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Houstonians are often dual-income parents where both parties work. Therefore, child care is very popular and common. Many Houstonians drop their children off at child care before heading to work. In or out of home baby sitters are also popular (see the Baby-sitter Section for more information). More affluent parents may choose a part-time, or even live-in, nanny.


Some parents prefer to hire an au pair from a foreign country as a nanny which is very popular for this type of work. When picking locals, many Hispanics work as daytime nannies. Prices generally range around $100 weekly with prices going upwards depending on number of children and neighborhood income.

The best way to find a nanny 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 nanny services, 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 nanny is Sittercity - 888-748-2489 - http://www.sittercity.com/child-care-babysitters.html

To find a matching Au Pair, visit Great Au Pair - http://www.greataupair.com or Au Pair - http://www.aupair.com.

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