Let the parents in your neighborhood know you are in business and mean business with the best babysitting flyers on the block. Customize the free, printable templates or create your own unique marketing tool that will fill your pockets in no time!
Printable Babysitting Flyers
If you're in a hurry to get your babysitting business started, print off any one of these customizable templates. Click on the image of the flyer that best represents you as a caregiver. Hit the download icon then change the words to reflect your personal information. When you're happy with the flyer, print full-color copies. If you have any trouble using the templates, the Adobe Guide has lots of troubleshooting tips.
Responsible Girl Babysitting Flyer Template
Show potential clients that you are responsible with this professional and cute flyer. The cartoon babysitter holding a baby tells parents you are serious about your job, but also have a fun side. There's even a spot to list your website, professional social media page, or profile on a national babysitting site.
Bears and Balloons Babysitting Flyer Template
Let parents know you are all about love and comfort with this sweet flyer. The happy teddy bear and colorful balloons are sure to attract kids' attention too!
Fun Toys Babysitting Flyer Template
If you specialize in caring for babies, this flyer is perfect. It features soft colors and baby toys to show you understand this age group.
How to Make a Babysitting Flyer
You can make a babysitting flyer by hand or on the computer. The key is to make your poster legible, informative, personal, and professional. Using brightly colored paper and ink will help capture the interest of people walking by and boost your business.
Use a Word Processing Program
Basic programs like Microsoft Word or Google Docs are available at most libraries or on your home computer.
- Start with a blank document then choose the font style, size, color, and placement of the words to make your own flyer.
- You can add in fun child-friendly clip art or personal photographs to make the poster look better.
Make Standard Paper Posters
Purchase small sheets of poster board from any general merchandise store. They typically come in packs of three with several color choices.
- Use letter stencils and poster paint markers to create the text in the center of your poster.
- Glue on embellishments like border pieces or clip art images.
- Make sure you use the same wording and colors on all your posters to create a recognizable brand.
Make a Tear-Away Flyer
A tear-away flyer features little strips at the bottom of the page parents can rip off and take home so they have your phone number. You can create one from any standard paper flyer.
- Use a ruler to section off the bottom edge of your poster into several equal sections.
- Write your name, the word "babysitter," and your phone number on each section.
- Cut each section on the left and the right so the top of each section is still attached to the flyer.
Make a Postcard Flyer
Make your own business postcards by printing out 5 by 7 pictures of yourself.
- Choose an image that shows off your babysitting skills like making crafts or one that is just a headshot of your smiling face.
- Type or write your information on a piece of paper that is slightly smaller than the photo.
- Use a glue stick to attach the paper to the back of the picture.
- Be sure to add a caption to the front of the photo as well that includes your name and something about babysitting.
What to Include on a Babysitting Flyer
Your flyer should only provide necessary information. Clients can ask for more detailed information when they call you. Simple information includes:
- Your first and last name
- Your phone number
- Your website address
- Your rates
- If you specialize in caring for a specific type of child (special needs, a specific age range, etc.)
- Any certifications you hold like child CPR and First Aid or a babysitter's course
- One or two quotes from past clients
Parents will be looking for specific qualities in a babysitter which you can capture in a relevant phrase such as:
- Experienced Babysitter
- Certified Babysitter
- References Available
- Experience Working With Kids Ages (list age range)
- Own Transportation
- Available Evenings and Weekends
Information to Leave Out
While it might be tempting to write paragraphs about yourself and your skills, there is some information that has no place on your flyer.
- Your home address - Anyone in public can see these flyers, so it's important to keep yourself safe from unwanted strangers.
- Your complete schedule - Again, you don't want to give any strangers the opportunity to know your every move. Parents can call and ask your availability.
- Pleas for money - Parents want to hire you because you're a good worker, not because you need money.
- Phrases like "loves kids" - If you want to be a babysitter, you obviously like kids. This makes it sound like you're trying too hard.
- Specific kinds of kids you don't want to work with - Try to leave off any exclusions that might make you sound rude or unkind.
Where to Put Your Flyers
Since you'll either be hanging them in public places or handing them out, you don't necessarily need to cover your posters with plastic sleeves. If you plan to hang posters in open areas, you should definitely weatherproof them. Try to think in the mindset of a parent. Where do parents shop? Where do they take their children? Those are the places you want your flyers to be seen.
- Ask your local businesses if you can hang flyers on their property either in a highly visible window or on a community bulletin board.
- Give copies of your flyers to current clients and ask them to share with their friends who have kids.
- Walk around one area of your town at a time and knock on doors to give flyers directly to people. Try to hit houses that obviously have children like those with kids' toys outside.
Show Professionalism With Flyers
When you have created professional looking flyers and have taken the time to post them in ideal locales, the next step is to remain patient and persistent in developing your client base. Remember that all small businesses, whether it is babysitting or a large corporate endeavor, take time and serious effort to be successful. The more time you invest, the better your chance of getting jobs and earning money for your pocket!