As a teenager, babysitting can be a great way to make some extra money. If you’re looking for babysitting jobs for 14-year-olds, here are five great options to consider.
But before I discuss the sites, let’s talk about a question that has been asked so many times.
Can You Be a Baby Sitter at 14?
Absolutely! There are many people who started their babysitting job when they were 10 or 11 years old.
However, babysitting is a big job without much pay. You can get this job if you’re willing to go above and beyond, take good care of the kids, and learn everything you need to.
5 Ways to Get 14-Year-Old Babysitting Jobs
1. Try Your Neighbourhood
Looking for a babysitting job in your neighborhood is the best and safest way to begin your career as a 14-year-old babysitter.
You’re 14, and your parents aren’t going to let you go to people’s houses in town about whom they know nothing.
There are “weirdos” out there. Your parents should be aware of where you are and who your clients are. So it’s best to work in your neighborhood, where they can easily walk to and from the client’s home if necessary.
To find jobs in your neighborhood, you can simply ask your parents for help, or you can print flyers and distribute them in your locality.
Jooble is a global job search website where you can find babysitting jobs.
Simply go to their website and type in “Teen Babysitter,” then select your region. This will show you all of the 14-year-old babysitting jobs in your area.
Choose a job that fits your requirements and apply to be hired. If there are no jobs available, you can try the other sites listed here.
Sitter.co.uk follows a strict procedure when selecting babysitters.
They only work with childcare professionals who have at least two years of recent professional childcare experience and can provide great references from other childcare professionals.
They have no age restrictions, so you can definitely work as a 14-year-old.
When applying for a job, you must complete an online application form. Before hiring you, they will look over all of your paperwork, call your previous childcare employers to check your references, and do a face-to-face video interview.
So, if you have two years of experience, only then apply for the job.
To join, you must first sign up with a valid email address or Facebook account. After you’ve created an account and filled out all of the required information, you must undergo a background check.
Once everything is in order, you will be sent a link to Juggle Virtual Training. After your virtual training is done, you’ll be told that you can use the website and app to start applying for jobs.
You can earn anywhere between $11 and $15 per hour. On the other hand, Juggle adds a $2/hour fee to the hourly rate a family pays to cover transaction fees, operations, software development, and technical support.
Sittercity is an online marketplace in the US for finding babysitters, nannies, pet sitters, senior care providers, and housekeepers.
Unlike other platforms, they do not hire babysitters themselves because it is a job board that connects clients with great sitters. As a result, they do not run any background checks automatically unless prompted.
They provide paid background checks for both sitters and clients. This means that you must either pay for the check to add badges to your profile, or the clients (parents) can pay Sittercity to run a background check on you before hiring you.
So, which website are you going to try first? Please let me know in the comments section.