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How to write a babysitter resume that will get you the job [with resume template]

The goal of your resume is to make it easier for parents to hire you. No matter how many times you babysat in the past, your resume is often the first thing that prospective employers will see when deciding whether to hire you for their babysitting job. This is your opportunity to highlight the... more


How to land your first babysitting job

Back when I was a preteen, I started babysitting by watching my younger cousins so my aunt and uncle could enjoy a few much-needed date nights. Eventually, I became hopeful for regular work and I took a shot in the dark, making some flyers about my babysitting service and putting... more


Emergency Contact Lists: What Information Do Babysitters and Nannies Need to Have?

As a babysitter or nanny, your ultimate priority is the children's safety. Here's what to ask families to include on their emergency lists. Emergency lists are needed for just that -- an emergency. As a babysitter or nanny, it’s your responsibility to be prepared for emergency situations, so if... more


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How Much Should You Charge for Child Care?

You've got an idea of what kind of child care job you'd like to do. Now, it's time to figure out how much you should charge for your services. Are you considering starting a career in child care, but you aren’t sure what you should charge? Pay rates... more


7 smart tips for babysitters juggling school and work

If you babysit while you’re finishing high school or working toward your college degree, you’re not alone. There are many reasons to squeeze babysitting gigs into your busy schedule, including the ability to earn extra income, build up your resume and references and gain some valuable experience. “Having babysitting jobs... more


10 Reasons Your Teenager Should Babysit

What lessons will teens learn from babysitting? Babysitting is one of the most common jobs for teenagers for many reasons: it's fun, pays well and gives teens a sense of accomplishment. But while your teen may be excited about starting a first job, you know that caring for young... more


Where Can I Get Health Insurance?

Find the health care you need for 2018. Care.com has teamed up with Stride Health to give you access to affordable health insurance. Care.com works with Stride Health to help caregivers find affordable health insurance for 2018. Stride searches thousands of health plans from every major insurance company... more


The right way to test out a new babysitter

So you’ve found a sitter who looks great on paper and aced your interview questions. Now the big question: How will they interact with your children?   One of the best ways to see how a new babysitter will handle your children — and how your children will respond to... more