Urban Sitter

What: San Francisco-based online service and mobile app that allows parents to search for, book, pay, review, and recommend babysitters and nannies

Expected pay: $11–$16/hour

Where: Most major cities 

Requirements: Be at least 18 years of age; legally able to work in the U.S.; have a clean criminal record



  • Site requires background checks and clear photographs of all nannies


  • A number of sitters have complained about getting kicked off for minor infractions
  • As of 2019, the site is requiring sitters to pay a fee to post their profiles
  • Site has the right to remove sitters for any reason

What Users Say: (From Indeed)

I have been on urbansitter for over a year I’ve got several good jobs from that website. last week they started to charge sitters an annual fee… funny on the same day that the charges started they were posting available jobs at $85 an hour $20 an hour $15 an hour and lots of them which has never been the case on urbansitter very rarely would you see jobs that were $15 or $20 an hour and if they were on there they wouldn’t last long or they were only for one day out of the month so I feel as though this is a marketing scam and a way of getting people to to join as new members would think that they were going to be able to get these good jobs if the paid the annual fee. Reeks of fake advertising. If you join dont expect those jobs to be available!

This company helped me be able to support myself through special needs nannying while in college. I stayed with this company until they decided to start CHARGING their employees a fee to use the service!

Learned a lot, management was great, gives opportunities for those who seek it. enjoyed my time entails taking full responsibility for the health and welfare of children when their parents are away. Sitters are entrusted with every aspect of childcare from meals to hygiene to educational activities. Other important duties include discipline and keeping records of children’s daily activities

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