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’ve introduced new sitter badges to better support parents searching for new caregivers. These new badges indicate when a sitter responds quickly to a message from a new family and when a sitter has a low booking cancellation rate. We’ve updated our search, applicant summary, and sitter profile screens to support these new badges. We’ve also made a handful of minor UI improvements across the app, fixed a few bugs affecting some bookings, and 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 email@example.com
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.
2 weeks ago I would’ve given this app 5 stars. The app is convenient and easy to use, there are usually a lot of job openings around my area and I’ve made decent spending money overall. However, out of nowhere, now the developers want to charge sitters and nanny’s for services we’ve Been using with no added services or benefits other than a background check. If a background check is so necessary to keep your app safe why are y’all just now adding this feature?? And if it’s that important for the peace of mind of the parents, already verified, repeatedly booked sitters shouldn’t have to pay to prove they are who they say they are. The company should do background checks same as every other company out there. You don’t have to pay when you apply for a job and they check your background; neither should you have to for this. I have to say that I’m very disappointed with how things turned out for an app that I truly loved. Whenever they want to start charging me I will be leaving the app because I think what they’re doing is unfair, ridiculous and honestly a money grab move from a company I thought respected their clients -ie the sitters who make the whole thing possible. Horrible coustomer service and representation. Honestly SAD.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for reaching out with your review and expressing your concerns. Given the timing of this review, this sounds like a reaction to UrbanSitter’s decision to require a paid membership for all sitters. This membership includes full access to the UrbanSitter job board, messaging and booking tools, as well as new trust and safety features, including required background checks.
While we understand that some sitters may opt out, we whole-heartedly believe that requiring all sitters to be background checked is the best way to build the most trusted and reliable childcare service available today. We also believe that in doing so, we will attract even more parents to UrbanSitter, which will ultimately result in more jobs for the sitters who continue. Should you have any questions or need clarification about this requirement, please feel free to let our team know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.