You've got questions and we've got answers. Whether you've found the perfect family already or are just getting started on your search, this is your guide to everything you'll need to know along the way. Have a question that isn't answered here? Post it in our comment section!
Getting Started as a Babysitter:
What is a babysitter?
What responsibilities does a babysitter have?
What is the difference between a babysitter and a nanny?
What is an overnight babysitter?
What is a mother's helper?
Am I too young to babysit?
Babysitter Traits: What the Best Babysitters Have In Common
What are the babysitting basics I need to know?
What are some babysitting tips?
Where can I find classes and courses on babysitting?
Finding a Babysitting Job and Getting Hired:
Where can I find babysitting jobs?
Where can I find part-time babysitting jobs?
How do I get a summer babysitting job?
Which skills should I include on my babysitter resume?
Do I need references to be hired as a babysitter?
What are some babysitter interview questions?
What are a family's expectations for babysitter?
How do I get my babysitter background check?
How can I start my babysitting business?
Things to Know As a Babysitter:
What is the current going rate for a babysitter?
What is a babysitter's report?
What should I keep in my babysitter supply bag?
What should families include on an emergency list?
What is babysitter sharing?
What is babysitter poaching?
Tiffany Smith is the senior associate editor here at Care.com. She has written for All You, Time for Kids and the Boston Globe. And as a former babysitter, she knows a lot about fun games to play with kids. Getting them to eat their veggies -- that’s a different story! Follow her on Twitter at @tiffanyiswrite.