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How can I find a local babysitter?

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Asked by Jewels661 at 7:19 PM on Jan. 21, 2009 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • Talk to friends, put an ad in the paper, call a church, call a nanny service etc

    Answer by gemgem at 7:20 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • Certainly not on the internet.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:34 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • try contacting the local middle school or high school or area Girl scouts.

    Answer by chefjen at 7:43 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • I agree with the first post word of mouth referral is good or you can see the newspaper ads or city hall business license to see who is registered.

    Answer by JCRestoredme at 8:04 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • and, I think they do backaround checks and some of the babysitters.

    Answer by Deb79 at 11:32 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • you can check or if your in canada. I know lots of people say dont use the internet but you are all adults here. As long as you interview them its ok. and try checking churches and ask friends who they use.

    Answer by almostamommyof2 at 12:15 AM on Jan. 22, 2009

  • Our Red Cross does a certification baby sitting class every summer, it takes 2 weeks of training then tested to be certified.. They have a list of names you can call.

    Answer by 40yrmom at 7:13 AM on Jan. 22, 2009

  • Great answers here, ask around the H.S. ask friends, neighbors...I haven't had a sitter in years! Wah!

    Answer by two_girls at 7:43 AM on Jan. 22, 2009

  • as neighbors, put an ad in teh paper... idk!! i would trust word of mouth more than a service...

    Answer by AmaliaD at 7:52 AM on Jan. 22, 2009

  • I babysit out of my home, and I only babysit 2 children. I am trying really to get 1 or 2 more children but it is sooooo hard, I am in a small town, and word of mouth doesnt go that far. I wish I could help you!

    Answer by MommyMel03 at 7:59 AM on Jan. 22, 2009

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