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How to Find a Babysitter in Indianapolis

As a former professional nanny who now has children of her own I know how important (and how difficult) it can be to find childcare for those special snowflakes. Luckily for us parents finding a sitter has moved beyond ads in the sorority house mailroom (how I found my favorite family in college). Check out this list for the basics of local services.

Sitting Made Simple

Our sitters are local college students and every sitter has a clean background check, driving record, and is CPR certified. Whether you need a last minute sitter, before & after school care, part-time parenting, summer sitting, tutoring, pet sitting or help with a special event-we have you covered!

Offers care options for regular nannies/sitters, date-night sitters, pet sitting, and care for elderly persons. A basic profile for a family is free but does not offer caregiver contact information.

College Nannies+Sitters+Tutors

This nationwide company includes full-service care-finding which matches families to nannies (as well as sitters and tutors) through their Complete Family Approach which aims to create a good match of family and sitter.


Post a job, review qualified applicants, interview, choose. It’s as easy as it sounds with the Sittercity app. This website specializes in child care and has a huge pool of sitters

Sitters to the Rescue

This Indianapolis-only business caters to high-end clients in need of child care. Services range from last-minute babysitting, to overnights, to regular care. They are available for vacation sitting, child care during conventions, newborn care and senior care.

Solutions Home Staffing

SHS is a staffing agency working with highly qualified caretakers who are looking for professional nanny positions. They hire full and part-time nannies, house managers, caretakers, cooks, full-time housekeepers, and even domestic couples.

Urban Sitter

This guide was written and compiled by Kate Amos, early childhood writer for Indy with Kids.