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If you’d like to babysit, the following sites can help you find babysitting jobs. However, some of them will charge you a small monthly fee to communicate with potential clients. Here are the best places to find babysitting jobs:


With more than 32 million members, Care is the industry giant. That gives caregivers greater potential to find a job — and provides families with the best chance of finding a good caregiver for children, disabled or elderly adults. However, the site charges everyone who uses it — caregivers and clients — some sort of fee.

For caregivers, the fee is modest at $9 a month or $24 semi-annually. That also gets you an annual background check, which would normally cost $15 to $17, depending on your location. Given that hourly rates for babysitters now regularly reach $25, paying that amount every six months to find clients, doesn’t seem prohibitive.

You can sign up to be a caregiver here. (Click on “find work” at the top of the page.)

Urban Sitter

Urban Sitter allows sitters to post a profile, set their rates and advertise their child care services. Babysitters and nannies pay nothing. Parents, however, pay at least $100 annually to use the site. You must pass a background check to list and the site has the ability to remove your profile for any reason. Given that parents pay for the service because they imagine they’ll get better-quality babysitters, Urban Sitter has every incentive to be cautious. 


SitterCity connects sitters and nannies with families needing their help. The site charges parents, not sitters, for the matchmaking service. So there’s no downside to signing up. Sitters set their own rates, much like they do at Urban Sitter.


Bambino enlists teenagers to provide care for kids. (Most other sites require you to be age 18 or older.) It connects parents and sitters via social media, aiming to create a trusted community. Sitters pay no fees to find jobs on this site, but clients pay $2 to $3 each time they hire a Bambino sitter. This is one of the few sites where minors as young as 13 can sign up to babysit, as long as they have parental permission.

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