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

finding a nanny

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 To Book a Babysitter on the App Store

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Finding a trustworthy, dependable and caring babysitter can be a true challenge. After all, your friends and neighbors may also be vying for the same individuals’ limited free time, and you may struggle to book the right babysitter for the day and time needed. When you learn how to book a babysitter through an app […]

Choosing and Instructing a Babysitter: Tips For Parents

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Whether you are trying to find a new babysitter or you are in a situation where your previous babysitter is no longer available, you understandably need to find a trustworthy, caring individual to sit with your children while you are out of the house. Your children’s safety and happiness are paramount, so you cannot afford […]

Introducing our Summer Sitter Beta Program!

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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 […]

Five Reasons You Need Childcare When You Work from Home

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Contributed by guest blogger Brie Weiler Reynolds, Director of Online Content at FlexJobs, and a work-at-home mom to one-year-old Jack. A common misconception about working from home is that you can finally give up that expensive childcare, since you’ll be home all day. Don’t get me wrong–there are plenty of perks to working from home, […]

Tips for Lining Up College Students for Summer Childcare

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In a few short months, school will be out for the summer and you may be facing much different childcare needs than you now have. You may need full-time help, a regular sitter for part-time care, or maybe just a reliable bevy of sitters to call when you need some time to yourself during the […]