What age can a child babysit from?

What age can a child babysit from?

There's no legal age a child can babysit – but if you leave your children with someone who's under 16 you're still responsible for their wellbeing. You should also think carefully about leaving your child alone with an older brother or sister. If they fall out, you won't be around to make the peace.

Can a 12 year old babysit a 7 year old?

Some children have the maturity to start babysitting as early as age 12 or 13. Others are better off waiting until they're older teenagers. Before you let your tween babysit, demand the same qualifications that you would from any babysitter you are considering hiring.

What age can a child babysit in Kentucky?

Kentucky – There isn't a law regarding minimum age, however, Child Protective services said that if you leave a child under the age of 11 you may be investigated for child neglect. Louisiana – The law forbids parents from leaving a minor under 10 without adult supervision.