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Babysitter Indianola IA

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

YMCA of Greater Des Moines
(515) 282-9622
101 Locust Street
Des Moines, IA
Hours
Mon-Fri 5am-10pm; Sat 7am-6pm; Sun 9am-6pm
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Camps, Childcare, Classes, Indoors, Kids Resources, Parents Resources

Des Moines Maternity, Baby, & Toddler Expo
730 Third Street
Des Moines, IA
Hours
Sun, & Tue 11am-4pm, , Sat 10am-5pm
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Childcare, Parents Resources

Our House Child Care Llc
(515) 961-2330
309 S D St
Indianola, IA

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Little Angels Learning Ctr
(515) 285-2073
606 E Army Post Rd Ste 5
Des Moines, IA

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All Star Daycare
(515) 282-6516
1922 SW 1st St
Des Moines, IA

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Creative Center for Young Children
(515) 280-3032
1001 Pleasant Street
Des Moines, IA
Hours
Mon-Fri 6:30am-6pm
Cost
Moderate
Ages
5-Feb
Services Available
Childcare

Indianola Pre-School Inc
(515) 961-3798
205 S Howard St
Indianola, IA

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Serendipity Preschool
(515) 981-0901
1801 Sunset Dr
Norwalk, IA

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Montessori & More
(515) 288-9558
5160 Park Ave
Des Moines, IA

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Around The Clock Child Care
(515) 288-9090
245 E Livingston Ave
Des Moines, 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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