Hello Sitter provides on-demand babysitters to meet the childcare needs of your family, bookings can be made from 1 hour to 10 days away and every babysitter is fully vetted and highly experienced. We curate your matches based on the information you provide us about your family.
Designed for the busy parents of New York we are changing what it means to find the right babysitter, taking the stress out of contacting, securing and paying for your childcare.
How does it work?
After signing up and telling us a little bit about your children and what you want in a babysitter you can select the date and time you need and our very clever technology matches you with the perfect fit. You can view each babysitter’s profile, read reviews from fellow parents and even watch a short video. Anyone matched to you is available, so go ahead and hit book and it’s as easy as 1-2-3.
Why use our babysitters?
- All of our babysitters go through a thorough background checked
- Have to fill out an extensive application form
- Have an in-person interview
- Provide 3 x references that are personally checked
- Social media checked
- And finally are all used by our founder and mom Lauren
Feel free to email us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Currently serving New York City and Hampton families
A previous feature, promo codes, is now back on and functioning. We are now functioning in new cities.
Ratings and Reviews
I'm so happy I gave this app a try. I have used it over 20 times in all different types of situations. I've hired sitters to stay in my office while I worked with my newborn (I also got to know them). I've hired sitters during my dinner parties at home and after I began getting comfortable with the app, I began hiring sitters weekly. My schedule is extremely sporadic and this app has helped me tremendously. I jumped on board as soon as I saw it mentioned on the Today show. The sitters are amazing with my kids and my daughter has a handful of favorites. Expect your sitter to be super engaging and not in their phone (thank goodness).
Developer Response ,
Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so pleased we can help with your childcare when you have an unpredictable schedule, that is exactly one of the reasons that Hello Sitter was founded.
Holy Mackerel! Love love love.
Wow! With HelloSitter, it was easier to book last minute sitters in New York City while on vacation than it is back home in Nashville with no app. I booked two sitters over the course of two days. Both responded and took my job offer within seconds of my posting the jobs — Before I even left for New York! Both sitters were awesome in every way. My husband and I loved that we could go out for “boring grown-up stuff” while great sitters took our girls to the Central Park Zoo and the Natural History Museum and pizza parlors (while we parents went to candlelight white linen spots.) The whole family was happy!
Great idea but..
So, this app is wonderfully easy to use. However, I made a booking days in advance, the sitter confirmed and then cancelled in the middle of the night less than 12 hours before the booking. HelloSitter let me know I had time to rebook, but there are no guarantees that the sitters will accept and this leaves us in a lurch and out money as we booked tickets to a movie in good faith. I’ve contacted customer service through email and the app and I’ve not heard anything. If parents get charged for last minute cancellations (totally fair!) I think HelloSitter should also compensate parents who were cancelled on at the last minute.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.