How do I find sitters?

On UrbanSitter, parents can find and book sitters to fulfill their childcare needs easily through our Sitter Search and Job Post tools. You can find your perfect sitter by browsing sitters in your area or by posting a job to the sitter Job Board. Once you find a sitter you'd like to work with, you can then reach out to them with an Interview or Booking request. It's that simple to secure your family's future nanny, or one-time childcare for your next night out! 



Sitter Search


Use the Sitter Search tool to browse sitters in your area who are background checked, available during a certain time, close to your neighborhood, and those with specific experiences and qualifications. If you see a sitter who looks like a good fit for your family, you can click their profile picture to see their full profile, availability calendar, and reviews - or send them an Interview request, Booking request, or introductory message by clicking the grey and green buttons to the right of your screen. 


You can filter and sort your results to fine-tune your search for the perfect sitter. 

Need a full-time nanny, part-time sitter, or a sitter available for occasional jobs?  Filter by sitter 'Type' in the top left corner.


Need a sitter who is available for a certain date and time?  Enter the date and time you need a sitter under 'Available on:' and only sitters available for that time will appear in your results.


Additional search filters you can apply are sitters who live nearby, are background checked, sitters you've bookmarked, with infant experience, those with quick response times to booking requests, and sitters who are willing to drive on the job. Looking for a sitter who speaks Mandarin, or a sitter who has experience with behavioral challenges?  Filter your results by over 20 different languages and 20 types of special experience under 'More Filters'. You can also sort your results by best match, lowest rate, most reviews, connected to you by your friends and colleagues, or closest distance. Click 'Sorted by best match' to view the other sorting options, then select an option. Sitters who meet that criteria will be populated at the top of your results. 

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To learn more about searching for sitters by name, check out our How Do I Search For A Sitter By Name? FAQ.


Posting a Job 


Finding a nanny for your two kids or a sitter for your date-night is easy when you Post a Job to the sitter Job Board. In your Job Post you can detail the dates, times, hourly rate, children's ages, job tasks, perks & more for the one-time or recurring job you need childcare for. Sitters who are available and suited for the opportunity will express interest in the job, and you'll be able to reach out to one or many of those sitters. It’s a great way to provide detailed information about what you’re looking for in a sitter, and sitters will express interest knowing the full details of your childcare need.


You can either post a one-time job for a specific date and time or a recurring job on a regular basis. Here's a look into a one-time job post:

Selecting the job's date, start time, and end time. one_time_post_1.png

Entering your family's information and location, and setting a rate and payment method.

Selecting key tasks and perks of the job, and adding any necessary details. Please don't share personal contact information!


Posting for recurring care is simple too - you can describe your schedule and detail if your need is part or full time, and what days and times the job will occur. 


Regardless of your type of Job Post, you're also welcome to add optional screening questions to your post for sitters to answer to get a better idea of sitters' personalities and babysitting philosophies. Once you've completed all the steps, click 'Post Job!'


Once your job is posted, sitters who are available will express interest in your job and we'll notify you via email. You can go back to your posted job and click 'View Interested Sitters' to review these sitters, and from there you'll be able to send one (or more) an Interview request, Booking request, or introductory message by clicking the grey and green buttons to the right of your screen. 


At UrbanSitter, we believe finding a trustworthy, reliable sitter shouldn't be a hassle. That's why we've built these helpful tools to make finding sitters a breeze!


Looking to book multiple sitters for the same job? Check out our How Do I Book Multiple Sitters For The Same Job? FAQ

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