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How much does a sitter cost in California?

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When was the last time you had a night off, or a weekend away? As a parent, your number one priority is always your kids, but you deserve a break. Are you in need of a part-time babysitter to take the kids to and from school every day? Or a one-time sitter for date night? Learn about babysitting costs near you. Sitter rates do depend on the number of children and the qualifications of the sitter. To help, we have created a guide to how much you can expect to pay sitters in your area.
So how much does a sitter cost? From our research, on average they charge $20.00 an hour in California.

Sitter rates in California

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* Rate information as of December 10, 2023
Catie S
Catie S
Hi! Im Catie and I’m based in San Diego, CA. I’ve been nannying since I was 13 years old, and have been sporadically babysitting ever since! I’ve always had such a passion for watching kids grow up and learn about the world around them, so I went to college for Psychology with an emphasis in Child Development, but never really had a set intention with that degree. Right now, I work at a restaurant in La Jolla, so my schedule is very flexible, I just wanted to get back into babysitting so I can hangout with kids before I can have my own :)
Yvette F
Yvette F
I'm Yvette, an experienced sitter in Yorba Linda, California. I'm passionate about caring for children and I'm looking for a family to join. I specialize in primary school-age kids, as well as toddlers! Whether you're looking for a live-out, occasional, part-time, or daycare sitter, I'm the perfect fit. My goal is to provide an environment of safety, comfort, and fun for your kids. I'm flexible with my rates and charge $20 per hour. Message me if you're interested in my services. I'm excited to get to know your family and provide the best care possible for your children. I understand how important it is to find the perfect sitter and I'm confident that I'm the right one for you.
Sabrina L
Sabrina L
My name is Sabrina and I'm a 21-year-old college student majoring in Communication with an emphasis on Child Development Education. I have almost 5 years of experience in looking after kiddos (ages 5 months to 13 yrs) during date nights, work obligations, weddings, and more. As for my recent experience: I have been a recurrent babysitter for two energetic and kind boys (ages 5 and 8) for parents night out since 2019, and was a part-time nanny to a sweet 2 yr old girl for about 5.5 months this year. I have also worked as a tutor, aiding K-12 grade students in meeting their academic goals for over 2 years at the Light Shining Academy (Location:Irvine). I have always had a passion for working with kids and value consistency, sincerity, safety, and responsibility. I love the outdoors, crafts, imaginary play, reading books out loud and just being silly! I am comfortable with pets and consider myself a very caring and loving person. I am looking forward to meeting you and your family!

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