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Babysitter Takoma Park MD

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

Takoma Park Community Center
(301) 891-7290
7500 Maple Avenue
Takoma Park, MD
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Childcare, Classes, Indoors

Universal Martial Arts Center
(301) 585-8622
8120 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD
Cost
Varies
Ages
16-Mar
Services Available
Childcare, Classes, Kids Resources

Rosemount Center
(202) 265-9885
2000 Rosemount Ave, NW
Washington, DC
Hours
Mon-Fri 7am-6pm
Ages
0-5
Services Available
Childcare

Columbia Heights Community Center
(202) 671-0373
1480 Girard Street, NW
Washington, DC
Hours
Mon-Fri 10am-9pm; Sat 10am-3pm
Cost
Inexpensive; many activities are free or discounted for DC residents.
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Childcare, Classes, Kids Resources

Kids' Corner Daycare Center
(202) 797-1555
2200 California Street, NW
Washington, DC
Hours
Mon-Fri 7am-6pm
Ages
0-5
Services Available
Childcare

Our Children Child Development Center
(202) 545-0302
6640 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
Hours
Day Care: Mon-Thu 7:30am-6:30pm, Fri 7:30am-6:00pm; Immersion Program: Sat 9am-12n
Cost
Moderate
Ages
0-8
Services Available
Childcare, Classes

2 New Heights Child Development Center
(202) 726-1999
4124 3rd Street, NW
Washington, DC
Hours
Mon-Fri 7am-6pm
Ages
12-Feb
Services Available
Childcare

DC Department of Parks and Recreation
(202) 673-7647
3149 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC
Cost
Varies; many activities are free or discounted for DC residents.
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Childcare, Classes, Kids Resources

Mitchell Park / Mitchell Park Recreation Center
(202) 673-6871
1801 23rd Street, NW
Washington, DC
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Childcare

Anthony Bowen YMCA
(202) 462-1054
1325 W Street, NW
Washington, DC
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Childcare, Classes, Indoors, Kids Resources

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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