ANSWER: Most babysitting online courses charge fees for their training, but there are some online, free, self-paced classes that will help you acquire additional skills to assist your babysitting career:
Somebody will have a lead on a good babysitter. Keep in mind, the best babysitters not only come highly recommended, but they’ve also completed a babysitting course like Safe Sitter®. If your sitter has not taken a course, consider chatting with her parents about enrolling her in a local class.
Training is available. The Red Cross babysitting course is available to prepare 11 to 15-year-olds for babysitting. Depending on the location and the family, kids can earn a higher hourly wage for babysitting than some of the other jobs for kids at their age. Of course, the pay can range anywhere from a few dollars an hour to over $12 per hour.
Many places like the library or community center will have a bulletin board where you can find local sitters’ contact information. Some communities even offer a babysitting class for young people—ask if there is a list of people who have taken the class that are looking for babysitting jobs. Hire an agency
Find moms' groups. Seek out moms' clubs and church groups; pass out flyers or post about services on their forums. Check on social media. You can also check for posts looking for babysitters on sites like NextDoor.com, Facebook.com, and so on. You can also post on these sites to let people know you're available to work as a babysitter.
Babysitting is a great first job if you're a teenager, or an excellent way to make a little money on the side if you're already employed. It seems like everyone has babysat at some point, but when you're just starting out, getting that first babysitting job can feel really difficult.
The Red Cross babysitting course is an excellent program and is available for 11 to 15-year-olds. The course focuses on the basics of childcare, safety issues that may arise while babysitting, and advertising tips so your son or daughter can find clients.
Take a babysitting training class from a well-regarded organization. Whether or not a training program certification is required where you live, you’ll find it much easier to get babysitting jobs if you are certified. Certification lets parents know that you’ve put in the time and effort to become a knowledgeable, professional babysitter.Last modified: March 01 2021