Part: 1 Does this seem fair to you? Babysitting dilemma. I am 16, and have been babysitting for about 4 years. I started for a family about a year ago, and this past Sunday to today they asked me to do overnight siting and babysit during the day, as they were going out of town without the kids. When they got home, I’d been there for 42 hours. I only slept for four hours out of the entire time, as the kids needed me throughout the night. When I got paid, I got $120. This was not discussed beforeh...
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I am looking for a baby sitter for my eldest sister's children. She has 2 kids, one 3 year old and one 7 year old. What is the appropriate amount to give a babysitter an hour for this amount of kids? Also, should I add extra since the babysitter would need to pick up my toddler nephew from preschool?
How did you get your start doing babysitter work, and what career moves did you make to get to your current position?Do you need a particular educational background?
Are jobs in this industry on the rise? Are there any sub-sectors that are growing?Where are the jobs? Which places have the most babysitter opportunities?
How can i even get a job if no one has even tried to contact me before?
Do some companies pay a lot more for this position than others? What does a top earner make in this field?What skills should you learn to increase your salary?
Hello,I am regular babysitter for a family with a 3 year old boy. They are going away on a trip and have asked me to stay overnight a few nights while watching him during the day. My rate for them is $15/hour. They want to know what to charge for the overnight time but don't feel that it should be $15/hour for the time that I'm asleep. Any thoughts?
Do you have any tips to help prepare for an upcoming babysitter interview?Are there common interview questions that come up again and again?
Hey i was wondering if anyone had some input on my pay? I have been working as a nanny for the same family for over 3 years, before that i worked with a family for a year as well as in a 5 star daycare. Starting out with my 3 year family i was making $10 an hour, i finally got a raise last oct. $11 an hour.I work 6 days a week and they have 3 kids, i do laundry(kids and adults) clean the house, org. toy room, make beds, cook dinner, and many other random things. I drive them around to dr appts, ...
I've been talking to a family (via a childcare provider website), about me being there full time babysitter for the upcoming summer. I emailed the parents on the 23rd, and on the 26th they responded saying they might be interested in hiring me. That same day (26th), I replied telling them a bit more about myself, etc. Granted, it's only been about a week, plus both parents work full time, plus they have a child- but I was wondering...1) if/when it would be appropriate for me to email them again-...
Hi everyone! I am a teenage babysitter in the Bay Area. I babysit quite often and I usually charge $10 and hour, a reasonable rate in this area. One of my mothers coworkers asked me if I would be willing to babysit thee to five days over spring break. She wants me to babysit all day. I have never worked more than five or six hours so I don't know what to charge. Should I just apply my hourly rate or have a lessened flat -rate? Is if I should do the latter, how much should I charge? I would reall...
What is the best training for becoming a Babysitter? What types of ongoing training or certifications are necessary to be an effective Babysitter?What do non-traditional career paths look like?
My husband and I are going out of town for our 10th anniversary and we have asked our youngest daughters daycare teacher if she would be interested in taking our 2 daughters for the 5 days we are going to be gone. The girls will be in daycare 3 of the 5 days from 7:00 - 4:30. Over the weekend, my parents are going to take the girls. So, really she will only have them 3 days. I asked her what she charged and she said she didn't have a fee, and said she was fine with whatever I offered her. W...
What are the top 3 traits or skills every Babysitter must have to excel?Can you suggest any tips or insights to develop your Babysitter expertise?
What do you enjoy most about being a Babysitter? What do you dislike the most? Is it challenging? Are there many opportunities to learn and advance?What keeps you at your job?