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Samantha Barth

Samantha Barth
Aurora, CO

Hello Parents 🙋🏻‍♀️ My name is Samantha and I’m a 36 year old mother of two! I have been raising kids since I was around 13! I raised three bonus kids for 17 years and as well as my siblings! I currently staying at home to take care of my temporarily disabled fur baby!!! I love to do so many things with kids! Cooking, arts and crafts!! I love the outdoors just anything I am completely ready for it! I’m an open book and am willing to answer any questions or concerns you may have!

Babysitter, Parent helper $16 / hour

Child ages I'm comfortable caring for:

  • Newborns (0 - 2 months)
  • Babies (3 - 12 months)
  • Toddlers (1 - 2 years)
  • Preschoolers (3 - 4 years)
  • Small school kids (5 - 8 years)
  • Tweens (9 - 12 years)
  • Teenagers (13+ years)
  • Up to 4 children at once

Childcare duties I can do:

  • Light meals
  • Full meals
  • Bottle feeding
  • Transporting kids
  • Taking kids on outings
  • Toilet training
  • Changing diapers
  • Bathing kids
  • Help with homework
  • Care for twins/multiples

Household duties I can do:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry/washing
  • Grocery shopping
  • Running errands

Other services I can provide

  • Pet sitting (click for details)
  • House sitting
  • Yard work
  • Cleaning
  • Tutoring
  • Elderly care

My availability

I'm looking for Casual/temporary, Part-time, Full-time employment.

I can travel to neighboring suburbs/towns of Aurora for work.

Here's my weekly availability:

M T W T F S S

Morn

- -

Day

- -

Arvo

Eve.

Nite

- - - - - - -

I'm available for:

  • Last minute bookings
  • School holidays
  • Vacations with the family

My credentials

I'm happy to provide written documentation of my qualifications and credentials:

  • 19 years experience working with children
    • I'm a parent
    • I carry a first aid kit
    • Asthma training
  • Pet credentials:
    • I'm comfortable with pets
  • General credentials:
    • 37 years old
    • Non-smoker/non-vaper
    • Permanent resident
    • Languages I can speak: English
    • Email verified

My skills and interests:

  • Music
  • Singing
  • Dance
  • Comedy
  • Reading/storytelling
  • Drawing/painting
  • Arts/crafts
  • Sports
  • Fitness
  • Swimming
  • Nature
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Video
  • Design
  • Computers
  • Writing
  • Foreign languages

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Anthaunishia levy

Anthaunishia levy
Aurora, CO

Babysitter, Parent helper, Nanny $16 / hour

Child ages I'm comfortable caring for:

  • Newborns (0 - 2 months)
  • Babies (3 - 12 months)
  • Toddlers (1 - 2 years)
  • Preschoolers (3 - 4 years)
  • Small school kids (5 - 8 years)
  • Tweens (9 - 12 years)
  • Teenagers (13+ years)

My availability

I'm looking for Casual/temporary, Part-time, Full-time employment.

I can travel to surrounding suburbs/towns of Aurora for work.

Here's my weekly availability:

M T W T F S S

Morn

Day

Arvo

Eve.

Nite

- - -

I'm available for:

  • Last minute bookings
  • School holidays
  • Public holidays
  • New Year's Eve
  • Valentine's Day
  • Overnight jobs
  • Full weekends
  • Vacations with the family

My credentials

I'm happy to provide written documentation of my qualifications and credentials:

  • 16 years experience working with children
  • General credentials:
    • 17 years old
    • Non-smoker/non-vaper
    • Covid vaccinated
    • Liability insurance
    • Languages I can speak: English
    • Email verified

My skills and interests:

  • Music
  • Singing
  • Dance
  • Comedy
  • Reading/storytelling
  • Drawing/painting
  • Arts/crafts
  • Sports
  • Fitness
  • Nature
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Video
  • Design
  • Computers
  • Writing

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Julia Stacks
Aurora, CO

Babysitter, Nanny $17 / hour

Child ages I'm comfortable caring for:

  • Babies (3 - 12 months)
  • Toddlers (1 - 2 years)
  • Preschoolers (3 - 4 years)
  • Small school kids (5 - 8 years)
  • Tweens (9 - 12 years)
  • Teenagers (13+ years)
  • Up to 2 children at once

Childcare duties I can do:

  • Light meals
  • Full meals
  • Bottle feeding
  • Transporting kids
  • Taking kids on outings
  • Toilet training
  • Changing diapers
  • Bathing kids
  • Help with homework
  • Care for special needs kids

Household duties I can do:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry/washing
  • Grocery shopping
  • Running errands

Other services I can provide

My availability

I'm looking for Casual/temporary, Part-time, Full-time employment.

I can travel to neighboring suburbs/towns of Aurora for work.

Here's my weekly availability:

M T W T F S S

Morn

Day

Arvo

Eve.

Nite

I'm available for:

  • Last minute bookings
  • Public holidays
  • Overnight jobs
  • Full weekends

My credentials

I'm happy to provide written documentation of my qualifications and credentials:

  • 5 years experience working with pets
    • I'm comfortable with pets
    • I have pets
  • General credentials:
    • 21 years old
    • Drivers license
    • Non-smoker/non-vaper
    • Permanent resident
    • Covid vaccinated
    • Languages I can speak: English
    • Email verified

My skills and interests:

  • Reading/storytelling
  • Drawing/painting
  • Arts/crafts
  • Swimming
  • Nature
  • Writing

Contact Julia For Free

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McKenna Birka

McKenna Birka
Aurora, CO

Babysitter, Nanny $18 / hour

Child ages I'm comfortable caring for:

  • Newborns (0 - 2 months)
  • Babies (3 - 12 months)
  • Toddlers (1 - 2 years)
  • Preschoolers (3 - 4 years)
  • Small school kids (5 - 8 years)
  • Up to 3 children at once

Childcare duties I can do:

  • Light meals
  • Full meals
  • Bottle feeding
  • Transporting kids
  • Taking kids on outings
  • Changing diapers
  • Bathing kids

Other services I can provide

  • Cleaning

My availability

I'm looking for Casual/temporary, Part-time employment.

I can travel to neighboring suburbs/towns of Aurora for work.

Here's my weekly availability:

M T W T F S S

Morn

- -

Day

- -

Arvo

- -

Eve.

- -

Nite

- - - - - - -

I'm available for:

  • Last minute bookings
  • Overnight jobs

My credentials

I'm happy to provide written documentation of my qualifications and credentials:

  • 6 years experience working with children
    • CPR training
    • First aid training
    • First aid training for babies
    • I carry a first aid kit
    • Water safety training
  • Pet credentials:
    • I'm comfortable with pets
  • General credentials:
    • 20 years old
    • Drivers license
    • I have a car
    • Non-smoker/non-vaper
    • Permanent resident
    • Covid vaccinated
    • Languages I can speak: English
    • Email verified

My skills and interests:

  • Drawing/painting
  • Arts/crafts
  • Fitness
  • Swimming
  • Cooking

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Victoria Ehlers

Victoria Ehlers
Denver, CO

Experienced babysitter looking to gain nanny experience

My name is Victoria! I’m a 19 year old who’s excited to earn my educations license. My dream is to become an English teacher, but I take guilty pleasures in visual arts as well. I got my high school diploma at Denver School of the Arts and I’m now currently taking college classes. I’d love to get nanny experience!

Babysitter, Nanny $21 / hour

Child ages I'm comfortable caring for:

  • Toddlers (1 - 2 years)
  • Preschoolers (3 - 4 years)
  • Small school kids (5 - 8 years)
  • Tweens (9 - 12 years)

Childcare duties I can do:

  • Light meals
  • Full meals
  • Bottle feeding
  • Transporting kids
  • Taking kids on outings
  • Changing diapers
  • Bathing kids
  • Help with homework
  • Care for twins/multiples

Household duties I can do:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry/washing
  • Grocery shopping
  • Running errands

Other services I can provide

  • House sitting

My availability

I'm looking for Casual/temporary, Part-time, Full-time employment.

I can travel to surrounding suburbs/towns of Denver for work.

Here's my weekly availability:

M T W T F S S

Morn

- -

Day

-

Arvo

-

Eve.

-

Nite

-

I'm available for:

  • Last minute bookings
  • School holidays
  • New Year's Eve
  • Overnight jobs
  • Full weekends
  • Vacations with the family

My credentials

I'm happy to provide written documentation of my qualifications and credentials:

  • 4 years experience working with children
    • CPR training
    • First aid training
    • First aid training for babies
    • Water safety training
  • General credentials:
    • 19 years old
    • Police check
    • Drivers license
    • Emergency car access
    • I have a car
    • Non-smoker/non-vaper
    • Permanent resident
    • Covid vaccinated
    • Liability insurance
    • Languages I can speak: English
    • Email verified

I’ve always loved working with kids, I’ve been babysitting since middle school! Later on I worked at a swim school for a little over a year, it was rewarding to be able to inspire them and watch them grow in their own unique ways. I want to be able to encourage their interests and support whatever passions they have as well.

Im a huge creative, and I enjoy doing artistic activity’s with kids a lot. Though I also don’t mind getting dirty either! Since I’m younger I’m able to keep up with them a lot more, and I honestly enjoy whatever games they come up with.

I’m looking to gain experience as a Nanny! I have an open and flexible schedule, cooking experience, tutoring experience (specifically in English), and a license. I can start working ASAP and am likely available to continue into the school year.

My skills and interests:

  • Music
  • Reading/storytelling
  • Drawing/painting
  • Arts/crafts
  • Swimming
  • Nature
  • Cooking
  • Video
  • Design
  • Writing

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Summer Colt

Summer Colt
Castle Pines, CO

Hey! I hope to work with you :)

I love babies and kids. I am hoping to watch babies in my house but am open to going to your house. I am an in home daycare. My basement has many baby supplies such as toys, a crib, a pack n play, a baby swing, 2 bouncers, a stroller and more. I will be working with a family Mondays Tuesdays and Wednesdays 7:30-4:30 starting in early August 2024. I would love to work outside of those hours. I’m open to doing a full time job until then as well.

Babysitter, Parent helper, Nanny $18 / hour

Child ages I'm comfortable caring for:

  • Newborns (0 - 2 months)
  • Babies (3 - 12 months)
  • Up to 9 children at once

Childcare duties I can do:

  • Light meals
  • Full meals
  • Bottle feeding
  • Transporting kids
  • Taking kids on outings
  • Changing diapers
  • Bathing kids
  • Care for twins/multiples

Household duties I can do:

  • Housekeeping

I'm available for events:

  • Special event babysitting
  • Corporate functions babysitting
  • Wedding babysitting

Other services I can provide

  • Cleaning

My availability

I'm looking for Casual/temporary, Part-time, Full-time employment.

I can travel to surrounding suburbs/towns of Castle Pines for work.

Here's my weekly availability:

M T W T F S S

Morn

Day

Arvo

Eve.

Nite

I'm available for:

  • Last minute bookings
  • School holidays
  • Public holidays
  • New Year's Eve
  • Valentine's Day
  • Overnight jobs
  • Full weekends
  • Vacations with the family

My credentials

I'm happy to provide written documentation of my qualifications and credentials:

  • 2 months experience working with children
    • CPR training
    • First aid training
    • First aid training for babies
  • General credentials:
    • 16 years old
    • Drivers license
    • I have a car
    • Permanent resident
    • Covid vaccinated
    • Languages I can speak: English
    • Email verified

In highschool. I do online school so I’m available during school hours. I have nannies a 2 week old and a bunch of other ages in there (10 weeks old,15 weeks old, and 20 weeks old). I also do nursery and have done that for over a year

My skills and interests:

  • Singing
  • Reading/storytelling
  • Sports
  • Fitness
  • Swimming
  • Cooking

Contact Summer For Free

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Alyssia Marie White

Alyssia Marie White
Lakewood, CO

Engaging and Loveable Babysitter

Hi, my name is Alyssia White. I'm a college freshman with lots of personality, an endearing heart, and a long list of passions. I love helping others, and have a soft heart for young children and pets. I have an extroverted personality and can easily adapt to any situation. I'd love to meet you!!! 💖

Babysitter, Parent helper, Nanny $14 / hour

Child ages I'm comfortable caring for:

  • Newborns (0 - 2 months)
  • Babies (3 - 12 months)
  • Toddlers (1 - 2 years)
  • Preschoolers (3 - 4 years)
  • Small school kids (5 - 8 years)

Childcare duties I can do:

  • Light meals
  • Bottle feeding
  • Toilet training
  • Changing diapers
  • Bathing kids
  • Help with homework
  • Care for twins/multiples

Household duties I can do:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry/washing

Other services I can provide

  • Pet sitting (click for details)
  • Dog walking (click for details)
  • Pet training
  • House sitting
  • Cleaning
  • Tutoring
  • Elderly care

My availability

I'm looking for Casual/temporary, Part-time, Full-time employment.

I can travel to neighboring suburbs/towns of Lakewood for work.

Here's my weekly availability:

M T W T F S S

Morn

- - - - - - -

Day

- - - - - -

Arvo

- - - - -

Eve.

-

Nite

-

I'm available for:

  • Last minute bookings
  • School holidays
  • New Year's Eve
  • Valentine's Day
  • Overnight jobs
  • Full weekends
  • Live-in with the family

My credentials

I'm happy to provide written documentation of my qualifications and credentials:

  • 5 years experience working with children
  • 3 years experience working with pets
    • I'm comfortable with pets
    • I have pets
    • Have a pet carrier
  • General credentials:
    • 18 years old
    • Police check
    • Drivers license
    • Non-smoker/non-vaper
    • Permanent resident
    • Covid vaccinated
    • Liability insurance
    • Languages I can speak: English
    • Email verified

My name is Alyssia, I'm 18 years old as of June 2nd. I was responsible for raising my two nieces for the last 5 years. Their parents often worked night shifts and were separated. I started helping since they were a couple weeks old. I got used to cooking, cleaning up after them, entertaining, bottle feeding, reading, teaching and more until the family got enough money to move and put their kids in elementary school. During my last two years of high school I often was asked to babysit my friends siblings and pets. I have two cats of my own and grew up with two large dogs, an older lab and a young husky and one small Maltese who's in her senior years. I graduated high school May 20th 2024, and am going to college September 2nd. I love children and animals so much, and would love to help anyone out. I'm hoping this extra cash will also help me pay for my education and apartment expenses. I just moved to Lakewood a few weeks ago alone, from Colorado Springs, so I'm new to the area. But I'm willing to put in the extra work for any family who asks for extra help.

My skills and interests:

  • Music
  • Singing
  • Dance
  • Reading/storytelling
  • Drawing/painting
  • Arts/crafts
  • Fitness
  • Swimming
  • Video
  • Design
  • Writing
  • Foreign languages

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Alex Mularski

Alex Mularski
Commerce City, CO

Alex's Babysitting

Hi, I'm Alex. I am almost 16 years old, but my age doesn't count for my intelligence and maturity. I can cook, bake, or make basically anything with a recipe. I am in mostly honor classes, so I can help with school work if needed, Especially English/Literacy, Math, or Music classes. I have been babysitting family friends kids since I was 10 years old, ages ranging from only a few months old to 8 years old, Now ranging from a few months old to tweens. I personally think babysitting is a great experience for someone my age. I hope I'm your choice to babysit your kid(s).

Babysitter, Parent helper, Nanny $15 / hour

Child ages I'm comfortable caring for:

  • Babies (3 - 12 months)
  • Toddlers (1 - 2 years)
  • Preschoolers (3 - 4 years)
  • Small school kids (5 - 8 years)
  • Tweens (9 - 12 years)
  • Up to 4 children at once

Childcare duties I can do:

  • Light meals
  • Full meals
  • Bottle feeding
  • Toilet training
  • Changing diapers
  • Bathing kids
  • Help with homework
  • Care for twins/multiples

Other services I can provide

My availability

I'm looking for Casual/temporary, Part-time employment.

I can travel to neighboring suburbs/towns of Commerce City for work.

Here's my weekly availability:

M T W T F S S

Morn

- - - - - - -

Day

- - - - -

Arvo

- - - - -

Eve.

Nite

- - - - - - -

I'm available for:

  • Last minute bookings
  • School holidays
  • Public holidays

My credentials

I'm happy to provide written documentation of my qualifications and credentials:

  • 6 years experience working with children
    • Asthma training
  • 15 years experience working with pets
    • I'm comfortable with pets
    • I have pets
  • General credentials:
    • 16 years old
    • Non-smoker/non-vaper
    • Liability insurance
    • Languages I can speak: English, German, and French
    • Email verified

I don't have much of anything but I have been babysitting kids since I was 10 years old. I am a Freshman in highschool, almost a sophomore. I am 15, almost 16 years old. I have had dogs my whole life, I am used to giving medicine to dogs because I have done it for my dog with epilepsy for years.

My skills and interests:

  • Music
  • Singing
  • Dance
  • Comedy
  • Reading/storytelling
  • Drawing/painting
  • Arts/crafts
  • Swimming
  • Nature
  • Cooking
  • Writing
  • Foreign languages

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Caitlyn Riley

Caitlyn Riley
Thornton, CO

Hi there! I'm Caitlyn I'm 17 years old and have been babysitting since I was 12! I've always loved working with kids! I spend lots of time getting to know families and have never had a bad experience with them! I do choir and theatre so I've learned to get pretty creative while still having a safe time!

Babysitter, Parent helper $17 / hour

Child ages I'm comfortable caring for:

  • Newborns (0 - 2 months)
  • Babies (3 - 12 months)
  • Toddlers (1 - 2 years)
  • Preschoolers (3 - 4 years)
  • Small school kids (5 - 8 years)
  • Tweens (9 - 12 years)
  • Up to 3 children at once

Childcare duties I can do:

  • Light meals
  • Full meals
  • Bottle feeding
  • Changing diapers
  • Bathing kids
  • Help with homework
  • Care for special needs kids
  • Care for twins/multiples

Household duties I can do:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry/washing

I'm available for events:

  • Special event babysitting
  • Corporate functions babysitting
  • Wedding babysitting

Other services I can provide

My availability

I'm looking for Casual/temporary, Part-time employment.

I can travel within Thornton for work.

Here's my weekly availability:

M T W T F S S

Morn

- - - - -

Day

- - - - -

Arvo

- -

Eve.

-

Nite

-

I'm available for:

  • Last minute bookings
  • School holidays
  • Overnight jobs
  • Full weekends

My credentials

I'm happy to provide written documentation of my qualifications and credentials:

  • 5 years experience working with children
    • I carry a first aid kit
    • Asthma training
    • Anaphylaxis training
  • 3 months experience working with pets
    • I'm comfortable with pets
    • I have pets
  • General credentials:
    • 17 years old
    • Non-smoker/non-vaper
    • Covid vaccinated
    • Languages I can speak: English
    • Email verified

My skills and interests:

  • Music
  • Singing
  • Reading/storytelling
  • Drawing/painting
  • Arts/crafts
  • Swimming
  • Nature
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Writing

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Cass Seybert
Erie, CO

Last seen 18 hours ago.

Childcare and Pet-Sitting in Erie Area

Hello, my name is Cass. I am a 17 year-old part-time/occasional babysitter and petsitter looking to help out a loving family. I am located in Erie but I am willing to travel to surrounding towns. I am happy to cook and clean if needed.

For specifically childcare, I am willing to watch up to two kids at once including twins/multiples. I will watch any age between 12 months and 8 years. I can help with education as well as playtime and enrichment.

For pet-sitting, I am willing to watch up to three animals at one time. This includes dogs, cats, and small animals. I am able to follow even the most detailed instructions for food and medications. I can care for any ages from puppies and kittens to senior pets. If I am watching both children and pets at the same time, the numbers may vary depending on the situation.

I look forward to hearing from you and being able to help you out!

Babysitter $14 / hour

Child ages I'm comfortable caring for:

  • Toddlers (1 - 2 years)
  • Preschoolers (3 - 4 years)
  • Small school kids (5 - 8 years)
  • Up to 2 children at once

Childcare duties I can do:

  • Light meals
  • Changing diapers
  • Help with homework
  • Care for special needs kids
  • Care for twins/multiples

Household duties I can do:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry/washing

Other services I can provide

My availability

I'm looking for Casual/temporary, Part-time employment.

I can travel to surrounding suburbs/towns of Erie for work.

Here's my weekly availability:

M T W T F S S

Morn

- - - - - - -

Day

-

Arvo

-

Eve.

-

Nite

- - - - - - -

I'm available for:

  • Last minute bookings
  • School holidays
  • Public holidays
  • Valentine's Day

My credentials

I'm happy to provide written documentation of my qualifications and credentials:

  • 5 months experience working with children
    • I carry a first aid kit
  • Pet credentials:
    • I'm comfortable with pets
    • I have pets
  • General credentials:
    • 17 years old
    • Police check
    • Drivers license
    • Emergency car access
    • I have a car
    • Non-smoker/non-vaper
    • Covid vaccinated
    • Languages I can speak: English
    • Email verified

I have 5 months of professional experience working with kids in both large groups and one on one. Additionally, I have been doing non-professional childcare since I was very young. My family has owned both large and small dogs throughout my entire life. I love them dearly, but I am also very comfortable around cats and have spent a lot of time working with them as well. I am in my junior year of high school and more than capable and willing to help with homework and education. I am also conversational in American Sign Language.

My skills and interests:

  • Music
  • Singing
  • Reading/storytelling
  • Drawing/painting
  • Arts/crafts
  • Nature
  • Cooking
  • Writing

Contact Cass For Free

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Babysitting Pay Rates Aurora, CO, United States (Jun 2024)

Aurora babysitters are paid an average of $17.67 per hour as of June 2024, which is 1.2% lower than the Colorado average of $17.88, and 2.7% higher than the United States average of $17.21. A fair pay rate depends on babysitter credentials, specific job requirements, and local demand for babysitting services.
Min Avg Max
Aurora:
$10.00 $17.67 $25.00
Colorado:
$10.00 $17.88 $30.00
United States:
$5.00 $17.21 $80.00

Rates are calculated daily from our live member data.
Prices shown in United States dollars (USD)


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Parents' Guide To Babysitting

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Why hire a babysitter

In this section we look at what services babysitters typically provide, how they're different to other carers, and the many benefits your family can enjoy when hiring a babysitter.

When to hire a babysitter

Every family is different and so are the requirements for hiring a babysitter. In this section, we explore the many factors that can influence when, and how often, you choose to hire a babysitter so you can have a better idea of what may be best for your family.

How to find a good babysitter

Often the biggest challenge with hiring a babysitter is finding good candidates, to begin with. In this section, we reveal many secrets that you can use to attract the best local babysitters, we also explore alternatives to hiring babysitters that you may not have considered.

What makes a good babysitter

Finding a good babysitter is not an easy task, in this section, we highlight various qualities to look out for while you're gathering candidates for your open position. We also cover less commonly considered candidates such as male babysitters and answer commonly asked questions that parents have about them.

Babysitter interview tips

How you conduct your interview process is critical to identifying the most appropriate babysitter for your family. In this section, we run through a recommended babysitting interview format and provide tips and tricks that you can use to learn the most about your candidates. We also offer a huge list of good interview questions and how best to utilize them depending on your unique circumstances.

Babysitter pay

One of the most common questions parents have about babysitting is how much they should pay their sitter. In this section, we look at the many factors that influence babysitter pay including your geographic location, age and experience of the sitter, age and number of children, and specific job requirements.

How to vet babysitting candidates

Once you have a shortlist of the best babysitters you can find, the next step is to vet them further to make sure they are who they say they are and the skills and qualifications they claim to have are valid. Follow our guides on checking babysitter references and running background checks.

Babysitting job expectations

Babysitting jobs come with a lot of expectations from both sides, in this section we look at the common things that babysitters and parents anticipate and how good communication is critical to maintaining a good working relationship where everyone knows what is expected of them.

Special occasions

There are several key dates and events throughout the year when babysitters are in hot demand, read our guides below to give you an advantage over other families who are competing with you for the best babysitters.

Babysitting difficulties

Babysitting is not always easy for sitters or parents but it should always be safe. In this section, we reveal some key warning signs that you should be looking out for to ensure that your kids are safe and being lovingly looked after whenever you're away. We also discuss the things you can, and cannot do if you suspect something may be wrong.

Babysitting admin and tax

Hiring a babysitter comes with extra responsibilities and duties because you are an employer. In this section, we discuss the various admin tasks that may be asked of you such as writing babysitting references for past employees and we also cover how this can affect your tax.