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10 Places for Finding Local Babysitting Jobs
Babysitting is a great way to make a living or to bring in some extra cash to pay bills or get ready for the holidays. There are always plenty of parents looking for a reliable babysitter in the area. If you don’t have people begging you to watch their kids, you just might have to do a little more searching to find your clients. However, as long as you are willing to do this, you’ll surely find local babysitting jobs after going through this list.
- Local Newspaper: A classic place to find available sitting jobs in your local area. Make sure that you are qualified based on the advertisement and then give the family a call.
- Craigslist or Other Online Job Forums: The internet is quickly replacing print media, so if your newspapers aren’t showing many ads for parents needing childcare, log on to your computer and check out the listings for your city. A quick internet search can also show other sites where parents are looking for babysitters.
- Local Libraries: Most libraries will offer a community bulletin board for anyone to post notices and since many parents frequent the library with their little ones, this is a good place to look for potential job postings or, at the least, leave your cards for parents to take and give you a call.
- Pre-Schools and Elementary Schools: Call local schools and ask if they have a place where parents can list available jobs. Ask if you can leave your number so that the school can pass along your information in the future.
- Religious Houses of Worship: Usually very family oriented and brimming with children, they might be happy to hand out your number to parents in the group. You can also offer free babysitting for an event with the hope that you will get a few gigs from your outstanding service.
- Grocery Store Bulletin Boards: Similar to the library, bulletin boards are often found at supermarkets and are very high traffic. At the least you can post your information.
- Clothing and Toy Store Bulletin Boards: Check with the owner to see if they can hand out your information to customers or if you can post an advertisement in the store.
- Word of Mouth: One of the best ways to get any job. Make sure that everyone you know and come into contact with knows that you offer babysitting services.
- Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, 4-H Groups: Leaders of these groups often have kids of various ages and may need someone to watch the toddlers during meetings.
- Job Centers: Another source of bulletin boards where you can find people looking for a babysitter for their kids while they are out job hunting.
Now that you know where to find local babysitting jobs, get started on a plan to investigate all of your options. Remember to carry some business cards with you so that you can hand them out to potential clients or leave them on bulletin boards. You never know when you’ll meet your next customer.
Don’t forget to check out more information in our Babysitting Job Glossary!