Trust is the key to making it work

Trust is the key to making it work

When finding a babysitter or a babysitting job, nothing is more important than trust and safety. Therefore, the whole Babysits community needs to work together to ensure the best experience on the platform. Here is a summary of the most important steps Babysits takes and which measures you can take:

Babysits Trust & Safety Measures

Government ID Verification

Government ID Verification

Users can get a verified account by providing a government ID (e.g. passport, identity card, driving license, etc.).

How ID verification works

Reviews and References

Reviews and References

Learn more about babysitters and parents by reading what other community members have said about them via references and reviews.

Secure Messaging

Secure Messaging

Benefit from our messaging service where you can rely on our automated screening to detect fraud and suspicious behavior.

Profile Verifications

Profile Verifications

Babysitters and parents can verify their profile with their email address, phone number and by connecting other online profiles. Check the user’s profile to see what information they have verified.

Community Standards

Community Standards

Babysits has a set of community standards we expect all members to follow. All members agree to the community standards and terms of service when they sign up for the platform.

Community standards

What you can do to make your experience safe

At Babysits we believe in giving you the authority to make your own decisions. Here are some tips to ensure you have a safe experience while using our platform:

Communicate through Babysits

Communicate through Babysits

Use the Babysits messaging service with its automated screening, which detects fraud and suspicious behavior. Never include contact information in your profile description.

Inspect profiles and users carefully

Inspect profiles and users carefully

Be cautious when dealing with profiles that have poor descriptions, no specific preferences, or behave suspiciously. Let us know via the report button on their profile.

Plan your appointments through Babysits

Plan your appointments through Babysits

Use the appointment planner to create a clear overview of upcoming and past babysitting appointments as well as agreed upon babysitting rates and details.

Keep personal information secret

Keep personal information secret

Never share personal ID documents, your address, email, phone number, or financial information with those you meet online.

Meet before the first childcare appointment

Meet before the first childcare appointment

Always meet in-person at a public place before scheduling your first babysitting appointment.

Check references and certificates

Check references and certificates

Before scheduling an appointment, be sure to check their reviews and references and ask to see copies of relevant childcare certificates.

Use the intake form

Use the intake form

Fill out this form before your first appointment to help avoid any problems arising during the babysitting appointment.

Intake form

Help prevent scams

Help prevent scams

Do you feel another member is not being honest or trustworthy and is behaving suspiciously? Report the user and follow our scam prevention tips.

Scam prevention tips

Report suspicious members

Report suspicious members

We encourage users to report others who violate our community standards, and we act quickly to respond to reports.

For more tips on making childcare safer and easier, please check out:

Community Resources

Disclaimer

It is important to know that we do not perform automatic checks on our community members. It is ultimately up to our members to run background checks on those with whom they choose to work. We can address problems that arise with member interactions occurring on our platform. However, we cannot address issues that arise outside of our platform.