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 […]

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 […]

How do you handle babysitting jobs where the parent is working from home?

8 tried-and-true ways to work together with work-at-home parents Babysitting while parents are working from home can all too often become a case of ‘too many cooks in the kitchen.’ Children often want to stick close to mom and dad, and the sitter may struggle to distract them enough to give the parents some space. […]

Tips for a Creating and Managing a Successful Nanny Share

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Many parents are choosing a nanny share, rather than relying on day care centers to provide child care that is both personalized and affordable. As many parents can attest, child care is one of the most significant expenses in a family budget. A nanny share is an excellent childcare solution since it provides convenient, specialized […]

10 Reasons Why College Students Should Consider Babysitting Jobs

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It is estimated that the average cost of college tuition and fees for this school year is nearly $10,000 to attend a public university and more than triple that for a year at a private institution. And it’s not getting any cheaper! Not surprisingly, research shows that 4 out of 5 students are working to […]

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 […]

Is an Au Pair The Right Childcare Solution for You?

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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 […]

Transitioning Your Baby to a Caregiver

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Contributed by Lori Mihalich-Levin of Mindful Return Whether you’ve been home on maternity leave for a few weeks or a few months, transitioning your baby to a new caregiver—babysitter, nanny or daycare—can be daunting and fraught with lots of emotions. Will the caregiver recognize my baby’s cries? If I’m leaving my child for 2 hours, […]