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FILL OUT YOUR PROFILE

Personalize your profile by adding your weekly availability, your years of experience, and your hourly babysitting rate – and remember to upload a professional photo. Based on your preferences and selected filters, you’ll see all matching babysitting jobs in your area.

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CHECK CHILDCARE NEEDS

If you see a nearby job for a family that you like, visit their profile to find out more about their needs and expectations. You can read about their kids and what they are looking for in a babysitter or a nanny to confirm that you might be a good fit for the job.

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MEET MOMS & DADS,
& THEIR KIDS

Send a greeting and introduction to the parents you like most. You can message back and forth, or set up a telephone or video call with them. If everything seems to be working out, ask about meeting them and their kids in person for an interview. Then, you can decide if it’s a match.

Get help from our detailed guide for babysitters:

OUR SITTERS HAVE LOTS TO SAY

Wondering what it’s like to work with Sitly?

OUR SITTERS HAVE LOTS TO SAY
Evie: “I like working with kids because they’re straightforward and always willing to learn new things.”
OUR SITTERS HAVE LOTS TO SAY
Alba: “During our first interview, Julia took my hand and said ‘Shall we go and play?’ So we did.”
OUR SITTERS HAVE LOTS TO SAY
Sara: “We took a picture and sent it to MarĂ­a, so she see how things were going, and relax.”

Answers to Your Questions

Registration is free, and there is no obligation to upgrade to a paid account. With a free babysitter profile, you can receive messages from local parents and reply to them at no cost. However, if you find the perfect family and can’t wait to get in touch, you will need a Premium subscription.

Sitly’s premium membership for sitters costs USD 4,95 for a single month, or USD 8,85 for three months (USD 2,95 per month). Your Premium account will automatically renew at the end of each billing period, or you can cancel your subscription anytime.

Your babysitting earnings will vary greatly depending on how old you are, how much experience you have, how many kids you’re taking care of, and how far away you live. We recommend setting your base rate at minimum wage levels to start.

It’s normal to ask for a little extra pay if you consent to extra tasks – like picking up the kids or doing certain chores around the house – but be sure to lay out clear expectations in advance. Then, do your best to agree on an hourly rate that is fair for everyone involved.

No, it’s not necessary to give your complete work history to Sitly or anyone else on our platform. Simply edit your profile to add any relevant information you wish to share directly with parents. We suggest you calculate how many years of previous nanny services or babysitting experience you have, and organize any references’ contact information you might want to send later.

Parents prefer sitters who have previously worked with children in the past, because it gives them a greater sense of trust and confidence that their kids are in good hands. So if you don’t have any childcare experience, you’ll probably need to lay a little groundwork for finding a formal job.

To kick off your babysitting career, ask family members about watching your younger siblings, cousins, or nieces and nephews – or check in with your neighbours about babysitting the kids next door. This way, you can gain some firsthand experience and increase your chances of finding a great job as a babysitter or nanny.

To find a babysitting job online fast, you’ll need to make a great first impression with a picture-perfect profile. Make sure you tell families who you are, what you’re looking for, why you like working as a sitter, and when you’re available.

Keep in mind that you are 5 times more likely to be hired by a family when you have a good profile picture. So put your best foot forward by uploading a headshot or portrait that follows our photo guidelines: neutral background, no filters, nice and centered.

The babysitting interview is your time to shine, which may feel like a lot of pressure, but you can put your nerves to bed by getting well-prepared. Most parents will want to ask you about a lot of general information regarding your background and your approach to babysitting.

Review our 10-Step Guide for Babysitters for a list of common interview questions so you can rehearse some answers beforehand.
Still have questions?

Visit our help section

GET GREAT BABYSITTING JOBS NEAR YOU

Whether you’re looking for work as a full-time childminder or an after-school nanny – or just a part-time gig as an on-call weekend sitter – Sitly helps you connect with neighbourhood families to find the best baby sitting jobs in your area.

CUSTOMIZE YOUR JOB SEARCH

As soon as you complete your account registration, you’ll gain immediate access to a list of area families looking for childcare services. Our job finding app for babysitters lets you apply personalized filters for specifying days of the week, number of children, and more – so you can quickly and easily discover the perfect family for your next job.

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