When designing this month’s printable kit for The Organization Toolbox, I either had baby on the brain (guilty!) or am trying to figure out how to get some rest and work time in this summer sans kids (double guilty!)…because this newest set of worksheets is all about the babysitter! Whether you’re heading out for the night, the day, or a series of days, it can sometimes be tedious to leave behind all the information your babysitter might need for the kids, meals, emergencies and more. I know I am always scratching things down on scrap paper or shouting directions over my shoulder as we’re running out the door. But thanks to this newest kit, the Printable Babysitter Notes and Instruction Sheets, we’ll all have any easier way to jot down everything the sitter needs to know in a form that is truly usable and accessible!
The printables contained in this latest kit are all about providing the information your sitter needs in an easy-to-use, easy-to-compile format. Helpful prompts ensure you don’t forget to communicate a single, important detail, and various layout options provide ultimate flexibility based on how long you’ll be away and/or how much information you like to leave behind.
Whether you’re gone for a night or a series of days…tend to leave just dinner instructions or prefer to hash out full medical histories, these mix-and-match pages will help you organize your thoughts so that you can leave the kids behind with a peace of mind!
This printable kit features 12 pages of worksheets, each of which can be used individually or mixed-and-matched into a set based on your unique needs.
What’s Included in the Printable Babysitter Notes and Instructions Sheets?
- While We’re Out – 1 page babysitter notes
- While We’re Out – 1/2 page babysitter notes
- Away For the Day(s) – 2 page babysitter notes
- While You Were Out – 1 page sheet for the babysitter to record messages, visitors, etc
- While You Were Out – 1/2 page sheet for the babysitter to record messages, visitors, etc
- In Case of Emergency – single page sheet containing important family information and emergency contacts (consider typing up, printing out, and laminating for repeat use)
- Day-At-A-Glance – daily worksheet that details meals, schedule, chores, etc
- Babysitter Log – keep track of all the sitters you use, what they charge, where they live, etc.
- Baby Care Log – a simple worksheet that allows you to track a baby’s feedings, diaper changes, sleep and more.
Each and every page in this kit is fully editable, so you can type in your family members’ names and information once and then print when needed. The pages are also customizable via changeable text fields, allowing you to add your own family name to the footer on each page. And best of all…all pages can be printed in either black-and-white…
…or in the Rainbow Brights color scheme!
The primary pages of this kit (and the ones you will likely use the most!) are the “While We’re Out” babysitter notes, available in three (slightly different) formats: a single day, full-page version | a short-and-sweet half-page version | a 2-page, highly detailed version.
All three versions contain placeholders for the same basic information along the top. The upper left quadrant features information about the house, your contact information, where you’ll be going, when you’ll be home, etc. The upper right quadrant contains important emergency contact information including doctor information, poison control numbers, and local neighbors.
NOTE: I noticed the typo in “Poison Control” after snapping and editing these photos, but the PDF files themselves have been fixed!
The bottom half of each worksheet includes helpful information about each child such as age, allergies, bedtime, etc. The single-page version has space for limited information while the 2-page version allows you to include details such as medications, health concerns, etc.
The worksheets can then be printed double-sided with other helpful sheets contained in the pack. A “While You Were Out” log is ideal on the back of the above sheets, allowing your sitter to communicate important things that may have happened while you were gone.
And if you’re going to be gone for a series of days, a detailed “In Case of Emergency” worksheet and daily schedule can help keep your household humming in your absence.
By far, I think the most handy two sheets in the entire kit are the half-page “While We’re Out” and “While You Were Gone” pages! Not only do these half sheets provide a super streamlined way to communicate only the most important information to your sitter, but their smaller size make it a breeze to fill out for simple date nights or for sitters who already know your kids!
I love printing these two pages back-to-back and slicing them apart down the middle. All your notes to your sitter are on the front, and all his/her notes to you are on the back! I already have a stack of these printed and stashed in our home binder for easy use!
This kit is rounded out by a few more helpful pages: a Babysitter Log and a Baby Care chart!
The Baby Care chart is helpful for in-home nannies/sitters or even when you first bring baby home! Its clean and simple format make it easy to keep track of baby’s day while you’re away.
The Baby Care sheet is available in blue, pink, and black and white!
Last but not least, the Babysitters log can be printed in multiples to help you keep track of various sitters. Update this log regularly in order to make finding a sitter for your next dinner party a bit easier!
Both the Rainbow Brights and Black-and-White versions of the Printable Babysitter Notes and Information Sheets have been uploaded to The Organization Toolbox and are available for download right now!
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Although this Printable Babysitter Notes and Instructions Sheets kit is a smaller one, I think you’ll find these pages to be incredibly useful if you have young kids. To make them super convenient to use, consider pre-typing in all of your important/non-changing information (contacts, doctor’s numbers, health/allergies/medications) and then printing out a stack to tuck into a drawer or your home binder. The next time you’re scrambling to get out the door, you’ll be oh-so-thankful to have a handy place to jot down everything your sitter needs to know in order to keep your kiddos safe! Enjoy!
P.S. It’s hard to believe a full year has come and gone since I first uploaded these, but don’t forget about another great kit already uploaded to the Toolbox: the Summer Boredom Buster Booklets! Now is the time to get these bucket lists printed and filled out so you’re ready to kick off summer once school is out of session!