Capital Region nanny service offering summer child care during pandemic

Emily De Vito & WNYT Staff
Updated: May 28, 2020 02:41 PM
Created: May 28, 2020 02:36 PM

School ends in just a few weeks. Child care is at the top of mind for many parents as Governor Cuomo has yet to make a decision on whether or not summer camps will take place.

A nanny service in Albany is letting parents know they're here for them.


A New England Nanny and more, which has been in the Capital Region for more than 26 years -- is getting more calls than ever.

Agency Director Melissa Schoonmaker says they provide babysitters, in home nannies - whether it's part-time or full-time.

However, it's not just the uncertainty of summer that has had their phones ringing - they've been ringing since school went virtual back in March.

It could be unsettling for some families - the idea of someone coming into your home amid a pandemic when we should be social distancing.

Schoonmaker says they're following all the CDC guidelines, including having nannies do temperature check before going to a home. They're also providing masks and hand sanitizer to the nannies.

Schoonmaker says no matter what route parents decide to go, always do your research.

Hear more about some calls they're getting – and what parents are looking for, by watching the video of Emily DeVito's story.

MORE INFORMATION: A New England Nanny and more

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