Teenage babysitters are tasked with temporarily caring for an infant or child. This is a part-time, tax-free "job," and many babysitters are still in high school themselves. Many have multiple clients for whom they are on-call, and it's important to organize the work schedule to prevent overlaps. It is also important to maintain a balance between babysitting, school, and other activities.
Teenage babysitters may participate in activities with the children, such as arts & crafts, sports, or even homework. The job can be physically demanding, as the babysitter will need to keep up with young children, and younger children may also need help with hygiene-related tasks such as bathing and changing diapers. Babysitters may also be expected to feed the children and take care of light housekeeping duties, such as cleaning and washing dishes. The babysitter should always be alert and maintain supervision at all times to prevent any accidents from occurring.
It is important to be patient and reliable, and love working with children. Babysitters may need to take care of children in different age ranges, and CPR and first-aid certifications are highly beneficial. Strong customer service skills are also important so that clients continue to use the babysitter’s services.
Teenage Babysitter Tasks
Select appropriate activities and follow feeding and sleep schedules.
Respond to injuries, emergencies and hygiene needs.
Interact with and entertain a child or children during designated time frame.
Clean and organize around the house.