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SERVICE AND MISSION

Babysitters of Boulder connects parents with 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 and speak fluent English

  • 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 immediately of any change (What do we look for? Read here.)

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

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

  • have received the COVID-19 vaccine at least once (religious exemptions and documented medical exemptions honored) and agree to adhere to current state and county mandates while working 

2A. CONDUCT & PROFESSIONALISM STATEMENT 

You agree to:

  • be responsible for following through on the bookings you claim

  •  arrive on time

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

  • wash hands 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 other than communicating with parents, agency, or emergencies

  • promptly notify the agency if you need to cancel a booking; cancellation is intended for emergencies or illness only

  • 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 roommate who smokes, be sure that work clothing, your vehicle for transporting children, and belongings you bring to the worksite (backpack, coat, 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

2C. WORK APPEARANCE AND CLOTHING

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

  • no perfume, cologne, or highly scented lotions (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, baby spit-up etc.

2D. BREAKS & MEALS​

  • be prepared to bring your own shift meal/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 

You agree that family information, including but not limited to medical, financial or legal information, is confidential. Our reputation for professionalism and respect is a large part of why parents choose our babysitting agency. 

4. AGENCY PROMISES AND STANDARDS

We agree to support our childcare providers by:

  • setting hourly rates at a standardized living wage reflective of your valuable childcare skillset and experience 

  • maintaining a 48 hour cancellation payment policy for clients to make partial payment to babysitters for canceled bookings

  • using thoughtfully written contracts and policies

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

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

  • posting and enforcing a code of conduct for clients (parents) as well, to treat providers with respect

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 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 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. If your social media is public, please know that we have no control over parents' opinions of your social media. Social media posts that would disqualify you from our group include illegal activities, hate speech, reckless behavior such as drinking and driving, or posts or jokes depicting mistreatment of children. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to determine if 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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