Often, you can find a person in your neighborhood that offers private babysitting to children during the day in your area and prices can range around $ 200 a month per child for such services.
Students are also very popular babysitters. To find a student babysitter, check the local neighborhood paper which is usually published by the home owners association or an independent publisher focusing on that particular area and suburbs in a small radius. These papers have classifieds where older students offer their services for babysitting, pet-sitting and much more. They generally come into the residence and babysit in the evenings or may be able to house- and babysit an entire weekend, with prices ranging around $ 20 per hour to $ 300 for the entire weekend, depending on the area; students in higher income neighborhoods generally charge more than in lower income neighborhoods.
Another way to find a babysitter is to check the online classifieds. Craigslist is a very popular online service as it is free and lists the general area in the ad: http://houston.craigslist.org/kid
For professional babysitting, you can check the ads in the local newspaper, the Houston Chronicle, and the Yellow Pages.
A good website to find a good match in a local babysitter is Sittercity- 888-748-2489 – http://www.sittercity.com/child-care-babysitters.html
Some professional services are: