How to be the best babysitter.
Learn not only how to be a smart and safe babysitter, but also how to be the one that both parents and kids request.
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year old learners
learners per class
$10 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 6 weeks
40 minutes per class
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We will cover the basics of safety, appropriateness and professionalism as well as the business aspect of babysitting. I will use a combination of stories from parents and children explaining what they love about their favorite babysitters to instill a sense of responsibility and pride in being a great babysitter. We will discuss methods for dealing with stressful things, such as; crying babies, sibling conflicts, deciding on a rate, communication with the parents and handling emergencies....
I took my roll as a babysitter very seriously in my teens. Subsequently, I was very successful with getting jobs and having steady income. However, the most important thing for me was that the children knew I cared about them and had fun. Because of that, I hear to this day (a couple decades later) from the people I used to babysit that their memories of me are all fond. I have been to graduations and weddings and baby showers for many of my former “kids” and it is a delight to be a positive person in their lives.
1 file available upon enrollmentI will share a few printouts. The students should have a binder to compile their papers and for taking notes.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
There will be one class devoted to discussing what is appropriate between the babysitter and the employer. I want to equip students to deal with any unexpected things that, hopefully, will never happen. I will keep this appropriate and light hearted. Also, I will stress the importance of communication between the student and their own parents. I will ask the parents to open a dialogue with their student about developing a plan for staying safe and having a “Rescue Protocol”. I generally do not condone babysitting for strangers, but even with fairly well known acquaintances, there can be that unpredictable issue and students need to know they have the power to protect themselves and that their parents will help them.
22 total reviews
38 completed classes
Hello! I am a product of homeschooling and I have homeschooled many children over the last decade, some of them are my own children! 🤣 I love working with children of all ages, but especially 9 to 14-year-olds. There is just something about that...