Babysitting Jobs for Teenagers

Job Description and Tips to Finding Babysitting Positions for Teens

By Penny Elwright
Babysitting Jobs for Teenagers
Babysitting Jobs for Teenagers

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Babysitting jobs for teenagers is a great way to make extra money and gain experience. Moms and dads are posting the need for a babysitter online at Craigslist, in the Pennysaver, at the Library, on Job Boards like ours and at other sitting sites like the Sitters Cafe and Care.

There are different types of jobs and requirements. You can work for Sitters Cafe if you are 14 years old and older. asks that you are much older. Some parents just need someone for a couple of hours in the morning and after school. While others want to have a teen on call for the occasional night out. There are also full time summer positions and live-in nanny jobs.

If you want to work for an organization like the YMCA or a Pre-school, you might have to be 18 years old with CPR training. Other requirements could be a clean driving record, flexible hours and a non-smoker. Experience with young children is needed because most of the kids are younger than 5 years old.

Duties might include diapering, feeding, cooking, playing, reading, nap time and light housework. There are some babysitting jobs for teenagers where the parents would be in the house and just need a mother’s helper. Pay can be anywhere between 5 and 12 dollars an hour.

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