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Babysitter Poughkeepsie NY

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

Bright Horizons Family Sltns
(845) 462-1200
15 Golf Club Ln
Poughkeepsie, NY

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Delafield First Step Preschool
(845) 452-2611
50 Delafield St
Poughkeepsie, NY

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Community Nursery School
(845) 471-3343
2381 New Hackensack Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY

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Highland Village Nursery Schl
(845) 691-8599
57 Vineyard Ave
Highland, NY

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Acorn To Oaks
(845) 227-1904
1618 Route 82
Lagrangeville, NY

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Mid-Hudson Children's Museum
(845) 471-0589
75 North Water Street
Poughkeepsie, NY
Child Care Council Of Dutchess
(845) 473-4141
70 Overocker Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY

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Pleasant Valley Co-Op Nursery
(845) 635-9209
1575 Main St
Pleasant Valley, NY

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Early Education Ctr
(845) 883-5151
40 Park Ln
Highland, NY

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Cinnamon Tree Children Ctr Inc
(845) 471-7262
Rte 55 & Freedom Plains Rd
Lagrangeville, NY

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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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