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    How might I go about doing this when I know of no families with young children? I love kids and could do with the money, but I don't know how to go about getting a job as a babysitter!!! Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks!
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    I think to this officialy you would need ot be reigstered with social services as a child milder. Otherwise you will just have to do it for people you know.

    My mum used to be a registered child minder and its not an easy process.
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    advertise in a local paper or magazine that advertises all sorts, like the Friday-Ad which has things for sale, people looking for jobs etc. just say that you are a student or whatever you are, able to babysit whenever, if that doesnt get any responces just included that you have baby sit for friends or whatever.
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    I think you would need some sort of criminal record clearance/official ID if you were doing it for strangers so best to stick to people you know I know my college does a short course at weekends that teaches like basic babysitting skills, even if you already possess them, it would give you a piece of paper to show it assuming your local HE place does similar courses
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    (Original post by britishseapower)
    I think you would need some sort of criminal record clearance/official ID if you were doing it for strangers so best to stick to people you know I know my college does a short course at weekends that teaches like basic babysitting skills, even if you already possess them, it would give you a piece of paper to show it assuming your local HE place does similar courses
    You mean FE? But yeap the clearing is from social services. If you don't have any officialy clearence and somthing happened to the baby/kid you would probably be in trouble.
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    You mean FE? But yeap the clearing is from social services. If you don't have any officialy clearence and somthing happened to the baby/kid you would probably be in trouble.
    Yeah, I've had to have a police check done coz I volunteer at a centre for disabled children. So would that be the same?
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    (Original post by SugarPlum)
    Yeah, I've had to have a police check done coz I volunteer at a centre for disabled children. So would that be the same?
    I think so, but if you're looking after the kids in your own home you would need to be registered with social services as a child minder. They have to inspect your house ot make sure its save, make sure there is enough 'ethnic' material there and PC crap like that.

    My mum got told of because we didnt have enough books written about black people, WTF?:confused:
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    I think so, but if you're looking after the kids in your own home you would need to be registered with social services as a child minder. They have to inspect your house ot make sure its save, make sure there is enough 'ethnic' material there and PC crap like that.

    My mum got told of because we didnt have enough books written about black people, WTF?:confused:
    They wouldn't be in my own home. I'm just talking about babysitting here. The only problem is that I don't know families with young children, therefore I don't know families needing a babysitter.
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    (Original post by SugarPlum)
    They wouldn't be in my own home. I'm just talking about babysitting here. The only problem is that I don't know families with young children, therefore I don't know families needing a babysitter.
    Ask your local social services what you need to for aproval then advertise your self in the local papers ot in news agents windows.
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    why don't you ask around people on your street and nearby streets, and ask your friends to ask their freinds etc?
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    On the last day of term my drama teacher asked the class if anyone was available to do some babysitting for her in the holidays. All who were willing to do it just gave the teacher their telephone numbers. Sorted.
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    They wouldn't be in my own home. I'm just talking about babysitting here. The only problem is that I don't know families with young children, therefore I don't know families needing a babysitter. i have had many previous experiences especially since i've grown up with five younger siblings.
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    type out notices and put them through the letterboxes of your road and maybe a couple nearby?
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    you don't need anything official if you are in the child's home.

    If you can do a first aid course before you start.

    Adverts in local papers, noticeboards in supermarkets, newsagent's windows, ask family friends if they know anyone who wants a baby sitter.
 
 
 
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