About the heading Baby Sitters in Yellow Pages®
A baby sitter is an individual that specialises in the caretaking of children, typically for short periods of time. Need to go shopping, wish to have a night out, or need to get to an important meeting and do not know what to do with the kids? A baby sitter might provide the solution you are looking for. Baby sitters are people who have experience in looking after babies and children.
For more regular childcare you might consider hiring an au pair or nanny. An au pair is a domestic assistant from a foreign country working for and living as part of a host family. Typically, au pairs will take on a share of the family’s responsibility for childcare. Au pairs receive a small monetary allowance as well as board and keep. Au pairs are usually aged from late teens to late twenties. Many au pairs are studying and have taken a break from study to learn the language of their host country. There are strict government policies surrounding au pair schemes.
Alternatively you might consider hiring a nanny. A nanny is employed by the family on either a live-in or live-out basis to undertake all tasks related to the care of children. Duties are generally restricted to child care and the domestic tasks related to child care. A nanny may or may not have had any formal training though often has a good deal of actual experience. A nanny's working week ranges from 40 to 60 hours per week.
You can source baby sitters through friends and newspapers. Nannies and au pairs are located through specialist agencies that provide nanny and au pair services. If you are looking for information on baby sitters look under this heading in Yellow Pages®.