It can be quite stressful and time-consuming to find a reliable babysitter, so you could leave the house and spend some time alone. After all, having private time is important. Nowadays, there are lots of nanny websites and apps touting babysitting services. And, each one makes searching, scheduling, and communicating with potential caregivers easier than ever. So, here are the top 8 best babysitting apps for you.
This app has so many caregiver profiles which are more than 1 million nationwide. From babysitting, pet sitting, to housekeeping services you can literally find any kind of keeping services in this app. All you have to do is post a babysitting job. And, you’ll get notifications from sitters matching your criteria who you can check through the company’s 4 steps screening process. That process includes references, reviews, interviews, and background checks.
When it comes to babysitting websites, Care.com is one of the biggest ones. It has the largest online provider of caregivers with more than 25 million people in 20 countries using the site. And, its companion Care.com app to find babysitters. Both tools will let you find, review, and pay babysitters. And, its new streamlined, three-step “Date Night” engine makes it even easier to get out for your date nights.
If you’ve had trouble finding babysitters who are closed to your neighborhood, then Bambino is your new BFF. This popular babysitting app will use your Facebook account to connect you with every sitter others, including your friends have used and recommended. Also, it lets parents send a booking request to the sitter they’ve approved. And then, the app builds a list of those who are available and lets you choose the one you want. There are 4 different rates sitters can earn, from junior sitters (13 to 15 years old) all the way up to elite sitters (18 years old or older). On top of that, timing is automatically tracked and payment takes place directly in the app.
With 150,000 caregivers in 60 cities and average response time to last-minute requests ( 3 minutes or less), the UrbanSitter is like the Uber of babysitting websites. One simple interface powers the entire process for parents and nannies. As long as you’re willing to pay the monthly fee, you can search by availability and browse categories like experience, pay rate, or background to find a match. Booking, making payments, and post reviews, all in this app.
Whether you’re looking for a teen babysitter or a seasoned nanny, this app enables you to create a private network of other parents and trusted babysitters. So, you can find new babysitters faster, based on your friends’ recommendations. When you need a sitter, send a single request to your network and the first to commit gets the job. Sitter also includes a timekeeper, calculator, and in-app payment functionality that prevents end of the month “math”! It’s a win-win for both.
The beauty of Bubble is that, like Sitter Pro, it connects you to babysitters recommended by your friends either by tapping into your phone contacts or your Facebook account. All of the care providers in the system are identity- and have background checked. Although there’s also a feature where you can ask your friend to “vouch” for them, just to make it safe. Also, the secure in-app payment system makes settling up very easy.
In addition to a $30 set-up fee, the Seeking Sitters offers more than just babysitting services. It also involves individual local franchises helping you to find full-time, part-time, or even last-minute babysitting needs. All you do is submit an online request for a baby or house-sitter. And then, they tap into their local network of certified caretakers and send somebody over. The subscription plans are monthly or pay-per-use, you handle all payments directly with the sitter. On top of that, you can also gain access to other Seeking Sitters locations when you travel.
Also related to taking care of kids, but this time you only need someone to take your kid where they need to be when you are busy. Therefore, Zum is created to arrange transportation for kids. From rides home from school to a carpool with their friends. You can set regular schedules for pick-ups and drop-offs at select schools in many countries. And, if you need it, you can add up to 2 hours of child care (either babysitting or chaperoning) before, after, or during a ride. The prices start at $8 per kid for one-way carpool rides to $16 for one-way rides alone. And, like other transportation apps, the price you ultimately pay depends on other details.
With these apps, you won’t have to worry about wasting time or losing the opportunity to have a quick night out anymore. Which is your favorite app and web? Let us know about it in the comments!