Tips for hiring a babysitter during the pandemic

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Considering hiring a babysitter or nanny during the coronavirus pandemic, but not sure how to do so safely? Here we share some best practices to evaluate the viability of an in-person childcare relationship and how to manage that relationship moving forward. Best Practices for Hiring Childcare during COVID-19 Verify that in-home childcare is allowed in your […]

A look into Trust & Safety at UrbanSitter

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With the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic changing by the minute, it’s more important than ever for families to feel safe, secure and stable. In addition to helping families find caregivers, UrbanSitter also partners with businesses to provide our trusted caregiver network as an employee benefit aimed to reduce the stress of finding reliable childcare. […]

What companies are doing to support employees and their families during the COVID-19 crisis

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As the effects of COVID-19 continue to sweep across the world, businesses, both large and small, are scrambling to make provisions for their employees who are now working from home. Businesses can offer a variety of childcare solutions to help parent employees as they navigate through a time when sending their kids to school is […]

How UrbanSitter can support your organization

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As schools and daycares remain closed, many employees are struggling to find reliable in-home childcare coverage. UrbanSitter partners with businesses to provide our trusted caregiver network as a benefit to employees aimed to reduce the stress of finding childcare. Providing the right fit for your organization Companies can offer their employees paid access to the […]

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 […]

Pros and Cons of Nannies vs. Daycares

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Whether you are preparing for the arrival of your first child or you are ready to make a change to your current childcare setup, you may be wondering if you should focus on daycares or if you should find a nanny near you. Both of these options have pros and cons that deserve a thorough review […]

7 Reasons to Book a Babysitter This Summer

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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. […]

When you need back-up child care

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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 […]

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 […]