We are getting ready to face the big, hard parent hurdle of choosing someone other than close friends or family to look after the Booger this fall. We decided we would prefer to have someone come to our house and decided that since we live close to a university, we would aim for a student, someone who won't mind a part time schedule and doesn't need to make millions. We only need someone for about half a day between when my husband goes to work and I can get home from my internship. If things go well, it would be nice to keep that up when I start teaching to cut down on day care costs by not sending him to a center until he's a toddler.
So we posted the job opening last night and I've already got a couple responses. Now comes the task of picking someone. I made sure to make it clear we wanted to meet them first and make sure it's a good fit before we commit. Does anyone have any other suggestions, tips, or tricks for choosing and 'hiring' someone? Any problems you've encountered or had friends encounter? We'd appreciate any guidance!
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