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Babysitter Columbia MD

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

Y of Central Maryland - Catonsville Family Center
(410) 747-9622
850 S. Rolling Road
Catonsville, MD
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Camps, Childcare, Classes, Indoors

First Foundations Learning Center
(410) 786-2938
7500 Security Boulevard,RM 1-23-07, So. Building
Gwynn Oak, MD
Hours
Mon-Fri 6:30am-6:15pm
Ages
0-5
Services Available
Childcare

Peace Of Mind Day Care
(410) 466-8400
3910 W Rogers Ave
Baltimore, MD
Ages
0-4
Services Available
Childcare

Children of the World Co-op
(410) 377-5900
4 East University Parkway
Baltimore, MD
Hours
Mon-Fri 9:30-11:30am
Cost
$110 per session (3 per year)
Ages
4-Jan
Services Available
Childcare

The Children's Learning Center
(300) 871-6600
4511 Bestor Drive
Rockville, MD
Ages
10-Jan
Services Available
Childcare

Catonsville Presbyterian Church Family Child Care
(410) 747-4581
1400 Frederick Road
Catonsville, MD
Cost
$$
Ages
12-Feb
Services Available
Childcare

Home Buddies
(301) 768-4624
12813 Epping Terrace
Silver Spring, MD
Hours
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Cost
Sitters $15-$25/hour, plus $75 membership fee
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Childcare

Tide Point Day Care Center
(410) 234-0471
1030 Hull Street,Suite 100
Baltimore, MD
Ages
0-5
Services Available
Childcare

Downtown Baltimore Childcare, Inc.
(410) 659-0515
237 N. Arch Street
Baltimore, MD
Hours
Daily, 7:30am-6pm
Ages
0-5
Services Available
Childcare

A Choice Nanny
(410) 823-8687
305 W. Chesapeake, #106
Baltimore, MD
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Childcare

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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