How does Babysitting24 work?

We help you on Babysitting24 to find loving babysitters, nannies, and daycare mothers quickly and easily. Here, we show you step by step how to find the right childminder for your kid, and how to hire them properly.

Please describe, what you are looking for


After your free sign-up on Babysitting24, you can create your job offer. Describe what kind of childcare you are looking for. The more detailed and precise you are, the better the childminders can estimate your job offer. Thus, you will receive more applications that are suitable for your family.

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In case you are uncertain, whether a babysitter, a nanny, or a daycare mother is the right choice for you, continue reading here:
Babysitter, nanny, or daycare mother - what is the difference?

Receive applications swiftly


After completing your job offer, let nearby caregivers know about it. Interested childminders will get in touch with you via message.



Usually, you will receive the first applications within a few minutes. So, just lean back, and let suitable babysitters, nannies, or daycare mothers contact you.

Searching for suitable childminders yourself


If you wish to search for suitable childcare actively, it is best to use the filters in the search function. You can filter for distance, experience, and age. The more precisely you set the filters, the more matching profiles you will see. By clicking on the heart on their profile, you can add suitable childminders to your favourites. Thus, you can take your time to compare their profiles and get in touch with them.

Getting in touch safely


Did suitable childminders get in touch with you, or do you wish to contact someone yourself? To be able to reply to applications and send unlimited messages, sign-up for the premium membership. This can be obtained for a small one-time fee. As a premium member, you also have the opportunity to see additional references and documents.

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Good to know

The premium membership ends automatically after the booked subscription period. This means once you have paid in advance for one, three or twelve months, you will have no further or hidden costs afterwards. Additionally, we offer a satisfaction guarantee: If you are not satisfied within the first 14 days of your premium membership, you will be refunded the amount paid.

More about our satisfaction guarantee in detail

Get to know each other at the first meeting


Once you have decided which childminder is right for you, the next step is to arrange a personal meeting. Take the time and quiet to talk to them and clarify all the details together. In consultation with the childminder, you can find out whether they are a good match for your family during a trial care session.

How to hire and insure properly


Once you have found the right childminder for your family and have come to an agreement with them, you should think about the formalities. Daycare mothers usually work self-employed. Babysitters can work as part of a pocket money job if they earn no more than CHF 750 per year and are no more than 25 years old. Babysitters who are 26 or older and nannies must be employed and covered by the social security scheme. You can find all the important information here:

How do I hire a babysitter or a nanny?

Introducing babysitters carefully


Once all formalities are settled, introduce your new babysitter, nanny, or daycare mother to your home. Show them around and explain to your new childminder what they should pay attention to. Most importantly, let them know everything about your child's needs.

Our checklist will help you to make the introduction go smoothly:

Find loving childcare

With us, you will find the largest selection of loving childminders for your family. Start now and receive matching applications in minutes.