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How to find a good babysitter when travelling to Bali

 

We know you love your kids. And treating the whole family on a well-deserved trip to Bali - one of the most beautiful places in the world - is a time for happiness and excitement. But, it's likely that as much as you enjoy family holidays with the little ones, you'd like to spend some quality time with your partner without the kids jumping in your face every few minutes.

How can you find a good babysitter when travelling to Bali? Today, we'll give you the answer!

What do you need to know about babysitters in Bali?

Trusting someone with your little gems is a serious decision, so naturally you want to make sure that the babysitter you choose is a great fit. So, to start your search for nannies in Bali, ask a travel agent for some insider-tips alongside your internet search. They're likely to know which agencies are reputable and the types of babysitters you don't want your kids to be around.

The great thing is that there are lots of babysitters for tourists in Bali. To make sure your little princesses and ninjas enjoy their exotic holiday as much as you and your other half, make sure you ask potential nannies a lot of questions before hiring them.

What do you need to ask a babysitter?

    1. Confirm that your kid's sitter can speak and understand English.

    1. Make sure he or she is first aid certified and can perform CPR. Safety is always a top priority when it comes to your young ones!

    1. Ask about previous nanny jobs, the kind of activities your children would be engaged with and if there are references you can speak to.

    1. After you're satisfied all your questions are answered, do a trial and see how your kids go with their potential babysitter before committing!



In terms of money, it really depends who you end up going with but a good rule of thumb is to budget for $5-$10 (5,000-10,000 IRD) per hour. Of course, you should always plan for a bit of a buffer just in case - you don't want to be stuck not knowing what to do with your kiddos!

At the end of the day though, there is no one-rule-fits-all for finding the best babysitter for your kids while on holiday, but our tips provided are a great start! So what are you waiting for? Book your dream holiday to Bali and be in for the experience of a lifetime.