How to Find, Vet, and Hire a Local Babysitter Near You

Feb 15, 2023 | Parents, Tips

Finding a local babysitter in your area used to be difficult and time-consuming. Your friend gives you a few phone numbers to the babysitters on their list, but one is busy, one moved out of state, and the last one’s message bounced back. There has to be an easier way to find a local babysitter near me, right?

Find a Local Babysitter the Easy Way

With today’s technology, you can order and pay for a ride, your groceries, or pizza delivery on your phone. So why not a babysitter? Welcome to Bambino!

Now, you can see who your friends and neighbors are hiring to babysit and see how they rate them. You can see the sitters, their rates, and their skills.  We also hide sitters during their unavailable time, allowing you to request a sitter when you want one, instead of scheduling around their extracurricular activities. 

See How Your Friends & Neighbors Rate Their Sitters

Bambino is different from other babysitter apps. We use personal and social networks, like Facebook, to create a network so you can see what local babysitters your friends have used and how they rate them. From there we can connect you with the perfect sitter for you, your kids, and your situation. This means you’re sure to be only looking at local babysitters, who are closest to you, and not across a vast database of strangers. You’re getting actual recommendations from friends and neighbors who have kids that go to your kids’ schools, are on your kids’ soccer team, or that you’ve met at the Mommy and Me class at the library.

You don’t have to wade through a list of potential sitters; instead, we use community feedback, sitter performance metrics, and a special matching algorithm, to match you and your kids to the right local babysitter. Plus, Bambino puts all sitters through comprehensive safety checks.

With Bambino, you can see how many star ratings a sitter got from other moms, see what other skills they offer, such as cooking meals, CPR training, or taking care of infants, and how much their rates are. You find, book, and pay all through the app, which is free to download. You only pay once a local sitter watches your kids.

Always Have a Back-Up

Wouldn’t it be nice to have not just one great local babysitter, but a couple of backups as well? We all know how easy it is to get attached to a sitter only to have them graduate and go to college or get a full-time job. We’ve all experienced the disappointment of having to cancel plans because the sitter called in sick. Bambino lets you create your own team of sitters, ready to step in when one can’t make it.

Hire a Babysitter While on Vacation

If you are traveling or splitting time between two locations, Bambino makes it easy to change your location and find babysitters near you with the click of a button. Whether it’s an extra hand at the Disney parks or quality time at dinner, hiring a babysitter while on vacation will ease stress and actually make it feel like a vacation. Mom deserves a vacation, too!

Hey, we get it. We’re parents, too, and we know that sometimes you just need a break from the demands of parenting. That’s why we’ve made it easy to find the right sitter, who you can trust and your kids will love. So drop everything (except the baby) and schedule that date night, text the girls, or pull out the yoga pants because you’ve got a sitter!

Ready to book your first babysitter near you? Download the app and set up your profile to get started!

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