babysitter job description

babysitter job description

Babysitters job description is to take care children on their parents’ behalf when they’re away or working. A babysitter is a person who cares for people’s kids in their respective homes. The responsibilities of babysitting also differ from changing diapers, watching the sleeping child, preparing meals, and playing games.

babysitter job description

  • Provide friendly atmosphere for kids
  • Change diapers, dress and help them with their snacks, drinks and meals as needed.
  • Provide consistent interaction, Initiate games, arts & crafts projects
  • Bottle-feed infants or assistant in eating needs of older kids
  • Keep kids calm Clean and sanitize child care toys, Keep working area free of sharp or harmful objects
  • Sanitize play equipment, games and toys on a regular basis to keep them safe and attractive while minimizing the spread of germs.
  • Teach children the importance of good personal hygiene and health habits, including the importance of brushing teeth, eating healthy food, and using the toilet
  • Communicate information regarding children to parents
  • Provide recommendations for toys, educational tools. Know, understand, and adhere to all policies, and procedures
  • Engage in educational activities with the children, including reading, crafts, drawing, coloring and singing
  • Keep an individual record for each kids that includes information about his or her behaviors, daily activities, meals eaten, medications obtained and other significant and mundane details. Discuss this information with every child’s parents on a weekly or daily basis
  • Discipline unruly children as needed, focusing on using innovative strategies to encourage good behavior such as picking up after themselves, engaging in the lesson plans and treating each other kindly.
  • Create daily lesson plans which are developmentally appropriate, fun and interesting. Lesson plans should always promote full participation from each child.
  • Do other task related kids safety and




  • Minimum of a high school diploma
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Prior experience in working with infant, toddler and pre-school age children
  • Training in first aid and CPR
  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively with parents, children and co-workers
  • Ability to lift up to 25lbs and must be able to get on the floor to participate in and supervise activities
  • Patient and compassionate
  • Six months or more of previous childcare experience

How much a babysitter get paid?

Hourly rates are based on cost of living and minimum wage laws. The average hourly rate for a babysitter under 21 years old is $12.19/hour. The average hourly rate for a babysitter over 21 years old is $12.46/hour.


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