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#1 of 3 Old 10-07-2007, 11:25 AM - Thread Starter
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So i live in the NEK with no family around and i'm relatively new to the area... how do i go about finding childcare for a few hours a week while i go back to work very part time? I'm not interested in daycare centers, i'd really like someone to come to our house. I don't want to put an ad in the paper, it just feels too scary.

Anyone know of a safe way to find someone? Recommendations?
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#2 of 3 Old 10-07-2007, 11:49 AM
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I dont live up by you, but I had success with looking at homeschooling groups for teens who are interested in working. I have been here 3 1/2 years and never had a babysitter which has been hard at times, but i didnt trust ANYONE. Finally, last week through the homeschooling group in my area, I found a trustworthy teenager. Ive seen her here and there for the past 3 years and I know her mom. She is wonderful and very good with the kids. Too bad I dont live up north more or I'd recommend her. I tend to be biased towards homeschoolers since all of the homeschooled teens I know have always been wonderful. Good luck!

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#3 of 3 Old 10-07-2007, 03:59 PM
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Check out You have to pay a fee, but they are great with matching you with someone and providing a contract. Good luck!

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