Babysitters are a popular care option when early morning, evening, weekend, and out-of-hours childcare is needed.
A teenager or another parent living locally, or a child's grandparent, are people who are often happy to babysit.
The parent pays or gives the babysitter a gift in return for help with child minding. If the babysitter does not hold a valid driving licence the parent may also provide transport for the babysitter to their home.
The babysitting arrangement should be a safe one, click here to go to a relevant article and learn more about safety checks and what to do.