Think of the job summary as a brief but concise and informative overview that allows a candidate to quickly determine if they’re a potential fit. Include the days and times the person will be needed, as well as your children’s ages and the basic job functions. Zeldin notes that if there are special circumstances, such as pets, allergies or special needs or required driving, that information should be included, as well.
Here’s what a standard babysitting ad might look like:
Seeking an experienced part-time babysitter for three active children, ages 2, 4 and 5. The position will be Tuesday and Thursday nights from 4-8 p.m. Applicant will be required to prepare dinner for all three children and put children to bed by 7:30. Position is in a smoke-free home with two large dogs. Occasionally, we may need weekend care. However, this is not a requirement.