Ayi Services will accommodate requests from families who are looking for English-speaking help that can also serve as nannies. Prices will vary depending on the agency and how long you require the domestic help. One-time baby-sitting may be possible to arrange although not always part of their services.
Ayi/Domestic Help Services
Beijing EX-PATS Service: http://www.expatslife.com (6438 1634). Provides maid and nanny services as well as car/driver services.
Some non-agency places to look for ayis are postings on City Weekend (http://www.cityweekend.com.cn) and TheBeijinger (http://www.thebeijinger.com) classifieds. Another place to check is on forums hosted by these sites, as well as on Beijing-Kids (http://www.beijing-kids.com/).
Flyers posted at local Jenny Lou’s supermarkets can also sometimes work wonders!