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Bananapancakes3 Wed 27-Mar-19 18:38:16

I’m looking to work as a babysitter over the next few months and have joined a childcare website but feeling a bit put off by the experience people are looking for.

I’m 19, happy to do regular or one off babysitting in the evenings and at weekends, school pick up/drop off, taking to activities, help with homework etc

I have experience babysitting but mainly for cousins and neighbours rather than in a professional childcare setting.

I have a car so can provide transport.

Would anyone be (hypothetically) happy to hire someone like me or would you always rather have a childcare professional?


Bananapancakes3 Wed 27-Mar-19 22:23:11

Oh just remembered, I’ve also done volunteering in a nursery! I was only 15 so not sure if that makes a difference but I have worked in that setting before

Nurseornot Wed 27-Mar-19 22:41:49

It makes a difference and even if you have experience as a childcare provider (sitter) for friends/family then I would also take that in consideration.

NWQM Thu 28-Mar-19 08:39:02

@arethereanyleftatall - I was trying to be encouraging and having had a quick check no one round here appear to do school pick up but not to an activity. I haven't looked at part-time nanny's but childminders though so maybe that's the distinction.

OP - you'd need to check if your insure covers you for business use most only regularly cover for back and forth to work. whether you'd need business use insurance.

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