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Find a child care provider with:

CPR and first aid training

Age-specific skills and experience

Background checks

Household skills like cooking and cleaning

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Sittercity is the pioneer in online child care — we’ve been finding fantastic child care for families like yours since 2001.

If you’re looking for a child care provider with CPR and first aid training, you can easily search for providers with those requirements. Perhaps you have a newborn, or twins (or newborn twins — wow, you have your hands full!) and need a child care provider with expertise in those areas. Some families have children with special needs as well. Sittercity can help you find caregivers who specialize in working with children who have Down syndrome, autism or other special needs. Some of our sitters also have a background in education and can provide tutoring services in addition to child care.

A great way to find exactly the kind of child care you need is to post a job on Sittercity. When you’re writing your job description, be sure to note if you need a babysitter or a nanny. Both babysitters and nannies provide child care, but they have a few notable differences. Babysitters tend to work for multiple families and provide occasional child care, date night care, and backup child care for a few hours at a time. Nannies are often career child care providers and usually only work for one or two families on a set weekly schedule. Nannies can provide either full-time or part-time child care (such as after-school care) depending on your needs.

How much does child care cost? The average hourly rate varies from state to state. Look up your state on Sittercity’s rate calculator.

Ready to start your child care search? Sign up and post a job, and you’ll find a great sitter or nanny for your family in no time!

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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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