When you babysit, you take the place of the children's parents. You are totally responsible for the safety and well being of the children in your care. If you do your job well you will gain experience and earn money all while playing with children and teaching them new things.
Before you start to babysit you can prepare by take a course in babysitting and first aid. You can also be a parent helper where you care for an infant or child under the parents supervision.
The best way to get a babysitting job is through word of mouth. Ask around and see what the going rate is for babysitters. When a parent asks you to babysit find out the following information before you accept the job.
Name and address.
number and ages of children
time you will be needed
how long the parents will be gone
the rate of pay you will receive
If everything about the job is agreeable to you check with your parents to make sure that the job meets with their approval. Use a calendar like the one you can find on Google- you can share items with your parents on this platform. Write down the name and address of the people you will be babysitting for as well as their phone number and the time you will be expected to babysit.
Share this information with your parents.
On the Job
The first time you babysit for a family, ask if you can come by early to get to know the children while the parents are home. This is also a good time to ask questions. Be friendly and caring with the children so they can feel comfortable with you in charge. It is never okay to hit or spank a child.
Reliable babysitters will be asked to babysit again. Show you are reliable by following these rules