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Whether you need a nanny, nanny share or camp during school breaks, NPN can help you find childcare in Chicago. Learn how to choose a great nanny, then go to the Childcare Classifieds, where parents post recos for childcare providers they love but no longer need. School-age kids have tons of options for fun, engaging camps. Don’t miss our annual Summer Camp Fair in February!


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How to find a nanny
In today's economy, many households have two working parents. That's where a nanny comes in. But hiring a nanny to care for your little one can be an intimidating process. As a former nanny and the fo...
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7 ways daycare changed our lives for the better
Truth be told, I’m the last person who wanted to put her child in daycare. When my son was born, we had a full-time nanny. When he was 18 months old, we found ourselves needing a new child care arrang...
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How to tell if a summer camp is a good fit for your kid
I'm a parent like you and I’ve had to choose a summer camp for my own kids a zillion times. With so many options available, how do you know when a summer program is the right fit for your child and fa...
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Discussions

Babsitting service platform?

Hi,   Recently someone posted the name of a new babysitting platform/service that connects parents who are interested in caring for another child in their home with those families who are seeking care.   Anyone remember the name?   Thank you! ...

Lincoln Park Zoo Winter Camp

Has anyone tried it? It looks like a good option for my 4yo when CPS is closed for two weeks this winter.  ...

Chase Park Day Off Camp

Has anyone put their kids in the day off camp at Chase Park? Just looking for some feedback. Timing and rates are great.  https://www.dayoffcamp.com/       ...

Common colds and working families, fall 2022--please keep comments practical and cool-headed

Hi, all,   I have a mild sneezy, sniffly common cold! Negative at-home test, I'll probably get a PCR for my work tomorrow. I work in person and live with my husband and our early elementary CPS kids. So I am like, oh no, everything is going to go to hell in a handbasket this week as the co...

Chicago Super Sitters

Hi! Has anyone used Chicago Super Sitters babysitting service? I appreciate any feedback!   ...


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Why you need to pay nanny taxes

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Nanny shares 101

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Why is it that when most of us hear the word “contract” we cringe? A contract is simply an agreement, pact, or understanding. It's used in many areas of life and business, and simply put, it can be a useful playbook to help guide us toward success.  Full disclosure: I am not a lawyer, and I don...

What to ask in a nanny interview

There is a lot to consider when hiring a nanny. Interviewing, screening and selecting potential nanny candidates can be a daunting task, but it is an important part of finding a nanny that is a good fit with your family. Try to use open-ended questions that will prompt for informative answers, ...

Summer camp in Chicago: When, where and how to sign up for summer fun

Believe it or not, now’s the time to start thinking about summer camps. Many have already opened up registration with early-bird discounts, while others don’t offer placement till spring...only to sell out in hours. We’ve pooled advice and information from our members and staff to help get you ...

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