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CPR and first aid training

Age-specific skills and experience

Background checks

Household skills like cooking and cleaning

Find experienced babysitters in your neighborhood

Full-time and part-time nannies

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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Finding the right babysitter can be a challenge if you don’t know where to look. At Sittercity, we’re experts at helping you connect with the right babysitter for your family. If one of your requirements for a babysitter is CPR and first aid training, you can easily search for sitters in your area with those qualifications. Looking for a babysitter that has experience with newborns, young children or other age-specific requirements? Our babysitters list those skills on their profiles, as well as other services such as cooking and cleaning. You can also search for local sitters with background checks as well. Our local babysitters can help with a wide variety of your family’s needs, including nanny services, mother’s helpers, before- and after-school care, overnight care, date night sitters and more.

What exactly is a babysitter? Babysitters differ from nannies in that they don’t have a regular schedule. Generally they are on-call caregivers that parents hire for a date night or similar activity. It’s good to have a few babysitters that you know and trust so that one is always free when you need to go out without the kids.

How much do babysitters charge? The average hourly rate varies from state to state. Look up your state on Sittercity’s rate calculator.

Many families find their babysitters through personal referrals from friends or family. When you have to look outside of your personal network, Sittercity is dedicated to improving your search for quality babysitters. We have thousands of babysitters for you to choose from, and you can narrow your search based on qualifications and your family’s needs. You can also post a babysitting job and let the babysitters come to you.

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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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