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Tips for Babysitters

(Take Your Babysitting to the Next Level)

Babysitting can be a complicated business but at Kidsit, we're here to help.

Browse our a library of useful articles written by parents, babysitters, and childcare professionals and follow our tips and advice to take your babysitting to the next level today.

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Do Babysitters & Nannies Need Insurance?

Learn why a babysitter might get insurance, what insurance the parents should have, and what insurance requirements there are for a child care center.

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How to Babysit a Difficult Child

Learn how to deal with difficult children, it will make work easier, and can also open up extra well-paying jobs that others aren’t willing to take.

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How to Start Babysitting with No Experience

Learn the steps needed to start babysitting with no experience. Once you have some experience under your belt, you’ll be really marketable as a babysitter.

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How to Babysit when the Parents are Home

Learn how to communicate well with the parents, set boundaries with the children, and establish who’s in charge so the job runs smoothly.

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Can You Write Off Babysitting Expenses?

Learn what babysitting expenses sitters are eligible for, and receive a tax credit or deduction. It could save you hundreds or thousands of dollars!

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How to Add Babysitting to Your Resume

Impress future employers with a professional resume that highlights your babysitting experience. Follow our simple guide and get that job!

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Face Painting For Babysitters

Try face painting on your next babysitting job and discover the pure delight and wonder that children can experience. You can be the best babysitter ever!

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How to Get Kids to Bed When Babysitting

Learn these 8 simple tricks to nail a successful bedtime every night! It's surprising how many of these sleeping tips are not commonly known.

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How to Stay Safe When Babysitting

Learn all the steps for keeping safe from the interview, to on the job childcare. Our tips include preventative measures and best practices while babysitting kids.

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What to Wear When Babysitting

Strike the best balance between professional and practical by following our handy clothing tips for your next babysitting job.

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Should you Babysit when Sick?

How sick is too sick? Do I need to find a replacement? What are the risks of babysitting when sick? Read on for the answers.

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Can Men Babysit?

Men can definitely babysit, but there is a lot of stigmatism in child care. We go over the challenges male babysitters face, as well as how to overcome them.

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Is Babysitting an Easy Job?

Learn some simple tricks to make babysitting easier and more fun for both you and the kids. Sitting doesn't have to be difficult.

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How to Be a Safe Babysitter

Learn how to be a safe babysitter by following our essential safety tips and best practices while looking after children. Safety is so important!

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Best Kids Books for Babysitters

Take your babysitting to the next level by reading these iconic children's books that naturally lead to fun and engaging activities that kids love

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Should Babysitters Clean?

Cleaning is a part of doing a good job. A good babysitter will tidy up any mess made while caring for the children. But how much cleaning is necessary?

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Is Babysitting Considered Work Experience?

Babysitting can definitely be considered work experience for your resume, job application, or college application. See how to list your experience...

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Is Babysitting a Real Job?

Babysitting is most definitely a real job. Sitters get paid in real money and have real work. You can also earn more while babysitting than a lot of other jobs.

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Can You Babysit Without Qualifications?

In most places, you don't need qualifications to babysit. However, parents prefer carers with a First Aid Certificate & other basic credentials. Find out what qualifications you need.

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Apps for Babysitters

We’ve assembled the best apps for babysitters to help track time, schedule clients, teach and entertain kids, and even turn your phone into a baby monitor.

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Why Become a Babysitter?

We explore the main benefits of being a babysitter to help you decide if it's the right job for you.

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How to babysit a sick child

Caring for sick children doesn't have to be difficult. Follow my 10 worry-free tips to create a fun and rewarding experience that encourages a fast recovery, and don't get sick in the process!