Meet Mara: Babysitter and Future Genetic Counselor!

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Mara has been working with kids and families since she was in middle school so it comes as no surprise that she’s now pursuing a career in genetic counseling, where she’ll be able to help people each and every day. Since joining UrbanSitter in 2012 Mara has sat for around 100 different families, and says […]

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 […]

Types of Childcare Jobs

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By Melinda Holzschuh, UrbanSitter.com contributing writer Caregivers come in a range of different capacities. Whether you’re a parent determining which type of childcare is right for your family or a caregiver deciding what sort of job you’re looking for, it is essential to understand the differences in order to make the right choices for your […]

Choosing Between a Nanny, Daycare, or Au Pair

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If you are navigating the murky waters of full-time childcare, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and bogged down. There are innumerable choices out there, and of course the decision is weighted by the very high stakes. It’s your child, after all — not a puppy. Plus, you can’t neglect such considerations as your personal feelings, […]

Welcome to the Childcare Resource Center

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The UrbanSitter Childcare Resource Center is full of valuable information for parents, babysitters, and nannies. We’ll answer your most pressing child care questions like, “How much should I pay my babysitter?”, “What kinds of activities are appropriate for babysitting toddlers?”, and “Where to find a babysitter?” Parent Resources Childcare planning: Budgeting for a Babysitter or […]