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Babysitter Mountlake Terrace WA

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

Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion and Pool
(425) 776-9173
5303 228th Street SW
Mountlake Terrace, WA
Hours
See the website for program schedules
Cost
See the website for current prices
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Childcare, Classes

Shoreline/South County Family YMCA
(206) 364-1700
1220 NE 175th Street
Seattle, WA
Hours
Mon, Wed & Fri 5:30am-10pm; Tue & Thu 6am-10pm; Sat 8am-5pm; Sun 12n-5pm
Cost
Varies by program; inexpensive to moderate.
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Childcare, Classes, Indoors

Crescendo Artistic Environment School
(206) 856-5295
8115 240th Street SW
Edmonds, WA
Hours
Mon-Fri 6:30am-6:30pm; Some Sat Classes; Closed Sundays and Holidays
Cost
Moderate; varies by program
Ages
12-Feb
Services Available
Childcare, Classes

Lil' People's World - Lynnwood
(425) 743-5437
5030 168th Street SW
Lynnwood, WA
Cost
$$$
Ages
0-12
Services Available
Childcare

Lil' People's World - Seattle
(206) 363-5437
13305 First Avenue NE
Seattle, WA
Cost
$$$
Ages
0-12
Services Available
Childcare

Brighton School
(425) 672-4430
6717 212th Street SW
Lynnwood, WA
Cost
Base tuition (2005-06): Preschool (2-day ) $2,234, (3-day) $3,128, (half-day or pre-kindergarten) $4,834, (full-day pre-kindergarten) $8,071; Kindergarten (half-day) $5,153, (full day, K-1) $8,828; Grades 2-5 $9,074; Grades 6-8 $9,412
Ages
14-Mar
Services Available
Childcare

Frances Anderson Center
(425) 771-0230
700 Main Street
Edmonds, WA
Hours
(Office) Mon-Fri 8am-10pm; Sat 9am-5pm
Cost
$
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Childcare, Classes, Indoors

Bitter Lake Community Center
(206) 684-7524
13035 Linden Avenue N
Seattle, WA
Hours
Mon-Tue 1pm-9pm; Wed-Fri 11am-9pm; Sat 10am-5pm
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Childcare, Classes, Indoors

Northshore YMCA
(425) 485-9797
11811 NE 195th Street
Bothell, WA
Hours
Mon-Fri 5am-10pm; Sat 7am-7pm; Sun 10am-5pm
Cost
Varies by program; inexpensive to moderate.
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Childcare, Classes, Indoors

Children's Corner Montessori
(206) 362-3911
11531 35th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA
Hours
Mon-Fri 7am-6pm
Cost
$$
Ages
0-5
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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