Babysitters perform some or all of the following duties:
A. Prepare formulas and change diapers for infants
B. Oversee children's activities, such as meals and rest periods, as instructed by employer
C. Instruct children in personal hygiene and social development
D. Tend to the emotional well-being of children
E. Discipline children according to the methods requested by the parents
F. Organize and participate in activities such as games, crafts, reading and outings to provide amusement and exercise
G. Plan, prepare and serve meals for children and may perform other housekeeping duties
1. Other services (except public administration) - 54.0%
2. Health care and social assistance - 42.0%
1. Completion of secondary school may be required.
2. Nannies and live-in caregivers may require completion of a training program in child care or a related field.
3. Child-care or household management experience may be required.
4. Demonstrated ability to perform work is usually required.
5. First aid certification and CPR training may be required.
6. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma.
2. Physical Education
3. Family Studies
The average hourly wages for Babysitters, Nannies and Parents' Helpers is $8.83/HR, which is below average for occupations in the sale and service sector and are below average for all intermediate occupations. These wages grew at an above-average rate from 2002 to 2004.