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From date nights to doctor’s appointments, having a babysitter you trust is beautiful. Unfortunately, finding this magical human can be a bit of a journey, especially if you don’t live near family or friends. The truth is that the more connected our world becomes, the more isolated our circle can get, causing us to lose out on a community that will help us out when we need a break. Thankfully, quite a few organizations around Boston specialize in providing vetted babysitters so you can have reliable care for the times you need it. If you’ve been looking for a way to schedule that much-needed night out, here are a few Boston babysitting agencies you can use!  

The Best Babysitting Boston Has To Offer

Boston Nanny Centre

Boston Nanny Centre is a Newton babysitting agency founded by Barbara Chandra in 1988. From the moment it opened, this local agency has continued to perfect its process of pairing families with their ideal helpers. The organization’s core team comprises mothers and past nannies, giving them a unique experience of knowing exactly what families need. 

The Centre provides a list of services to make your household smoother. Whether you need a full-time nanny or want a personal chef to make your family nutritious meals, BNC has it. They provide a unique subscription service to provide part-time Boston babysitters whenever you need them. The babysitters have all undergone a rigorous screening process, leaving you with only the best candidates. BNC also provides a la carte screening services to ensure the Boston babysitter you’ve been considering for your family is a good option. They’ll undergo BNC’s reference and background checks so you can feel confident your child will remain safe even when you’re gone. 

Boston’s Best BabySitters

Since 1996, Boston’s Best BabySitters have specialized in providing childcare for some of the finest hotels in the city. While many of your standard, run-of-the-mill online services are unregulated, Boston’s Best sticks to Division of Labor standards. By ensuring that all their babysitters are fully vetted and treated exceptionally well, the agency attracts the best candidates in the industry. The agency makes it a point to get to know each provider to make sure they feel confident with them in their team. 

While the organization started out providing hotel Boston babysitting, they have since expanded to provide nearly every form of caregiving. They provide babysitters for up to 6 children and offer discounted rates on rates for regular customers. You can use the organization to book childcare for events or holidays. They even have a long list of contacts for full-time nannies if you’re looking for permanent, full-time care. The candidates have all been fully screened, reference-checked, and interviewed, letting you have peace of mind so you can fully relax. 

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Lauren Kuruc, a professional who has been babysitting since she was 12, founded Savvy-Sitter. The agency has taken the time to build up a team of trustworthy babysitters who will make sure your child will have fun while you’re away. They don’t just want to provide you with a dependable sitter; they want to set you up with the perfect match who will suit your family beautifully! 

All the Boston babysitters are listed on the website, so you can click through candidates until you find one you love. They offer membership plans that give you regular, affordable care. Savvy-Sitter can accommodate last-minute bookings, event childcare, birthday party care, overnights, and more. They want to ensure you have a reliable sitter the second you need one. When you contact Savvy-Sitter, you’ll have a response within an hour to get straight to planning! 

Summer Sitters

Ann Davis founded Summer Sitter in 2009. Ann was always the go-to babysitter for family and friends, giving her insight into what people need in their childcare. In 2016, she added Erin Davis to the team, allowing her to expand the business. The agency serves all across Massachusetts and has teamed up with local businesses so they can have easier access to care.  

The agency provides Boston babysitters who have been carefully screened and are CPR- and First Aid certified. They provide hourly rates for shifts that last a minimum of 3 hours. While they suggest scheduling as far in advance as possible, they strive to accommodate last-minute requests. Summer Sitters provides long-term and short-term sitters as well as overnight care. You can use the agency for hotel care and group childcare for your event. The organization even provides nannies so you can have daily care for your family. 

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Children’s Center

Children’s Center is a non-profit organization offered through Boston University. For over 40 years, the Center has provided accessible care to children across the city. They provide small class sizes so each child can have the individualized attention they need. Children aged eight weeks up to five years will have a safe space where they can learn and grow. 

In recent years, Children’s Center has grown to offer resources families might not be able to find elsewhere. They provide summer camps and school-age care. They also work with families to help them find full-time nannies. Boston University has a referral program that assists you in finding a Boston babysitter. The Center will work with you to know what to pay, how to screen candidates, and how to find a babysitter that fits your family. You can tell them about your family’s unique needs, and they’ll tell you how to find the right match. They’ll also advise you on how to ensure your babysitter is one you can trust. 

Boston Babysitting 

Finding reliable childcare is one of the best things you can do for your family and mental health. With these Boston babysitting agencies, you can have exceptional care whenever needed! 

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