Better babysitting starts now.


SittingAround gives you easy online booking, sitters you can trust, and the freedom of knowing you'll always have a babysitter when you need one.

Join a babysitting coop and trade free babysitting with other parents, build a network of paid sitters you trust and share with your friends, or both... however you choose to use the site, you will take the "if" out of finding a sitter.

Accounts are Free

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What users are saying


"All the moms in our neighborhood are so excited, we need date night back!"


"Love the idea of a babysitting coop but never wanted to do the accounting ... you do that part for us!"


Watch the coops grow

Watch The Spread of Coops




Find a Babysitter

Need a babysitter? We make it easy to find sitters near you -- sitters you can trust, available when you need them.

Browse our open online directory and find sitters -- for free. Contacting and scheduling sitters requires an account, which is also free.

Is it really free? Yes, fully featured accounts are free. You can remove advertisements for a small fee.

Coop, Co-op, Cooperative?

A babysitting coop is a groups of parents in a neighborhood who trade childcare. We give you everything you need to start, manage, and grow a successful babysitting cooperative.

Many names are used to describe groups of parents who swap babysitting: cooperative, co-op, babysitter swap, babysitter exchange, etc. We use Coop, pronounced koh-op, and Cooperative.

For Babysitters

Manage your babysitting work like the business it actually is. A SittingAround Sitter Profile is an online store for your babysitting business.

Collect your references in one place, get a free background check, accept credit cards, find babysitting jobs near you. Display your availability, so you get work when you want it. Take bookings online.


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