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Babysitter Cedar Rapids IA

Babysitters provide a needed respite to busy and tired parents. Below you can find nanny and babysitting services in Cedar Rapids, IA 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.

Uptown Kids Preschool & Child
(319) 365-1458
318 5th St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA

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La Petite Academy
(319) 393-6495
1350 Blairs Ferry Rd NE
Cedar Rapids, IA

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Showtime Infants
(319) 399-5153
818 1st Ave NW
Cedar Rapids, IA

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(866) 968-3659
310 Burdette Dr SW.
Cedar Rapids, IA

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Lily Pad Childcare & Preschool
(319) 393-0823
6880 Council St NE
Cedar Rapids, IA

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Little Angels Daycare
(319) 550-1964
210 ann st sw
cedar rapids, IA
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10.00-15.00 an hour

East Cedar Rapids KinderCare
(866) 200-7213
5351 North Park Place North East
Cedar Rapids, IA

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Mother Goose Daycare & Preschl
(319) 396-2232
4840 Rich Mar Ct NW
Cedar Rapids, IA

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Curious Kidz Home Child Care
(319) 862-0356
815 Oakland Rd NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Trinity Lane Preschool
(319) 362-2702
400 3rd Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA

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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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