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 […]

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 […]

2nd Annual Holiday Gifting Survey: Babysitter Gifts and Nanny Bonuses for 2013

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Around the holidays, parents often wonder “how much should I bonus my nanny for Christmas?” or “should I tip my babysitter for the holidays?” The UrbanSitter 2013 Holiday Gifting Survey Infographic reveals how much parents are really spending on their kids, the nanny, and babysitters this holiday season. Plus, the insider scoop on how much […]