Babysitting Services

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Compare the Top Babysitting Services and Nanny Agencies to Find a Babysitter that’s perfect for your family!

Sittercity: The best sitters are here

Have you ever wondered, “What’s the difference between these online services?” or “Which one is the best?” or perhaps “Which one is right for my family?”

Here are the main differences:

  • Some offer many types of helpers including child care, senior care, pet sitters,  tutors, housekeepers, and personal assistants while others strictly offer nannies or babysitters!
  • Most offer different membership packages that range in price from about $29 – $199 depending on the length of time of your subscription and the benefits included.
  • Some offer free comprehensive background checks and others offer only access to background checks that caregivers have run on themselves.

An online babysitting service is the perfect place to find a babysitter, a full-time nanny, and several other types of household aides. Babysitters and nannies usually don’t have to pay to be listed on most of these sites so many of them create an account on several different online babysitting services to increase their chances of finding a job.  Therefore, you might actually see many of the same faces on each online agency’s site. Most of these services also allow you to search their database for free (although, most won’t allow you to contact any sitters until you purchase a membership).

Check out the comparison chart below for additional differences between services.

You should always try a free search before purchasing a membership on any online care service because while they all claim to offer “nationwide” services, they may not have any caregivers available in your area especially if you live in a small town away from any highly populated areas.

Check out the comparison chart below keeping your particular needs in mind.  Visit the online babysitting services that interest you most by clicking on the links provided here:

Sittercity October Promotion: 35% off 3 Month Membership Use code 35OFF

Save 20% on Premium Membership
FREE Nanny Search at Nannies4hire
14 day FREE trial at Care4hire Nannies4Hire Care4Hire
Pet Sitters
Senior Care
Special Needs Care
House Cleaning
Misc. Help
Member Online BBB
Hourly Rates Posted
Access Bkgnd Checks
Corporate Program
Free Search
Free Military Fmly Mbrshp
Itnl. Nanny Assoc.

One other smaller online service to check out is Phone-a-Sitter, which also offers a free search for Babysitters. is an informational website. We offer information, ideas, and tips including our eBook “Seven Things to Know Before You Hire That Babysitter” for free. The way we are able to continue offering information for free is to collect a commission from our advertisers. You will NOT pay anything additional by clicking through a link on this website. In fact, we offer discount codes to you whenever possible.  Please don’t feel obligated to purchased any item or service through a link on our site, but if you choose to, we would be very appreciative! When searching for a child care provider, keep your standards high – your children are worth it!

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