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The easiest way to find child care

  • Thousands of child care providers in your area
  • Match by skills and schedule
  • Read references & reviews
  • Purchase background checks
  • Book an interview directly

Child care services that fit your needs

  • In-home child care
  • Full-time child care
  • Part-time child care
  • After-school child care
  • Daytime child care
    • Newborn care
    • Infant care
    • CPR training
    • First aid training
    • Special needs care

Child care FAQ

  • The national typical hourly rate in 2024 is $19.00 per hour for nannies and $17.50 for babysitters. When deciding how much to pay your child care provider, 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 child care 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 caregivers. Interested child care workers 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 individuals by running background checks and checking references before the job officially starts.

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

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