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Babysitter Boise ID

Babysitters provide a needed respite to busy and tired parents. Below you can find nanny and babysitting services in Boise, ID that provide nannies, babysitters, event childcare, residential childcare, and hotel childcare, as well as infant specialists and traveling nannies, and advice and content on childcare.

Creative Children's Center
(208) 344-8221
419 South Orchard
Boise, ID
Hours
Mon-Fri 6am-6pm
Cost
Inexpensive to moderate. Accepts cash, money order, check.
Ages
0-7
Services Available
Childcare

Vista Neighborhood Community Center
(208) 384-4000
2273 South Vista Avenue,Suites 170 & 180
Boise, ID
Hours
School year Mon-Fri 3pm-7pm; Summer Mon-Fri 1pm-5pm
Cost
Free
Ages
17-Jun
Services Available
Childcare, Classes, Indoors, Kids Resources

Little Scholars
(208) 344-7050
350 East Pennsylvania Street
Boise, ID
Cost
Call for information.
Ages
0-10
Services Available
Childcare

Pioneer Neighborhood Community Center
(208) 384-4069
500 Ash
Boise, ID
Hours
School year Mon-Fri 3pm-7pm; Summer Mon-Fri 1pm-5pm
Cost
Free
Ages
17-May
Services Available
Childcare, Classes, Indoors, Kids Resources

Kids are Special People/Wesleyan
(208) 343-8441
717 North 11th Street
Boise, ID
Hours
Mon-Fri 7:30am-5:30pm
Cost
Moderate; accepts cash, checks, Visa, and MasterCard.
Ages
0-10
Services Available
Childcare

Downtown Family YMCA
(208) 344-5501
1050 West State Street
Boise, ID
Hours
Mon-Fri 5am-10pm; Sat 7am-8pm; Sun 10am-6pm
Cost
Varies; see website for details.
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Camps, Childcare, Classes, Indoors, Leagues & Teams, Parents Resources

Barbacoa
(208) 338-5000
276 Bobwhite Court
Boise, ID
Hours
Mon-Fri 11am-close; Sat & Sun 4pm-close
Cost
Moderate to expensive
Ages
10And Up
Services Available
Childcare, Tourist Spots

Bronco Elite Arts and Athletics
(208) 389-9005
1187 West River Street
Boise, ID
Hours
Mon-Fri 7am-7pm; Sat 9am-12n
Cost
Varies by program; see website for details.
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Camps, Childcare, Classes, Indoors

Ceramica
(208) 342-3822
510 West Main
Boise, ID
Hours
Wed-Fri 11am-9pm; Sat 10am-9pm; Sun 12n-5pm
Cost
Varies; it can get pricey!
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Camps, Childcare, Classes, Indoors

Gem State Gymnastics Academy
208.853.3220; 800.853.3220
5420 West State Street
Boise, ID
Hours
Varies by offering; see website for details
Cost
Varies by offering; see website for details
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Camps, Childcare, Classes, Indoors

Babysitter Basic for Parents, Find Babysitter Information and Babysitting Services

Babysitter Basics for Parents

All parents, at some point or the other, will need to hire the services of a babysitter. However, for many parents, this is easier said than done.

Finding the Right Babysitter

A babysitter essentially fills in for you, the parent, during your absence. To ensure that your child is in safe hands, it is essential that you get the right babysitter for the job. To do so:

  • Find out about potential babysitters by asking relatives, friends, colleagues, or community organizations.

  • Choose a babysitter based on the needs of your child and their age. It's easier to baby sit a nine-year old than a baby.

  • Do not hire the first candidate who responds. Take time to screen candidates until you are sure that you have found a babysitter who is best for your child.

  • Look for someone who has the required credentials. A candidate with a certificate in babysitting, for instance, is likely to be more professional and competent. At the same time, don't rely on classroom training alone to judge a babysitter or nanny. Sometimes, babysitting skills are more natural than learned. 

  • Always crosscheck references provided by a potential babysitter.

  • A very good test is to introduce the candidate to your child. This will allow you to evaluate how the prospective babysitter interacts with your child .

Preparing the Babysitter

Before leaving your child in the care of the babysitter you have...

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