Babysitters

When a child is left with a babysitter for the first time it can be worrying. Sharing stories about babysitters can help put a child’s mind at ease. Stories can make the experiences easier to cope with and more understandable.


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The Babysitter – Vivian French and Sue Heap

Mum and dad are going out for the evening and a new babysitter is coming round.
Age: 3+


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An Evening at Alfie’s – Shirley Hughes

Alfie likes his babysitter and helps her come to the rescue when a pipe bursts in the at!tic. A good, satisfying story.
Age: 4+


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Titchy Witch and the Babysitting Spell – Rose Impey and Katherine McEwen

Titchy-witch doesn’t want to be left at home with a babysitter, so she casts a spell to make Mum and Dad stay.  When the spell turns out to be too scary, Titchy-witch has an even bigger problem.
Age: 5+


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Come Back Soon – Miriam Moss and Dawn Apperley

Otter’s mum and dad have to go away ‘for just one sleep’. Grandma comes to look after otter for the night.  A reassuring story.
Age: 3+


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How to Babysit a Grandma – Jean Reagan and Lee Wildish

This funny and heartwarming book will help children to become expert grandma-sitters in no time.
Age: 4+


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No Babysitters Allowed – Amber Stewart and Laura Rankin

Hopscotch the rabbit does not want his parents to go out and leave him with the babysitter but discovers that babysitters can be fun.  A reassuring story.
Age: 3+


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