Friday, July 13, 2012

Notes for the Babysitter {Printable}

TGIF. You know what that means -- no work, all play for two whole days! For newlyweds like the Mr. and I, we can just drop everything and go out and have a great time. If your nights out require a bit more planning and the help of a sitter, consider making things a lot easier for everyone by putting all of the necessary info in one handy-dandy place: my free "Notes for the Babysitter" printable!


You can download this full-size printable here! Feel free to print it out on one 8.5"x11" page or as a photo with two 5x7s on one sheet.

I have been babysitting for over a decade including two years of being a pre-school teacher and three as a nanny. With that kind of background, I'm just wired to write down notes of what the kids and I did, what they ate, their bathroom habits, etc. I have always appreciated the parents that take the same kind of effort to let me know exactly what their expectations are and to ensure that I feel prepared while they are away.  Using my Notes for the Babysitter template, you can give your sitter all of the info they need without a dozen "oh and don't forget..." moments/texts/calls. 

Sample information:

Update: download the new NOTES FROM THE BABYSITTER PRINTABLE!

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49 comments:

  1. This is REALLY cute! I don't have kids yet, but I'm totally pinning this for when I do!! :)

    Hey - I noticed you have Collegeville on the address...is that the Collegeville in PA? I live in the lower Lehigh Valley, worked in Hatfield, and go to church in Skippack :) Love to know of other local bloggers!!!

    Christina's Adventures
    christinasadventures.com

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    1. No way! You are so incredibly close. I was in Quakertown and Zionsville this past weekend and used to practically live in Skippack... Such a small world. I just spent the last thirty minutes exploring your blog and have already become your newest follower :) It's so neat to find someone who is right in my very own backyard. Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. Too funny! While I LOVE this post, I live in the Lehigh Valley too! What a small world! I used to live in Blue Bell off of Skippack Pike and then in Delaware County until my husband & I moved back to where I grew up. Now I live near the ABE Airport.

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    3. Ahhh! I'm loving that other PA folks are finding me! Kristina -- I checked out some of your projects and they are great! You should consider posting more :)

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    4. Hey Ladies- former Harleysville transplant now living in Allentown!!! SOOOOOOO miss the old stomping grounds. Oh and PS Jess- love the baby sitter printable! Thanks so much!

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    5. That's crazy! I actually went to elementary school (K & 1st) in Lower Salford. I can't get over how small the blogging world is. Thank you so much for stopping by and reading through everything :)

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    6. I live in Schwenksville and totally pinned this from a girl thats all the way across the country! I noticed the Collegeville address too ;)

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    7. Wow! My grandparents lived the last 40 years of their lives in Schwenksville (aka the smallest town ever that no one has ever heard of, haha) and I lived there from 2nd-8th grade until I moved to Collegeville. I love how far flung this printable has gotten!

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  2. Thanks for this... now I need to schedule a day to use it!!!

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  3. This is fabulous! I was looking for something like this not too long ago. Printing several and stashing in a babysitter binder. Thanks!

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  4. Found this on Pinterest and now I'm enjoying your cute blog!
    I'm your newest follower - stop by Simply Sweet Sunday for a visit and return follow if you wish.
    xo,
    Katherine
    http://simplysweetsunday.blogspot.com/

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  5. oh, I almost forgot but I also g+ this post - I think it's great :)

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  6. I feel silly - is there another way to download the file?
    Sorry for all the comments - the kids have me scattered tonight!

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    1. Thank you for sharing this on g+, I really do appreciate it! Feel free to email me at jess@spoolandspoonblog.com and I'll respond back with it attached :)

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  7. So cute! Thanks for the printable, this will be so helpful for my two little girls, especially with a new baby on the way I'll need more babysitters.
    And BTW I just moved away from Jeffersonville, PA right off of Trooper. I miss it so much! -Kyla

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    1. I actually babysit for a family very close to that area; again, such a small world! Wishing you all the best with baby number three!

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  8. Love love love it - I always run around scribbling on post-it notes with last-minute stuff before we leave. This will be a life saver! Any way I can get it in a format that I can type on it?

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    1. I know what you mean because that's usually what happens when I'm sitting for someone... or I get multiple text messages about something that they forgot to tell me.

      I typed on the sample one in Power Point. Just insert the picture then use text boxes to type where you want it to go. If you don't have Power Point, you can open the picture in Paint and use the text tool to type where you want the words to go. I hope that helps!!

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    2. Perfect solution... thanks so much!!

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  9. Love this! I am your newest follower!!! www.troyandsarahsherman.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh my! You and your babies are gorgeous. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  10. This is adorable and will be very useful. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. My pleasure! I hope you get to use it soon.

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  11. Where were you when I had babies! This is the most wonderful idea! Look for it to be featured on the next TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS! Wonderfully useful tip!

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    1. Ahhh! That's so exciting. Thank you so much.

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  12. Love it! Printed it, going to laminate, give with a shower gift along with a dry erase marker!
    Printed one for our house too! :)
    THANKS!

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    1. That's ingenious! I had considered putting it in a frame like my Burlap Dry Erase Calendar. (http://www.spoolandspoonblog.com/2012/06/dry-erase-burlap-calendar.html) I hope the mother to be likes it!

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  13. Thanks so much for the template!! This is really great! :)

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    1. So happy you like it! I hope you'll be using it soon.

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  14. This is adorable!! I am always scribbling relevant notes to the sitter on scrap paper that easily gets lost in the shuffle. SO cute, thanks for sharing! I can't wait to post on my blog, twitter and Pinterest :) Would love to print this out in a stack on card stock for baby gifts! www.alldressedupwithnothingtodrink.blogspot.com

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    1. That's such a great idea! I'm sure this would be a great tool to add to any new mom's arsenal.

      BTW -- your blog is just stunning!

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  15. Having a new sitter come tonight so hubby and I can go to a concert! This is perfect-thanks!

    www.lifelovelarson.blogspot.com

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    1. Hopefully you had a blast! Thanks for checking this out. :)

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  16. I have a 2 teenage daughters who babysit and this is perfect for them to take for the Parents/Guardians to fill out! Now they can have one for each family to keep in a binder to take with them when they babysit. This is awesome and thanks for sharing it. I found it on Pinterest.

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    1. That's such a great idea! Check back because I might be doing a little note list that the BABYSITTER can fill out for the parents about what they did for the night.

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  17. How do I put this on pinterest???

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    1. Glad you figured it out! Let me know if you need anything else :)

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  18. Perfect! Love how cute this is! Have saved this for when the time comes!

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  19. This is great, thanks! Do you happen to have a "Notes to the teacher"?
    Thanks
    Laura
    jensons@dentfam.us

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  20. Great post! I'm from pa but in Alaska due to military life. I have 5 kiddos so I'm loving this template. Thanks!

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  21. Thank you for this!! I just printed it off for the nanny staying with my sick kiddo. It is perfect - and super cute. :)

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  22. LOVE this! Thank you for sharing!!

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  23. Thanks for the printable, what a great one!

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xo Jess

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