The Complete Guide To Becoming A Babysitter
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The Complete Guide To Becoming A Babysitter

Learn how to get started enriching the lives of kids and parents and yourself by being GREAT at babysitting.
4.7 (79 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
181 students enrolled
Created by Jeffrey Kelly
Last updated 4/2017
English [Auto-generated]
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This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 47 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Know exactly what to do to get started as a babysitter
  • Know how to find local babysitter training
  • Know how to ask your parents for support
  • Be ready for your first phone call from a parent
  • Know how to advertise yourself as a babysitter
  • You should be familiar with what babysitting is and you should be interested in earning money as a babysitter.

A great way to start making money as a teenager is to become a babysitter. Sitters get to work with kids, choose their own schedule, build work experience, and contribute to the lives of the parents and children they work for.

This course will help you get started as a babysitter. You'll learn everything you need to know to get started, dive in to how to advertise and get jobs, set you up to work with parents and kids effectively, and prepare you to be a safe sitter.

Get Started Quickly And Dive Deeper When You're Ready

The course starts with a Jump Start which gives you a brief overview of everything you need to know to get started as a babysitter and land your first job. 

  • What does a babysitter do
  • Minimum age and requirements
  • Getting support from your parents
  • Finding training
  • Basic advertising tips and tricks
  • Setting your price
  • Getting your first job
  • Being an amazing babysitter

Then the course dives deep in to the various areas that allow you to make great money by making kids and parents really happy. Topics such as:

  • Marketing and advertising
  • Interviewing for Jobs
  • Working with parents and kids
  • Preparing for a Job
  • Wowing the kids and parents
  • Handling multiple children
  • Safety and emergencies

At the end of this course you will be a stand-out baby sitter making great money. You will feel confident and ready to take on the adventure of babysitting.

What Are The Requirements?

  • A desire to become a babysitter
  • A notebook and pen to capture your ideas
  • Optionally, a printer and paper so that you can print the worksheets and resources

Let's Get Started!

Babysitting is fun and rewarding and a great way to make money. Let's work together to get you started.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is meant for teenagers who want to start babysitting. No prior experience is required.
Course content
Expand all 39 lectures 02:50:03
+ Getting Started As A Babysitter
11 lectures 54:02

Welcome to the course! This lecture gives you a solid understanding of what you are going to learn and what we are covering in this first section.

Preview 04:48

Now is the time to get a good understanding for what a babysitter does... before you realize at the end of your training and after your first job that you really should have picked something else. This lecture covers the babysitter job description so that you know what to expect.

What Does A Babysitter Do

This lecture explains exactly what you need to search for to understand any babysitting laws and regulations where you live. These are really important to understand before you go any further.

Minimum Age and Requirements

If you are just starting your babysitting career and you are in middle or high school then gaining the support of your parents is crucial! They will help you get started in so many ways. This lesson teaches you exactly how to have the conversation with your parents to get their support.

Working With Your Parents

Training is the most important part of becoming a babysitter!

This lecture explains why you want to take babysitter training, the 3 exact classes you need to take, and where you can find them.

Preview 06:45

Let's take a few minutes to get up, walk around, think about the lectures so far, drop a comment or question in to the discussion board, and get a drink of water before diving in again.

Preview 00:56

Letting parents know that you are a babysitter is really simple, easy, and doesn't need to cost any money. This lecture gives you 4 cheap and easy ways you can advertise that you are a babysitter.

Preview 03:42

It is really easy to figure out what to charge as a new babysitter. This lecture gives you exactly what you need to know understand where to start.

Setting Your Price

The phone rings, the person asks for you, then they ask if you can be their babysitter. YES! This lecture explains exactly how to prepare for the interview phone call so that the person calling has all the information they need and you can decide whether to take the job.

Getting Your First Job

You finally have a job lined up! Nice work! 

Now it is time to be a GREAT babysitter. 

I give you the steps you need to follow before the job, during the job, and after the job so that you get called back again and again.

Being a Great Babysitter

You've made it all the way through the first section and you know the path to becoming a babysitter. This lecture gives a brief review of what you have learned and gives you guidance on when to take the next sections. I look forward to seeing your questions and sharing resources I find to help you be a GREAT babysitter.

Section Review

What is the minimum age for a babysitter in your area?

Babysitter Basics Quiz
9 questions
+ Advertising Deep Dive
14 lectures 54:04

There are levels to this. When you're an early teen, middle teen, or older teen there are different things you can do to advertise. If you start with the easy and cheap ideas and you're calendar is full then you can stop there. If you're looking to fill up more time in your calendar and you need to do more, this lecture helps you get those going.

Check out the lecture and the resources in this lecture so that you start out in the right spot for you.

Preview 06:26

When the parents you know and the parents your parents know don’t have enough need for a babysitter to keep you busy it is time to branch out. This lecture gives you 11 ways to find parents who need babysitters outside of your family circle.

How To Find New Parents Who Need A Babysitter

Being able to easily describe what you do as a babysitter to parents that might hire you is really important. In this lecture we cover what it is you are really doing and you get the opportunity to practice.

How To Describe What You Do

This is your time to shine! Practice your response to "What do you do as a babysitter?" and give me your best answer.

How To Describe What You Do - Practice

References are important when you are looking to start babysitting for families you do not already know. Learn how to get references and how to share them with parents who are interviewing you.

How To Get References

When you are just starting out, simple cards are the best way to get your name and phone number in front of parents who need a babysitter. These are easy and cheap to make, learn how.

How To Create Babysitter Cards

When it is time to advertise in a bigger area it is time to create flyers so you can leave a stack in places you go or post them on a bulletin board. Learn what works.

How To Create Babysitter Flyers

Now that you have some babysitting flyers it is time to get them in the hands of parents you know. Here’s how to do it.

How To Distribute Cards And Flyers

Your flyers will generate some interest from parents who do not know you and those parents will want to do a phone interview to understand if you have the experience they are looking for in their next babysitter. This lecture teaches you how to be ready for that conversation so that the parent asks you to come for an in-home interview.

How To Ace A Phone Interview

As you generate interest from parents who do not know you or your family you will be asked to visit their home for an interview. Learn what it takes to do a great job.

How To Ace An In-Home Interview

As you gain a little experience a resume will be a very helpful tool to introduce yourself to parents who need a babysitter. I’ll go through what you put on a resume and how to talk about your experience.

How To Create A Babysitter Resume

Let's check your knowledge about advertising.

Advertising Deep Dive Quiz
5 questions
+ Working With Kids And Parents
13 lectures 59:47

Here's what to expect as you dive deeper into preparing for jobs, working with kids, and working with parents.

Preview 01:04

In this lesson we cover why parents want you to be professional as you work with them and their kids.

The Importance of Being Professional

Above all kids want to have fun with you. In this lecture we talk about some simple and fun activities you can have ready to go. I also share how to find activity ideas based on the age of the kids you are sitting for.

Activities That Kids Like

The bag you take with you to a babysitter job can be so much more than a backpack! A Babysitter Kit is something that helps you be ready and something the kids will learn to look forward to. Learn what to put in it and how to use it.

Build A Babysitter Kit

Calling parents before you arrive at your babysitting job to make sure you are prepared for the job will set you apart from other sitters. Here we cover what to talk about in this call so you are ready for the job.

Pre-Job Preparation

Arriving at a job can feel quick and rushed. Let’s cover all the information you need from the parents before they leave so that you are prepared for the entire job.

When You Arrive At The Job
Halfway Checkup

You are a babysitter and that is a lot like being a parent so the strategies you use to get to know kids and take care of them are actually really well known and easy. Here is what you should think about ahead of time so that you get started in the right way.

Positive Care Relationships

Kids want to have fun with you and that means you need to be ready with activities and you need to be consistent with rules and consequences. Here you will learn how build a relationship with the kids you sit for that makes your job fun too.

How To Be Fun And Firm

Let’s take a few minutes and talk about what to do when someone visits the home that you’re not expecting, or approaches you or the kids you're caring for while you are in public. At the end of this lecture you will know how to handle common though unexpected situations with confidence.

Safety While Babysitting

When the job is over and the parents return home they want to know how everything went. Here’s how to give them what they want, even if you are rushing out and they are rushing to bed.

When The Parents Return Home

Just because the job is over doesn’t mean you are done. Learn what to do to finish strong and stand out from other sitters.

After The Job

A quick wrap up and review of what you learned in this section.

Section Review
Working With Kids And Parents Quiz
10 questions
+ Conclusion
1 lecture 02:10

Overview of the course, what we learned, and where to get more help, guidance, and information about babysitting.

Preview 02:10