Since I was 14 years old, my neighbors would ask my mom if I could babysit their young children. At 14 years old, I could handle them pretty well. The parents were even so impressed with me because I could even help their children with their homework.
As the years went on, I would still babysit to have extra income. Since I had gotten so used to watching young children whose ages ranged from seven to nine years old, I would offer my care services to that certain age group.
To make my babysitting skills more desirable, I attended a First Aid seminar where I learned how to administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the Heimlich Maneuver. To this day, I always make sure that my knowledge in First Aid is updated. Hence, I regularly attend seminars to make me a current certified First Aider.
With my current First Aider license, it is not hard for me to find a babysitting job. It is my selling point, to be quite honest.
Parents find the information very helpful. I can say that I am usually hired because of my special skill as a First Aider.
Suffice it to say, I can ask a specific rate since I have some special skills. Parents who want the best for their children do not mind paying more as long as they are guaranteed the best care service. Hence, my rate is never been an issue. Word has gotten around about my reliable service that I do not have a hard time finding work.
I enjoy babysitting that I have decided to make it a full time job. My name is widely known in our community. Parents really seek me out for their children’s care. I have been babysitting long enough to know that parents will spend on their children’s welfare. The only thing that parents want is peace of mind. As a babysitter, I make sure they have that peace of mind.