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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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Can Babysitters Sleep On The Job?

Learn why sleeping while you're babysitting is generally frowned upon, times when it might be okay, and six tips to help keep yourself awake while you're working.

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What To Wear To A Babysitting Interview

65% of employers say that clothing could be a deciding factor between two otherwise equal candidates. Read our essential tips and beat the competition!

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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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What To Bring To A Babysitting Interview

Be confident in your babysitting job interviews by preparing well. Follow our interview checklist so you never forget anything important!

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What Age Can You Start Babysitting?

Learn how to tell for yourself if you're old enough to start babysitting, and things you can do to make yourself more likely to get hired as a young babysitter.

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Overnight Babysitting Tips

Learn what overnight babysitting involves, what items you should bring, how to prepare, and what questions to ask parents before they leave.

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NYE Babysitting Guide

Learn what to expect when babysitting on New Year's Eve, how much to charge, what to bring, and recommended nighttime babysitting activities to try.

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Babysitting & Leadership Skills

Learn how babysitting shows leadership, how to effectively lead children, and how to develop important leadership skills through childcare work.

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Fire Safety Tips For Babysitters

BE SAFE! Learn how to prepare yourself for a fire emergency and how you and the kids should handle the situation if it ever happens while babysitting.

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Babysitting For Free

Learn why babysitting for free is a great choice, particularly as a beginner when you need to gain childcare experience and references.

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Babysitting Rate Guide

See out how much you're actually worth as a babysitter by reviewing your skills, experience, the job requirements, and where you live.

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Babysitting & Child Psychology

Learn how to tailor your babysitting strategies and activities to the age and development stage of the children in your care.

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How to Babysit a Child with Autism

Everything you need to know about babysitting kids with autism including how to prepare, effective care strategies, safety, and fun activities to enjoy together.

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How to Babysit Preschoolers

Learn what preschoolers need, what's important to them, effective discipline strategies, and common mistakes all babysitters should avoid.

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Babysitting at the Pool

Learn some basic water safety tips for children, as well as what to bring to the pool and what types of games kids might want to play.

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Babysitting Responsibilities

Learn the most common responsibilities that parents expect of their babysitters and how your duties may change depending on the job requirements.

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How To Negotiate A Babysitting Rate

Learn some essential tips and strategies to bring to the bargaining table to help get you the pay rate that you deserve.

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The Ultimate Babysitting Binder

With a well stocked babysitting binder, you can focus on caregiving because you know you have everything you need.

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Babysitting at Night

Learn the different tasks and responsibilities that need doing if you're babysitting at night time including the finer art of bedtime routines.

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Babysitting as a Business

Learn why babysitting can be a rewarding and profitable business, who the business is right for, and how to setup a company structure.

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How to Babysit a Toddler

Learn the important things to keep in mind when you're babysitting a toddler, as well as 28 tips to make your job a bit easier.

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Babysitting Qualifications

Learn the most popular babysitting qualifications, what they are, why you need them, and how they can put you ahead of the competition when applying for jobs.

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How to Become a Babysitter

Learn if babysitting is right for you and which simple steps you need to follow to become a successful and confident babysitter.

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Do Babysitters Have To Pay Taxes?

Learn if your babysitting situation requires you to pay taxes and what other exceptions may apply in your country.

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Things To Do After Kids Are Asleep

Make the most of your downtime! Learn 10 things to do while babysitting after the kids are asleep, plus 7 things you should NEVER do!

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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 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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Get Your Printable Babysitting Kit

Download and print our free babysitting kit. It's packed full of useful resources to make childcare easy and fun.

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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!