Resources for Starting a Babysitting Cooperative
- Babysitter Exchange is a web-based program that facilitates the creation of caring communities and links users with established networks.
- Gary Myers' Smart Mom's Baby-sitting Co-op Handbook provides everything you need to know about starting a babysitting co-op. Order the book or print out the starter kit on-line.
- National Network for Child Care provides a quick, easy to read overview on establishing and running a babysitting cooperative.
- Today's Parent.com includes the variety of ways parents have set up babysitting co-ops. Tools to help you get started are provided.
The NYU Babysitting Registry is designed specifically for the NYU community and provides another resource for child care. The Babysitting Registry is an easy way for active NYU faculty, staff and student parents and NYU students to connect with each other. Members of the Alumni Parenting Club are also welcome to use the Registry.
The Registry is password protected to ensure that all users are part of the NYU community. Once a user is logged in it is simple to use:
- NYU parents post their request on-line and/or search for information from the profiles of NYU students who are "Looking to Babysit".
- NYU students create a profile and post information about their experience and availability each semester and/or search the postings "Seeking a Babysitter".
Contact Family Care with your inquiries and comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in starting or joining a Babysitting Co-op?
The Registry is designed to help identify individuals who are interested in participating in a babysitting cooperative. Resources on how to get started are available on this page.
Not affiliated with NYU? Looking for another resource?
Post your babysitting position with the Office of Career Development. Step-by-step instructions are available.