I wanted to share with you a business I have used here in Raleigh for over five years. The business is called Steller Sitters. http://stellarsitters.com/ Amanda the owner started the business when she was in college at Meredith. She compiled a babysitting list of competent college babysitters that she sold to clients to use when they needed a night out on the town or just a free day to run errands. It has grown over the years and Amanda is a now full time business owner. She does everything from regular weekly placements, one time placements and of course her fabulous babysitting list. I have used about all of them now.
My new Mommies from my infant portraits may find this particularly helpful. Steller Sitters has both older sitters from the Grandma type to college students with a LOT of experience. I remember my fear of leaving my child for the first time with someone and Amanda always sent me great sitters who usually became friends. The girls still see them even though they have graduated and moved on to the business world.
My husband threw me a birthday party at the Cardinal Club one year and we hired several babysitters and they entertained the kids in another room for us so the ADULTS could PLAY! We had a ball and so did they! This would be GREAT for weddings. I know some of my brides don’t necessarily want kids at their weddings where as some of them love it. For those of you who may not love it so much but have family who can’t attend unless the kids can come this is a GREAT solution. You can have a separate room for the kids with KID food (also less expensive usually) and games to keep them all entertained while you can enjoy your big day!
So check them out at http://stellarsitters.com/!