Provides a guide for pre-teens and teens on how to get and keep babysitting jobs. Includes checklist.
Children's Literature - Della A. YannuzziThis book by author Mehlman in Capstone's baby-sitting series focuses on the business part of being a baby-sitter. Eight chapters deal with how to get hired, tips for keeping jobs, job decisions, expanding your business, and much more. The first chapter talks about the qualities needed to be a good baby-sitter. Other than wanting to make money, a baby-sitter should enjoy children and doing kid stuff for fun and have the time to baby-sit. The best way to get baby-sitting work is to take a baby-sitting and CPR course. Also, you can practice changing and feeding a baby. In the beginning, you can volunteer your services until you get more experience. Once you have the experience, you can get references saying that you have done a good job of baby-sitting children. Getting hired is another important consideration. How do you find families who need baby-sitters? One way is by advertising in local papers or posting flyers on library or grocery store bulletin boards. When you meet a client, bring your resume and references. You can list your address, phone, times available to baby-sit, training, interests, and other clients you have worked for. Chapter six focuses on job decisions such as turning down job offers that are not right for you, or what age group you prefer to watch. Other topics include determining how much you want to charge for your services and how can you expand your business. A checklist, glossary, quick tips, further reading, and Internet sites are included. Also, good color photographs illustrate the text.
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