Earn Extra Money After School Babysitting!
Whether you’re a mom to a high school student or one who is paying their way through college, babysitting jobs are a great way to earn money alongside their studies. Childcare is always in demand. Parents turn to a variety of different forms to get by every day. From regular daycare to full-time nannies to weekend and evening babysitters.
If you are a student, you have plenty of opportunities to earn money as a childcare provider. Whether it’s working as a full-time nanny for a family over the summer or working a few evenings a week for a number of families. When you have your own clients and decide for yourself when you want to work, you don’t have to let working infringe on your studies. Got exams – recommend a friend when you can’t fill in.
Parents looking for childcare solutions want reassurances. They want to know what kind of experience you have. Whether or not you have any certificates or special training like CPR and First Aid.
They want to know if you have experience caring for children with a learning disability or if you speak a second language. Parents are also going to want to interview you and you should be prepared when parents want to conduct a background check. It’s a regular part of the childcare industry, nothing personal.
The trick to organizing a schedule that keeps you earning money without burning you out with too many commitments is a steady source of clients. Newspaper ads have gone out of fashion for people looking for work or looking to hire. Not to mention, generic online classified sites come with their own risks, such as fraudulent ads.
Fortunately, there is another option in the form of childcare communities online like Sitter.com. They provide ways for parents to narrow down searches for childcare providers in their area and security measures that keep contact information safe.
Both childcare seekers and those wanting to fill those positions can visit communities like Sitter.com to take advantage of detailed user profiles, extensive search options, customer support, favourite lists, and identity protected phone calls. These sites allow users to establish accounts and find each other through job types and neighbourhood. Below are some of the technical features that can make using an online source easier and safer:
User Profile Notes
This feature allows both childcare provider and employer to keep organized notes on job possibilities while considering all options.
Employers can create favourite lists based on profiles that meet their requirements and interview performance.
They can’t put sitters and clients together. Plus, they offer technical and resume assistance, to assure you uninterrupted access to this site.
Identity Protected Phone Calls
Childcare involves a lot of mutual trust. When you’re looking for the right sitter or employer, it’s reassuring to know that the right community sitter site will protect all aspects of a seeker’s identity. For example, information like telephone numbers.
Parents can also use these sites to look for information on nannies, daycare providers, and pet sitters. Babysitters can go to Sitter.com/babysitter-jobs to find help wanted ads. Searches can be further broken down into part-time, full-time, temporary, and seasonal, too.
If you’re having trouble making ends meet or finding childcare jobs that fit around your schedule, don’t give up quite yet. Move on to a sitter community site and start making matches.
Do you have a student who would love to earn some extra money?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.