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Help! Feeling anxious...

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Nongoddess Tue 31-Jan-17 12:37:05

I have a conference I have to go to - need to travel away (in the UK) and am going to take children with me and get someone to look after them while I'm at the event for a few hours each day. I've found someone who looks suitable on childcare.co.uk, BUT what would you do to check up on them beforehand? Ask for work references etc (they work in a nursery)? I'm going to spend a bit of time with this person beforehand but only a few hours. With babysitting at home I've always gone for personal recommendations or someone who works in the DCs nursery (they're both pre-school). But that's not an option away from home, and no agencies had anyone suitable: I like the sound of this person and their profile but what can I reasonably do beforehand to check they are genuine? Got myself into a right state about it, but other people must do this sort of thing....? Thanks all for replies!

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