There are probably lots of other threads about this but I can't find anything.
So when we have used babysitters before, they have usually been older and driven themselves here and taken themselves home after.
What do you usually do about babysitters that don't live nearby and are too young to drive?
If DS was going to a Saturday job then clearly it is down to him to get himself there and back, but if he is sitting til midnight two miles away then should I be dropping him off / picking him up or should the parents that he is sitting for be doing it?
If it's someone you know, ie daughter/son of a friend niece/nephew, you could always ask them to stay the night, tempting them with a pizza and a few treats, that way no one has to turn out late to make sure they get home safely.
Thanks, it's my DS babysitting for someone else, and really I'd rather not have to go out and get him, but if you all think that the parents that he is sitting for should pay him and then bring him home then that is fine with me
You always pick up and take the babysitter home. Well at least thats how Ive always known it. We have this a lot - one of our babysitters can drive, the other doesn't. The one who doesn't gets collected by me and taken home by me (and always me not my DH as I don't want her feeling uncomfortable with being on her own with my DH - not that there is anything to worry about but we just feel its better for her for it to be me). This means I end up not drinking when we use her, which is fine, but I can't wait for her to pass her test. The kids adore her but I don't use her as much as I'd like because of having to drive her home.