If so, how much would you pay him/her an hour?
I started babysitting when I was 12 and I still babysit the same kids. I started with this couple who had a 15 month old daughter, abby. first, I was just there to play with her and keep her occupied so they could get things done around the house. eventually, I was walking her to the park, and after about 5 months they trusted me well enough to babysit her while they went out. now abby is 5 and a half and I'm still her babysitter. she has a little brother, ian, who is 3 and a baby sister, paige, who is 16 months. I'm pretty much a part of this family and I love it. I also have been a 4 year old boy, nathan's babysitter since he was 2. and I babysat a girl when she was 8 and she's now 12, and I'm no longer her sitter. =[ but I watch these kids grow up and it is so special.
there was my little rant.
so the point is, if you can gain their trust, they'll let you babysit their kids.
HELL NO!!! I have a 10 month old son and I would never leave him with some one too young to even have a drivers licence!! what happens if something goes wrong, they couldnt even drive to the hospital!! and if some one broke in god forbid how would they protect themselves and your child!!! I dont care how mature you think a 12 year old is or how many courses they have done, they simply are not old enough or EXPERIENCED enough to deal with any issue that may arise!!
finish and klaar!!!
its not right at alll.
sorry but I do a childcare course and a child at 12 NO WAY should be babysiting as its too risky I know its the parents choice but if I was a parent I wouldnt let an 12 year old to look after my young baby.
at 16 people should be babysitting NOT 12 I have strong views on it as it aint safe as they dont know what things can go wrong and if someone finds out a 12 year old is babysitting the parents can get in trouble as they shouldnt be doing it
I babysat at 12, but only for my next door neighbor when my mom was home. that way, when things got out of my control, my mom came to the rescue (which happened more often than you might think).
The youngest sitter I have used was 15 with a year of steady experience (3 days a week with a neighbor of mine). I pay my sitters $6/hour plus a tip and I usually order them a pizza. I have a 16 month old daughter.
make sure there responsible, trustworthy, and know what to do in case of an emergency first!
age doesnt really matter. a 12 year old could be more mature than a 33 year old person in this situation.
also with money you could try around $6...or maybe even $12 (there age)
if they do a really good job
the parents can't get in trouble. it's their kids and they make the decision. and I took a course when I was 12 and I handled it just fine. I wouldn't let you babysit my kids because you can't even use proper english.
sure and I would pay around 5 buks an hour...just don't do what I did at that age...leave a baby in the crb while I went bike riding...hey she was in the crib lol
Some people would allow a 12 year old to babysit, but I think its bit young. Most people want people who can drive to watch their children in case of emergencies.
I would but only if I knew him/her and knew they were responsible and ask them their wages and then try to lower em to 5$ an hour
well it depends on who it is. like I am 12 and I babysit a lot. the parents try to give me like $15 dollars but I only take $5
Hec NO, that's too young. Things happen and no matter how mature you think they may be they can't handle every siduation.
Absolutley not. I know kids who still had babysitters of their own when they were 12.
no, there are certain emergencies they simply wouldnt know how to deal with...
nope... too young and children are too precious to trust with a kid.
No, pure and simple.