There are a variety of online networks offering baby-sitting services. Some require background checks, others allow just about anyone to offer baby-sitting services. The average rate for a babysitter is $20/hour.
Employs about 50 screened, qualified babysitters ages between 21 to 70. They speak fluent English and have professional childcare experience and a valid driver’s license.
3614 Empire Dr #205, Ste 812
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Hours: Mon-Fri 10-4
Cost: $14-$15/hr, 4 hr minimum, Cash only
Babysitters of West LA
Pre-screened sitters ages over 21 take your kids our for activities. Have been in business for 50 years. 24 hr notice required.
Hours: Mon-Sat 9-5
Cost: $14-$15/hr, 4 hr minimum
The Babysitter Registry
The Babysitter Registry is on online interactive registry where babysitters register their services. There are no guarantees as many of those listed are just college graduates who are good with kids. Many sitters go through a background check, however, to validity their skills. Almost 15,000 babysitters have registered on the site in the Hollywood area alone so choose wisely. Parents register for $7.99 a month. http://www.babysittersnearme.com
Care4Hire.com provide access to local babysitters. Families get to pick and choose characteristics and for a fee can access a multi-criminal history search on prospective sitters. Parents register for $5.75 a month. http://www.care4hire.com
LA loves mixers and Mommy Mixer provides a network of countrywide baby-sitters. They organize face-to-face mixers located in boutiques and up market spots around Los Angeles where parents and babysitters take an hour to work the crowd. It is then up to the parents to follow up with the sitter. Registration is $100 for parents. http://www.mommymixer.com
Website offers a matching service between the parents in need and the babysitters nationwide.
If paying $20 an hour for a local college graduate’s baby-sitting services feels like pocket change, then most nanny and domestic agencies provide baby-sitting services. Agency staff are registered professionals and have passed rigorous background checks. Qualified nannies are usually in between jobs or looking for extra hours.
Buckingham Nannies: http://www.buckinghamnannies.com