The Best Toys and Games for Babysitters to Bring to Babysitting Jobs

Any seasoned babysitter will tell you how important it is to come prepared to your caregiving jobs. You can count on your charge’s parents to have some of the essential items you’ll need, like a list of emergency numbers, a first-aid kit, and a disaster evacuation...
Netflix Saves Our Kids From Up To 400 Hours of Commercials a Year

Netflix Saves Our Kids From Up To 400 Hours of Commercials a Year

Even though kids these days are spending more and more times staring into their phones, television screen time is still a dominant source of entertainment for kids 2-11 years old. But the way most children are consuming television these days has shifted. Many homes...
Seattle Daycare Waitlists Are Now Over Two Years Long

Seattle Daycare Waitlists Are Now Over Two Years Long

“We have hundreds of people on our wait list and only a couple dozen spots every year.” Seattle childcare has never been more in-demand. We spoke with 15 non-chain daycare facilities in Seattle and none of them had immediate availability. While most were...
Nanny Care vs. Day Care: What’s the Difference?

Nanny Care vs. Day Care: What’s the Difference?

Whether you’re expecting your first child or are adding to your already-established family, determining the right type of child care is crucial. For many, this comes down to hiring a nanny or using a daycare service. There are pros and cons to each, and they both...
Do Most Nannies Cook, Clean or do Other Housework?

Do Most Nannies Cook, Clean or do Other Housework?

We get asked a lot by parents hiring their first nanny if it’s fair to expect that their nanny do housework, cook, and clean. It seems as if most parents believe that, especially during downtime like naps, the nanny take care of some various other tasks...
Should I Pay My Nanny Under The Table?

Should I Pay My Nanny Under The Table?

Looking for a reliable nanny? Use our custom search to find a nanny in your area! When interviewing nannies, one of the most common things that will get brought up is how payment will work. We cover one of the most common questions, whether or not you should pay your...
Do Nannies Get Paid Time Off?

Do Nannies Get Paid Time Off?

Looking for a reliable nanny? Use our custom search to find a nanny in your area! More than most questions, people ask us about whether or not to offer their nanny paid time off for at least a few weeks each year. It’s a complicated question, and truly varies on...
How Do I Find a Nanny Online?

How Do I Find a Nanny Online?

If you are looking to find a nanny online you have come to the right place. Here at Local Babysitter, we specialize in not only matching parents with the perfect childcare provider, but also offering advice on how one should go about doing so, especially online. Not...