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Babysitter Overland Park KS

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

The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development
(913) 451-1066
11060 Oakmont Street
Shawnee Mission, KS
Hours
Mon-Fri 7am-6pm
Cost
Varies by program
Ages
0-6
Services Available
Childcare

Paint, Glaze and Fire Ceramics and Coffee House
(913) 661-2529
12683 Metcalf Avenue
Shawnee Mission, KS
Hours
Tues-Fri 9am-8pm; Sat 9am-6pm; Sun 12n-5pm
Cost
Studio fee: Adults $8; Children (18 & under) $6. Pottery pieces: $4-$75.
Ages
4And Up
Services Available
Camps, Childcare, Classes

Matt Ross Community Center
(913) 895-6350
8101 Marty
Shawnee Mission, KS
Hours
Mon-Fri 5:30am-10pm; Sat 7am-8pm; Sun 10am-8pm
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Childcare, Classes

The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development
(913) 681-1610
14330 Metcalf Avenue
Shawnee Mission, KS
Hours
Mon-Fri 7am-6pm
Cost
Varies by program
Ages
0-6
Services Available
Childcare

TLC Nanny and Sitting Service
(913) 649-0807
8014 State Line Road,Suite 210
Shawnee Mission, KS
Cost
Moderate
Ages
0-12
Services Available
Childcare

Creme de la Creme
(913) 451-0858
4600 West 115th Street
Shawnee Mission, KS
Hours
Mon-Fri 6:30am-6:30pm
Cost
Expensive
Ages
0-12
Services Available
Camps, Childcare

Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City
(913) 327-8000
5801 West 115th Street
Shawnee Mission, KS
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Camps, Childcare, Classes, Entertainment

Blue Valley Montessori School
(913) 851-7800
11100 West 135th Street
Shawnee Mission, KS
Cost
Varies by program
Ages
0-6
Services Available
Childcare

TLC Nanny and Sitter Service
(913) 649-0807
8014 State Line Rd.,Suite 210
Shawnee Mission, KS
Cost
Moderate
Ages
0-13
Services Available
Childcare

Marlborough Community Center
(816) 784-3100
8200 The Paseo
Kansas City, MO
Hours
Tue & Thu 12n-9pm; Wed 10am-9pm; Fri 9am-6pm; Sat 8:30am-5pm
Cost
Inexpensive
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Childcare, Classes

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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