All of the sitters and nannies of everyone you trust. All in one place. Only UrbanSitter unlocks 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.

Now, it’s easier than ever to find, interview, book and pay with our babysitting app—for everything from date night babysitters to full-time nannies to backup childcare.

(+) UrbanSitter plugs into your existing networks to find babysitters your connections use and love
(+) Safe & transparent, from background checks to CPR training
(+) Part-time or full-time nannies, date night babysitters, occasional & backup childcare
(+) Repeat family badges to see the babysitters who get re-booked
(+) Pay sitters by credit card and skip the ATM
(+) Video profiles directly from the babysitters
(+) Book babysitters in a pinch - most last minute jobs get a reply in <3 minutes

(+) Great pay & flexible hours. Top UrbanSitter babysitters earn over $1,000/wk
(+) Truly free - no membership fee. Keep 100% of what you make
(+) Trust & safety is our priority. Parents must verify their identity to book
(+) See how you’re connected to families through other sitters, nannies, families & groups
(+) Add sitter friends and refer jobs to each other
(+) Convenient app for babysitters & nannies on the go
(+) Browse babysitting jobs or nanny jobs in your area

"When I see a mom from my son's school raving about a sitter, I'm excited to hire them, too." - Jenny R., Chicago

"Recommendations from friends are a must. UrbanSitter has expanded our network of babysitters." - Matt K., San Francisco

“I have tried several services to find babysitting jobs. I found childcare sites impersonal and nanny agencies claimed 15% of my wages. With UrbanSitter, I see what personal connections I have with families and keep every dollar I make.” – Kate J., San Francisco
“I have met so many wonderful families and am able to stay organized through UrbanSitter! It is perfect for a college student with no network of people!” – Taryn O., Denver


Whatever your childcare needs, UrbanSitter lets you find and book sitters of people you trust. It’s a must-have parenting app for busy families.

As seen in:
“The 25 best apps for working moms” - Working Mother
“This innovative app connects parents with the perfect babysitter — and it’s completely trustworthy and safe to use” - BusinessInsider
“12 apps to find reliable childcare” - Mashable
“Best babysitting apps for finding somebody to watch your kid” - Fatherly

(+) Date night babysitters
(+) Part-time and full-time nannies
(+) Last-minute childcare for doctor’s appointments or work meetings
(+) After school babysitters
(+) Backup childcare for sick days & daycare holidays
(+) Morning sitter while you go to the gym
(+) Childcare for “me time”
(+) Sitters experienced with newborns or multiples
(+) Mother’s helpers, night nurses and help for new moms

Can I find a nanny on UrbanSitter? Yes. Many parents find a full-time or part-time nanny by posting a job to the Job Board. It’s absolutely free to post a nanny job and see candidates. Our nanny app makes it easy to schedule interviews and keep your choices organized.

How do sitters get paid for jobs? Credit card payments are processed through the UrbanSitter app without a transaction fee, so sitters receive 100% of the payment.

Is UrbanSitter app free? Yes! The UrbanSitter app is completely free. Make sure to keep up with regular updates as we continue to improve and add more to the babysitter app.

Parents often ask, how does UrbanSitter compare to and other babysitting apps? Only UrbanSitter taps into your personal networks (friends, co-workers, moms groups, schools) to find babysitters and nannies of people you know and trust.

What's New

Version 7.26.0

We made it easier for sitters to update their job board filters 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

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
3.4K Ratings
3.4K Ratings
Rhaydon47 ,

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.

audielou ,

My Main Source of Income

As an actor/singer primarily, flexibility in my day job is important. I’ve been using this app as a sitter for my main source of income when I am home for about 3 years now and it has been wonderful. I’ve met great families and the ability to do payment via credit through the app is so handy (plus it gives me a little control without having to awkwardly bring up payment in person.)

If you are a sitter who has some experience, just know that it may take a little time for the amount of work you get to be consistent. It’s always a little slow for me when I am just back in town, but with more reviews and such, it picks up fairly quickly.

Developer Response ,

Audielou, we are so pleased to hear that UrbanSitter has been a vital part of allowing you to pursue your dream of acting and singing and allowing you to supplement your income when needed. Thanks for the wonderful review and for sharing your experience with the app!

Jingfun ,

One change to make it great

I have been a regular customer urban sitter for three years. It’s been great for finding high quality sitters available but there is one change to make. When I use your mobile app it is so difficult to find Post a new job. I sometimes have to go to your website on my computer to use it. Please make it easier to use us moms who do not have a lot of time to go from tab to tab button to button up looking everywhere to find Post a new job. I frankly do not find it useful to sift through sitters I would rather just post a job and see what qualified individuals respond. Thank you for listening to this feedback. Once this Change is made I will consider changing this review 5 stars.

Developer Response ,

Hi, thank you so much for your review! We really appreciate your feedback on the UrbanSitter app and your sincere thoughts about how to improve the process of posting a job and browsing sitters in your area. Our entire team reviews and values all member feedback, and our Product team is constantly evaluating ways to make the member experience more streamlined and functional! We hope to provide more accessibility for the app in the future. Please feel free to keep in touch and continue providing your helpful feedback by emailing our Member Services team at Best of luck on your continued sitter search!


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66.1 MB
Requires iOS 11.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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