Introducing pet sitting!

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Exciting news! UrbanSitter now offers pet sitting for dogs, cats and your other lovable animals (birds, hamsters, even snakes!). To book pet sitting, join UrbanSitter now and filter your search to find sitters who will pet sit dogs, cats or other pets. You’ll see a section on every sitter’s profile with their pet care details and special […]

Tips for hiring a babysitter during the pandemic

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Considering hiring a babysitter or nanny during the coronavirus pandemic, but not sure how to do so safely? Here we share some best practices to evaluate the viability of an in-person childcare relationship and how to manage that relationship moving forward. Best Practices for Hiring Childcare during COVID-19 Verify that in-home childcare is allowed in your […]

Meet super talented virtual babysitters

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Virtual babysitting opens up a world of exciting possibilities for kids to take yoga lessons, drawing classes, and even get homeschool help—all from the safety of home, while their parents get tasks done or work from home. And, since virtual babysitting takes place over video chat, parents can hire sitters who live anywhere in the country, so they can book the best of […]

Childcare options as parents return to work

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  As the country begins to re-open and shelter-in-place restrictions ease, many employers and employees will be faced with the tough decisions about returning to the office. Making these decisions is even harder when many parent employees may not be comfortable sending their children back to daycare/preschool, or they have school aged children at home […]

Keeping Families and Caregivers Healthy

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Updated 3/25/20 Family and sitter health is a top priority for the UrbanSitter community.   With concerns over Coronavirus increasing coupled with school closures and geographic areas under “shelter-in-place” restrictions we would like to remind our community of the following:  We encourage everyone to refer to the CDC and local department of health websites for […]

What is a virtual babysitter?

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Wondering if a virtual babysitter is right for you? As more and more cities continue shelter-in-place mandates and people are trying to do their part with social distancing, we know we’ll see less traditional babysitting. But, that doesn’t mean parents don’t need help right now! Many dual working families are struggling to keep up with work […]

A look into Trust & Safety at UrbanSitter

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With the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic changing by the minute, it’s more important than ever for families to feel safe, secure and stable. In addition to helping families find caregivers, UrbanSitter also partners with businesses to provide our trusted caregiver network as an employee benefit aimed to reduce the stress of finding reliable childcare. […]

What companies are doing to support employees and their families during the COVID-19 crisis

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As the effects of COVID-19 continue to sweep across the world, businesses, both large and small, are scrambling to make provisions for their employees who are now working from home. Businesses can offer a variety of childcare solutions to help parent employees as they navigate through a time when sending their kids to school is […]

COVID-19’s impact on babysitters and caregivers

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Wondering how babysitters and nannies are being impacted by shelter-in-place and social distancing restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic? In April 2020, we surveyed more than 600 UrbanSitter sitters and nannies and here’s what they had to say: Income struggle Sitters & nannies reported an average of an 84% drop in babysitting business since COVID-19. 15% of sitters and nannies are supplementing […]

How UrbanSitter can support your organization

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As schools and daycares remain closed, many employees are struggling to find reliable in-home childcare coverage. UrbanSitter partners with businesses to provide our trusted caregiver network as a benefit to employees aimed to reduce the stress of finding childcare. Providing the right fit for your organization Companies can offer their employees paid access to the […]