How much should I charge for babysitting?

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Wondering how your babysitting rates compare with your peers? UrbanSitter surveyed nearly 1,000 babysitters and nannies to help you decide how much you should charge for babysitting. We’ve calculated the average babysitting rates sitters are charging and showing how this differs by city, level of education, years of experience, age, and ethnicity. As a job marketplace that caregivers turn to […]

Keeping Families and Caregivers Healthy

Coronavirus and Urbansitter

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 […]

Four Fun Babysitting Games To Play On The Job

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Babysitting jobs can seem long and even uncomfortable at times if you do not actively take steps to make the experience fun for the children and for you. The perfect way to set everyone at ease and to quickly bond with the children who you are caring for is to play a few games. While […]

Exciting changes on the way for UrbanSitter

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At UrbanSitter, our mission has always been to provide the safest, most trusted place for parents and sitters to connect. That’s why soon, every babysitter and nanny you book on UrbanSitter will have passed a background check. While UrbanSitter caregivers have always been required to pass a multi-step background review, we believe it’s important to […]

Fun Activities for Kids and Babysitters: Ideas & Tips

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Even the best babysitters in your area may be at a loss for finding fun activities to do with your children. Your preferred babysitter may spend many long hours with your children in the months and years to come, and this is the time that should be fun and stimulating for them. If you want […]

How To Make Early Allergen Introduction Easy for Parents & Sitters

Guest post from our friends at Ready, Set, Food!

Special guest post from the allergen experts at Ready, Set, Food! Did you know that every baby is at risk for food allergies? New research shows that every baby is at risk for food allergies regardless of family history — in fact, over 50% of children with food allergies have no family history. In addition, 1 […]