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Babysitter Portage IN

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

Abc Academy
(219) 945-0767
480 W 61st Ave
Hobart, IN

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Tlc Christian School Early Lrn
(219) 548-5799
1506 Vale Park Rd Ste 1100
Valparaiso, IN

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TWP Childcare
(219) 985-5243
3966 Louisiana St
Gary, IN

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Kid's First Academy Inc
(219) 228-7354
2450 Lincoln St
Highland, IN

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Highland KinderCare
(219) 922-8220
9735 Prairie Ave
Highland, IN

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Little Hearts Daycare
(219) 464-0136
404 Erie St
Valparaiso, IN

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Bibleway's Wee Care Pre-School and Day Care
(219) 884-8730
220 E 49th Ave
Gary, IN

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Village Park Child Care
(219) 794-9406
7440 Broadway
Merrillville, IN

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Generation Next Preschool & Kindergarten
(219) 924-9000
2140 45th St
Highland, IN
 
Camp Lrca
(219) 663-2530
7007 E 117th Ave
Crown Point, IN

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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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