Remote Babysitting. Let’s give it a try! (Parents in the home, of course.)

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As more and more cities have 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 and homeschooling, and even an hour of time […]

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 […]

7 Tips For Hiring An After-School Sitter Or Nanny

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Good after school nannies are difficult to find. Without the right hiring and screening process completed upfront, you may rely partially on luck to locate the right caregiver for your children. To improve your efforts to hire a qualified, caring nanny, incorporate these tips into your efforts. Prepare a Job Description Your objectives, expectations, work […]

How Much Does Babysitting Cost in 2019

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As you prepare to hire a babysitter, the important question of pricing may be looming in the back of your mind. While this is not a service that you want to cut corners on or skimp on, you also do not want to pay more than you need to for quality childcare services. As you […]

How to Book a Babysitter Using an App

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Scheduling in-home childcare has never been easier to do. Thanks to babysitter scheduling apps, you no longer have to identify qualified babysitters on your own and check their availability individually. Using a babysitting app is a fast and easy booking method when you know how to walk through the process. Find the Right App While […]

The Anxiety of Hiring a Nanny: Tips for the Screening Process

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Hiring a nanny can be a frustrating and stressful process. After all, the caregiver who you select will play a major role in your child’s daily life, overall well-being, development, and other critical factors. You can avoid anxiety and find a great nanny by following these tips from experienced parents. Check References After conducting a […]

 How to Find a Trustworthy and Reliable Nanny

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Finding the right nanny to care for your children is not something that you can afford to get wrong. You understandably may feel intense pressure to choose a caregiver who is experienced, reliable and trustworthy, but how can you identify the perfect individual for the job? These popular tips from experienced parents will point in […]

The Anxiety of Hiring a Nanny: Tips for the Screening Process

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Check References After conducting a brief phone interview and determining that you are interested in exploring an individual’s credentials in greater detail, ask him or her for a list of references. This should include previous families that the nanny has worked for as well as other employers from any other type of work. You should […]

How Much You Should Pay a Babysitter in NYC

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You cannot put a price tag on the care and well-being of your children. However, when you need to find babysitters in NYC for a one-time service or to fill an on-going need, you understandably do not want to pay more than necessary for quality care. If you are wondering how much to pay the […]