It's also important that you treat a babysitter with consideration and respect. She's not a servant and shouldn't be expected to perform non-child related tasks. Plus, it pays to get to know the babysitter and to establish some kind of rapport. You'll be able to learn more about her, and it will help her to like you. And after all, if you and your kids want her to come back, she'll be more inclined to do so if she likes you.