Urbansitter Lets Locals and Friends Recommend Your Next Child Care Provider

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Looking for the right babysitter for my son was quite the ordeal. I didn't feel comfortable blindly interviewing candidates. I wanted someone who came highly recommended by someone I trusted. We ended up hiring an amazing lady, who just so happened to babysit for three other families in the neighborhood. Not only was she qualified, she was already vetted by our peers.

What could be better than that?

Working moms know the value of a good sitter. Finding a trustworthy nanny who can watch children while you are out running errands or on a much-needed date with your partner can be a lifesaver. But, searching for just the right person can be a daunting task for anyone. The good people at UrbanSitter know this and came up with a brilliant solution.

UrbanSitter uses a social media format to help you connect with friends and peers, and share your experiences (good and bad) about babysitters in your city – an invaluable method for finding quality childcare. By getting recommendations from people in your area or that you trust the most, you can feel more confident in your childcare decision making process. 

Here's how it works:

  • Create your account online. You can even log in with your Facebook account.
  • Search sitters by date and time or post a job description for longer gigs.
  • Browse results easily and quickly. Search by pay rate, experience, background check, and more.
  • Book your sitter. Email confirmations are sent so you know you're all set.
  • Pay your sitter online with Credit Card or PayPal.

Whether you’re looking for someone to become a part time nanny or serve as a last minute babysitter, UrbanSitter has one of the largest networks of qualified people out there and the Company is expanding every day. If they aren't catering to your area now, they will be very soon.

Have you had a hard time finding childcare while working from home or for date night? Would you use this service?

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Urbansitter Lets Locals and Friends Recommend Your Next Child Care Provider

Christina Montoya Fiedler is a Los Angeles-based parenting writer, former publicist, dog lover, coffee drinker extraordinaire, and mom to an exuberant four-year-old boy. Follow her @cmf2009 and read her musings about being a stay at home mom on her blog, Mama to the Rescue. ... More

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