Introducing pet sitting!

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Exciting news! UrbanSitter now offers pet sitting for dogs, cats and your other lovable animals (birds, hamsters, even snakes!). To book pet sitting, join UrbanSitter now and filter your search to find sitters who will pet sit dogs, cats or other pets. You’ll see a section on every sitter’s profile with their pet care details and special […]

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 […]

Meet super talented virtual babysitters

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Virtual babysitting opens up a world of exciting possibilities for kids to take yoga lessons, drawing classes, and even get homeschool help—all from the safety of home, while their parents get tasks done or work from home. And, since virtual babysitting takes place over video chat, parents can hire sitters who live anywhere in the country, so they can book the best of […]

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 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 […]