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 7.9.0

We fixed a few bugs related to booking and updated 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

3.4 out of 5

125 Ratings

125 Ratings

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!

Excellent service, horrible app


UrbanSitter has consistently allowed me to find high quality sitters, often on short notice. It has been essential to my survival and we have been satisfied with the babysitters - we have even found some sitters we really like and use regularly.

The app itself is designed horribly and has no workflows that make any sense. As a technology professional, I find the app very frustrating to use, but it is worth figuring out as the service itself is valuable. The website is just as bad so it is not unique to the app.

Developer Response

Thank you for your feedback about the app and website. We are always working to improve the functionality of the platform! We are so happy to hear that you have been able to find great babysitters for your family, especially when you have last-minute needs!

Great App for finding a sitter in a pinch


This app is great for finding a trustworthy babysitting candidate last minute. It's very useful when something unexpected comes up and no one is available to watch the child(s). It's also nice for finding a full-time caretaker if that's what you're looking for. It's very secure and offers the option to interview the babysitter prior to having them come over. Highly recommended app for any parent.

Developer Response

Thank you so much for the wonderful 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear you have found reliable, and high-quality, babysitters for your family using the UrbanSitter app.


UrbanSitter, LLC
95.5 MB
Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2012 UrbanSitter, Inc.


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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