What Is a Mother's Helper?
Considered a "babysitter in training," a mother's helper does just that-helps Mom. They are babysitters generally considered too young to care for children on their own but old enough to responsibly play with children while Mom is busy (yet present). Most mother's helpers find jobs with families that have more than one child. While Mom is feeding the baby, a mother's helper can keep the older children occupied. In addition to playing with the children, a mother's helper may be asked to perform light housework or run errands. During the holidays, mothers' helpers can be hired to help Mom wrap gifts, decorate the house, and even assist with baking. If you are currently taking babysitter classes, you may want to become a mother's helper, which would offer you a chance to get hands-on experience and some great references.
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