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Babysitter Scarborough ME

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

Child Care Connections
(207) 396-6581
136 Route One
Scarborough, ME
Hours
Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
Cost
Free
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Childcare

Portland Nannies, Inc.
(207) 799-0200
P.O. Box 2755
South Portland, ME
Cost
Moderate to expensive
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Childcare

Peaks Island Children's Workshop
(207) 766-2854
71 Herman Avenue
Peaks Island, ME
Hours
Mon-Fri 7am-6pm
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Camps, Childcare, Parents Resources, Schools

Cracker Jack Kids
(207) 286-1486
90 Ocean Park Rd
Saco, ME

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University Of Southern Maine
(207) 780-4300
37 College Ave
Gorham, ME

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Little Blue Caboose
(207) 874-4928
8 Rosetti Avenue
South Portland, ME
Hours
Mon-Fri 7am-5:30pm
Ages
0-6
Services Available
Childcare

Jewish Community Alliance of So. Maine
(207) 772-1959
57 Ashmont Street
Portland, ME
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Camps, Childcare, Indoors, Parents Resources, Schools

Children's Castle Nursery Schl
(207) 883-4405
21 Cumberland Way
Scarborough, ME

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Noah's Ark Child Care Ctr
(207) 772-9691
1520 Westbrook St
Portland, ME

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Baby care childcare
(207) 839-8005
Baby Care
Gorham, ME
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$150.00 weekly

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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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