- Care.com Paid subscription ($30-$120, depending on time-frame) required to access database of babysitters, nannies and more. Members are granted access to references and background checks.
- Care4Hire.com Pay a monthly fee of $5.75 and access an extensive database of babysitters. Sample interview questions and reference requests are included with membership. Members may also post profiles for caregivers to view.
- Fun Club (South Miami) This super-friendly, licensed children’s center doubles as a preschool, babysitting center, after school program and class hotspot. The babysitting program serves kids 18 months to 12 years and functions on a drop-in basis. No reservations required, fill out a couple forms and you’re good to go.
- SitterCentralMiami. Billed as a "definitive placement agency" for babysitters, nannies and houseekeeper, SitterCentral individually screens, background checks and reference screens each of its sitters. Everyone is also CPR and first aid certified and has at leat two years babysitting experience. 305-323-5317
- SitterCity Requires a monthly ($9.99) or annual ($7.99/month) membership to access sitter info. Users can post jobs, search resumes/applicants and access background checks & reviews.
- The Babysitting Company Started by a former babysitter, The Babysitting Company pairs sitters & parents from the Keys to Palm Beach. All sitters are personally interviewed, background checked, drug tested & CPR certified. Options include full & part-time, long & short term, after school, group, corporate and traveling babysitters. All sitters are at least 18 and required to carry photo ID and a fully-charged cell phone. 305-890-7000.
- The Learning Center (Downtown Miami) Daycare meets evening & weekend hours at this 24/7 childcare center on 8th Street. Owner Melissa Mazzotta runs three facilities (2 in Miami, 1 in Fort Lauderdale) and all offer education, snacks, meals, reading and a fully bilingual staff. The space is “super clean & cheery” and stocked with toys and little cots for overnight adventures.
- The Babysitting Company Started by a former babysitter, The Babysitting Company is the exclusive nanny & babysitting agency for several of the area’s top hotels. All sitters are personally interviewed, background checked, drug tested & CPR certified. Options include full & part-time, long & short term, after school, group, corporate and traveling babysitters. All sitters are at least 18 and required to carry photo ID and a fully-charged cell phone. 305-890-7000.
- Class Act Nannies Helps source full-time live in and live-out nannies, part-time live out nannies, full and part-time housekeepers, night-time baby specialists, baby nurses and weekend nannies. 11767 S Dixie Highway #404, 305-302-9777 or 305-761-0001. Jen@classactnannies.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elite Nannies On Call. A Miami Beach-based agency that trains its nannies in child development and psychology and has a dedicated special needs division. Helps families find full-time, part-time and short-term nannies as well as babysitters. 305-771-3816 or email@example.com.
- Little Angels Nanny Service & Babysitters of Florida. Founded in 2002 by Trisha Martin, Little Angels is a full service domestic placement agency that services all of South Florida. All candidates are CPR certified, thoroughly screened and background checked. 561-684-6361 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Nanny Poppinz A national agency with locations throughout the country (over 10 South Florida locations). The agencies sources live-in/live-out nannies, full & part time nannies, temporary nannies (1-50 days)), emergency nannies, after school care, baby sitters, nanny sharing and more. Separate Miami South, Miami North and Miami Beach locations. Click here for contact info.
- Royal Nannies and Domestics This local agency focuses on recruitment, allowing fewer than 10% of applicants to progress to client interviews. Services include nannies, teaching nannies and baby nurses. The agency is slated to open a nanny & baby nurse training center in fall 2011. 888-578-1115
- Serves You Right Domestics Billed as “South Florida’s oldest and finest domestic staffing service,” Serves You Right was founded in 1986 by CEO Jo Ann Cowan (who deals with all clients first-hand). Services include finding nannies, housekeepers, house managers and personal assistants . All nannies undergo extensive interviews & background checks. 305-595-7904 or email@example.com.