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After 60 days of maternity leave, I sent Amirul to babysitter’s house. When Widad came to be his companion, I’d sent both of them to nursery. Alhamdulillah, both caretaker and babysitter take a good care of Amirul and Widad.
One tip that I do is keep a good relationship between caregiver/babysitter. Occasionally, I will give them ‘buah tangan’ like fruits, biscuits or kerepok. During hari raya, I’ll give them biskut raya. I’m not try to bribe them, but it is a fact. When people treat us nicely, we would feel happy to give a nice treat in return. Even though you won’t received exclusive or 5 start treatment; because many other children also need their attention, however, the attention they give to our children a little different than parents who do not have good relationship with caregiver/babysitter.
Besides giving them buah tangan, I also spent like 10 minutes chit chatting with them. Talking about my children progressions, their behavior at their house/nursery, their actvities.. etc. Not limited to my children’s story, I would gossiping with them as well.. huhuh. This is necessary to cut off relations with the caregiver/babysitter.
If your caregiver/babysitter do something against your normal rules to your children, don’t immediately scolded them. Talk to them nicely . They also human who make mistakes. Treat them as friends or family members, if the relationship between parents and caregiver/babysitter is good, Insya Allah, our children will happy at their babysitter’s house or nursery.
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