It is believed that babysitting as a formal practice began to emerge in the early 20th century in the United States. Initially, it was a service provided mostly by older siblings or relatives within extended families. As societal changes, such as urbanization and the rise of dual-income households, increased, the need for outside childcare grew.

During the 1920s and 1930s, babysitting became more common as a paid service provided by teenagers or young adults to neighbors or acquaintances. It was often informal and arranged on an ad-hoc basis.

In the mid-20th century, babysitting started to be recognized as a legitimate part-time job. Organizations and agencies began to offer training and certification programs for babysitters to ensure they had basic childcare skills and safety knowledge.

By the 1970s and 1980s, babysitting had become a widespread practice in many countries, reflecting the increasing number of mothers entering the workforce and the need for reliable childcare solutions. Babysitting agencies and online platforms further facilitated the matching of babysitters with families seeking childcare services.

Today, babysitting continues to evolve with the advent of technology, enabling easier communication and booking processes between babysitters and families. It remains an essential service for parents needing flexible childcare options outside of regular daycare or preschool hours.

NOL Babysitting Service is an option for local families needing occasional (or as needed) sitting.  Our care is provided by a pool of qualified nannies (caregivers who have childcare experience, are background checked, are CPR/First Aid certified and employed by NOL)! NOL Nannies will focus on the children and engage them in active play! They help with traditional childcare-related duties such as transportation, meal prep, homework help, as well as bath and bedtime routines. NOW offers several membership options to meet the childcare needs of families. Membership packages offer discounted hourly rates, priority staffing, nanny selection, easy booking options and automatic billing. We also offer amazing options for non-members.

We’d love to talk with you to see how our babysitting services might be a fit for your family!

Nannies of The Louisiana, LLC

8550 United Plaza Blvd. Suite 702

Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Tel: 225-800-2517

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