Babysitter Report Form (printable)

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Parents can download and print out a copy of this fun babysitter report to have sitters fill out how the job went. Sitters can print and use to impress parents on your next job!   Download Now! Browse for babysitters recommended by people you know on UrbanSitter.com!

2014 National Childcare Survey: Babysitting Rates & Nanny Pay

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Wondering how much to pay your babysitter? UrbanSitter surveyed and compiled data from 7,500 families across the US to calculate the average hourly rates for babysitters, nannies, and mother’s helpers. – click on graphic to zoom – Highlights: New York City is the most expensive city for childcare. In NYC, the average babysitting rate for one […]

Conducting Reference Checks

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By Melinda Holzschuh, UrbanSitter.com contributing writer Though it is tempting to think of reference checks as a formality, this step is critical in finding the caregiver that best suits your family; do not take it lightly or overlook it. By now you’ve read reviews of the candidate, interviewed her, maybe even watched her interact with […]

Vetting A Caregiver

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By Melinda Holzschuh, UrbanSitter.com contributing writer Hiring a babysitter or nanny comes with an unavoidable, inherent element of blind trust. After all, you’re never going to know everything about a person, but you can do your due diligence and conduct a thorough vetting of the candidate(s), which will help put your mind at ease. Parent Reviews Begin […]

How to Evaluate and Monitor Your Babysitter or Nanny

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By Melinda Holzschuh, UrbanSitter.com contributing writer You’ve done your research — talked to parent friends, combed through the profiles on UrbanSitter, watched video clips, read reviews, held thorough interviews — even supervised a short playtime between a sitter and your child before hiring her. On the contrary, maybe you found yourself in a last-minute childcare bind and […]

Which Babysitter is Right for My Family?

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By Melinda Holzschuh, UrbanSitter.com contributing writer Different families have different needs in terms of childcare. Once you decide what best fits you and your child, you’ll be well on your way to a night out. Here’s an overview. Finding the Right Babysitter for Your Family Mother’s Helper Think of mother’s helpers like babysitters in training. They may […]