Would parents hire me?
May 2, 2012 11:39 AM Subscribe
I'm a mother (of a toddler) who works part time and is looking to make some extra money. I've considered babysitting jobs, but aside from raising my own son, I don't have much experience with kids aside from babysitting jobs I had when I was a teenager. No recent references. Could I get hired?
posted by trillian to human relations (12 answers total)
By the way, I've seen this
, but my situation is different because the OP in that case wasn't a mom. Also, I had infant/child CPR certification, but it's lapsed. I have a master's degree (not in anything child- or education-related) and live in a medium-sized city.
I have two friends with kids my son's age. Should I ask to babysit their kids for free to get some references I can use? Would that be weird for me to ask them?