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The easiest way to find a babysitter in your area

  • Access thousands of nearby babysitting options
  • Match by skills and schedule
  • Read references & reviews
  • Purchase background checks
  • Book an interview directly

Whatever you need,
we've got you covered

  • Date night babysitters
  • After-school babysitters
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  • Last-minute care
  • Mother's helpers
  • Newborn care
  • Infant care
  • CPR training
  • First aid training
  • Special needs care

Babysitting FAQ

  • The national typical hourly rate of babysitters in 2023 is $17.50 per hour. When deciding how much to pay your babysitter, it’s important to set a competitive rate to attract the best caregivers. But there are lots of factors to think about when determining the cost of child care. Use Sittercity’s chart to determine the most appropriate babysitting rate by hourly wage by location.

  • Start by posting a job that details your needs for free on Sittercity. Your job will be shared with a community of available babysitters. Interested sitters will apply directly to your job and you’ll be notified via email and on the platform. From there, conduct interviews with your favorites. Once you’ve narrowed your search, start vetting individual babysitters by running background checks and checking references before the job officially starts.

  • You can find babysitters for in-home care or for a virtual sitting. Babysitters can help families with managing strict schedules, transportation to activities, homework help, last-minute coverage, date nights, and more.

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