Looking for a babysitter? Child care for your little ones? Maybe you just need a sitter occasionally for a date night or maybe you need someone to care for your children for a couple hours during the day regularly or sporadically. Or are you looking for fulltime childcare while you work?
If you don’t have family that lives near you in Lake Country, it can be hard to get out of the house without the kiddos. Luckily, there are a few resources to aid in your search for child care!
If you live in the Arrowhead School District, check out this new resource: Lake Country Baby Sitters Connection.
“A place for Lake Country area families to connect with baby sitters within the Lake Country/Arrowhead High School district. 💕
NOTE: Admins do not screen baby-sitters. This page is simply a way to connect sitters/families and it is up to each family to check references, do background checks, etc. “
Looking for more fulltime care for your child? Check out Lake Country Nanny Network.
“This group is intended for caregivers and parents in the Lake Country area of Wisconsin.
As a mom and nanny, I know how important it is finding good quality care for your child(ren). I wanted to created an extension of the Nannies of Lake Country for parents to join. Feel free to post any childcare positions, whether it is a full time nanny position, back up care or occasional babysitting, all are welcome. Both nannies who are seeking a position or have free time for a date night and parents searching for a care provider are encouraged to post here.
Nanny: A person, often with special training in early childhood development, and great experience caring for children, employed to care for children on a daily-basis, whether part-time or full-time. This person usually comes up with exciting and engaging challenges and activities for kids, and is a part of their growth and development.
Babysitter: A person hired to take charge of a child while the parents are temporarily away. Usually a night gig or an after-school role. This can also be a person who is in charge of daily shuffling, school drop-off and pick ups, getting dinner on the table, but does not typically play a role in creating engaging activities.
Mother’s helper: This person is typically a teenager or college student hired to assist a parent with household chores and keeping kids entertained, while the parent is around. It’s often great training for future babysitters or nannies. Because of close proximity of the parent, this person is not typically considered “in charge,” but more of a responsible playmate and parental assistant.”
Many parents have found great luck on Care.com.
“Care is a global need without geographic or demographic boundaries. At some point, every person and every family will have care needs, be it for children, seniors, pets or even homes. Our mission is to improve the lives of families and caregivers by helping them connect in a reliable and easy way. Our solutions help families make informed decisions in one of the most important and highly considered aspects of their family life: finding and managing quality care for their loved ones. In providing families a comprehensive marketplace for care, we are also building the largest global destination for quality caregivers to find fulfilling employment and career opportunities. We strive to help our members – families and caregivers – pursue their passions and fulfill the basic human need of caring for each other.”
The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families runs YoungStar. YoungStar is Wisconsin’s child care quality rating and improvement system.
Here are some recommended local Day Care Center providers:
Divine Daycare – Hartland
Wee Know – Hartland
Grandma’s House – Hartland
First Steps – Oconomowoc
Almost Home – Oconomowoc
YMCA Pabst Farms – Oconomowoc
Little Dumplings Early Learning Center – Oconomowoc
Little Lambs – Oconomowoc
All About Learning – Oconomowoc, Hartland, Brookfield, Waukesha
Holy Trinity Learning Center – Okauchee
Momentum Early Learning – Sussex
Lake Country Childcare – Pewaukee
KinderCare – Delafield
The Climbing Tree – East Troy
Little Lambs Academy – New Berlin
Vernon Child Development Center
Kids Connection – Mukwonago
Kids Connection II – Mukwonago
Little Lambs Daycare -Mukwonago
St. John’s Lutheran – North Prairie
A Mom’s Love and Care – Eagle (licensed in home daycare)
Country Kids Schoolhouse – Eagle
Love, Laugh and Learn – Eagle
Lawrence School – Waukesha
Giggly Hugs – Waukesha
Lake Country Family Fun Child Care Related Resources
Date Night Ideas
Now that you have a sitter and child care figured out, grab your significant other or a group of friends and head out to enjoy all the fun there is here in Lake Country and Waukesha County!
Where to become Babysitter Certified in Waukesha County
Do you have a child approaching the age or 11 or 12 that is interesting in becoming a babysitter or interested in an future as a child care provider? There are a couple local programs to become a certified babysitter.
- Village of Sussex
- If you have an 11-15 year old, the Village of Sussex is hosting a babysitting course on Monday, March 23, 2020. Sign up HERE.