The YMCA offers free babysitting courses year-round for youth members 12 to 17 years old. Free babysitting courses are also available online. The Safesitter website has free information regarding childcare and management.
The American Red Cross offers an online babysitter's training course that typically takes four hours to complete. The course costs $25 as of August 2014. The Red Cross also offers a classroom course that requires physical attendance. This course typically takes about six hours to complete and includes hands-on training along with additional training for first aid. Some local colleges or high schools may also host babysitters' training courses for a minimal fee.Learn More
Many websites offer free samples and templates of child care contracts. Sample contracts are available for day care centers, nannies, home care and various other fields associated with child care.Full Answer >
Child Care Aware offers free sample worksheets designed to help child care providers, such as day care centers, plan budgets. Worksheets offered on the site focus on cash flow projections, funding sources, start-up budgets, operating budgets and monthly operating expense reports.Full Answer >
A great resource for finding information on starting your own childcare business, including a sample budget or cash flow, would be on childcareaware.org. They have samples of cash flow charts, which include cash coming in and going out, for easy tracking of expenses.Full Answer >
According to a 2014 article on Care.com, babysitters earn an average rate of $10 per hour. Variables such as location, experience, number of children, activities required and time of day are considered when charging this rate.Full Answer >