As much as you get a maternity leave once you deliver a baby, it will not be for long and if you still want to remain on your career path, you will have to figure out how to work while raising your child. You will be sorted once you find a sitter you can leave the baby with. A child is your most precious treasures which means you cannot choose a random sitter. It becomes easy to choose a sitter when you know the qualities to look for. You do not need to end up with someone who keeps disappointing you or canceling at the last minute. It is important to pick someone who has demonstrated good skills and knowledge in the task before. Thus, ask for references and talk to the parents the person has worked for before.
In babysitting, medical emergencies are a possibility and you do not want to leave the baby with a person who will not know what to do is such a situation crops up which is why you should pick a person who has knowledge in first-aid as well as CPR training. Nevertheless, if you find a great babysitter who is yet to undergo this training, you can request that they do so as soon as possible so that they can take the job. Remember that their budget might not involve paying for the classes no matter how much they need the job and as an incentive to going through with the plan you can offer to pay for them. Consider the time the candidate gets to the interview. There are no miracles you should be counting on when it comes to punctuality and a person who is late from the start will continue exhibiting such a habit if you taker her in.
You are hiring the sitter for your child which is why you should pick someone who is good with children. No matter how desperate you are to get a sitter, a one minute interview is not enough to get all the information you need about the sitter which is why you should probe deeper. If you have a gut feeling that you should do a bit more of probing, you should conduct an observation session. Nevertheless, do not expect the session to be free because the person will be offering the services. The session is to allow the sitter and kid to interact and see whether they are suitable for each other.