Kids are always wanting a bit more pocket money and for some youngsters, babysitting provides a great opportunity to earn some extra cash. At what age would you let your child babysit? When would you think they are responsible enough to look after someone else's child?
I think there is a difference between babysitting someone else's child and babysitting a sibling. A child is allowed to be left at home on their own at the age of 14, and I think at this age they should be responsible enough to babysit a younger brother or sister.
I think when it comes to babysitting a child of a family, then it should not be until they are 15 or 16. For babysitting as a part time job, where they may not know the child they are looking after, I don't think they should be babysitting at all unless they have been trained.
if its a sibling then around 9 or 10 but otherwise the law does not really allow it till after 18 in nsw but if a friend asked then probably 11 as thats when our child starts high school.
it really depends on the kids involved.
we really no not respect kids much in 2015!