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A temp agency may not be the most common way to hire a babysitter or nanny, but it will definitely meet your needs in the short-term. Go online to locate temp agencies in your area. Ask for their rates, which may include ad placements for your vacancy, background screening and interviewing potential candidates. Be prepared to give detailed information about the job opening you have. You need to submit a list of job requirements and preferences regarding the job seekers. This will be difficult if you do not have set hours and days of the week in which you will require services. Communicate what you will and will not be flexible on when it comes to your children's babysitter or nanny. Make sure you have given the temp agency all your information well ahead of time so that they can begin to search. Do not expect results within days. Temp agencies try to fill job postings with candidates that best fit the job. If the agency sends you someone you do not get along with move on to the next sitter or nanny. This option may tide you over in the short-term until you find a more permanent caregiver for your children.