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Find a babysitter with:

CPR and first aid training

Age-specific skills and experience

Background checks

Household skills like cooking and cleaning

After school babysitters

Regular babysitters

Mother’s helpers

Before and after-school care

Overnight care

Date night sitters

I joined Sittercity and immediately heard from several wonderful sitters. The service is amazing for my peace of mind! Quote-end

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We’re here to help you find a babysitter who is right for your family.

Find your after school sitter now. Post a job today and watch the applications roll in. With thousands of sitters joining every day we can meet your family’s needs, whether you need before and after-school care, a mother’s helper, an overnight babysitter, or a reliable go-to sitter for date nights and more.

If you require a sitter with CPR and first aid training, you can easily find babysitters near you with those qualifications. If you need to find a babysitter for a newborn, you can search for sitters with infant experience. You can also find local babysitters with background checks, and run your own background checks. Sitters list their skills and experience on their profiles.

Not sure if you need a babysitter or a nanny? A lot of parents are confused about this. Generally babysitters are hired occasionally for a few hours at a time. The line can be blurry though. Someone who meets your kids and stays for a few hours after school may also be considered a babysitter, but some might consider that a nanny if they work on a regular schedule. It’s good to have a bench of a few babysitters that you know and trust.

How should you pay your babysitter? Look up your state on Sittercity’s rate calculator, and remember that paying a dollar or two more could make a big difference in hiring the right babysitter.

We’ll help you find the care you need


Babysitters provide part-time care for your kids, are usually paid hourly, and work for several families.



Nannies provide full or part-time ongoing weekday care, usually for at least 20 hours a week.


Special Needs Care

These caregivers are experienced caring for those with specific disabilities or conditions.


Companion Care

Care companions assist seniors with everyday tasks and activities in their home.


Pet Care

From dog walkers to pet sitters, our caregivers can meet the needs of your furry friends.


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