Support Single Moms This Mother’s Day: Donate UrbanSitter Gift Cards!

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This Mother’s Day we’re asking you to help us donate babysitting gift cards so that single mothers in-need can enjoy some free time, me time or must-have time for doctor appointments, sick days, errands and job interviews. Single moms need babysitters and you can help! > Donate an UrbanSitter Gift Card < in any amount […]

Tips for a Creating and Managing a Successful Nanny Share

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Many parents are choosing a nanny share, rather than relying on day care centers to provide child care that is both personalized and affordable. As many parents can attest, child care is one of the most significant expenses in a family budget. A nanny share is an excellent childcare solution since it provides convenient, specialized […]

10 Reasons Why College Students Should Consider Babysitting Jobs

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It is estimated that the average cost of college tuition and fees for this school year is nearly $10,000 to attend a public university and more than triple that for a year at a private institution. And it’s not getting any cheaper! Not surprisingly, research shows that 4 out of 5 students are working to […]

Studies Reveal the Pros and Cons of Daycare

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Does Your Choice of Child Care Effect Your Child’s Development? Nearly 11 million children under age 5 are in some type of child care each week, which isn’t surprising since nearly 70 percent of mothers with children age 17 or younger work full or part-time. Almost 30 percent of these kids are enrolled in center-based […]

Is an Au Pair The Right Childcare Solution for You?

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For some families who need live-in childcare, hosting an au pair—a young person who comes to the United States as part of a cultural exchange program and agrees to provide full-time childcare in exchange for housing and a weekly stipend—may be an ideal solution. Let’s take a look at the benefits and limitations of au […]

Meet UrbanSitter for Android

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Calling all Android fans! Everything you love about UrbanSitter and more is now available on Android. Find, schedule, and pay your favorite babysitters and nannies with a few convenient taps. It’s one small swipe to find a sitter, one big relief for parentkind. Share the Love to Earn Babysitting Credits! Now, you can ‘share the love’ and […]

2015 Babysitting & Nanny Rates Survey

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Ever wonder how much other families pay their babysitter or nanny? UrbanSitter gathered the answer from over 10,000 families to find out average babysitting rates in the US. Take look and see what the going rate is for a babysitter in your area!  Find great babysitters at UrbanSitter.com. Sign up for free now!

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Babysitters and Nannies

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Whatever do you give to the person who takes care of your children? While cold hard cash is always appreciated, it’s nice to also show your gratitude with a personal gift to go along with it. To help you choose something special, we’ve rounded up our favorite holiday gift ideas for nannies and babysitters, including something […]