University of Illinois Extension

About This Website

Are you ready...

  • To be responsible?
  • To work with families who might be different from your own?
  • To start a business that allows you to determine your own fees and collect them?

If you said "yes" to these questions, then you are ready to participate in A Guide to the Business of Babysitting. The purpose of this guide is to prepare potential babysitters with the knowledge & skills necessary to care for children.

This website is specifically designed to be used by young people, ages 14-19 who are interested in learning more about the business of babysitting. This is not developed for youth under the age of 14 or for child care professionals who generally need a more concentrated, in-depth learning experience.

This website was developed and is supported by:

Giesela Grumbach Extension Educator, Family Life
Marsha Hawley Former Extension Educator, Family Life
Molly Hofer Extension Educator, Family Life
Lisa McMurtry Former Extension Educator, Family Life