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 […]

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!

Halloween Safety Tips

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Halloween is an exciting holiday and especially fun for kids. If you’re having a trusted sitter celebrate the holiday with your family this year, you’ll want to share these important Halloween safety guidelines before sending her trick-or-treating. They’re also helpful reminders for you, even if you’ve led the candy collecting charge many times before. Practice Mindful […]

Babysitter Checklist

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Wouldn’t it be great if you had a babysitter checklist to hand your sitter when you hand her your kids? A really great checklist gives you something to go over with her when she arrives and leave with her so she has a handy reference to everything she needs to know about taking care of […]

After-School Babysitter: Your 101 Guide

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  The start of a new school year gives you a chance to get off on the right foot with a new sitter or refresh the relationship you have with existing sitters. Seize the opportunity to evaluate your after-school childcare expectations and have a candid discussion with your sitter to let her know what’s important […]