Babysitting is the practice of temporarily caring for a child. Babysitting is commonly performed as an odd job by teenagers for extra money. Babysitters are usually ages 13 and above. The type of work for babysitters also varies, from watching a sleeping child, to playing games, preparing meals, teaching the child to read, or even driving (if the age is right), depending on the agreed upon terms and determined by parental permission. In some countries various organizations produce courses for babysitters, mainly focusing on child safety and first aid appropriate for infants and children. These classes or courses can be provided at local hospitals and sometimes even schools.
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