The Babysits for Special Needs Program

The Babysits for Special Needs Program

By Babysits, 2 min read

According to the WHO, between 93 and 150 million children live with a disability worldwide. Parents of these special needs children often have a lot of difficulty finding a qualified babysitter who can care for their child for a few hours. They often can’t just ask a neighbor to come babysit. Because of this, Babysits is expanding its services, giving special attention to special needs care, in order to make it easier than ever for parents to find a specialized babysitter.

Babysits for Special Needs

“We have the qualified babysitters, let’s highlight them.”

There are already thousands of babysitters across on Babysits that have indicated they have experience with special needs care. Babysits for Special Needs makes it easier for parents to find these qualified babysitters.

  • Parents are now able to filter their search by “experience with special needs”.
  • Moreover, they can search based on the specific experience - Does their child have autism? They can see specifically which babysitters have experience working with children with autism.
  • Parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing can also use the language filter to find babysitters proficient in sign language.

Next to this, we’ve made it easier for babysitters with experience in special needs care.

  • Babysitters can more easily indicate whether or not they have experience with special needs care in their profile and this is now highlighted on their profile.
  • They can select the specific special need they have experience with and indicate where they have gained this experience.

Safety is central

Not everyone can look after children who require special care. To ensure the safety of the children, it is possible for babysitters to indicate whether they are first aid certified and in some countries, upload a criminal records certificate via the Babysits platform. The certificate is then checked for authenticity and this is indicated in the babysitter’s profile.

Parents can also filter to see which babysitters have a criminal records certificate and which don’t.

“Babysits’ mission is to empower communities around childcare. We hope that this new program will be a valuable resource to empower parents of special needs children and help highlight special needs experienced babysitters.”