Babysits does not screen signed up parents, babysitters, childminders or childminder agencies, but we do regularly check for unwanted content. If we hear about an unreliable user, we will immediately block their account. Furthermore, as we don't screen our users, please be aware that you are responsible for interviewing potential candidates and ultimately making a selection.
To minimize your risk and to ensure your family's safety, we recommend that parents meet potential babysitters before inviting them to babysit their children. Moreover, parents are advised to check babysitters' references and reviews to make the best choice. For more information, visit our tips for parents page.
For babysitters, we also recommend that you meet the parents before agreeing to babysit their children. For your own safety, suggest to the parent that you meet in a public area and bring someone along with you. For more information, visit our tips for babysitters page.
We strongly recommend that users communicate via the Babysits messaging service until they are comfortable enough with, and trust the other user, to exchange contact information and communicate externally to Babysits. Visit our trust & safety page for more information.