You’ll most likely be able to find a few babysitting jobs if you are 12 years old if it is from someone you know or if there is someone that can vouch for you. If you’ve got younger siblings and you’ve watched them, then it bodes better for you.
In the US you cannot work at a daycare or any facility where you’d have to be on payroll because in most states, you’d have to wait until you are 15 or 16 years of age. That doesn’t stop you from making flyers to put up around your neighborhood or even putting a listing up on craigslist.com
If your neighbors see that you are looking to become a babysitter, many will give you the job even if it’s just for an hour or two to see how you do. Many parents may even still be at home, but will be "away” doing other projects until they feel comfortable leaving you alone.
It will also depend on the age of the other children you are looking to watch. 4 and 5 year olds will be much easier to handle than a newborn, so keep that in mind when you are looking to take on the responsibility.
If you still can’t get any jobs, consider trying to do it with several friends. There’s safety in numbers and parents may feel better about giving you the job if it were two of you instead of just one. The more jobs you get, the easier it will be to get more because many parents talk.
Of course, why not! I have a 12 year old girl babysit for my two children (5 + 8)! She's great and very mature. Of course there are limitations.. I personally wouldn't let a 12 year old babysit for more than 4 hours or after 10:00 (possible risk of falling asleep). I wouldn't let them babysit children under a year old, but other than that sure I'm sure lots of people would hire you!
Yeah.. Of course... Talk to people you know and ask them if they need a babysitter fer a few hours. I'm sure you should make at least $25-45. I'm 13 and I babysat from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. I made 40 dollars a day. I worked 2 days a week. So yeah there defiantly are jobs fer 12 year olds.
Okayy well I just turned 12 on july 18th and my kayak teacher ( we know her very well) she asked if I wanted to babysit her 5 year old and also her 1 and a half year old. The kids love me. And I work almost everyday because the bunisses is very busy and they are either cleanin boats answering phones or helpin people how to kayak or on kayak tours! So yes I think 12 year olds can babysit even young toddles! ( try to babysit someone who you know a little don't just walk into a strangers house) Well have fun! :D
I'm 12 years old looking for a summer job so that I can stop asking my mom for money a earn my own. Also I love kids I like playing with them and sometimes I like the pay. It hard to find a babysitting job around my way cause all of the adults have older children that can watch they kids but I'm noit going to give up yet......
Well being a 12 year old myself I am way over positive that there are a lot of baby sitting jobs out there...for example I have alredy had over 6 baby sitting jobs an they were great!!!:) The parents gave pretty fair charges and they always paid on-time!!!! But to be a baby sitter you can't just be focus on the money, you have to really enjoy working with kids and helping others!!!(but to be honest the real hard part of baby sitting is the doo-doo dipers, and the 3 or 4 year olds pooping on thier selves...YIKES!!!!! 0:)
Well I am 12 I have my fliers my business cards (all from vista print) I went 3 blocks down from my neighborhood and got a job all through the summer if you were to babsit for a complete stranger you would have to have an interview and bring your mom so she can make sure everthing is ok to babysit there and I took the babysitter training course and I'm thinking of taking the cpr course at redcross.
I need a job, I have been babysitting since I was about 9-10. The people that I have been babysitting for say that their kids LOVE me! I just need a summer job to help my mom pay the rent and some of the bills. PLEASE recommend me. I REALLY NEED THIS JOB!!
When I was 12 I was very mature and helped with little kids a lot. I once looked in paper and called people to ask about baby sitting. No one wanted a 12 year old and a couple laughed at me and hung up.
Well I think that 12 is the age you should be to babysit, like I really really love kids and I want to be able to babysit other peoples children while they take care of what ever they need to do. I think babysitting will build caracter and will help me be more educated on taking care of children and their needs. I have watched kids before and I'm great with getting their diapers changed, feeding them bottles, and playing games with them. I have a baby sister that just turned one and she smiles everytime I walk through the door because she knows she'll get the love and attention she wants. And that's what I'll be able to give your child when your not around. All I want is to be able to babysit. So if anyone needs a babysitter I'm open!:)
Yes there is. Don't look in the papers because people will laugh at you or say your to young. So ask somebody you know and tell them why you want to babysit like if you are trying to save up money for a cellphone.
Well I am 12and I live in sanfranico in a descent home I love kids there very cute and fun I started babysitting ath the age of 10 I change dippers every hour or less I feed 4 times ay and I need a job very bad I am black and I have good things to say and intichions on in this job they will take a nape at 12 and I will be sure to play and watch our baby untile you are coming to pick up
Oohhh I would love to babysit.... Can I babysit your kids. I'm super responible and would love to, I'm super great with kids and really want a a job for being a babysitter,I got good grades, ppppllllleeeeaaasssseeeee plz plz plz plz plz plz, lookin for a job in tooele. If you or someone you know wants a babysitter let me know
I'm almost 13 and I am a tutor in math, a straight A student, and took a babysitting course, first aid, and CPR, but the thing is I want to babysit locally. Does anyone living near leominster need any babysitting?
I am, also 12 and I want to get into a babysitting job very soon. I too took the red cross babysitting class, CPR, and first aid. I think as long as the parents are comfortable with it, you will do great!
Actually you should ask yourself: Who would probably hire me as babysitter? Your neighbors maybe, your aunts perhaps, or you might need to spread leaflet around your blocks. What you can't do is probably apply for babysitter job in babysitter agency.
I live in Singapore and I REALLY want a job for the Christmas hols. :S I turned 12 in november... Anything you can suggest? I reckon none of you actually know where Singapore is anyway. Poop. Never mind then. :(
I would like to babysit, but how would I go about getting a job? I haven't babysat ever and I don't have any younger brothers or sisters but I am good with kids and would really like to babysit. How do I get a job?
Hey do you think you could hire me I'm 12, great with kids, and love to be around them-I know,sir, you've probably had a lot of these comments, but I really need the money, and I know that sounds rediculous. - But I really need the money.
Hey I'm 12 years old and I need a babysitting job. I'm very mature I love little kids because I have a little bro and he is very active so you can trust me to feed the kids at lunch time and well have a lot of fun with your child and if you child needs naps I will make sure he/she will get one. I'm looking for babysitting jobs in my area kasson or mantorville minnesota. My name is Brooklyn so I hope that you can get back to me! Thanx Brooklyn
Hi my name is Alec Wright and I am 12 years old and really want to babysit.I am responsible and I would never lie or steal I am good with kids and will work 2.50$ an hour I live in Smyrna TN in the US and if 2.50$ an hour is too much don't sweat it name your price! And if you have house rules I'm nice but no push over. If you are or anyone you know might be interested call me at 615-223-6170.