Where to Find Babysitters and Child Care in Lake Country

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

Lake Country Family Fun Local Preschool Guide Waukesha County

Waukesha County Preschool Guide

Many of the local preschools also offer day care and other child care options for families.

Waukesha County Summer Camp Guide

Many of the summer camps make great day care options for the summer months.

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!

Romantic Date Night Ideas Winter Edition Lake Country Family Fun Date Night Guide

Winter Date Night Guide

Find date night ideas throughout southeastern Wisconsin.

Summer Date Guide Lake Country Family Fun

Summer Date Night Guide

Find where to eat overlooking the lake, fun summer adult activites + more!

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