33 Babysitting Qualities – How many do you have?

RespectfulAs a babysitter, showing consideration and regard for someone or something is in fact showing admiration. Parents need a babysitter that will be respectful towards their children as well as their belongings.MatureIn most provinces there is no legal age to babysit, you just need to be mature enough to do so. Showing parents that you have the mental and emotional …

What easy meals & fun snacks can I give to the children I”m babysitting?

Preparing meals can be quite a task while babysitting.  Getting kids involved in making simple healthy meals and snacks can be fun!  Always ask the parents which kitchen appliances you are allowed to use and which ones are off limits.  It is best to limit the use of kitchen appliances while babysitting.  You can use the microwave to heat up …

15 Reasons to Love Babysitting

You become more responsible. Babysitters have a lot of responsibilities while on the job. They must make sure the children are safe and follow the parents’ instructions. Babysitting helps you develop friendships amongst the families you are babysitting for. Babysitters create a special bond with the children and their families from spending time together.Babysitting helps you learn new skills.There are …

The 7 best babysitting games that kids really want to play

Are you an awesome babysitter? The best babysitters just don’t supervise children, they play fun games with them so the children will always want them to come back!   Before you begin babysitting, consider the age and gender of the children you are babysitting.  Try to think of games or activities that appeal to everyone.  Here are some ideas to …

Is my child ready to babysit? 11 questions to ask yourself and your child

Many parents wonder when their child should start babysitting. When deciding whether or not your child is ready to babysit, parents should consider the following key questions: Is my child comfortable staying home alone? One of the first signs parents should look for is the fact that if their child is comfortable staying home alone for a period of time, …

Common questions parents ask a new babysitter at an interview

What are the most common questions parents ask a new babysitter at an interview? During the interview, parents need to be convinced that they are making the right decision when choosing a babysitter. Parents need to know their children will be properly cared for while they are gone. Babysitters need to be properly prepared to answer any questions parents may …