• As we have also mentioned in our domestic help secion -part-time, full-time or live-in domestic help are all available in Barcelona, with live-out cleaners and childcare the most commonly used services. While rates obviously vary, the cost of a babysitter typically runs between €7 – €12 an hour more or less.Many domestic helpers advertise locally in shops, supermarkets, telephone poles and small free papers. Word-of-mouth, though, tends to be the most common form of reference used in Barcelona. It seems that friends, friends of friends and relatives are always in the know about good babysitters or childcare, and the references are usually very, very good.

    Another option is the online portal, Loquo, where domestic helpers will place ads such as:

    “Experienced hard working young women is offering cleaning services. Ask for recommendations. Speaks English and Spanish and Czech, 9 Euro per hour”

    Other agencies or services (as recommended) include:

    Actividad Au Pair Internacional
    An au pair agency based in Barcelona, with a minimum commitment of 6 months or 2-3 months in the summer.
    Paseo de Gracia Nº 78 Atic 2ª
    Tel: 93 215 4895
    http://www.aupairinternacional.com 
    Email: bcn@aupairinternacional.com

    Au Pair World
    http://www.aupairworld.net
    Online worldwide search agency for au pairs
    Tel:+49 5603917817
    Email: support@aupairworld.net

    Tender Loving Canguros
    This agency offers services for live in and live out nannies as well as part-time babysitters. They service the Barcelona, Sitges and Girona areas. Typically, the range for nannies is €700-1000 per month (depending on your needs) and babysitting services range from €8 per hour upwards. The agency charges a finder’s fee of €15 per babysitting job, with a minimum of three hours work.
    http://www.tlcanguros.com/index.php
    Tel:647 605 989

    Finally, if you are looking for more along the lines of a nursery service, here is a great list of International Nurseries:
    http://www.mumabroad.com/schools/International_Nurseries-12192

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