Babysitters are essential for families with young children who need reliable and flexible childcare, but finding a professional and responsible person for these babysitting jobs can be a long and stressful process. As a babysitter, you’ll work on a part-time basis to make sure that children are in good hands while their parents are having a much-deserved date night, going to the gym, running errands, or tending to life’s many other demands.
As a babysitter, you’ll prepare meals and snacks, clean up after the kids, help them with homework, and come up with fun ideas to keep them entertained. You’re also the first response in the event of an emergency. Choosing a job as a babysitter is a great option if you enjoy children’s company and are caring, compassionate, and patient.
If you like working with children, being a babysitter isn’t the only job you can apply for on Monster. There are many other service jobs to check out:
Although you don’t need a degree to get babysitting jobs—they are open to all job seekers—prior experience taking care of children is often required. Did you watch your little siblings or the neighbor’s child growing up? Some babysitters can specialize in a particular age group, such as infants, or they can look after children of all ages.
Parents are looking for someone who is kind, understanding, and energetic. It’s a plus if you’re trained in first aid and have a driver’s license, as you might need to drive children to and from school or extracurricular activities. To find out more about what parents are looking for in a babysitter, check out Monster’s babysitter job description.
Before you apply to become a babysitter, make sure your resume is up to date. You should include your previous experience with children and references from previous employers. Parents like to call these references to make sure their little ones will be in good hands with you.
Not sure where to start? Check out our babysitter resume sample, which can help you figure out how to format your resume and what experience to highlight. To really take your application to the next level, you might want to consider including a babysitter cover letter that highlights your passion for caring for children.
The interviewing process is crucial for parents to find a babysitter they can trust. Parents will talk to you about your experience with children and why you want to work as a babysitter. To prepare yourself for your babysitter job interview, take a look at these frequently asked questions. Most likely, parents will:
You might feel like a child’s smile is the greatest reward, but you also want to be compensated fairly. As you should! The median pay for a babysitter is $14.29 an hour, but your pay will depend on your location and experience level. Curious about what you can expect to be paid in your area? Use Monster’s Salary Guide to learn more.
Are you ready to become the newest member of one lucky family? Great! Then just click on the babysitting jobs to apply. Don’t forget to create a Monster profile to receive personalized job postings, give recruiters the chance to contact you, and much more.