Book the sitters and nannies of everyone you trust. All in one place. Now, it’s easier than ever to find, interview, book and pay with your babysitting app—for everything from date night babysitters to full-time nannies to backup childcare. Kids heading back to school? We've got the best after-school sitters, carpool drivers, homework helpers and morning nannies.
With UrbanSitter, you have the power to unlock your personal network to book babysitters and nannies you’re connected to through friends, co-workers, moms groups and parents from your kid’s school.
FIVE REASONS TO LOVE URBANSITTER:
Plug into your existing networks to find caregivers your connections use and love
Safe & transparent: from background checks to CPR training, also see how many 'repeat families' sitters have
All your needs, answered: find after-school sitters, part-time or full-time nannies, date night babysitters, occasional & backup childcare
Easy payment system: skip the ATM and pay your sitter by credit card through the app
Last-minute bookings: you can book babysitters in a pinch, as most last minute jobs get a reply in less than 3 minutes!
FOR BABYSITTERS & NANNIES:
Great pay & flexible hours. Top UrbanSitter babysitters earn over $1,000/wk
No cut: we don’t take anything out of your earnings. Keep 100% of what you make
Trust & safety: your safety is our priority. Parents must verify their identity to book
See how you’re connected to families through other sitters, nannies, families & groups
Browse babysitting jobs or nanny jobs in your area or neighborhood
Whatever your childcare needs are, UrbanSitter gives you the opportunity you find and book sitters hired by people you trust. We give you the most efficient and trusted childcare solutions, so you can pull off the world’s greatest balancing act.
We improved the sitter success guide, fixed a minor display issue affecting some parents on the iPhone SE, and fixed a bug affecting the display of some sitters in search. We’ve also updated a few things on the backend to keep the app running smoothly.
Please let us know if you experience a bug or issue! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ratings and Reviews
Lifesaver when I was in college
When I was in college I used UrbanSitter a lot to pick up date night jobs during the weekend and even got a regular mother’s helper job during the week after classes. It was a great way to make extra money completely on my own schedule. You can set your availability for certain days and parents can book you, or you can look at posted jobs and apply for them. I met so many nice families and explored different parts of the city I may have never visited! When you set up your profile, definitely add a video and get reviews from past employers and other parents so you can start off with 5-Star reviews. I’ve seen other sitters complain but honestly if you do a great job babysitting and are professional and reliable (don’t no-show!) you shouldn’t have a problem and you’ll find so much benefit in UrbanSitter. Everyone at support has been helpful too with jobs and payments. I highly recommend you give it a try!!!
Developer Response ,
Thanks so much for the great review! We are thrilled to hear that you have connected with wonderful families and built a successful babysitting business to help support you during college. We appreciate you sharing your positive experiences.
Good app but could be better
Great way to look for babysitting jobs or nanny jobs. I do wish they made profile pictures a requirement. I feel pretty safe going to babysitting jobs but I never apply to jobs that don’t have a profile picture. There should be a way for babysitters to rate/review families. It’s nice to know what you’re getting into before showing up for the job: how difficult are the kids/parents, what sort of activities did you do, and how clean is the home. Home cleanliness is crucial for me. Last, after a certain amount of jobs there should be a way to verify the babysitter that is the equivalent of having a background check. I’m not going to pay for a background check. After, working for a few families on the app you should be a verified person that shows new families you’re trust worthy, responsible and more. Some parents don’t let apply for a job unless you have a background check. I would like to think the reviews on my profile from all the families I’ve worked for would be enough.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your review! We're happy to see that you are enjoying UrbanSitter so far and are actively looking for jobs. Please know that we are sharing this feedback with the team here at Urbansitter and we hope to provide more accessibility for the app in the future. Nevertheless, we thank you for your feedback, and best of luck on your search!
Changed the game!
Urban Sitter is truly an amazing app! It has helped me (a college student) to meet many new families around the bay area while gaining more experience in the child care field. It is very easy to navigate, I just have a couple of suggestions.
1) Make a feature where you can block a specific family (or sitter) so you don’t even have to view them in your search. If a certain family is not adequately compensating for their number of children or have included services in their posts that you don’t offer, you should be able to block them so you won’t see them each time you’re on the job board. Likewise, if a sitter does not fit your criteria (i.e. aren’t CPR certified) you should be able to block them, too. This will help save time for everyone involved during their searches for the perfect candidate/family. I know you can hide your availability from specific families, but it would be nice if you could completely hide them from view forever.
2) For sitters, only show jobs that match the availability posted to your calendar. This will save time during the job search so you won’t have to waste time hiding all the jobs you can’t even take.
Again, I love this app so much and can’t recommend it enough! I seriously talk about it to anyone who will listen. I hope you at least consider adding these features, as I know many other sitters and families who agree.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your great review! We appreciate and value your feedback regarding the app and your suggestions regarding the Job Board. We hope to provide more accessibility and options to the Job Board and overall communication with other members in the future. Regardless, we are grateful for your feedback and will be sure to share with the rest of our team. Thanks so much for spreading the word about UrbanSitter to your community. Best of luck on your continued job search!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.