Lynn Perkins started Urban Sitter in 2011. As the new mom of twins, Perkins, a graduate of Stanford University and former executive in hotel development, experienced firsthand the struggle of finding a trustworthy sitter—and connected with other moms who felt the same. Perkins’ mission is to empower parents as well as the caregivers they entrust by pairing sitters with flexible, well-paid work that empowers them with financial freedom and valuable professional skills. Urban Sitter currently has 150,000 caregivers in its database and operates in 60 cities.
Urban Sitter uses the power of local networks to connect busy parents with trustworthy, reliable, experienced babysitters in their own communities. The service allows users to search by local schools and parent groups to find their neighborhood’s top‑rated sitters and nannies. Whether it’s for a date-night babysitter, full-time nanny, or last minute child care, UrbanSitter connects parents with baby sitter reviews written by other parents they know and trust, and allows them to book babysitters and nannies instantly, on demand.