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Safety is one of the most important responsibilities of a babysitter, both safety of the children under your supervision and safety for yourself while on the job and traveling to and from jobs. In this section, we cover various aspects of safety that all babysitters should know. We encourage you to read all of these helpful articles.
How you plan for each babysitting job will largely depend on the ages of the children who will be under your care. In this section, we look at the specific babysitting requirements for individual age groups, the pros and cons of each age, potential pitfalls to look out for, and age-appropriate games and activities that we recommend.
After child safety, engaging entertainment is probably the most important thing a good babysitter can provide for children. In these articles, we reveal hundreds of entertainment options for children of all ages.
An essential part of winning new babysitting jobs is being able to present yourself to parents in the best possible light by showcasing your good qualities, skills, and qualifications. The following articles cover all aspects of babysitting interviews, what to bring, what to wear, what to expect, and questions you should ask parents.
To become an effective and professional babysitter you will need to have completed some essential training (or have equivalent practical experience) the following articles cover the most common babysitting qualifications.
One of the most asked questions by babysitters is "how much should I charge?" and to be honest, there isn't a simple answer. Your babysitting rate will depend on where you live, your age, what skills and qualifications you have, how in-demand you are, and also, how effective you are a negotiating your pay rate.
There are a few dates each year when babysitters find themselves in high demand. On these special days, babysitters can easily charge 1.5 times their normal rate. These are also times when new babysitters can find greater success in securing new jobs. Read on to learn how you can make the most of these dates to advance your babysitting business.
Once your babysitting business is set up, it is essential that you have a cost-effective way to promote your service to new families. In these articles, we look at a variety of free and cheap advertising methods that we recommend to babysitters and how best to use them for your particular circumstances.
My book, Babysitting Business Secrets, is out now as an inexpensive ebook or full-color paperback. If you're serious about becoming the best babysitter you can be, or if you want to make as much money as possible, then this book is perfect for you. I reveal all my tricks and tips for first-time babysitters or experienced sitters who just want to up their game. Get your copy today! - Matthew Taylor, Kidsit Founder