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CraigsList and Childcare!

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If you have posted an ad on CraigsList for Childcare from home, how has it worked out for you? This is my first time doing this, and I could use some advice. What did your ad say, how did you go about responding... I've already posted my ad, but just received an email that sounded a Lil fishy. So if you have experience with this, kindly let me know how to go about it.
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I'm not in search for child care... I want to start babysitting from home...
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by on Feb. 14, 2013 at 1:19 PM
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momsince04
by on Feb. 14, 2013 at 2:36 PM
What did your ad say?


Quoting allsolittle:

I watch a baby from craigslist.

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amberstars
by on Feb. 14, 2013 at 2:37 PM

In my experience of trying to be a babysitter on Criagslist most people only want stay at home moms to babysit.  And I learned my lesson the hard way.  Be very careful.  Try sittercity or Care.com instead.  Or make up flyers and post them around your neighborhood or put an ad in your local newspaper.

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3gr8tKids
by Gold Member on Feb. 14, 2013 at 2:57 PM
[quote name="momsince04" id="0"][/qu

My friends who use care.com get a minimum of 35 people to interview.
Of course if uou aren't willing to pay between 10-20 per hour... you get what you get.

Uou cannot expect to to pay $5.00 an hour and get anyone of quality.
allsolittle
by Gold Member on Feb. 14, 2013 at 3:05 PM
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Basically I'm a stay at home mom of four, gave my kids ages, I'm reliable, experienced... gave hours of 6 to 6. Watched two boys the next day and became friends with their mom. I watch them as needed. I watch a baby 3 days a week.


Quoting momsince04:

What did your ad say?




Quoting allsolittle:

I watch a baby from craigslist.


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momsince04
by on Feb. 14, 2013 at 4:06 PM
I'm not asking for child care, I want to start babysitting from home


Quoting PoisonousBlonde:

Be careful. Couldn't you put an ad out in your local newspaper? CL isn't the safest place to find child care. If you must, ask for reliable references and I'd do a background check, if its possible.

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piratehooker
by Platinum Member on Feb. 14, 2013 at 4:07 PM
Always do a background check!


Quoting momsince04:

Yep, I didn't respond, but I still would like to hear about other moms experience.




Quoting peanutsmommy1:

if it sounds fishy, it is!



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momsince04
by on Feb. 14, 2013 at 4:08 PM
I'm not looking for a sitter, I'm the one wanting to babysit


Quoting 3gr8tKids:

[quote name="momsince04" id="0"][/qu



My friends who use care.com get a minimum of 35 people to interview.

Of course if uou aren't willing to pay between 10-20 per hour... you get what you get.



Uou cannot expect to to pay $5.00 an hour and get anyone of quality.

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PoisonousBlonde
by Silver Member on Feb. 14, 2013 at 4:12 PM
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I see, sorry. Just be careful.


Quoting momsince04:

I'm not asking for child care, I want to start babysitting from home




Quoting PoisonousBlonde:

Be careful. Couldn't you put an ad out in your local newspaper? CL isn't the safest place to find child care. If you must, ask for reliable references and I'd do a background check, if its possible.


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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 14, 2013 at 4:13 PM
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I wouldnt trust craigslist, it's nothing but spam and scam.

hargonagain
by Silver Member on Feb. 14, 2013 at 4:20 PM
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I found 2 great sitters on craigslist, however, I did find a couple that weren't that great either.  Make sure you meet in advance so you can meet the child and see how  click.  I will fire a sitter in 2 seconds flat if my son isn't happy there.

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