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?”
Budgeting for a Babysitter or Nanny – How to make a budget and childcare tax deductions.
Average Babysitting Rates & Nanny Pay by City – Find out the going pay rate in your city.
Choosing Between a Nanny, Daycare or Au Pair - Tips on choosing full-time childcare.
Making the Most of Maternity Leave – Ideas of what to do after baby arrives.
Going Back to Work After Maternity Leave – Tips for your transition back to work.
Preparing for Your First Babysitter – How to prepare you and baby for a night out.
Preparing Kids for a New Caregiver – Tips on making kids feel at ease.
Parents Guide to Taxes - Understanding Childcare Tax Credits and the Nanny Tax
Finding a babysitter or childcare:
What should I Look for in a Babysitter? – Questions to ask yourself before hiring a sitter.
Interview Questions to Ask a Babysitter – Most important questions to ask a babysitter.
Babysitter Interview: Deep Dive – More interview questions that cover almost everything.
[VIDEO] How to Interview a Babysitter – Expert gives tips on interviewing a babysitter.
When You Need Last-Minute Childcare Help – How to plan for unexpected childcare needs.
Which Babysitter is Right for My Family? - Different families have different needs in terms of childcare.
Type of Childcare Jobs – Understand the differences in order to make the right choices for your preferences and lifestyle.
Vetting A Caregiver – Conduct a thorough vetting of the candidate, which will help put your mind at ease.
Conducting Reference Checks - Can help you make a fully informed choice when choosing a childcare provider.
Working with babysitters and nannies:
Bringing the Babysitter or Nanny into the Family – Transitioning from Nanny to Family.
Preparing Your Babysitter for an Emergency – How to make an emergency preparedness plan.
When Your Babysitter is Responsible for Driving Your Kids - What you need to know about keeping your child safe.
How to Evaluate and Monitor Your Babysitter or Nanny - Ways to evaluate your sitter, and hopefully put a damper on nerves.
How to Have Difficult Conversations with Your Babysitter - Tackle tough topics with your babysitter.
Reminders for the Babysitter printable form - Download and print this useful form to leave behind for the babysitter
Tips for using UrbanSitter:
Getting Started on UrbanSitter – Basic tips and how to make a babysitter profile.
Advanced Tips – Advice for babysitters who use UrbanSitter frequently.
CPR Events- Find a CPR training event near you.
For Babysitters and Nannies:
Top Tips for Babysitters on the Job – How to do a great job and impress parents.
Babysitter Activities and Games – Things to do with the kids when babysitting.
Babysitter Activities with a School-Aged Child – Activities to do with an older child.
Babysitting Children with Food Allergies and Intolerances – Making a food allergy plan.
Babysitting Children with Special Needs - Overview of three common disorders.
How to Respond When a Child Misbehaves – Behavior management tips for sitters.
Understanding Babysitter Credentials and Certifications – How to become a qualified babysitter.
Tips for Traveling with a Baby – Tips for stress-free travel with a baby.
6 Factors to Consider When Looking For Nanny Jobs - Factors to consider before choosing a job as a nanny.
Professional Development Resources for Childcare Workers
Babysitter Report Form - Print out a copy of this fun report to impress parents on your next job
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