Once upon a time there were mythical creatures that everyone wanted; needed even, from time to time. They were beautiful; crisp colorless eyes that could massage your soul and know when you needed them and exactly what you needed, so white that they were translucent; barely noticeable, the calm they brought was a fine, blue, mist that was the perfect temperature.
If you were lucky enough to have one of these lovely creatures you would be free to leave your offspring with no worries, and these creatures knew how to keep them safe, loved, and protected just as if you were there. You were worry free as if you had no children, bills, houses; as if you were a child again yourself.
I'm sure you know where this is going... To be honest, babysitters are kind of like mythical creatures, they are kind-of at your service, they kind-of know the family, and you kind-of feel free and comfortable knowing the kids are kind-of safe.
We all know that "real" mythical creatures don't exist, and whenever you leave your children with pretty much strangers your skin crawls, and you're filled with worry and dread. That's not fun and it keeps you from taking time for yourself or with your spouse. The thing to remember is that children aren't the only ones that need nurturing. This is 100% true and you've heard it at least 5 million times from Oprah to Deepak Chopra to your mother-in-law. But how can you leave your little children with people who don't love them the way you do, care for them the way you do. Heck if you're the primary care-giver, and there is one in every family; it's hard for you to leave the kids with them even.
There's no getting around the need to have babysitters, and back in the day you could rely on mom and dad, brothers and sisters, neighborhood kids but today it's much more complicated. Mom and dad live far away, and so do other family members the neighborhood kids are doing their own thing, and really not looking for work plus you aren't quite sure if you feel super safe leaving them with the gum chewing, hair twisting girl down the street that wears shorts so short you are worried for her.
I wish I could take all the worry from you when you need to take care of yourself, your relationship or other things and leave your children. I wish I could be the mythical creature you read about above...but, I can't. All I can do is try to provide a service that attempts to take some of this worry away from you. I want you to feel at ease leaving your children with my babysitters so when I hire for my team I take it personally. I ask questions that are searching like; how do you handle specific challenges that come up successfully, how do you handle discipline (perfect answer; "the same technique the parents use), what kinds of activities do you enjoy doing with children, and many more. After interviewing I do a nation wide background check, and then reference check. Every single babysitter I hire I've met in person, looked them in the eyes, and measured them.
I hope Babysitters In a Pinch will be the next best thing to a mythical creature, and it means more then I can convey that we do the very best we can to do be those mythical creatures that bring a sense of relief to parents in Denver. I want you to trust us, and feel so safe with Babysitters In a Pinch that they are your first call even before family (I can hope; right?) A Babysitting Agency Can take the Worry Out