Babysitting Job Search 101

We wanted to put together a list of commonly searched babysitting related terms for our users to help them understand what others are searching for and to attempt to answer all of their questions surrounding babysitting jobs and hopefully help them find the babysitting jobs they are looking for.

  • Babysitting Jobs Available – It’s pretty clear that people searching for this phrase are not just looking for opportunities to meet with parents, they are looking for parents that have a current need for a sitter.
  • Babysitting Jobs Around My Area – You might think it’s fairly obvious but you will see multiple variations of people searching for local sitter jobs usually within 25 miles of their home (aka, Babysitting Jobs Available In My Area).
  • Babysitting Jobs at Home – There are many people that would love to care for children and serve as your babysitter, but due to their own family situation they need to stay home.  Accordingly they are looking to offer sitter services in their home.
  • Babysitting Jobs College Students – One of the most common sources of babysitters are local colleges where there is almost an unlimited supply of students looking to make a couple of bucks that also have a lot to offer young kids as positive role models (properly vetted).
  • Babysitting Jobs Description – Aka Babysitting Job Description – Rarely should there be plural job descriptions I’m not even sure how that would work, it’s definitely the case that many sitters simply want to know what the family is expecting of them before they apply for the job.
  • Babysitting Jobs For Teenagers – Teens are a great and frequent source of sitter help for most families, but there are challenges as well associated with inviting a teen into your home to care for your kids (what are their certifications, references, how mature are they, etc.).
  • Babysitting Jobs For 11 Year Olds – A very common question is how young is too young for an older child to be watching younger siblings and/or other children?  Of course, the answer is that it varies and needs to be looked at on a case-by-case basis.  With that said, the general consensus would be that 11 is too young in most cases.
  • Babysitting Jobs For 12 Year Olds – As you can see we want to dig into each of these earlier years with some questions you can and should ask yourself before hiring or letting a 12 year old babysit.
  • Babysitting Jobs For 13 Year Olds – As the ages start going up, you begin to see quite a bit of a difference between the 11 year old sitters and those that are 13, yet it’s still a great idea to find out more about these newly crowned teens.
  • Babysitting Jobs For 14 Year Olds – Once they fully cross over into teens from the pre-teen stages they become better and better choices for childcare.  At 14, kids are generally still young enough to have fun but not yet “too cool” for some of the toddler games.  Sitters and general are good with that, but slightly older teens can cop an attitude.
  • Babysitting Jobs For 15 Year Olds – It can happen earlier but you usually have to start being concerned with mid-teens and friends being invited along to babysitting jobs.  It’s important to establish these and other ground rules for mid-teens.
  • Babysitting Jobs For 16 Year Olds - This is the last age group where we see a lot of parents questioning the maturity of the kids that are doing the sitting.  While it’s possible for older kids to have issues, it seems like 11-16 is the normal judgement call zone.
  • Babysitting Jobs for Teenagers in My Area – This combines the local search with the search for younger (and likely less expensive) babysitters.  It’s also a very common search that we see on our site.
  • Babysitting Jobs Hiring – This search is similar to the available job search above.  Generally sitters are looking for who is hiring and for various ways to find leads on families in their area.
  • Babysitting Jobs Hiring Now – You can sense the urgency in the search for these sitters.  They want to know which families need help immediately today, tomorrow, this week, and hopefully ongoing.
  • Babysitting Jobs In My Area – This is another form of a local search that generally speaking is slightly wider than search just by zip code.  They are looking for families that are as close as possible to their home.
  • Babysitting Jobs Kids – At first this may seem strange but indeed there are several different types of sitters (pet sitters, house sitters, and babysitters).  This search is just trying to be more specific in qualifying babies and kids.
  • Babysitting Jobs Listings – If you are interested in getting a listing of sitter jobs in your area then you might try this search.  In general you will find that craigslist and similar classifieds will traditionally give you similar results.
  • Babysitting Jobs Local - Sometimes it’s equally as good to search for local babysitting jobs.  The idea is to narrow the search down to just local jobs which is generally then controlled by Google or the search engine for you with no need for specifying more.
  • Babysitting Jobs Needed – This is an example where the sitter is proactively looking to get their name out there.  Instead of the family marketing the opening, the sitter is running ads to let families know about his or her service.
  • Babysitting Jobs Near Me – The me in this case is the sitter.  This is another way to search for local babysitting jobs.
  • Babysitting Jobs Near You – The you in this case is the family.  However, it is still another way to search for local babysitting jobs.
  • Babysitting Jobs Now Hiring – This is a great way to not only find current babysitting job openings but it’s clearer that you are looking for families that are hiring right now.
  • Babysitting Jobs Online – There are several great sites for finding babysitting jobs (like our site and several more).  We are a bit biased but of course we think you should just come straight here to find a babysitting job.
  • Babysitting Jobs Open – Here’s another great search you can perform to find families that are currently in need of a fill-in or permanent babysitter.
  • Babysitting Jobs Part Time – Most babysitting jobs (not all) are part-time.  Generally if it is full-time the caregiver is more likely to be a nanny than a sitter.
  • Babysitting Jobs Pay – Of course how much a babysitting job pays often dictates how many sitters apply for the position.  The key is to pay enough to get the quality of care you expect.
  • Babysitting Jobs Requirements – Also known as babysitting job requirements are all about setting expectations for the family and the sitter.  It’s very important that the tone of the business relationship be set early (the first communication).
  • Babysitting Jobs Rates – This is more specific than looking at just one babysitting job rate, here we are trying to look at average rates for multiple other factors.
  • Babysitting Jobs Salary – This would normally be used for a full-time babysitting job than it would be for the more frequent part-time and temporary work that most sitters find.
  • Babysitting Jobs Teenagers – This could either mean teens that are trying to get a job as a sitter OR babysitting jobs where the charge consists of teens.
  • Babysitting Jobs US – This could either be someone from the U.S. making sure they only get results from this country or it could be someone from another country looking to work in the U.S. as a babysitter (like an au pair).
  • Babysitting Jobs Wanted – There are several techniques you can use to find a job if you are a sitter as well as some interesting points for families to consider when responding to job wanted ads.
  • Babysitting Jobs Websites – There are a few good quality babysitting job websites (like ours) that try to help families locate really great sitters and offer hopefully some interesting babysitting tips and advice (we hope to be the best of them).
  • Babysitting Jobs With Phone Numbers – Sometimes it can be a challenge to get the phone number of a family or sitter when you really need one, but searching specifically for phone numbers can make a difference.
  • Babysitting Jobs Weekends – Lots of parents look for sitters on the weekends in order to be able to have a date night and/or attend other affairs that are also scheduled around work.
  • Babysitting Jobs Your Area – This is another great way to search for local babysitting jobs.  It’s absolutely critical to find jobs that are easy for you to get to so you can safely commit to being on time (even if you have to walk).
  • Babysitting Job Application – Some families and certainly agencies require you to complete a babysitting job application.  This helps people get the information they need to get comfortable with your skills and abilities.
  • Babysitting Job Ads – Some parents struggle with writing a good ad for their babysitting job so we put together a few babysitting ad writing tips.
  • Babysitting Job Available - If you are like most people you aren’t just looking for ANY babysitting job, you actually want one which is available (aka someone that is hiring now).
  • Babysitting Job Application Letter – Many times when you are applying for a job you are asked to write a letter which goes beyond your resume to let the potential employer know a bit more about you.