There are very few states in the U.S. with legal minimum ages, but many state agencies have published guidelines (NH, Illinois, Maryland and Oregon are a few of the states with very specific ages). Typically 8 year olds and over can be left at home for up to several hours (usually after school before a parent gets home from work).
12 years old appears to be the most common recommendation. http://www.latchkey-kids.com/latchkey-kids-age-limits.htm provides a state by state comparison.
the age to be home alone and babysit is around 13
The legal age someone can babysit in new zealand is 14 but at home alone for under half an hour a 13 year old can babysit
14 to be left home alone 16 to baby sit
A child must be at least 12 years old to stay home alone in Delaware. At this age, they can also babysit other children and siblings.
The legal age to stay home alone in Michigan is 11 years old. At this age, a child can babysit other children and siblings as well.
A child must be at least 10 years old to stay home alone in New Mexico. At this age and in this state, they can also babysit their siblings.
There is actually a law that states a child is not to be left home alone below the age of 16 in Nebraska. Therefore the legal age would be 16 years old in order to babysit.
A child must be at least 11 years old to stay home alone in Michigan. They can also babysit other children and siblings at this age.
Well, you have to be fourteen to be able to 'babysit' somebody under fourteen.
the legal age to leave your child at home alone is13 so i would assume babysitters must be at least this age
Adults think that every state has their own law on the legal age to babysit and the legal age to stay home alone. There is NO legal age. It depends on their maturity level, experience, and whether or not they're certified. That is why a 7 year old cannot stay home alone or babysit, they are NOT ' too young '. They are simply not mature enough and will not handle an emergency the correct way. Most parents trust babysitters who are ages 13+. I think 13 is a good age to start babysitting. 12 is a good age to start staying home alone.
in Canada it is legal to leave a 10 year old alone and a 12 year old is the age you have to be to babysit a younger person
It depends, In my state, and most states, the legal age to stay home alone is 12 or 13.
Different states have different ages. Check out the related link for a full list
No, a 11 year old will not be able to babysit a 5 year old home alone in California. A child needs to be 13 years or older in order to babysit alone in California.
The legal age a child can be left home alone in Illinois is 14 years old. A child who is this age can babysit other children and siblings as well.
I believe that the legal age is 12 years old to babysit. 8 years old to stay home alone.
You have to be at least 12 to stay home alone, and around 16 to babysit a younger child
To stay home alone and babysit is 12 years old babysitting overnight or just staying there late. But, in my personal opinion you should probably wait till you have lot of experience babysitting until you stay there overnight.
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.
Legal number of kids you babsi at your house is four
I myself am 12 and went to a babysitting coarse by the RedCross and i know for a fact that it is legal to stay home alone AND babysit at the age of 12, but no younger.
13+ to babysit in md 12 in most other states but you can be home alone for brief periods of time between 8 and 12, if the child left at home is under 8 you need a 13+ year old to be present. hope it helped :)
12 years old and they also have to 14 years to babysit i just rung CYF to find out as well even if they are only going to be home for 1 hour by themselves. ********************************************************************** Great Answer! ~Kriehn
11 can stay home alone. They can also watch the other kids of the house.