The ABCs of Childcare- Options, Fit, Provider Relationships: Teleclass Re-cap

Playing with childrenFinding the right nanny or babysitter is one of the most important decisions a family can make. We held a very important and informative teleclass last week, generously sponsored by UrbanSitter and expertly presented by Lynn Perkins, CEO of UrbanSitter.

During the class, Lynn shared best practices on how and where to find great childcare, understanding the pros and cons of a nanny, au pair and daycare, how much to budget for childcare, qualifications to look for in a childcare provider, key questions to ask when interviewing providers, how to successfully transition your child to the care provider, maintaining communication and evaluating your childcare provider, and “Babysitters 101” – how to find, hire and how much to pay.

In case you missed it, you can find a link to the recording HERE.

Also, to take advantage of Urban Sitter’s very special offer for the Mommybites community (A FREE MONTH of membership!), click HERE.

Generously sponsored by

Founded by four busy parents, UrbanSitter is an online resource where parents go to find and book babysitters recommended by people they know. Looking for the occasional sitter, full-time nanny, or last minute help? UrbanSitter will find available sitters—and show you the ones recommended by parents in your social circles (mother’s group, child’s school, sports team, etc.). Search sitters by date and time, book jobs, and even pay online—it’s quick, easy and efficient.

Lynn Perkins
CEO & Co-Founder
As a startup veteran, Lynn has more than 15 years of experience building and growing consumer Internet businesses. Prior to founding UrbanSitter, Lynn served as founder and CEO of and VP of Business Development at At Gap Inc., LaSalle Partners, and Joie de Vivre Hospitality, Lynn gained extensive business and transaction experience.

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