What to Pay Your Sitter

Choosing a sitter

You’ve found the perfect sitter. Hallelujah! Now comes the tricky part: figuring out how much to pay them. So, what’s the going rate for babysitters? The short answer: it all depends. There are a number of factors that determine how much you should pay a babysitter. Check out the list below for important things to … Continue reading What to Pay Your Sitter

Here’s What You Need on Your Babysitter Interview Checklist

Choosing a sitter

Well, you’ve received caregivers’ applications and read through their profiles, and have most likely developed a shortlist of those who meet your criteria on paper. However, there is no substitute for the give-and-take of an interview, where you can not only have your more in-depth questions answered but also get a feel for the sitter … Continue reading Here’s What You Need on Your Babysitter Interview Checklist

Guide to Nanny Taxes

Working with your sitter

Congratulations! You found the perfect nanny through Sittercity. Now it’s time to make payday and tax time a breeze. Getting nanny taxes and pay right can be complicated. The IRS estimates that it can take a household employer 60 hours a year just to comply with all the tax, wage, and labor laws surrounding domestic … Continue reading Guide to Nanny Taxes

Child Care Definitions

Choosing a sitter

Do you need a babysitter or a mother’s helper? How is an au pair different than a nanny? If you’ve always been a little confused about your child care choices, use this handy list to help sort through the details. Babysitter Babysitters are child care providers that work either in your home or occasionally out … Continue reading Child Care Definitions