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    Babysitting jobs for 11-12 yr olds?

    Asked Oct 31, 2011, 09:01 AM 15 Answers
    Hiya, my name is Casey. I'm just coming up 12, am looking for a babysitting job, but I can't find one.

    I can cook, clean, make tea, make baby bottles, change nappies and that sort of stuff. I am very responsible and safe. I also know a lot about how to cope in a danger! If you could help in any way or help me find a job? Taa

    Last edited by Wondergirl; Oct 31, 2011 at 09:09 AM. Reason: Edited for texting.
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    Oct 31, 2011, 09:08 AM


    Since this is a worldwide Q&A site (and I suspect you don't have the money to fly to Asia to babysit), talk with your mum about people in your neighborhood who may need your help with their children. Perhaps someone your mum knows would pay you a bit to be at home with her while she does her own stuff and you play with and read to her small children (mother's helper).

    Have you had any babysitting classes or experience with younger sibs?
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    Oct 31, 2011, 09:24 AM
    The "mother's helper" idea is very good. Also, I notice you advised someone else how to find a babysitting job. Have you followed your own advice?
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    Oct 31, 2011, 02:18 PM
    Yes I have but you need to contact a local red cross place and since my dad dose not agree with me getting a job at my age but my family need the monney so me and my big sister are getting one she has one already
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    Oct 31, 2011, 02:48 PM
    You don't need his permission or consent to take the classes. In my area the public library offers "baby sitting/child care" classes. Congratulations on assisting your family. Many, many people your age would not be as responsible as you are. That alone makes you a good employee.

    I am not suggesting that you defy your Dad. Can you talk to him about the classes?
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    Oct 31, 2011, 02:59 PM


    Those classes will help you be a good mom someday too.
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    Nov 18, 2011, 02:24 PM
    There is a site called care.com you might have to 18 to sign up but you can look into it. It lets you looks at people who are looking for helpers or babysitters
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    Nov 19, 2011, 07:06 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by karissa.elise View Post
    there is a site called care.com you might have to 18 to sign up but you can look into it. it lets you looks at people who are looking for helpers or babysitters

    You DO have to be 18 AND it involves signing up, providing somewhat personal info to a website. The person asking the question is 11 or 12. This is a dangerous thing for her to do, particularly if she signs up without parental consent.

    Please check the facts before you post "... you might ..." answers.
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    Nov 20, 2011, 07:18 AM
    I wasn't saying she should sign up without personal consent. And I think this site has far more things that and 11 or 12 year old shouldn't be seeing.
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    Nov 20, 2011, 07:24 AM


    Quote Originally Posted by karissa.elise View Post
    I wasnt saying she should sign up without personal consent. and i think this site has far more things that and 11 or 12 year old shouldnt be seeing.
    No, she was saying that because you have to be 18 to sign up and that it has media that a 12 year old shouldn't be viewing.
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