Babysitter Test

Leaving a stranger to care for a child can be a daunting prospect. That's where a babysitter test comes in: it helps parents and recruiters to ensure that prospective or current babysitters are capable and competent when it comes to childcare.


What is a babysitter test?

A babysitter test covers a range of topics from general health and safety, to communication and responsibility. Questions are multiple-choice and candidates will be required to select as many correct answers as possible to demonstrate competencies and knowledge of being left in charge of young children.

Parents have never been more aware of the dangers associated with raising children. So babysitters that can prove how well equipped they are to care for children are more likely to get the job and give parents and employers peace of mind.

To do well, candidates need to demonstrate an understanding of basic health and safety principles, patience, problem-solving, situational judgement, responsibility and flexibility. Some parents or recruiters may also want to see a sense of fun and creativity, so they are assured children will learn and flourish in the care of their babysitter.

About the Babysitter Test

Babysitter tests can help parents and recruiters match the right babysitter to the right family or employer. Some people will want a strict babysitter, while others may be more focused on finding a babysitter who will be fun, playful and creative with the children they're caring for.

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Why should you use a babysitter test for recruiting?

Babysitter tests evaluate applicants on how they are likely to care for children, while reassuring parents, guardians or recruiters that an individual is capable of being left in charge.

The test can ensure you know how safe, practical and responsible your babysitter is, which can offer reassurance and comfort.

Babysitter tests can be useful aids when hiring for:

  • Childminders
  • Nannies
  • Au pairs
  • Roles that require an element of childcare

In the long run, tests such as these can help save valuable time and money, as you're more likely to shortlist better candidates when you have data-driven insights you'll get from scores on the babysitter test.

View a sample report

Results for the Babysitter Test along with other assessments the candidate takes will be compiled to produce a candidate report.

The report is automatically generated and available both online and as a downloadable pdf so they can be shared with other team members and employees alike.

Neuroworx Sample Report

How our test assesses babysitter skills

Candidates will need to answer a range of questions that measure industry-specific soft skills where applicable (e.g. interpersonal skills), aptitude (e.g. verbal reasoning) and relevant personality dimensions (e.g. sociability). The results present a holistic view of how well suited each candidate is for the job at hand, using a data-driven approach.

The format varies by type of question, including multiple-choice for aptitude and technical skills, situational judgement for soft skills and agreement on a Likert scale for the personality dimensions. This approach ensures candidates are being assessed in an accurate and fair manner, and that results reflect the true underlying qualities of each candidate.

The characteristics, abilities and knowledge necessary to be a babysitter were identified using the US Department of Labor's comprehensive O*NET database. O*NET is the leading source of occupational information that is constantly updated by collecting data from employees in specific job roles.

During the development process, test questions were rigorously analysed to maximise reliability and validity in line with industry best practices. They were created by our team of I/O psychologists and psychometricians – who collaborated with subject-matter-experts – and field-tested with a representative sample of job applicants who have varying experience, just like you might find in a talent pool.

Each test is reviewed by a panel of individuals representing diverse backgrounds to check for any sensitivity, fairness, face validity and accessibility issues. This ensures each candidate has a fair chance of demonstrating their true level of expertise.

Our babysitter test is monitored to ensure it is up-to-date and optimised for performance.


Predictor of job success

Neuroworx provides evidence-based recommendations for tests to use for over 750 jobs. Our recommendation engine leverages data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) developed by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).


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  • Fully accredited

    All our Babysitter tests are written by accredited psychologists and fully validated.

  • For all levels

    We offer Babysitter tests for all levels so you can assess all roles within your organisation.


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    Our full array of candidate performance metrics will provide actionable data on each of your candidates.

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    Simple, easy-to-use candidate comparison reports mean you don’t need to be a psychologist to interpret them.


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Provides all the data and high-level metrics we need to make fast hiring decisions. Neuroworx has been particularly helpful in scaling our operations since we moved to remote working.

Greg, CEO, Reverse Media Group, Australia
Greg, CEO, Reverse Media Group, Australia

Focusing on data reduced the subjective decision making from our hiring process and allowed us to reduce bias and make better hiring decisions.

Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden
Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden

We used Neuroworx as part of our Finance Graduate Scheme recruitment and it was just what we needed – really simple to send candidates the link to complete and clear to see how they all compared. And great value for money!

Christina, HR Director, Cancer Research, UK
Christina, HR Director, Cancer Research, UK


Curated by our team of experts

Scientifically validated by psychometric specialists

  • Our team of assessment experts is made up of I/O psychologists, psychometricians, and subject matter experts who work closely together to ensure each test is accurate and reliable.
  • Our subject matter experts are rigorously vetted and typically have several years of experience working in their industries and hold advanced credentials.

Babysitter Test FAQs

What are the key skills for a babysitter?

Babysitters need to demonstrate patience, understanding and flexibility. They must be good communicators, have the ability to keep calm under pressure and be able to deal with the unexpected, both good and bad.

What qualifications does a babysitter need?

This depends on the specific role a babysitter is applying for, and the level of that role. However, individuals who have taken the babysitter test will be in a good position to apply for a variety of roles, since they'll be able to show proof of their reliability and practicality.

What is the cost for Neuroworx's babysitter test?

Neuroworx operates on a monthly or annual subscription basis. We have several plans to suit your hiring needs, which you can check out here. Alternatively, you can get in touch with us to discuss a custom plan.

Can I get a free trial?

Yes, simply sign up (no credit card is required) and we'll give you unlimited access for 7 seven days. Create as many jobs and test as many candidates as you want; you won't be charged a penny.

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