We've got a babysitter coming from Sitters, what is the usual form about leaving refreshments? She's doing 6.30-11, I'm assuming we won't have to provide her with dinner, obviously I'll leave tea and coffee out. Just wondering whether to leave biscuits/ cake etc. Any other tips.
Also do you tend to pay at the beginning or end of the evening?
Drinks and snacks. But i also show them the freezer where i always have home made food and pizza/chinese for these occasions. You can buy special offers. If she left her home at 6 she probably didn't have dinner.
If a babysitter arrives before the children's supper time, I always invite her to eat with them (I make that clear at the time I make the first arrangements). I leave the meal ready cooked but expect her to clear it away to the DW.
When I babysit I just expect some tea and cold drink available, maybe some biscuits but do tend to take some snacks with me to eat when children in bed (usually some yummy green and blacks choc!!).
when I babysit from 6pm I will eat earlier and if starting before that and its a baby whose on baby slop then I will take a microwave meal with me. (not that I like them very much but ok on odd occasions)