What is the legal age for a minor to babysit in Virginia?
There are no laws reguarding the age a child may babysit just
guidelines for each county. Here is an example
According to CPS (child protective services), the legal "latchkey" age for children to be home alone during daylight/business hours is as young as 8 years old. The legal age for a child to babysit his/her own siblings during any time, but not overnight, is 11 years old. The legal age for a child to babysit children who are not siblings is 12 years old.