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Babysitter West Des Moines IA

Babysitters provide a needed respite to busy and tired parents. Below you can find nanny and babysitting services in West Des Moines, IA 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.

YMCA of Greater Des Moines
(515) 282-9622
101 Locust Street
Des Moines, IA
Hours
Mon-Fri 5am-10pm; Sat 7am-6pm; Sun 9am-6pm
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Camps, Childcare, Classes, Indoors, Kids Resources, Parents Resources

Evelyn Davis Early Learning Academy
(515) 243-4212
1409 Clark Street, Ste 7
Des Moines, IA
Cost
Moderate
Ages
5-Mar
Services Available
Childcare

Uncle Sam's Federal Child Care Center
(515) 262-3032
1408 East Court Avenue
Des Moines, IA
Hours
Mon-Fri 6:45am-5:45pm
Cost
Moderate
Ages
0-5
Services Available
Childcare

Happy Time Day Care Center
(515) 255-5043
319 4TH St
West Des Moines, IA

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Koalaty Time
(515) 225-6252
1300 8th St
West Des Moines, IA

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Creative Center for Young Children
(515) 280-3032
1001 Pleasant Street
Des Moines, IA
Hours
Mon-Fri 6:30am-6pm
Cost
Moderate
Ages
5-Feb
Services Available
Childcare

Des Moines Maternity, Baby, & Toddler Expo
730 Third Street
Des Moines, IA
Hours
Sun, & Tue 11am-4pm, , Sat 10am-5pm
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Childcare, Parents Resources

Capitol Park Early Learning Center
(515) 263-0568
800 E 12 Street
Des Moines, IA
Hours
Mon-Fri 6:30am-5:30pm
Cost
Moderate
Ages
0-5
Services Available
Childcare

Valley Junction Learning Ctr
(515) 255-5043
317 Elm St
West Des Moines, IA

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Apple Tree Children's Ctr
(515) 225-1837
1809 Grand Ave
West Des Moines, IA

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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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