Teen babysitting advice

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

11 things every first-time babysitter needs to know

My friend Stephanie, who now lives in Sydney, Australia, once went to a babysitting job not realizing she’d have to accompany the little girl to the bathroom every time she went. “The parents were already out the door,” Stephanie says. “She explained in her sweet little voice that she... more

The caregiver checklist: What to ask before your 1st day on a job

As the oldest sister of five and an elementary education major, being a caregiver seemed like the most likely job for my skill set. I thought I knew all there was to know about taking care of children, but I was actually limited to just knowing about taking care of... more

How much should I charge for child care?

Are you considering starting a career in child care but you’re not sure what you should charge? Or maybe you’ve been a child care provider for awhile and feel like you should be making more? Asking for a lower rate may land you the new job, but (of course) you... 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

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

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 children isn't easy. But the pros... more