Babysitters

Finding the right babysitter can be a challenge!  Referrals from friends and neighbors can be a valuable resource, but many people don’t want to give out the number to their favorite sitter for fear of losing them.  So here are some options to help you get you started.  As always, make certain the babysitter you hire has credentials and experience to your satisfaction.

River City Sitters
804.475.9213
River City Sitters is a professional sitting service providing on-call and permanent babysitting to families in the Richmond area. All babysitters have had references checked and a criminal background check. In addition, all of the sitters are at least 18 years of age and have at least two years of childcare experience.

SeekingSitters
804.912.3817
SeekingSitters is a locally owned babysitting referral service that is committed to helping Richmond families with all of their babysitting needs. Whether it’s a last minute, one-time, part-time or full-time need, SeekingSitters will work to schedule you a background screened, professional sitter. All you have to do is submit your request online and SeekingSitters will take care of the rest! Read our article on Completely Kids for more information about them too.

ASAP Sitters
ASAP Sitters is an award-winning professional babysitter referral service that sets high standards for child care. ASAP Sitters offers referrals for occasional & short-term babysitting, sitters for special events, such as weddings, and hotel sitting services for out of town clients. They are mom-owned, locally operated, licensed, and insured.

College Nannies+Sitters+Tutors  804.346.2242 – College Nannies+Sitters+Tutors, the nation’s largest nanny resource, offers a complete set of nanny placement, on-call nannies and professional babysitting services that lead to happy children and successful students

Sittercity.com
888.748.2489
As seen on the Today Show, Sittercity.com is America’s largest, most easily accessible database for babysitters and nannies. The website is easy to use and there is a zip code locator so you can get a peek at the babysitters before you register. All Sittercity.com sitters are over the age of 17 and background checks are available on all consenting sitters. Special qualifications are also noted such as CPR, first aid, tutoring abilities, other languages spoken. There is even a rating system.

Care.com
Find local babysitters, nannies, child care and senior home caregivers near you. Post jobs for babysitting, tutoring, home health care, pet care and more.

University of Richmond Babysitter Book
To place an ad or find information about babysitters, call The Office of Student Activities at 804.289.8505.