Paulina Podgorska

Paulina Podgorska
Profession: 

Founder of SOSsitter.ca

Speciality: 

Childcare

Like most women, Paulina wears many hats.  She is a mother, she is an entrepreneur, she is an at home child care expert.  This vocation manifested at an early age when she started being a full time nanny for her baby brother.  Later on, she used her experience to work as a babysitter while in college.  She then became a Mom and started to look for child care providers. Being a single mother, finding the right at home baby sitter was critical to her.  This quest for the perfect nanny gave her the opportunity to meet and work with numerous nannies and  babysitters and further develop her expertise. Realizing that finding the right nanny or babysitter turned too often into an obstacle course, Paulina created SOSsitter.ca, an on line service where parents and local in-home sitters connect, that’s fast, efficient and affordable.

Through SOSsitter.ca, Paulina leverages her expertise to help families find the local help they need, when they need it.  The site gives parents the opportunity to use their own criteria to search through a large database of detailed profiles of local nannies and babysitters that have been reviewed by mothers. Paulina also has a blog where she shares advice to help families through the selection and hiring process of a babysitter or nanny.  She also describes on her blog her adventures as a mom entrepreneur and founder of SOSsitter.

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Top tips for transitioning to a new babysitter

As the great Greek philosopher Heraclitus said – Change is the only constant. 1500 years on and that statement could not be more true! Helping your children find a healthy way through periods of change is a great life skill.

January 22, 2018

Overnight Sitters – What you need to know

It is getting to be that time of year – fun and festive but also “go go go” as you try to get your projects at work done before year end, host family meals and festivities, go shopping and toast to the year behind and the year ahead at parties, parties, parties!

November 13, 2017

Nanny's background – step by step

Selecting a nanny or a babysitter to whom you will entrust your children and your home is definitely an important decision that you should not take lightly.

July 31, 2017

Holiday Nannies and Babysitters

Planning a vacation? Hurrah! Holidays are fun for everyone! And a great way to break out of the dull drums of the winter.

May 29, 2017

Interviewing a nanny - the In-Person Interview

Interviewing a nanny is the cornerstone of the recruiting process. It should be the next step after a phone interview and it should allow you to make your final decision about the candidate.

February 1, 2015

Holiday present for your nanny

Holidays are a time when you show your friends and family how much you care about them through, among other things, gift giving. Your nanny and babysitter is no exception.

November 1, 2013

How to keep a nanny?

You have found a gem to look after your children and now you don't want to let her go. Here are some tips to keep your nanny.

May 16, 2012

Where to find a good babysitter?

Finding a babysitter doesn’t have to be such a hardship. Several solutions are available to you: references, ads, online babysitter selection services or traditional placement agencies. 

July 10, 2011