Babysitter Life

Tips, advice and ideas for teen, college and career babysitters.
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What's in YOUR nanny bag?
What’s always in YOUR bag, sitters and nannies? We asked real caregivers what they can’t live without on the job. Some of the top answers were: 🧃 Snacks 📖 Books 🩸Band-Aids 😜 A sense of FUN! What would you add?
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12 babysitting kit essentials to pack for every gig
Babysitting kit: 12 essentials to pack for every gig
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25 fun babysitting games to play on the job
25 fun babysitting games to play on the job - Care.com Resources
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How much to charge for an after-school child care gig
Before you head into an interview for an after-school nanny or babysitter job, it's important to put some time and research into pay rates. The more you know about the going rates for your area and the job at hand, the better off you'll be when it's time to negotiate on your own behalf. Here’s how you can determine a rate that works for both you and the family. #nannies #babysitters #backtoschool
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6 questions nannies and sitters should ask before caring for kids during COVID
If you’re a nanny or babysitter who is seeking or returning to child care work amid the COVID-19 pandemic, here are the questions you need to be asking, according to the experts, before taking any job. #caregiving #coronavirus #covid19
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25 fun babysitting games to play on the job
Engaging little ones with a creative craft or good old-fashioned round of hide-and-seek will help them focus on fun, rather than being sad that mom and dad aren't nearby. These games and activities can be especially helpful for first-time sitters, as well as those with years of experience. From educational to engaging, here are 25 fun babysitting games and activities to play with kids. #babysitter #activities
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This is what makes a good babysitter, according to kids
When it comes down to it, kids know what they like to do, what they like to eat and what they like to watch or read. So we went straight to the source and interviewed 20 kids of all ages for the inside scoop on what it takes to be a super-cool sitter, and they had the best babysitting advice. #babysitterlife #babysittingadvice
a woman and child sitting on the couch with text overlaying how to land your first babysitting job
How to become a babysitter - step-by-step guide
Like with any job, it can be intimidating to get started babysitting with little or no experience, but everyone has to start somewhere. You’ve got this! Take these steps to break into babysitting and start building your business. #babysitter #babysitting
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You know you’re a babysitter if …
When you’re swapping stories with other babysitters, you start to notice that babysitting, while hard sometimes, is really just funny and weird and lovely. Here are some definitive signs that, yes, you are definitely a babysitter. #babysitterlife #babysitters
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10 homework tips every nanny and babysitter needs to know
Homework may not be anyone's favorite part of the day, but it's an unavoidable part of life for most school-aged children. When parents hire after-school sitters, they're often responsible for supervising this task. And when there's no solid plan in place, it's easy for tears, chaos and bad attitudes to rule. #homeworktips #babysitter
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Everything I know about life I learned from kids I've babysat
With each kid and each experience, babysitters pick up tips and ideas and learn lessons. Here are some of the life lessons one babysitter says she has learned from the kids she has babysat through the years. #babysitter #babysitting
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Transitioning from babysitter to nanny: What you need to know
If you have experience working as a babysitter, you may be looking to increase your workload and earning potential by transitioning into work as a nanny. Check out these smart ways for a babysitter to build child care experience and skills to qualify and interview for nanny roles. #babysitting #nanny #childcareprovider
a woman and child sitting on the couch with text overlaying how to land your first babysitting job
How to become a babysitter - step-by-step guide
Like with any job, it can be intimidating to get started babysitting with little or no experience, but everyone has to start somewhere. You’ve got this! Take these steps to break into babysitting and start building your business. #babysitter #babysitting
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Things you should not do while babysitting
There are a lot of behaviors you as a babysitter might not realize aren’t OK. The consequences? It may make you seem unprofessional, put the kids in danger or break the parents’ trust in you. To make sure you get hired — and keep getting hired — here are 12 things you should never, ever do while babysitting. #babysitting #babysitters