UrbanSitter - Find a Local Caregiver You Can Trust

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About this app

Find and book all the sitters and nannies of everyone you trust. All in one place. Unlock your personal network with UrbanSitter: book a local babysitter, nanny or caregiver you’re connected to through friends, co-workers, moms groups and parents from your kid’s school. It's now easy to find a trusted sitter who's passed safety and background checks, and will take care of your baby whenever you need it, even last-minute! Kids will be back to school soon: start planning for childcare now and get to know your after-school sitter and homework helper, for a smooth transition into the school year.

You can now find, interview, book and pay your caregiver with our babysitting app. Is it a last-minute date night sitter you need? Do you want someone to be trusted, who has passed background checks? Someone local who knows exactly how to care for a baby and the amenities of your neighborhood? As children return to school, will you need a homework helper or a morning sitter? Or even a full-time nanny, or backup babysitting and childcare when juggling work and after-school pickups becomes too hectic. We've made it easy to book the caregiver or babysitter you need. So you are 100% sure that both you and your baby, toddler or young child can live your life to the fullest. Enjoy the back to school period and that personal time at the yoga studio, or stay focused at work, knowing your child is in good hands after-school with a babysitter they love.



- Plug into your existing networks: find a local and trusted sitter your connections use and love. Your baby is in safe hands.
- Safe & transparent: from mandatory background checks to CPR training, also see how many 'repeat families' sitters have
- All your needs, answered: find part-time caregiver or full-time nannies, a date night or after-school sitter, occasional & backup childcare, or even a homework helper now that children are back to school
- Easy payment system: skip the ATM, pay your sitter by credit card through the app
- Last-minute bookings: you can book a babysitter in a pinch, as most last-minute jobs get a reply in less than 3 minutes!


- Great pay & flexible hours. Full-time, after-school or occasional jobs, you decide. You could earn up to $1,000/wk or more, especially as parents are looking for childcare and a homework helper now that children are back to school
- No cut: we don’t take anything out of your earnings. Keep 100% of what you make
- Trust & safety for the sitter: your safety is our priority. Parents must verify their identity to book
- See how you’re connected to families through other sitters, nannies, families & groups
- Browse local babysitting or nanny jobs in your area


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. 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.

Parents often ask, how does UrbanSitter compare to 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. Sitters must pass a series of automated and manual safety checks, and can also elect to take additional background checks.

Whatever your childcare needs are, UrbanSitter gives you the opportunity you find and book sitters hired by people you trust. We give you the most efficient and trusted childcare solutions, so you can pull off the world’s greatest balancing act.
Updated on
Jul 1, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 5 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
1.73K reviews
Christine Soto
April 9, 2022
Grateful for this app and services it provides! The annual membership fee is steep but worth it. However, it's a mediocre app. The graphics get buggy when I draft messages to sitters. Also, if I favorite a sitter in their profile, they don't show up in my favorites. It only shows up if I favorite them in the search results, so I have lost track of who I've looked at. I already uninstalled app, restarted phone, reinstalled app, updated OS, etc. Still didn't work!
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UrbanSitter Inc.
April 9, 2022
Hi Christine, thanks for writing us a review. We're glad to hear you're enjoying UrbanSitter, but we're sorry to hear about these issues. Please feel free to email support@urbansitter.com so we can investigate further. We hope to get these issues fixed so your app is back up and running as soon as possible. Thanks again!
Amy Lee
December 13, 2020
Agree with a previous post. Extremely difficult for parents to use plus none responsive support. It requires a background verification before you can contact the sitters but the feature does not work properly. I tried on the app and on pc, contacted their support, but the problem remains. One of the very few sites that makes the task of trying to give them money very difficult.
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UrbanSitter Inc.
December 14, 2020
Hi Amy, thanks for your review! It sounds like you had an issue with the Identity Check, a step parents must complete before having the opportunity to connect with sitters. We're sorry to hear this! Our team does their best to reply within 24 hours and I see we responded to your email and approved your account! Thanks again, and best of luck!
Juana Espinoza
January 13, 2021
App works great and is easy to use. One functionality I would like that it doesn't seem to have is the ability to schedule jobs from the sitter's end. This way, if parents book via text message or phone call, the sitter can still keep their schedule all in one place, allowing them the ability to stay organized.
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UrbanSitter Inc.
January 14, 2021
Hi Juana, we're happy to hear you've had success connecting with parents. Sitters can use the "Add a job" feature on their Bookings page as long as the parent has booked them previously or sent them a message. Once the parent accepts the added job, you will be all set for the job! Email support@urbansitter.com if you have any questions!

What's new

We’ve made it easier for sitters to report cash payments and canceled bookings during the booking confirmation flow. We’ve also 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 support@urbansitter.com.