Diane - posted on 02/17/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )




Hi my name is Diane i have a 2year old. I want to start goin out the odd fri or sat nite but i need a babysitter.. Does any1 know someone tat has child aged 16 and above tat want to earn bit extra money. Or even how i go about advertising or where to advertise

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Amber - posted on 02/18/2010




There are websites where parents can find sitters - in fact I'm a sitter listed on You can go on there and post what you need and then babysitters that are interested will apply and you can set up interviews with them to find someone you are comfortable with. I also know that when I worked at a daycare center there would be times that parents would ask the director and she would post it and teachers could talk to the parents.

Kathryn - posted on 02/18/2010




Daycares are a great place to ask, if you ask the director they might know if any of thier staff will babysit for the extra cash- this way you know that they have had training, may have first aid and have passed a child welfare check and crimminal check inorder to work with kids. I worked in a daycare and would babysit on evenings or weekends to help financially, and because I loved working with the kids and helping the parents.

Danielle - posted on 02/18/2010




maybe try the newspaper? i know people tend advertise babysitters in them..

also word of mouth works GREAT! let everyone you know that you are looking for a babysitter,,,they will tell friends and family and soon enough u should find one.

I never intended to be a babysitter but from hearing of friends and teachers that friend needed a babysitter i ended up doing it for 3 yrs.

Make sure u meet them first, also try and find out their previous babysiting history ( if they have any) and get in contact with them to find out how the person was.

Make them spend time with your children. preferably with you not in view but close by to see not only how the person copes but how ur child responds to the person..

good luck and im sure u will find on soon and get to enjoy some "me"time,lol

Faith - posted on 02/17/2010




You can check with friends that have kids, if they arent stingy with babysitter numbers. Ask around with people you know and trust, always makes it easier I think to leave your child with someone you know that has a good reputation.

User - posted on 02/17/2010




You can go to your local high school and talk with a guidance counselor about this. They can pass along the information to people that they think would work well...You can also put out an ad in your local grocery store, laundromat, or even classifieds. When people respond to the ad, do a little "interview" on the phone with them first to see if they even worth meeting.

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