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$ 30
Mar 2008
Westbrook, ME
5 hours

3 children

9 months, 5 years, and 8 years

Alternative to daycare and occasional weekend care  more... close row
$ 10
Mar 2008
Jackson, MI
varies from 2 to 10 hours

1 child age 11

Casual childcare for 11 year old  more... close row
$ 45
Mar 2008
Phoenix, AZ
4 hours

Two children, boy age 6 and age 3.

15 Year old babysitter watchign two children  more... close row
$ 40
Feb 2008
Brighton, Michigan
6.5 hours

two boys, ages 5 and 8.

Trusted babysitter is fairly paid  more... close row
$ 100
May 2007
WIchita, KS
5-8 hours

One son, who was 18 months at the time we employed the teenager.

One week of daily babysitting  more... close row
$ 50
Mar 2008

I have a daughter 8 and a son 9

High school student found in the newspaper  more... close row
$ 20
Apr 2008
Detroit, MI
4 hours

$4-$5 dollars an hour for 2 children.

Teenage girls babysitting two children  more... close row
$ 50
Feb 2008
Columbus, Oh
5-6 hours

Five kids aged 4 months, 2 years, 5 years, 9 years and 10 years.

Babysitting teaches teenagers the meaning of work  more... close row
$ 40
Mar 2008
Minneapolis, MN
Four hours

2 Children. Ages 3 and 4.

Four hours of in-home baby-sitter for two young boys  more... close row

Description of service

Four hours of in-home baby-sitter for two young boys. The service included preparing and feeding the children, playing with them, and putting them to bed.

Review of Service

We received four hours of baby sitting service in our home on a Saturday evening. Our baby sitter is an adult, that has two small children of her own. She is certified in CPR and first aid and has several years of recent child care experiece. She does an excellent job of playing with our children and keeping them occupied the entire time she is here. She follows our directions for meals, playtime, and bedtime routine. Since she is an adult, one of the extra benefits is that she can drive herself to and from our home. She has excellent skills in dealing with separation anxiety, which our littlest has. She also doesn't hesitate to call us on our cell phones to clarify information we have left her, ask for permission to do something out of the ordinary, or verify something one of our kids has told her (i.e. we always get two cookies for dessert). The only downside is that she doesn't always clean up all the toys they have played with when we were gone, or have the kids clean up after themselves.


Get references!!! Meet with the babysitter prior to using her/him and see how she interacts with your children. Make sure they are experienced and have certifications that are important to you, such as CPR and first aid. Outline your expectations, such as no computer use, no friends over, etc. Be willing to pay more to find someone who you trust completely with your children.

$ 50
Mar 2008
2 1/2 hours

3 yr old and 2 yr old

Misled by babysitter about price  more... close row