR/First Aid certification and will re-certify every two years

  • have current insurance, valid license, & access to a reliable vehicle for work and for children's transport

  • are vaccinated against COVID-19 and agree to adhere to current state and county mandates while working 

2A. CONDUCT & PROFESSIONALISM STATEMENT 

You agree to:

  • be responsible for the bookings you claim and arrive on time

  • refrain from soliciting families for any other services i.e. product sales, real estate, any of your personal business ventures, personal training, donations, political events/rallies, events related to religious/church memberships, etc.

  • wash hands immediately before starting work and before preparing food

  • supervise children in an engaged way & follow the parent's instructions for activities, appropriate discipline etc.

  • keep cell phone charged and nearby for emergencies, but put away aside from communicating with parents, agency, or emergencies

  • promptly notify the agency in advance if you need to cancel a booking; cancellation is intended for urgent events or illness and we cannot accept cancellation reasons such as a friend came to town, car won't start, studying for a test, changed your mind, etc. 

  • let the agency know right away if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or exposure, and do not go to bookings if you are sick  

2B. SMOKING AND PRODUCT USE RESTRICTIONS

  • never attend a booking smelling of cigarette, vape or marijuana smoke 

  •  if you have a family member, partner or housemate who smokes, make certain that work clothing, your vehicle for transporting children, and belongings you bring to the worksite (backpack, coat, purse, etc.) are always free of smoke odor

  • due to the sensitive nature of working with children and for children's respiratory protection, the use of any tobacco or nicotine products is strictly prohibited during a booking, including during breaks and lunches, because children/minors are on the premises 

2C. WORK APPEARANCE AND CLOTHING

We do not have a uniform or required t-shirt. You are free to dress in the manner that you believe gives a professional impression of you as a childcare provider and makes sense for active physical childcare:​

  • avoid perfumes or strongly scented lotions/shampoos/conditioners (for children's skin sensitivity/respiratory conditions/asthma) 

  • choose clothing & footwear that works for bending, jumping, running, getting down on the floor with kids, climbing at the playground, etc.

  • choose practical clothing that is presentable but ok to be soiled by washable paint, water table play, baby spit-up etc.

2D. BREAKS & MEALS​

  • be prepared to bring your own shift meal/food/snacks; many parents will offer food however we do not assume food will be provided

  • providers are encouraged to take a reasonable break (paid/active break) during downtime/kids' nap time - avoiding burnout is important

  • please use remaining downtime for reasonable family support tasks such as children's laundry, sweep/tidy kitchen, load/unload dishwasher, tidy or organize children's areas & toys, and plan activities for the children. 

  • we do not use extra downtime for schoolwork, other jobs, job applications, etc. 

    • ​EXCEPTION FOR EVENING BOOKINGS we can do schoolwork/other work after children go to bed after ensuring that kitchen, playroom, and children's areas are tidied, swept, and ready for the next day. 

3. CONFIDENTIALITY and SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY

You agree that family information, including but not limited to medical, financial or legal information, is confidential. Parent/guardian consent is always required to post any image of a child's face/likeness.

4. AGENCY PROMISES AND STANDARDS

We agree to support our childcare providers by:

  • setting hourly rates at a competitive living wage

  • maintaining a 48 hour cancellation policy and using an industry standard nanny contract for all nanny hires

  • using thoughtfully written contracts and policies

  • providing our team members with continuing education on childcare and children's safety

  • offering opportunities to volunteer together & meet fellow nannies and sitters

  • posting and maintaining the PARENT CONDUCT AGREEMENT (below) 

PARENTS who join our service:  

  • agree to pay babysitter in full upon completion of the booking (please have your total ready for the family). 

  • agree to pay provider additional $10.00/hour to supervise any child who is not a sibling (playdate, cousin, carpool etc.).

  • agree to treat providers with respect and speak to providers in an appropriate manner.

  • are advised that we do not tolerate harassment, and do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran's status, religion, or any other reason prohibited by law. 

  • agree not to solicit you regarding any other services such as product sales, real estate, any of the parents' personal business ventures, personal training, donations, political events/rallies, events related to religious/church memberships, etc.

5. SICK CHILD AND FAMILY ILLNESS POLICY 

Parents must notify us in advance if a child is not feeling well or anyone in the home has a contagious illness. Parents should not book babysitting care if a child has:​

  • lice

  • fever (parents may request an exception in advance for a low grade teething fever only)

  • shortness of breath/difficulty breathing 

  • excessive/frequent vomiting or diarrhea 

  • symptoms of COVID-19

  • diagnosis of very contagious illness such as RSV, pink eye, norovirus, etc. 

 

Parents may book care for a child whose only symptom is a runny nose. Please notify the agency immediately if you arrive at a booking and have concern of exposure to COVID-19 or if you believe the child is too ill to be in sitter care. ​

6. VETTING, EMPLOYMENT AND TAX INFORMATION

The agency is not your employer. In some cases, a family may qualify as your employer. The families you book with will provide your pay, determine the schedule, and set the expectation for how you will care for their children. You are responsible for ensuring that your taxable income is reported in keeping with IRS requirements. 

Any offer to join our team is contingent on the results of your background and DMV record check and social media review as follows: 

DMV RECORD REVIEW verifies:

  • Current valid license to drive a passenger vehicle or motorcycle

  • No more than 2 accidents in the past 3 years

  • No more than 1 moving violation and 1 accident in the past 3 year

  • No more than 2 moving violations in the past 3 years

  • No cell phone or distracted driving violation in the past 3 years

  • No major violation in the past 5 years

  • Driver must be over 18​

BACKGROUND CHECK includes:

  • SSN Trace

  • County Criminal Record Search of all counties candidate has resided within the past seven (7) years

  • Multi-State Instant Criminal Check with Verification

  • DOJ Sex Offender Search. The DOJ Sex Offender search is a nationwide search through the Federal Department of Justice.

SOCIAL MEDIA We do not require team members to make social media accounts private and we do not ask team members to censor their social media. Social media posts that would disqualify you from our group include illegal activities, hate speech, posts that are intolerant of a federally protected class, reckless behavior such as drinking and driving, or posts depicting mistreatment of children. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to determine if this public information is disqualifying.

By applying to our group, you agree to and consent to the statements above. You agree that checking the agreement box in your application represents your signature and shall have the full force and effect of your physical signature.

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APPLICANT AGREEMENT

OUR PROMISES TO YOU

CONDUCT & PRESENTATION

CANCELLATION ETIQUETTE

COVID-19 SAFETY 

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