There are a few things about parenting that you just don’t get until you actually have kids. Okay, a lot of things. But one of them is how difficult it is to find reliable, trustworthy childcare if you’re not one of those lucky folks to live near willing family and friends.

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Need a mother’s helper? A full-time nanny? An occasional babysitter for a much-needed night out? You’re going to want to join the service. It costs just $7.99 a month, and in return you’ll get complete background checks, access to interviews and references, a schedule of availability, and tons of other info on the candidate besides maybe shoe size.’s reputation is unmatched –they’ve won a bazillion awards and Time has called them one of “50 coolest websites.” Heck, their sitters might even be more reliable than some of my own family members.

Plus now you don’t have to consider stalking good nannies in the playground; you can find 15 of your very own right here.