Finding a qualified babysitter who you and your kids will love may seem daunting at first, but you likely have great resources already nearby. Here are some ideas on how to find a babysitter for your kids.
- Referrals: Probably the most obvious way to find good babysitters is by asking your friends and neighbors who have similarly aged kids. There’s nothing that can set an anxious mind at ease like a personal recommendation from someone you know and trust. So ask around! Everyone’s been in your shoes and has needed help. (Just make sure you return the favor down the road and share your own referrals!)
- Your neighborhood: It’s highly likely that you have some amazing sitters living nearby. Teens, college students, young adults, empty nesters – these are the people living around you who may enjoy caring for kids and might love being asked to babysit. High school or university groups (sororities, etc.) often have lists of prospective sitters at the ready.
- Community groups & organizations: If you belong to a church or other place of worship or volunteer for a cause you’re passionate about, these can be great places to connect with people who you share something in common with and who may be great resources for sitters – or enjoy babysitting themselves.
- Babysitting services: There are a number of services available from babysitting agencies to babysitting apps that help parents find a babysitter. All work differently so check out a few to find which is best for you.
We think Bambino brings the best of these together with our unique way of connecting neighborhood parents with neighborhood sitters. Through our app, you can browse sitters in your community who your friends and neighbors have used and recommended. We include parent reviews on babysitters’ profiles so you can make an informed decision when choosing your sitter. You can also take comfort in knowing that every Bambino sitter must have a recommendation from at least one parent and pass multiple identity verification checks before they become part of our community.
So while there are lots of ways to find a babysitter, Bambino offers the proximity, trust, and security of using personal contacts and referrals, but with the speed and convenience of a proven app-based platform. You’ll find a babysitter you love without the hassle … and what parent doesn’t want that?
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