Whether you are choosing a full-time nanny or an occasional babysitter you always want to make sure that you are getting the best possible care for your children. As a parent it is extremely important to know that my children are safe, secure and happy.
My husband and I are extremely lucky because our family lives close by and is always willing to help out with our three boys. There are the occasional times when we have a special event that we need someone that we can trust to watch our children. When I am deciding on someone who will be taking care of my kids when I am not there I look for certain qualities such as:
- Has their own transportation
- Comfortable around dogs
It can be difficult finding someone that we can rely on and trust. Our boys are still very young, so I want to make sure that whomever is watching them has the proper experience with small children and it is not their first time babysitting. We also have two dogs so we need a person who is comfortable with pets and will not be opposed to letting them outside.
If you are moving to a new area, looking for a full-time nanny, trying to have a special date night or in the same situation as me then SitterCity is your answer!
SitterCity is a website that will assist you to find the perfect child care for your family’s needs. Their site offers a large database of experienced prospects with detailed profiles including background, references, qualifications, rates and all other necessary information that you would want to know about them.
You can search their site to find local babysitters in your area and then read their profiles to see if they match your criteria. Also, with the paid version of SitterCity you can put up your own ad explaining what you are looking for and their experienced babysitters and nannies will apply. As soon as I typed in my zip code it popped up that there were 31 babysitters within a mile from me! That is seriously so cool! I would much rather determine what we look for in a babysitter and search through their profiles instead of just getting a person’s name through word of mouth.
I love how SitterCity allows you to find a local sitter and then view their profile to find out more information about their preferences. It really helps to see everything out there in the open, so that you do not hire a babysitter and then find out something later on that does not fit your criteria. If you are looking for someone who can help out around the house or provide meals for your children you can also search their database for people with those qualities listed in their profile.
After I signed-up I started to receive emails with some pretty awesome information that answered questions like “How much do you pay a babysitter?” or “Figuring out taxes for babysitters.”
Overall, I would definitely recommend using SitterCity. Their site is easy to use and makes finding a sitter simple. What qualities do you look for when finding child care?