Providing assistance to families in order to increase overall quality of life.



The mission of Take a Break Babysitting is to offer relief to those families who have had difficulty finding and maintaining appropriate and adequate support and care for their children with autism and/or other developmental disabilities.

Caring for a child with a developmental disability often results in pressures and stress not experienced by other parents or caregivers. Every family and child needs a break every once and a while. Take a Break Babysitting is prepared to do that by providing you and your family relief by placing an experienced sitter in your home who organizes and provides structured activities and supervision. Wether it's a trip to the children's museum, a walk to the park, or simply playing a game at home, parents or other caregivers will have the opportunity to regroup and re-energize.



Take a Break specializes in childcare for children with autism and other special needs. While this is our specialization, the experience and training our sitters possess makes them highly qualified to work with ALL children. Take a Break offers the following services:

  • Full-time nannies

  • Part-time nannies

  • Hourly babysitter

  • Overnight care

  • After school care

  • Event sitting

  • Mother’s helper

  • Intensive 36 hour potty training

  • Parent’s night out events

  • Sensory friendly events


  • In home ABA therapy

  • Behavior consults


Sitter Match Process


  1. Complete the online Find a Sitter Request Form.

  2. After you submit your request, we review your request and schedule a phone consultation. During this consultation, we will have a discussion to find out what your needs are. We will discuss your required schedule, position responsibilities, and qualities that you would like to see in your ideal sitter. Once you decide to work with us, we will send you our Services Agreement to look over and sign to get the process started.

  3. Once you have signed our agreement, we will begin to match you with sitters that fit your wants and needs.

  4. When a sitter has been identified as a match, we forward you their bios and you choose whom you would like to interview. 

  5. After you have interviewed the candidates that are available, you make the final decision as to whom you may want to hire.

  6. At the end of each week you will receive an invoice to your email via Quickbooks. This invoice will only contain the hours you used during the week, with no additional fees. Invoice can be conveniently paid online through Quickbooks.


Unlike other sitter and nanny agencies, Take a Break never charges any upfront fees. You only pay for the time that you use our services.


Hourly rates start as follows and vary depending on your need:

  • 1 child- $15/hr

  • $3/hr for each additional child

**Take a Break sitters are also available to travel with your
family or stay with your children while you take that much-needed weekend getaway.**


Take a Break has a 24-hour cancellation policy.  If you have booked a sitter and your plans change and you no longer need our services, please let us know within 24 hours of the sitter’s scheduled arrival time.  If the sitter is cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice, you will still be responsible for the cost of that nanny’s service and it will appear on your invoice. 


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