From Portland to San Francisco: Meet Katherine, A Part-Time Babysitter and Nanny

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Portland-native turned San Francisco-transplant Katherine describes childcare as her “absolute passion.”  She’s been a sitter and nanny on UrbanSitter for the past four years, using babysitting as a way to help her pay her way through college, and has done everything from overnight sitting jobs to traveling internationally with families. She’s worked with over 100 […]

1st Annual Parenting Awards by UrbanSitter

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We surveyed more than 500 babysitters and nannies across the nation to give us the scoop on the parents they work for. Find out what they said about parenting personalities, screen time, house rules and everything in between. According to sitters moms in San Francisco have got it all together, moms in Phoenix are the […]

UrbanSitter is expanding!

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UrbanSitter is now available in more cities across the US, including Atlanta, Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Raleigh-Durham, and Sacramento! Just in time for summer break, parents across the country can now find their community’s most trusted babysitters and nannies, on-demand. Whether you’re looking for a sitter to fill in […]

How to Land Nanny Jobs

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If you’re considering joining the ranks of the 1.3 million Americans who have careers in the field of child care, you may be in the market for a nanny job. Before you decide if a nanny job is right for you, make sure you understand the role and job expectations, and consider the skills and […]

Fun Craft Trio for Winter

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Looking for a creative way to keep the kids entertained on a rainy or snowy winter day? We’ve found a trio of adorable crafts for kids that celebrate the season and may entertain you (or your sitter) as much as they do the kids. DIY Cut Leaf Cars Before the last leaf falls, grab your […]

Understanding Babysitter Credentials and Certifications

If you have ever thought about babysitting as a part-time or full-time job, you’ve probably wondered what, if any, credentials you need. Child care  is a big tent — it encompasses everything from the occasional weekend babysitting job to full-time care for one or more children. But if you’re just starting out, here are some […]

UrbanSitter Reviews from Parents, Babysitters and Nannies

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May 19, 2017 Surprising! “I was introduced to Urban Sitter while on vacation in LA – we reside in NYC. I was hesitant at first due to my personal vetting insecurities, but what’s awesome is that you can see if friends have used a sitter through your links on FaceBook! Genius! Since signing up last […]

How to Respond When a Child Misbehaves

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One of the biggest challenges in knowing how to babysit kids and doing it well is to know how to respond when a child misbehaves. You are the adult assigned responsibility for the child, but are not the child’s parent, so it’s often tough to know how best to handle bad behavior. Discipline is not […]

Babysitting Children with Special Needs

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The key to babysitting a child with special needs is to have knowledge and a better understanding of his disorder and needs so you can provide care with confidence. Here we will give you an overview of three common behavioral, learning and emotional disorders – Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and ADHD. Pairing information with ongoing, open […]