COVID-19’s impact on babysitters and caregivers

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Wondering how babysitters and nannies are being impacted by shelter-in-place and social distancing restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic? In April 2020, we surveyed more than 600 UrbanSitter sitters and nannies and here’s what they had to say: Income struggle Sitters & nannies reported an average of an 84% drop in babysitting business since COVID-19. 15% of sitters and nannies are supplementing […]

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 […]

An Interview with CEO and Founder of Emi

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Aya Takeuchi is the CEO and Founder of Emi, a technology company on a mission to help people maintain happy and meaningful relationships in a busy world.  1. Parents often use Valentine’s Day as a date night to reconnect, what are your tips for making the most of connection time? The most obvious one is […]

UrbanSitter CEO Featured on Emi

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#EmiTogether: Lynn Perkins, CEO of Urbansitter on carving out quality time with her partner Our interviewee today: As our first guest interviewee, we’re very excited to have Lynn Perkins, co-founder and CEO of Urbansitter, an app and website that’s making it easier than ever for parents to find, book and pay trusted childcare, from date nights […]

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 […]

Four Fun Babysitting Games To Play On The Job

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Babysitting jobs can seem long and even uncomfortable at times if you do not actively take steps to make the experience fun for the children and for you. The perfect way to set everyone at ease and to quickly bond with the children who you are caring for is to play a few games. While […]

How to Find the Best Babysitter for You and Your Kids

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Leaving your children in the care of a stranger is understandably nerve-racking. In addition to being concerned about your children’s welfare, you may feel stressed about how well the personalities of your children and your babysitter will pair. As you prepare to find a babysitter to rely on regularly, utilize these strategic tips. Identify Your […]