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Babysitter quiz

You've probably already taken our first babysitting quiz, which is mostly based on the basic skills a good babysitter should have. If not, you can do so here and, if you don't already have one, create a profile before reading on.

Babysits is a childcare platform that connects babysitters and parents around the world. Finding a babysitting job is as easy as creating a profile and starting a conversation with parents in your area. Easy isn't it? But there are some important details to consider in order to be contacted by parents.

With our quiz you can find out if you are on the right track to become a successful babysitter. There is only 11 questionssome of which also include the new remote online babysitting feature.

Only one answer is correct, so you should think carefully before answering. Make sure to get a pencil or a ballpoint pen and a piece of paper to write down the correct answers and check them at the end! Are you ready? Let's get started!

Question 1 - Your name is Lilly and you are a student. You already have experience as a babysitter because you took care of your little cousins ​​until 2 years ago. Which of the descriptions below do you think fits better?

  • A) "Hello, my name is Lilly! I'm currently studying and since I have some free time I would like to find a job as a babysitter. I also have experience with children!"

  • B) "Hello, my name is Lilly! I am a sophomore at university and I would like to work by the side of children again in my free time. Before I came to university, I took care of my little cousins ​​and I would love to have other children get to know and play with them! "

  • C) "Hello! I really have to find a job because I like playing with children. I am also available for housework."


Question 2 - You are in the process of making contact with some families in your area. How would you take your profile picture? (Attention: The profile picture is the first impression you give the parents)

  • A) Some Instagram filters (kids sure love this!)

  • B) You with a child; that shows how good you are as a babysitter

  • C) You alone, smiling against a white background


Question 3 - You want to make a really good first impression, so go for a profile video. How would you record this video?

  • A) You say your name, how old you are and when you are available.

  • B) You start singing “Mamma mia” (who doesn't love Abba?)

  • C) You use the 40 seconds to introduce yourself and your best qualities.


Question 4 - You really want to make the most of it, so you are motivated to be visible and get better positions in search results. What should you do

  • A) You log in daily

  • B) You get all of the badges and ask for references

  • C) You select all availabilities in your profile


Question 5 - Babysitting is not just about taking care of the children, it involves several skills such as handicrafts. How do you state that?

  • A) In the description, you write down the different activities you would do with the children and also choose the right filters based on your skills.

  • B) You write down in the profile description what is uncomfortable for you in order to warn the family in advance.

  • C) You choose all available skills because you are quite good at everything.


Question 6 - You are finally ready to get in touch with families near you. How should you address them?

  • A) You briefly introduce yourself and try to tailor the message for each parent to their needs.

  • B) You should download the app as you can only see the messages from there.

  • C) You copy your profile description and paste it into every message.


Question 7 - Your messages were successful! Congratulations but the family wants to get to know you first before you work for them!

  • A) You suggest an appointment and a place where you feel comfortable.

  • B) You set a date and place according to mutual needs, perhaps with the help of the scheduler.

  • C) You suggest they meet at their home to discuss babysitting duties.


Question 8. Not all users may be looking for what they include in the description. Unfortunately, there are seldom some fraudsters among them. What would you do if you see something suspicious?

  • A) You send a report to the Babysits platform and explain the reason for the suspicious profile.

  • B) You send a message to all friends who sign up for Babysits telling them that this user is a scam.

  • C) You no longer answer the cheater.


Question 9. The parents picked you, but they want to start babysitting remotely. How would you prepare

  • A) You'll ask parents to pre-schedule a phone call to get to know each other, and then write down some ideas for activities that can be done remotely.

  • B) The only thing that matters is to make sure the webcam is working.

  • C) You state that you prefer to meet her in person because you are afraid that the child will not listen to you during the virtual babysitting.


Question 10. Imagine yourself babysitting a child online. You play the piano really well and the parents ask you to give their child an introductory piano lesson. How would you do that?

  • A) You send a video tutorial with virtual piano lessons and in the meantime explain how it works.

  • B) Excite the child with the new lesson and start teaching the basics by watching you.

  • C) Get the child excited about the new lesson and start teaching the basics by pointing the webcam at the piano keyboard.


Question 11. Your family babysitting experience went really well. But now they don't need you anymore, so you look around for another babysitting job.

  • A) You ask the family for a rating on the platform and then wait for other parents to notice and contact you.

  • B) You ask the family for a rating on the platform and also leave a rating on their profile. You will also update your experience in your babysitter profile and become active again on the platform yourself.

  • C) You make contact with other families and mention in the message that you already have experience with babysitting.


Congratulations, you completed the quiz! Here is your result:

BEGINNER: You have probably only recently created a profile on Babysits and are not yet sure how things work best for you! But don't worry, we have all the information you need! Here you can find out how to create a good profile on Babysits, because your profile is your business card and your first chance to be contacted by parents.

ADVANCED: You're actually pretty good at babysitting, but there are some things that could be improved. Your profile is probably well structured and you have already had the opportunity to start a conversation with parents in your area. But maybe the babysitter appointment didn't go as planned? Or do you feel uncomfortable at your first virtual babysitter appointment? Check out our babysitting tips to keep improving your babysitting skills!

IMPROVED: You are a professional and we don't have to teach you anything anymore! Maybe you could leave a review on our platform so we know how we can make the babysitting experience even better for professionals like you!


With our tips, your chances of finding a babysitting job are definitely higher. So how do you become a good babysitter? You can find more tips on the babysitter platform in the other articles in our Tips for the platform category.