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.
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:
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.
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Babysitting is fun and rewarding and a great way to make money. Let's work together to get you started.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What is the minimum age for a babysitter in your area?
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.
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.
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.
This is your time to shine! Practice your response to "What do you do as a babysitter?" and give me your best answer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Let's check your knowledge about advertising.
Here's what to expect as you dive deeper into preparing for jobs, working with kids, and working with parents.
In this lesson we cover why parents want you to be professional as you work with them and their kids.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A quick wrap up and review of what you learned in this section.
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