As a babysitter, safety must be your top priority. You are responsible for the children under your care at all times and it’s your duty to protect them from any dangers that may present themselves.
Dangers for children can be physical, like road traffic, choking hazards, sharp objects, or hot water, but they can also take more hidden forms such as stranger danger, food allergies, and electrical shock!
Your personal safety is also important. Babysitting work often includes meeting unfamiliar people, commuting late at night, and sending or receiving money online, each of these carry real risks that can’t be ignored.
That’s why, at Kidsit, we have assembled a growing library of useful articles and resources to help babysitters of all levels to learn and practice safe babysitting.
Download our free emergency contact sheets and take them with you on each babysitting job so you always have the right numbers to call if ever there is an emergency.
Here are our top safety articles for babysitters:
Kids Water Safety
(25 Tips All Babysitters Should Know)
Fire Safety Tips For Babysitters
(Emergency Measures & Prevention)
How to Stay Safe Online as a Babysitter
(11 Rules to Follow)
Food Safety for Babysitters
(Allergies, Hygiene, & Choking)
Be a Safe Babysitter!
(Essential Safety Tips you Should Know)
How to Stay Safe When Babysitting
(Essential Tips You Should Know)
Should you Babysit when Sick?
(How to Manage Parent Expectations)
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Best First Aid Kit For Babysitters
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Do Babysitters & Nannies Need Insurance?
(Guide for Caregivers)
Start Babysitting with No Experience
(7 Easy Steps to Follow)
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- Matthew Taylor, Kidsit Founder