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What is the law as to how many kids you can babysit at one time?

I am looking for information for the state of New York. If anyone could point me in the right direction I would appreciate it.

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Merrie S.

Asked by Merrie S. at 8:27 PM on Dec. 2, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • You should call your local child care licensing agency. It usually depends on age, facility, number of caregivers, etc.
    tootoobusy

    Answer by tootoobusy at 8:29 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • Well in some states it depends on how much space you have to baby sit the kids.
    AbsoluteSelf

    Answer by AbsoluteSelf at 8:31 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • Tootoobusy has a great answer.
    AbsoluteSelf

    Answer by AbsoluteSelf at 8:32 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • Thank you for answering :)
    Merrie S.

    Comment by Merrie S. (original poster) at 8:55 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • In NY it is 2 children over 3 hours long. I know this because I was watching 3 siblings in my home and the child care council came and told me if I watch 3 I have to be licensed or do it in their home.It cost 500 a day if you got caught.
    preciouschild

    Answer by preciouschild at 9:43 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • Thank you so much for that insight, I appreciate it. I am contacting people currently to watch children in their homes.
    Merrie S.

    Comment by Merrie S. (original poster) at 9:53 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

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