Babysitting Jobs Teenagers

10 Benefits of Babysitting Jobs for Teens

For babysitting jobs, teenagers are frequently hired just due to availability for a reasonable price and a few other reasons. Some of these reasons are beneficial to the teen, some to the adults hiring and some to the children. Below are the top 10 benefits of babysitting jobs for teens.

  1. Make your Own Hours – Babysitters can make their own hours. This means that you can choose to work all weekend, one night or during the day.
  2. No Dress Code – There isn’t a set dress code (other than dressing for home and not a party). This means no pantyhose or ties required (and you can leave the short skirts, shirts, and related items at home as well). When it comes to babysitting, comfort matters most.
  3. The Comfort of Home – It is more comfortable working from a home, whether the child’s or teen’s. Home means security, toys, food and a sense of familiarity for all.
  4. Set your Own Schedule – This means that you say when to play, when to eat and when to sleep. There is no hovering boss, therefore, everyone is relaxed.
  5. When the Child is Asleep – This is a good time to catch up on homework, read a book or watch a favorite movie.
  6. Spend Time with Children – Often, teens babysit because they like children. This is a good time to spend time with a child and think about whether a career with children is for you.
  7. You Can Say No – Just because you are asked to babysit does not mean you have to. If you would rather spend the night at a friend’s house or are feeling under the weather you can decline. This is usually frowned upon at a regular job.
  8. Take a Friend – There are parents who do not mind if you bring a friend as long as you both play with their child. This makes board games, and games like hide-and-seek, more fun.
  9. Make it an Event – Who says you have to stay at home? Unless the parents object, make the babysitting an occasion by going to the park or a movie. This is fun for both of you.
  10. Money – This is the most obvious reason to babysit. The teen makes money, the child has more fun with a teen than with an adult and the parents pay less to a teen than to a professional babysitting business.

There are many other benefits to babysitting jobs teenagers will find, but the above 10 is a good start.

Don’t forget to check out more information in our Babysitting Job Glossary!