Printable “Babysitter Tips” Wallet Card

Babysitter Tips Wallet Card

As you work to build your babysitting business through UrbanSitter, remember that sometimes it’s the little things that count the most. Check out this Babysitter Tips Wallet Card for a few of UrbanSitter’s tried and true sitter tricks that are sure to help you become the rockstar sitter that you are. Download our Babysitter Tips Wallet […]

Summer Entertainment for Kids – Free Printables

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Once the final school bell of the year rings, keeping the kids engaged and occupied for the next three months lies solely on you and whatever childcare you’ve lined up for the summer. Fear not! We’ve found 6 totally free, downloadable printables, guaranteed to be welcomed diversions on more than one rainy day, long car […]

Boredom Busters to the Rescue!

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The blogosphere is abuzz with ideas for “boredom boxes” which are cleverly assembled collections of ideas and tools for kids to create and for parents to have at the ready for the inevitable cries of “Mom, I’m bored!” Boredom boxes, sometimes called boredom busters, include ideas for fun activities to entertain, occupy and sometimes educate kids – […]

Join Us to Ban Bossy

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On March 10, we’re joining LeanIn.Org, Girl Scouts of the USA, and thought leaders from Michelle Obama to Beyoncé to launch Ban Bossy - a pledge that challenges us all to think twice before calling a little girl “bossy,” a word that discourages leadership in girls. When it comes to girls and ambition, the pattern is clear: girls are discouraged from leading. When a […]

10 Creative Ideas for Entertaining a Toddler (in the dead of winter!)


With temperatures reaching inhumane lows across the country, you or your sitter are likely trapped in the house with the kids and in near desperate need for new ways to keep them entertained. Save your sanity with these fun ideas for keeping little kids happy and engaged 10 Creative Ideas for Entertaining a Toddler (in […]

5 Fun Winter Crafts for Kids


With kids spending a lot more time indoors during the dreary winter months, be sure to arm yourself and your sitter or nanny with a few fun DIY art projects to keep them occupied and entertained. Check out these five creative projects that are sure to keep everyone happy. 5 Fun Winter Crafts for Kids […]

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 […]


What Parents Are Saying About UrbanSitter “Recommendations from friends are a must when it comes to a sitter for my kids. UrbanSitter has expanded our network of babysitters, and it has given us peace of mind.” – Matt K., San Francisco “Booking a babysitter used to be a serial process. With UrbanSitter, I can simply […]

Sharpen School Skills with Fun, Educational Games & Activities

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Experts estimate that kids spend the first 2.3 months of the school year learning what they’ve forgotten over the summer. Yikes! Help your kids brush up on their skills, before the first school bell rings, with these effective learning tools that can easily pass as fun games and entertainment. Smart Games to Prepare for the […]

Get Onboard with an Arm Full of DIY Bracelets!


Have you noticed that bracelets are all the rage these days? You can get current and also score big points with your child by arming your babysitter with these awesome DIY bracelet craft ideas. We’ve rounded up 10 DIY Bracelets that kids – little and big, girl and boy – will go wild to create […]