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Babysitting Career for Teens and Elders

by EvilSuperStar Posted 9th Dec 2008 at 3:14 PM - Updated 14th Mar 2009 at 8:42 PM by EvilSuperStar
41 Comments / replies (Who?) - 12 Feedback Posts, 5 Thanks Posts
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Hi everyone this is a babysitting career for teens and elders as requested by horselover1121 (aero87 here at MTS2) over at the offical TS2 site. There are chance cards for all three levels and the career icon is the same as the service icon in the game because it's similar to nannying (although I'm sure your sims will be much better than those pesky nannys).

The career has its own GUID and therefore should not overwrite any game careers, or any custom ones you have installed. I tested this extensively in my own game, as well as using Numenor's any game starter, but if you do experience any problems please don't hesitate to let me know.

Unfortunately you will need at least one expansion pack for this career to work.

Below are the job descriptions for each level.

Wage - $99
Hours - 7pm-11pm
Days Worked - M Th F Sa Su

Babysitting sounds like an easy way to make some money and after posting leaflets around the neighbourhood you've managed to rustle up some customers. Keep the children and parents happy and you'll earn some decent tips to add to your income. How hard can looking after a few kids be, right..?

Trusted Sitter:
Wage - $130
Hours - 6pm-11pm
Days Worked - M F Sa Su

Your babysitting skills are known far and wide (well, throughout the town anyway) and you've got parents clamouring for your time. Keep coming up with creative ways to keep the children you sit happy, quiet and clean (finger painting's definitely out – the paint goes everywhere) and try not to let anyone have too much sugar or there'll be more crazy than you can handle.

Wage - $165
Hours - 3pm-7pm
Days Worked - M Tu W Th F

The last family you babysat for were so impressed by you that they've decided to hire you as their nanny. Mr and Mrs Taylor are well off which means the money's pretty good, but the children are total brats and will do their absolute best to get you fired. While you're trying to get them to like you (bribery's always good) make sure you don't mess up, or they'll have you out of there faster than you can say 'Spawn of Satan'.

There won't be an adult version of this career because I'm afraid I don't know enough about related jobs to come up with ten levels and chance cards for each of them!

EDIT (12/1/09): An adult version of this career is in the process of being written - not just by me, but my Flickzy, Sinniti and Tom420 who are all fabulous! Although they'll be linked up, the adult version is more likely to be called 'Childcare' than 'Babysitting'

EDIT (14/3/09): File re-uploaded after the site went boom! You should now be able to download the file again.

Additional Credits:
Thank you to Emma Barrett and her fabulous career tutorial which really does make things much easier!

Also thanks to Numenor for his handy any game starter.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2 University
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Test Subject
#26 Old 11th Jan 2009 at 7:21 PM
This is great. Your right not to do a adult one. It just wouldn't seem right.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#27 Old 11th Jan 2009 at 7:30 PM Last edited by EvilSuperStar : 12th Jan 2009 at 10:13 PM.
Ah. I am doing an adult one now lol! It's not babysitting as such though, it'll be nursery nursing but it'll be linked to this teen career. Flickzy, Sinniti and I are in the process of writing it at the moment

EDIT: And Tom420! Sorry I forgot you Tom lol
Field Researcher
#28 Old 11th Jan 2009 at 11:47 PM
Oh so I'm no more part of it? lol
Lab Assistant
#29 Old 25th Mar 2009 at 5:04 AM
lol, can you change the name of the nannies? Like say if you wanted males to be called something else.... like maybe if you wanted to call them "Mannies"? XD lol jks, gj, thanks for the upload. hihihi maaaaannies XD it sounds so spelunkin'! ~ XD
Test Subject
#30 Old 23rd May 2009 at 6:58 AM
This is such a nice Teen job, I'm surprised it didn't come with the game!
Test Subject
#31 Old 11th Jun 2009 at 3:18 AM
I'm looking forward to the adult version of this career! (: I love this version for my teens, thanks!
Test Subject
#32 Old 10th Aug 2009 at 7:26 PM
i luv it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lab Assistant
#33 Old 20th Apr 2010 at 7:15 PM
can you make this base game or nightlife avaible please
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#34 Old 20th Apr 2010 at 9:24 PM Last edited by EvilSuperStar : 7th Jul 2010 at 8:53 PM.
As far as I can remember from the original testing it should work with any EP (not just University), as long as at least one is installed. For some reason I was unable to get it working with just the base game though.

EDIT: Sorry, re-reading this it could be clearer. Basically, as long as you don't just have the base game, even if you've only got one EP installed - it doesn't matter which one - then this career will still work.
Test Subject
#35 Old 6th Jul 2010 at 3:29 AM
I have a question(im not sure if anyone else has asked this) ... how are you offered to become a babysitter? I downloaded it , and im not completely sure how you get offered to be a sitter.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#36 Old 7th Jul 2010 at 8:50 PM
It works in the same way as any other job, so it should appear in the newspaper and on the computer .
Test Subject
#37 Old 8th Jul 2010 at 12:17 AM
ok thanks

We Live As One
Test Subject
#38 Old 24th Oct 2011 at 10:22 AM
Wow ! I really like this, good job
Field Researcher
#39 Old 19th Apr 2012 at 10:08 PM
I've never tried a custom career before but I must try this one. It's so ideal for teens/elders - they need something better than flipping burgers, lol. Thanks!
Test Subject
#40 Old 13th May 2012 at 7:34 PM
Where did you get the purple dress?
Test Subject
#41 Old 6th Mar 2016 at 1:57 AM
Thanks You
Mad Poster
#42 Old 4th Dec 2021 at 1:28 AM
Thank you.
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