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Sitly is a platform that connects families with babysitters and childminders. It was founded in 2009 by Jules van Bruggen, who, as a parent himself saw a need for this service. Sitly has become the largest babysitting website in Spain with over 270000 registered babysitters and parents.

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Sitly was founded in 2009 and has become the fastest growing international platform that connects families with babysitters and childminders, making flexible and affordable at-home child care possible. More than a million registered families, babysitters and childminders in 9 different countries are using Sitly today. The objective of Sitly is to allow parents to arrange childcare in flexible way where children are at home in their trusted environment.

What does Sitly offer babysitters and childminders?

A babysitter or childminder can find parents via Sitly in their neighborhoodwho are looking for a babysitter and/or childminder. You can make contact with them, get to know them, and potentially make arrangements for babysitting.

What does Sitly offer parents?

Sitly offers parents the opportunity to get to know parents, babysitters and childminders in their local area, in order to organise childcare together. Besides finding a babysitter or childminder, parents can also contact each other. Simply to find playmates in the neighbourhood, or for example to share a babysitter or childminder and share the costs.

How do I get in touch with someone?

Go to another user’s profile and click on ‘send message’. You will be asked to subscribe to a premium membership first. Once you have sent the message, we will send an email to that person notifying him/her that he/she has received a message. Those people whom you’ve sent a message to will be able to reply to you for free.

We never share your personal details with others such as your address, email or telephone number. So it’s up to you to provide these to others.
The Sitly team

Our story

Sitly was founded by Jules van Bruggen after he discovered how hard it was to find reliable child care for his newborn son. “We were experiencing a lot of difficulty finding the right care. It took us a year before we found a daycare that still had a spot left, and in the meantime we were in desperate need of babysitters.”

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