We surveyed 3,000 families and caregivers across the U.S. to weigh in on holiday tipping etiquette for sitters & nannies, plus New Year’s Eve babysitting rates.
Why is summer a great time to book a babysitter? Read on to find out: 1. School’s Out For Summer! Summer break is here, which means a whole new schedule for the whole family. Make the transition easier for everyone with a summer sitter or nanny to help with the new routine. Part-time, full-time, anytime. […]
It’s hard to predict when you’ll need back-up child care. Let’s say the nanny calls in sick or your child can’t go to school or daycare because they’re sick. Where can you turn for reliable backup childcare? We’ll share tips to help you find a baby sitting service or one-day daycare for your last-minute needs. Save […]
Looking for a sitter or nanny to help out this summer? There are two ways that UrbanSitter can help. Join our Beta (See below for more details) Post a job on UrbanSitter and get a list of sitters interested in your job. We recommend doing both, and would love your feedback on which process you liked […]
With tax season almost upon us, we know that lots of our sitters are working on filing their income taxes for their UrbanSitter earnings. Becuase UrbanSitter is a platform for parents and sitters to connect, we are not an agency and do not employ sitters. As a result, we do not provide W2s or 1099s […]
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 […]
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 […]
The use of nanny cams, the personal surveillance cameras that are either hidden or installed in plain sight to record a nanny’s activities on the job, is a hotly debated topic. Some parents feel it’s wise to use what technology has to offer to monitor kids’ safety and care, while others feel that the use […]
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 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 […]