Parenting Issues In the Age of COVID

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Early in 2020, UrbanSitter surveyed parents to find out how they were balancing child care and work during COVID-19. In November 2020, we checked back in with parents to find out how they’re managing parenting issues 6+ months into the pandemic, holiday 2020 plans, and their predictions for 2021. Parenting Issues: Child Care, Remote Working, Stressors […]

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 […]

How to find a sitter for your pandemic pod

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With many schools going online-only or adopting staggered schedules with distance learning days, some families are banding together to form at-home “pandemic pods” to provide child care, structure, socialization and educational help for their pod of children. Here are a few tips to finding a pod sitter or nanny to teach, tutor, or supervise for your pandemic pod, or visit our […]

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 […]

2019 Babysitting Rates & Childcare Costs Study

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Wondering how much to pay your babysitter in 2019? According to UrbanSitter and their 8th annual child care study of more than 28,000 families across the U.S., the average hourly babysitting rate is $16.75 for one child and $19.26 for two children. Read on for the average babysitting rates in your city, plus more fun facts.Looking for a babysitter? UrbanSitter unlocks your […]

Babysitting Gift Cards – The Best Holiday Gift Ever!

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The holidays are quickly approaching, and everyone will be scrambling to find that “perfect” gift for family and friends. Make it easy this year – avoid the malls, the crowds, and send the perfect gift for the moms and dads in your life: UrbanSitter babysitting gift cards! Every parent will appreciate the gift of babysitting, especially when it’s courtesy […]

How Much To Pay Your Babysitter in 2018 – Babysitting Rates

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Deciding how much to pay your babysitter or nanny? According to UrbanSitter’s 2018 child care study of more than 20,000 families across the country, the average hourly babysitting rate is $16.43 for one child. Read on for babysitting rates in your city and more interesting facts: San Francisco ranks as the most expensive city to hire a babysitter at $17.34/hour for one […]

2018 Valentine’s Day Babysitting Rates

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  How much will you pay for a Valentine’s Day sitter? According to babysitting site, UrbanSitter, here are the hourly rates you can expect to pay for a babysitter this Valentine’s Day. 1 kid: $16.55/hr 2 kids: $19.14/hr 3 kids: $21.17/hr Sweet Facts: These Valentine’s Day babysitting rates are about 10% higher than an average […]

UrbanSitter’s 2017 Holiday Tipping Guide & New Year’s Eve Babysitting Rates

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Ever wonder how much others tip around the holidays? UrbanSitter asked families to share how they handle holiday tipping – from babysitters and nannies to dog walkers and mail carriers. Here are a few highlights: $50-$100 cash or gift card is the popular holiday tip for babysitters. One week’s pay is what most families tip their […]