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Babysitter Washington DC

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

Banneker Community Center
(202) 673-6861
2500 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
Hours
Community Center Mon-Fri 12:30pm-9pm; Sat 10am-4pm; Pool Mon-Fri 12n-8pm; Sat-Sun 12n-6pm; closed Thu
Cost
Inexpensive; many activities are free or discounted for DC residents.
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Childcare, Classes, Kids Resources

Five Star Nannies
(301) 300-2661
Washington, DC
Cost
Moderate
Ages
0-12
Services Available
Childcare

Unique Home Care, Inc.
(301) 283-5058
Washington, DC
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Childcare

TeacherCare
(703) 204-0511
Washington, DC
Ages
0-12
Services Available
Childcare

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
(202) 547-6839
545 7th Street, SE
Washington, DC
Hours
Mon-Thu 9am-9:30pm; Fri 9am-6pm; Sat 9:15am-4pm
Cost
Moderate fees vary.
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Childcare, Classes, Entertainment, Indoors

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

Huckleberry Cheesecake
(202) 467-4202
2001 M Street, NW
Washington, DC
Hours
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, with extended hours available
Cost
Expensive
Ages
0-5
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

DC Nanny
Washington, DC
Cost
Free
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Childcare

Mommy Staffing
(301) 841-7507
Washington, DC
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Childcare

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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