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6 Tips for Talking to Sitters About Safety

Posted: 03.15.2017

6 Tips for Talking to Sitters About Safety

6 Tips for Talking to Sitters About Safety

When you hire a babysitter, your primary concern is your child’s safety. There are many hazards in the typical home, and as a parent, you’ve learned what your child is drawn to when it comes to these hazards. Because your sitters is new to your home and to your child, you might worry that he or she won’t know what to watch for. Also, while any babysitter should know about basic safety for young children, it’s possible that something will be overlooked. To keep your children safe and to ease your mind, it’s important to talk to your sitter about safety, both in general and as it pertains to your particular kids. Here are six tips for having these conversations about how to keep your children safe.

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12 Secrets Your Nanny Won’t Tell You

Posted: 03.02.2017

12 Secrets Your Nanny Won’t Tell You

When it comes to nanny horror stories, we’ve heard a few, and, let’s face it: We’ve all imagined the worst. Every parent has had a bad feeling about a caregiver or potential caregiver. But while your worst fantasies (fires, kidnappings, illegal activities,etc.) rarely play out, you might be surprised what really could be going on when you’re not home.

While dangerously reckless or negligent caregivers are pretty rare occurrences, there could be other problems brewing underneath the surface. If your nanny isn’t happy, it’s a safe bet the kids won’t be, either.

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8 Ways to Have a Great Relationship With Your Nanny

Posted: 02.23.2017

 

8 Ways to Have a Great Relationship With Your Nanny

In approximately 60 percent of American families, both parents work outside the home, while the parent in single-parent families also usually works, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This means that in families with young children, there is an increasing need for childcare. One option is to hire a nanny. It’s important that you, as a parent, have a good rapport with your nanny; after all, she will be the one to make sure that your wishes for your children are honored while you’re away at work. Here are eight ways to have a great relationship with your nanny.

 

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How Sick Is Too Sick for Daycare?

Posted: 02.22.2017

How Sick Is Too Sick for Daycare?

Some days, everything can seem to go wrong. You may wake up to a toddler with the flu while your spouse is out of town, and all of a sudden you have to deal with an illness at home.

While it is convenient to have a daycare option for your child, if they get sick, you may wonder whether it’s best to keep them at home instead. Here’s how you can be better prepared in case such a situation arises.

 

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Preparing for a New Sitter

Posted: 02.22.2017

Preparing for a New Sitter

Preparing for a new sitter requires a few steps, but your new relationship with the babysitter will be improved if you complete the necessary preparation. Here are a few things to do before your babysitter starts her new job.

Talk to the Children

Let your children know that you will be having a new babysitter that will be becoming part of your life. Tell them a little information about the babysitter and also let them meet her before the first babysitting experience. Tell your children that you expect them to be on their best behavior. Before you leave, spend a few minutes of time with your children to help them transition.

 
 

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8 Ways to Have a Great Relationship With Your Nanny

Posted: 02.10.2017

8 Ways to Have a Great Relationship With Your Nanny

In approximately 60 percent of American families, both parents work outside the home, while the parent in single-parent families also usually works, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This means that in families with young children, there is an increasing need for childcare. One option is to hire a nanny. It’s important that you, as a parent, have a good rapport with your nanny; after all, she will be the one to make sure that your wishes for your children are honored while you’re away at work. Here are eight ways to have a great relationship with your nanny.

 

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6 Tips for Talking to Sitters About Safety

Posted: 01.27.2017

6 Tips for Talking to Sitters About Safety..

When you hire a babysitter, your primary concern is your child’s safety. There are many hazards in the typical home, and as a parent, you’ve learned what your child is drawn to when it comes to these hazards. Because your sitter is new to your home and to your child, you might worry that he or she won’t know what to watch for. Also, while any babysitter should know about basic safety for young children, it’s possible that something will be overlooked. To keep your children safe and to ease your mind, it’s important to talk to your sitter about safety, both in general and as it pertains to your particular kids. Here are six tips for having these conversations about how to keep your children safe.

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Find Babysitters & Nannies

Posted: 09.14.2010

Find Babysitters & Nannies

Here at Sittersonly.com, you can find many qualified babysitters and nannies. To help you find the best babysitter or nanny, here is some general information to get you started and the various methods that are available on our site to assist you with your search.

Definitions
Although they perform similar functions, babysitters and nannies often mean different things. A babysitter tends to be someone who provides childcare during a few daytime or evening hours. She may work sporadically as the client’s needs demand. A nanny tends to be someone who works a set schedule each week. Her work may include overnight care and she may live in the family home.

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