We would like to provide you with our policy that will be useful to you as our new employee. At Barnakademin we always strive to have a close relationship with all of our families and employees.
We hope that you, as our new employee, will enjoy working with us and of course with the family that you will be babysitting for.
HOW TO CONTACT US
The best way to contact us is to reply to any email you received from us. All members of our team check inbox regularly. You can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call +46851783143
Please note that we only accept hours registered in our system. (!) Hours sent by email or SMS will not be accepted. Here is the link to our system for time registering.
If you decide to terminate the contract please give us two weeks' notice. But of course, the sooner you tell us if you plan to resign, the better! Remember, is very important that you let us know first, and only after the family.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS DON'T HESITATE TO CONTACT US!
OUR VISION: CREATIVE CHILD CARE
We believe that all kids are creative and have unlimited ability to learn new things. Being a Barnakademins babysitter it is important that you focus on creative activities.
Our goal is to provide a high-quality babysitting service where children, during each shift, will constantly develop their creative and cognitive skills.
By keeping children active and stimulated we reduce time spent in front of the TV and increase time spent on activities that will develop their creativity.
Appreciated activities are reading, painting, playing games, cooking together, baking, singing, doing crafts, dancing, playing with toys, playing outside and discussing things.
REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE A ROLE MODEL FOR THE CHILD. THEREFORE, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU USE PROPER LANGUAGE AND SHOW GOOD MANNERS WHEN YOU WORK WITH KIDS.
RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE FAMILY
Mutual trust and respect are key to successful babysitters. Be always open and straightforward when you communicate with the parents.
Coming on time is important!
Make sure you always come on time. If you are running late for some reason (even 5 minutes), always send an SMS to the family and inform them about the delay.
The biggest complaint we get from our clients is the last-minute cancellation. Try to give a minimum of 24 hours' notice if you have to cancel a schedules pass.
Planning your schedule
We suggest that you plan the schedule with the family 1-2 weeks in advance. It is totally ok that you suggest it by yourself and ask the family to plan the days and hours you will work in advance.
In case you are planning to go on vacation please let both Barnakademin and the family know as much in advance as possible. In some cases, the family might need a replacement and it takes time to find a suitable candidate.
Take 2-3 minutes every time when parents arrive and tell them about the pass. Were children extra tired? Did they tell you something important about their day at school? Have you done something interesting or fun together? Have you learned kids something new? Is there any progress in a second language? Parents appreciate it a lot!
Using your mobile phone
You should always be available on the phone for the parents during your work pass. However, it is very essential that you have a full focus on kids. Avoid using your mobile device for personal purposes while babysitting but keep it close in case of emergency or if you need to contact parents.
Hygiene is important. Please make sure kids wash their hands every time after coming home, before eating, and after going to the toilet.
Please make sure you clean after yourself after each pass. Tidy up in the kitchen after preparing meals and put away toys you took out to play with children.
Smoking or snuff
Is NEVER allowed while the babysitter is working. If you do smoke please avoid smoking at least one hour before you start babysitting.
Our policy does not allow the babysitter to give the child ANY medication without consulting the parents first.
If required by parents, help with changing the diapers. Please check regularly if that is needed.
Please avoid using strong perfume when you work with kids.
Some families hire a babysitter so that their kids can learn and master their second language. If you speak another language than Swedish with kids we call you a Bilingual Babysitter.
For these families, it is highly important that you communicate as much as possible with kids. Use language regularly! In case kids are not good at a new language please translate what you are saying to the language they understand. Try to use the new language as much as possible. Describe everything you see, and your actions and make comments on what kids are doing.