How to Start a Babysitting Business

The demand of the time for parents to earn a living is tremendous during this time and as a result of this there is a huge demand for babysitting business. Are you planning to tap on this market potential? Here are tips on how you can earn big bucks out of this business.

Nowadays it is not enough for a family to earn their income from one source or breadwinner. Both parents are expected to work and earn for better living.

Aside from this reality, there are also a lot of single parents out there working for the family. This results to the high demand for someone to babysit their children because they have to use their time generating money to put food on their table. Are you planning to tap on this overlooked lucrative business? The first question that you should put in mind is what way to pursue this line of business. You can either go on this business alone or do it as a full-time business that employs a number of people. If you are planning to do the latter, building a babysitting business based on corporate setup, then this guide is right for you.

Who to Employ for your Babysitting Business

There is basically a rule every state regarding this issue of what is the appropriate age for a babysitter to babysit a child. You can check your State’s law regarding this. But to play it safe, you can hire college students and not-so aged people who will be the backbone of your babysitting business. Think that you are starting a babysitting business here and you are not just doing it by your own but actually approaching the demand for babysitting in a corporate, big-thinker perspective. You need to hire people and you have to set a standard who are possible and best employees that can work for you. These people can be employed part-time or full time for your babysitting business.

Train your Employee for your Babysitting Business

Prior to the tasks that you will have to hurdle when starting a babysitting business, it is advisable that you train your employees of babysitters about basic babysitting responsibilities. And included in these responsibilities are the knowledge of CPR and first aid. You can get your employees trained through your local YMCA or Red Cross.

Market your Babysitting Business

If you have already made the tasks aforementioned, it is time to market your babysitting business. Remember, part of your babysitting business operation is marketing the business itself. It is good if you can market it using the traditional ways like posting flyers and posters on grocery stores. But it is better if you can market your business using the Internet since your business will have an appearance of a serious and responsible babysitting business service.


  • Janet said on May 19, 2010
    i am planning for starting a babysitting business in Edwardsville, Pennsylvania,18704, Luzerne, United States
  • dipti said on May 26, 2010
    Hello, i want to open my own baby sitting business at home. pls help me out what thing i have to have for kids and what i have to do for marketing. i am living at 66/35-37 darcy road, westmead, nsw-2145, australia
  • Connie Molamoganyi (Mrs) said on August 31, 2010
    Hi! I would like to open a baby sitter business, what do I need to start, Mahalapye, Botswana
  • rukhsana hussain said on September 11, 2010
    i want to start my babysitting business at home one thing is that i've a child for monday thru wed from 9am to 4 pm and she pays 10 dollars a day but how much she suppose to pay me
  • shaista gulrez said on December 17, 2010
    I want to start a babysitting business in mira road located in mumbai. Please help me and guide for a successful business.
  • Mahwish S. Ahmed said on January 23, 2011
    hey! i m thinking to start my baby sitting business from my apartment, i live in uptown Chicago, 60640, IL. please help and suggest me about the license as well...
  • Merlinie Katlego Segobye said on February 21, 2011
    I stay in Botswana and would like to start a babysitting agency in Gaborone. I would like to know what i need and what steps to take for this is a new type of business most people aren't aware of.
  • vanitha erla said on March 24, 2011
    hi i want to start a baby sitting business at home i live in virar located in mumbai.Please help me & give me some ideas how to start this business.
  • tammy patton said on June 7, 2011
    I am a mother of 3 grown children and grandmother of 3. i live in lanexa,va. am wiling to work monday thru friday and some weekends if needed at a reasonable rate.
  • Judy Pribanic said on August 22, 2011
    Hello, I am a 62 year old grandmother/Realtor and have 4 grandchildren under the age of 4 and see how many times my children would love to have or the need to have a babysitter just a few hours here and there and I am not always available. They also have many friends in this same situation. I have a Concierge through our Coldwell Banker which of course has contractors that have to join with a yearly membership fee and have background checks as well as good references etc. What I would be most interested in is something on the order of Angie's List but just for babysitters and Nanny's. I would want full protection and have all of my members to be trained in CPR and first aide for children and infants and also references and some background checks for the older adult Nannies, I know of many older women who would love a few hours with kiddo's and would be great at this and they would be needed throughout the daytime hours when parents work and stick to the babysitters for evenings or days off school, few hour of errands that the parents would enjoy to themselves etc. I would only want to run a top notch agency with plenty of liability protection. I would only the best of the best babysitters and Nanny's. Where do I start and what is the starting cost, for I have little resources presently, I would have to start from the bottom, I have been in marketing and sales for most of my life so I would know how to deal with people and draw them in, just need to know what steps I would have to take to begin. I am so excited about this venture and hope you can give me insight. Thanks a bunch, Judy Pribanic 412-725-5298 Coldwell Banker Real Estate East Regional Office, Murrysville, Pa. 15668
  • amber said on September 23, 2011
    looking to start babysitting business in my apartment in pottstown pa, need help/info on license and/or permits needed. It will just be me starting out. Thanks for your help in advance!
  • Dianna said on October 4, 2011
    I live in the West Indies and I would love to start my own Babysitting agency working from my own home. Do I need any particular qualification pertaining to child care? Or will experiences do? and what licenses or other documents I may need? Would be grateful for your ideas. Thank you.
  • Margaret said on October 11, 2011
    hello, i live in nairobi, kenya. i want to start my own babysitting agency and would like your help.
  • rajendra yadav said on October 18, 2011
    staying in happy valley thane (Maharashtra) I want to open baby sitting day care for more than 15nos please guide for the same.
  • Irvine Babysitter said on August 3, 2012
    I own a babysitting service that is based in Orange County, California. Here are several methods we use to market our service that have been very effective:
    1. Pass out postcards at children's games and events.
    2. Donate an evening of babysitting to school or church fund-raiser.
    3. Leave a referral card with each parent at the end of the day or evening that gives both of them and their friend one free hour of babysitting when the friend books a date with us.
    Happy babysitting everybody!
  • Slobodan said on August 15, 2012
    Dears, I'm from Macedonia, Skopje. Interested in opening an agency for Baby siting and Nannys. What should be the first steps for good Quality and performance.
  • samantha said on September 6, 2012
    Hello I stay in botswana and would like to start a babysitting at home. help
  • madhu said on October 19, 2012
    dear sir i want to start a baby sitting business in india hyderabad malkajgiri.
  • Tanika Stimpson said on November 19, 2012
    HI my name is Tanika I am 19 years old and I would like to start my own babysitting/ nanny agency but I need help I dont know if I need anything first before starting a business even though I have my senior first aid certificate and I have my children's service's certificate III. I also need help on when I start it how I would get paid for it and how my business would make its money.
  • Pooja Menon said on January 5, 2013
    I stay in Mumbai, India, and a friend of mine wants to start baby sitting at home. She just wants a few children and will manage them on her own. She wishes to know what rules are to be followed before starting it. One thing is clear that the society's (in which she lives) permission will be required. What else? Thanks.
  • Anand said on January 15, 2013
    Please advise on how to start a baby sitting or a nursery school, my friend is a trained Montessori teacher. This she wants to set up in Chennai, India. Appreciate if you could guide on how to progress. in terms of license and other regulatory requirements. Thank you
  • anna said on February 4, 2013
    please help me to start baby sitting business in dubai thnx
  • nitika said on February 12, 2013
    wanted to start the business in delhi pls guide
  • kamini h pandya said on March 8, 2013
    i am doctor but right now house-wife. istay in dombivli(thane). pls help me out to start this business.
  • Puravi said on April 2, 2013
    Hi, I am PURAVI. I have done my Bsc.Electronics. I am fond of babies and wish to earn my livelihood by starting this business at mumbai in chembur. I want to make my carrier in this profession. Please help me out and suggest me some ideas.
  • Aarti said on April 19, 2013
    Hi, I have recently had a baby myself and so want to ensure i give enough time and attention to her. I am an MBA-HR from welingkars, particular about kids learning good manners and enjoy being with and around kids, would like to start baby sitting from home. Mumbai, Malad west, India
  • SANSKRUTI PAWAR said on July 31, 2013
    In Mumbai, India, Is there required registration for babysitting? or license ? do i have to get permission from my residing society also? please guide me.. Thanking you, Sanskruti Pawar
  • Natasha said on November 10, 2013
    Hi there, I am currently a Nanny working for an American family in Switzerland, but have previously worked for various agencies as a Holiday Nanny in various ski resorts in France. I am looking to set up my own holiday nannying agency, acting primarily as an advertising agency. I am English but am living in France. I want to recruit English nannies primarily. Do I have to register my agency name and company in the UK or France? Can anyone help with other advise on legal documents and tax etc? Would I deal with wages through cash in hand or bank transfers through the UK or French pay system? Thanks please email me.
  • janice said on November 29, 2013
    Hi! this is my current business but didn't prosper. please help me how to improve this business: who to employ, where to train them, how to attract customers, what should be the right pricing? what are the things needed to put up a baby sitting? mine is only toys and a bed. thank you.
  • sujata said on December 29, 2013
    Hi I want to start babysitting in my own house fOR children of age group 3 year to 10 year. I live in Virar. what are the things I require for that. I cant pay anyone. so how many children I can look alone.
  • hetal said on January 29, 2014
    hi, I want to open babysitting at my home. I am living in Dubai, i want to know about all laws and what will be investment cost.
  • Naledi said on February 20, 2014
    i want to start a baby sitter business here in Maun, Botswana so i want to know, where do i start? and pliz what is the best pricing, what is needed? tell me more about this business
  • Simran Sagu (Moses) said on April 24, 2014
    I wish to start Baby Sitting at home by the name "KID ZONE". I live at Santcruz East, Vakola. I need to know what should I charge
  • Ganesh said on August 4, 2014
    My wife want to start baby sitting in kalyan. Please guide me with if any courses are there and if any formalities to be completed.
  • megha said on August 16, 2014
    hi, I want to open babysitting at my home. i am living in Thane(w) i want to know about all laws and what will be investment cost and what is requirement of document for license pls reply age is 30 ,
  • crishell said on September 1, 2014
    Hello I want to start my own elderly, people with special needs, and the disable babysitting business. I would like to provide services to family's that need to be away from home for family events such as family reunions, death in family, business trips ,or a weekend away from home etc. I want to come in an provide the service you would like for you family in the comfort there home .So please help me with this .Is there any special documents, or license I my need. I'm 42 and in the healthcare business already.
  • crishell said on September 1, 2014
    Hello I'm # 36 above Crishell and I missed spelled some words do to rushing, sorry.
  • MRS. BINITA said on September 4, 2014
    Bangalore, India. Retired couple wants to do this business. Is license/registration require? What are the minimum criteria for starting this business.
  • Deepshikha said on October 23, 2014
    Hi i love in Australia in NSW and I want to start my baby sitting business while me being in my home. Can you let me know how to start and which course do I need to complete. I would be very thankful. Regards Deepshikha
  • Kamala said on February 3, 2015
    Hi this is kamala. I would like to open a daycare and play school in kukatpalli, Hyderabad. Plz let me know the rules and regulations from government. Thx
  • fiza ali said on March 4, 2015
    Hii...myself fiza from bhopal n i wanna start a babysitter i need to know all imp steps like do we need to have registration and how much the min expense will come to setup dis bizns.
  • veronica mccrary said on March 9, 2015
    I want to start A babysitting business from home. I'm in the U.S Decatur, Georgia. Wondering what certifications do I need, much I should be charging per child per day?
  • Marry said on March 30, 2015
    Please contact me for detailed info at Thanks, Mary
  • Gorata said on July 30, 2015
    Please help me start a nanny agency under the name Kids College. Um a 34 year old lady and stay in Botswana
  • priyanshi said on August 12, 2015
    i want to start a new babysitting business. city-surat, state-Gujarat, country-India. PLEASE HELP!
  • Punita ankur jain said on April 26, 2016
    Hello this is punita jain from Borivali mumbai. i want to start up baby sitting business and getting confused about fees structure. need to know what another will take for per child per hour basis or for 5 to 8 hours a day or a month inthe same location.please help me out for this situation..need to start as soon as possible.
  • Amelia Inyasio said on June 16, 2016
    Amelia, I want to start Nanny Agency I am from NSW. PLEASE HELP!
  • Nisha said on July 30, 2016
    I wanted to start baby sitting in mumbai mira road. I m confuse about the charges plz help me out.
  • Ajit Bait said on August 24, 2016
    hi, I want to open babysitting at my home. i am living in kurla(w) i want to know about all laws rules & regulation any registration shall we have to do for baby sitting please let me know on my email id with registration office address of mumbai. what will be investment cost and what is requirement of document for license pls reply age is 41
  • ONTHATILE PHOFUETSILE said on September 22, 2016
    hi, i am a lady of 20 years. i want to open a baby sitting services. i am from Botswana. I want to know all the laws ,rules ,regulation, registration, any procedures to follow when providing baby sitting services. i will be happy if you can respond on my email address( want to know all the cost,all requirements.
  • Naziya said on October 26, 2016
    hi Im Naziya I want to start this business in my home.. but I don't know the charges in Mumbai. please help me about right charges.. I live in Mumbai
  • Carol. Parsons said on November 28, 2016
    I need help with starting. a Babysitting Business. I have experience. Working with children I want to do something different now.
  • Nandini Sharma said on August 2, 2019
    I want to start babysitting as a business. I am currently living in Noida sec 16c. It will be full-time work from Monday to Saturday. Please guide me on what should I do?


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