Babysitters on demand

“Unbelievably, many parents end up simply not going out alone as couples for months at a time, just because they haven’t found a babysitter they can trust their kids with.”

February 2, 2017 19:27
Israel babysitting

The Popinz team (right to left): Eugenia Shraga, Alan Lo, Ya’ara Cohen, Nir Gottlieb and Judith Goldberg. (photo credit: VLADIMIR SHRAGA)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


‘It takes a village to raise a child,’ the old saying goes. However, in an era when most people no longer live across the street from family and lifelong friends, young couples starting out their lives in the city must carry the full weight of their children’s upbringing squarely on their own shoulders. And that, while establishing a successful career, has never been more demanding than today. The nuclear family has effectively become an autonomous unit, transplanted to an unfamiliar urban landscape, devoid of the traditional ties of kinship and wider network of social support that it once relied upon.

In this context, the concept of a babysitter should be viewed as a new and indispensable tool developed by modern society to cope with these unprecedented burdens; more specifically, to afford parents the freedom and confidence to leave their children at home in the care of a reliable figure for a small fee. To find such a person, however, not as easy as one might think.


Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Cookie Settings