Offering babysitting on Craigslist?

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  1. Pisces_Fish

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    I've been thinking about doing this lately. I wouldn't mind babysitting school-aged children once in awhile for parents that needed a sitter. I'm tempted to put up an ad on Craigslist offering my help. I don't want to tutor this summer because I need a break from teaching, but I still like the kids! Has anyone ever done this? What did you charge?
     
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    I've done it before. I didn't have a set price. I was just wanting to do it whenever so I let them tell me what they normally pay. As long as it was more than $5hr I was okay b/c like I said I just wanted some extra money.
    When I was babysitting on a consistent basis with the same kid it was $200 a week but I was there ALL day long.
     
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    I think I'm probably overly cautious, but it would scare me.

    I think I would offer it through my local churches and synagogues, perhaps drop off the info at local schools in case anyone inquires, stuff like that.
     
  5. lemonhead

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    I agree with Alice. I just don't like the idea of doing it on Craig's list for your safety.
     
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    I totally agree and add to that...libraries, banks, other moms & dads,
     
  7. TennisPlayer

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    I've found a few families from Craigslist and so I had good experiences. I also had good luck looking for jobs from the local colleges' job boards even though I wasn't a student at their school. (I made it known to the families that I was looking for more local families)
    The best thing is to screen the families just like they're screening you. Emails and phone calls can help you decide who you want to meet.
     
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    Yea I was pretty lucky that I found some really nice families.
     

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