Babysitters: how to find a babysitter for your family Finding babysitting jobs can be daunting. If you’ve experienced hiring or working as a babysitter, it can be hard to know what you look for in a potential candidate. All you know is that you want someone who is competent in looking after children, and someone that you can trust to do so. You may have friends and family who has suggested their own babysitters for the job, but every family is different. Each family has their own values and how they run their households. What one babysitter may offer to one family; they won’t fit in with another.