Babysitter Jobs: They're Not Just For Teens Anymore


Noelle Zeiger-Kochek started babysitting when she was 11 and hasn't looked back, using her skills to take care of children throughout the years to supplement her income and as a part-time job. "I was one of the richest kids on the block from all of the babysitting," Zeiger-Kochek, now 32, says of her early career.

What some may consider a teenage job to earn some extra bucks for clothes and spending money, many others are now turning into part-time jobs with better pay, and even some benefits, than they received when they were starting out as a babysitter and needed a parent to drive them to work. Older babysitters can demand higher pay because they have more experience, may have first-aid expertise, can cook meals, have their own car to get to a parent's house, and are mature enough to leave their boyfriend at home.