How to Get Babysitting License


Babysitting is one of the acknowledged practical jobs in our present society. This is because everyone can learn to do it, especially now that there are tailored trainings in order to become a licensed babysitter.

Aside from that, it is also one way of saving more money since you can have it as your part time job.

If you really like children, then you have an advantage over the other aspiring babysitter. This is because you will not only earn money from it but most importantly, you will have fun while doing it. In addition to this, you will not find it hard to babysit children since you are accustomed to them. However, if you are not exposed to children and you do not really like them a lot, then you can take advantage of the trainings that some institutions provide in order to obtain a babysitting license.

Steps on Getting a Babysitting License

  • Know the Age Requirement

    In order for you to get a babysitting license, you must first know the age requirement of such job. Although babysitting seems to be an easy job, you must bear in mind that it also brings a big responsibility on you. Taking care of the child and ensuring his safety must be your priority. Thus, there is an age requirement for one to become a licensed babysitter. For most states, the age requirement usually ranges between 11 years old and above.

  • Talk to parents

    Talk to the parents in your community and tell them that you are very much interested of taking care of their kids. In this case, you have to convince them that you are capable of taking care of their children even if they are not allowed. If you are taking a babysitting class, tell it to them. This will definitely convince them of your babysitting capability.

  • Get Background Information

    Read a lot of books that you think will provide you with the essential information about babysitting. You can also talk to your friends or to the parents themselves. Listen to their advice.

  • Be a Mother’s Helper

    A mother’s helper is one who normally plays with the children while the parents are still home. As a helper, you lighten the burden of the parents and provide them a chance of getting things done quickly.

  • Learn in a Babysitting Class

    There are a lot of institutions that are now offering babysitting class in order for one to acquire their license. One of these institutions is the Red Cross. The local hospitals in your community might be providing a class too.

  • Get First Aid Credentials

    It is very important for parents that their babysitter is well equipped with the knowledge of first aid. This is because unfortunate events may happen, and your first aid credentials might be able to save their kids’ lives. Thus, institutions like Red Cross make sure that aside from the babysitting class, you also have first aid credentials before giving you your babysitting license.


  • 1. preeja said on December 29, 2012
    I want to start a babysitting license in UAE what is the formalities for that . how much expenses needed for that?
  • 2. nisha said on March 20, 2013
    i want to start a baby sitting license in UAE. what are the formalities for that. how much expenses needed for that
  • 3. Ravinder Kaur said on April 18, 2013
    Hello, I am looking forward to setup a baby sitting. Please suggest me from where and how will i get the license as well what other formalities do i need to fulfill to start it. I am in ABU Dhabi, Mussafah and want to run this in same place.. Thanks
  • 4. jyothish said on June 16, 2013
    I would like to start babysitting, how do i get license, and what are the formalities. Please let me know the approx. Expense as well.
  • 5. Ancy said on August 13, 2013
    Hi, i want to start a baby sitting license in Ajman UAE. What are the formalities for that? How much expenses for that?
  • 6. jane said on June 22, 2014
    hello, I am a Bsc nurse with 1 year of experience. i want to start a baby sitting in dubai. please provide me the details about how to start a baby sitting in dubai & about the expenses of it.thank you
  • 7. carren said on September 10, 2014
    hi! My husband and I are planning to set up a baby sitting in Dubai. Pls advise what are the formalities needed, how much will be the approx expenses and how long it will take to apply for the license. Thanks! Awaiting for your soonest reply.
  • 8. Ali said on September 21, 2014
    Pls advise the ways to get a baby sitter license in Ajman UAE
  • 9. Prajisha Anilkumar said on February 4, 2015
    Good Day, Hai, I wish to start a registered baby sitting in Abu Dhabi. I am a nurse with 6 yrs of experience. Could you please tell me the formalities & requirements to get the license and the capital expenses. Prajisha Anilkumar
  • 10. Shine Paul said on May 6, 2016
    Hi i am interested in baby sitting business in Ajman UAE, i would like to know more about the licenses and all other requirements. How much money and man power needed to start this business?
  • 11. Remya said on March 4, 2017
    My husband and I are planning to set up a baby sitting in Abu dhabi. Pls advise what are the formalities needed, how much will be the approx expenses and how long it will take to apply for the license. Thanks! Awaiting for your soonest reply.
  • 12. Ammu Monish said on April 16, 2017
    Hi I want to starts baby sitting in Ajman uae, how do I get license. what are formalities for that. How much expenses needed for that
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