Our family values include: Honesty Patience Compassion Kindness Activities the kids love: Legos!!! Building forts Dance parties And so much more Areas in which the kids need helping life Consistent reminders to be personally responsible: Hang up your coat Clean up your toys Wash your hands Etc Important traits in a caregiver: Very important to have a caregiver who enjoys the work, builds trusting relationships with kids and me, and is patient and kind. These are also traits that we value in ourselves and treat our babysitters with love & respect! There's Parking at the house and we invite our babysitters to stay for dinner, use the computer, and just be comfortable in our home. Beyond the qualities we like share with our babysitters, we also look for someone who can be flexible if a meeting runs late or we need help getting a kid to the dentist, etc. the children spend 3 days at mom's house and two days at dad's house, so having a reliable car is important. I do not have pets, but the kids' father has a small dog and a chinchilla. The babysitter is not expected to care for the animals.