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.
3.8 (2 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
15 students enrolled
Created by Jeffrey Kelly
Last updated 11/2016
English
Current price: $19 Original price: $20 Discount: 5% off
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 46 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I 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
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Requirements
  • You should be familiar with what babysitting is and you should be interested in earning money as a babysitter.
Description

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 is the target audience?
  • This course is meant for teenagers who want to start babysitting. No prior experience is required.
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 33 Lectures Collapse All 33 Lectures 02:21:52
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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
03:18

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
05:46

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
05:26

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
05:24

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
05:42

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
08:24

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
03:51

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

Babysitter Basics Quiz
9 questions
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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
07:30

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
04:27

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
02:23

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
03:33

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
02:59


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
03:07

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
04:13

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
03:51

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
05:19

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
04:29


Let's check your knowledge about advertising.

Advertising Deep Dive Quiz
5 questions
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Working With Kids And Parents
7 Lectures 31:36

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
04:25

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
04:55

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
02:56

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
08:54

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
05:21

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
04:01

Working With Kids And Parents Quiz
10 questions
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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
About the Instructor
Jeffrey Kelly
3.8 Average rating
2 Reviews
15 Students
1 Course
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