How to write a good review for your babysitter

How to write a good review for your babysitter

By Babysits, 5 min read

Choosing someone to look after your children isn’t something that should be taken lightly, it is important to know whether a person is reliable and meets the requirements for your babysitting job or not. Equally, it is important for babysitters to know they can trust the families who are hiring them. This is why in this article we want to show you how to write a great review, whether it’s for a babysitter, nanny, childminder, or parent, and why it is so important.

How often in "real" life do you share your positive or negative experiences with those around you? Whether it was the unfriendly cashier in the supermarket or the extremely courteous lady who helped you carry your stroller on to the bus. Such things will happen to you every day and you often share them with the people in your life. So why is our behavior on the internet so different? Especially when it comes to babysitting, the trust and experience of others is incredibly important information for us to know. That's why we’re providing you with some extra tips on how to leave a good review for a babysitter or parent!

Why are reviews important?

The Babysits platform is not a childcare agency, but a babysitting community for families and babysitters. Here they can come into contact with each other independently and make their own decisions based on their individual needs. First impressions are incredibly important. They determine whether a babysitter and a parent want to get in touch with each other. This is also the reason why leaving reviews and having them on your own profile is valuable. If a babysitter has one or more favorable reviews, this will have a positive effect on the impression of the parent. The parent now knows that the babysitter has already gained experience and that other parents would recommend them. But this also applies to the feedback about the parents. If a babysitter sees a favorable review on a family’s profile then they know that other babysitters have experienced working with this family as positive and reliable.

Another reason why reviews are important for you is because of our badge system. If you get a review from another user, the reviews badge will be unlocked, giving you 80 points. And the more points you collect, the more visible your profile will be to other users and the more messages you will receive.

The last reason for the importance of writing reviews is the large number of members on Babysits. Because Babysits has more than 2.9 million users worldwide, it is impossible for us to keep up with all of the profiles. This is why your reviews are very much appreciated. It provides us with honest advice and helps us to maintain and increase the quality of childcare. In addition, you make it possible for us to empower parents and babysitters.

Tips for writing a meaningful and useful review

If you want to write a review for a babysitter, nanny, childminder, or parent, it helps to imagine yourself in their position. If you were them, what would you like to read in reviews from other parents or babysitters? For example, if you’re a parent, you can include the following information when writing reviews for childcare providers:

  • How many children were present at the babysitting appointment
  • What made the babysitter stand out from others
  • The activities undertaken during the babysitting appointment

It is also very important to give a general statement about your satisfaction with the sitter. On the other hand, a babysitter can include the following points when writing a review:

  • How many children were present at the babysitting appointment
  • How communication was with the parents
  • Whether the agreed times were observed

Below is an example of a review that in our opinion contains all the important information, while still being short and to the point. Who wouldn't want to hire Sophie?

how to write a review example

How to leave a review

Last but not least, we want to explain exactly how and where you can leave a review for another user. Unlike references, you can only leave a review if you have interacted with the user through the Babysits messaging system. If this is the case and you have already contacted the user before, you can click the Review Button in the conversation in your inbox. If you click on this, you will be redirected to the Review Page. It’s also possible for you to write an anonymous review there.

If you're the first to post a review, we'll let the other user know. For the first 14 days, the other user will not be able to see your review until they have also written one (so don't be afraid to be honest!).

If you have any more questions about reviews or references you can check out our FAQ page. We hope this helps and thank you for being a part of the Babysits community!


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