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Babysitter Richmond VA

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

Downtown YMCA
(804) 644-9622
2 West Franklin Street
Richmond, VA
Hours
Mon-Thu 5:30am-10pm; Fri 5:30am-9pm; Sat 7am-6pm; Sun 12n-6pm
Cost
Varies
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Camps, Childcare, Classes, Leagues & Teams

The Village at Rainbow Station
(804) 320-0300
7411 Boulder Springs Road
Richmond, VA
Ages
5And Up
Services Available
Childcare, Kids Resources

Skipwith Academy
(804) 282-5519
7344 Townes Road
Richmond, VA
Ages
0-12
Services Available
Childcare

North Richmond YMCA Community Center
(804) 329-9622
4207 Old Brook Road
Richmond, VA
Hours
Mon-Thu 5:30am-9pm; Fri 5:30am-8pm; Sat 8am-4pm; Sun 1pm-5pm
Cost
Varies
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Childcare, Classes, Leagues & Teams

Minnieland at Huguenot/Chesterfield County
(804) 323-6804
11211 W. Huguenot Road
Richmond, VA
Ages
0-12
Services Available
Childcare

Tuckaway-Ellwood House
(804) 355-5093
3319 Ellwood Avenue
Richmond, VA
Hours
Mon-Fri 7:30am-6pm
Ages
0-12
Services Available
Childcare

Preschool & The Get Well Place at Rainbow Station
(804) 272-0641
7421 Boulder Springs Road
Richmond, VA
Ages
0-12
Services Available
Childcare, Kids Resources

RichmondKids.com
Richmond, VA
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Childcare

Manchester Family YMCA
(804) 276-9622
7540 Hull Street Road
Richmond, VA
Hours
Mon-Fri 5:30am-10pm; Sat 7am-8pm; Sun 11am-6pm
Cost
Varies
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Childcare, Classes, Leagues & Teams

Tuckahoe Family YMCA
(804) 740-9622
9211 Patterson Avenue
Richmond, VA
Hours
Mon-Thu 5am-10pm; Fri 5am-9pm; Sat 7am-6pm; Sun 10am-6pm
Cost
Varies
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Childcare, Classes, Leagues & Teams

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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