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WeSit - Find Vetted babysitters in Johannesburg and Cape Town
the best babysitters in Johannesburg and Cape Town
the best babysitters in Johannesburg and Cape Town
the best babysitters in Johannesburg and Cape Town

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How soon do you need someone?

I need them to care for (check all that apply):

Newborns

0 - 6 mo

Toddlers

6 mo - 3yrs

Preschoolers

4 - 6 yrs

School age

7+ yrs

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What would make the perfect sitter?

Minimum years of experience:
Any
3+
5+
7+
Other must haves:
Comfortable with pets
Special needs experience
University educated
Has reliable transport

Lovely! You can book a babysitter from as low as R90/hr

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What parents are saying!

Christina S

Cape Town

“Prisca and my daughter get along extremely well and have the most fun together. Prisca is always on time and a very respectful young lady. She clearly has a lot of love for children as it shows with how patient she is with my kids. I highly recommend Prisca to anyone looking for reliable, well spoken and caring babysitter!”

Prisca B

Prisca B

5 stars

I am very caring and have always been really passionate about with with kids and animals, I'm a big dog lover! I am a friendly person that enjoys working with people

Nomvuyo M

Johannesburg

“Thank you for everything in such a short notice. I loved Elaine, everything went well! I will be using your services again.”

Elaine H

Elaine H

5 stars

I am a mum of 3. Have 14 years of experience ranging from newborns to teenager. I have babysat nieces, nephews, friends' babies and I believe I have a natural gift with children.

Anna M

Cape Town

“Nqobile was amazing! She arrived early and clicked with my kids right away. I was totally comfortable leaving for the evening, since she was clearly smart and competent.”

Nqobile M

Nqobile M

5 stars

I have been babysitting for the past 5 years for children ranging from 2 to 15 years old.

Francois D

Somerset West

“Thanks for the service, we enjoyed our date and everything went well!”

Ilze A

Ilze A

5 stars

Hi there I am Ilze your local reliable 'sitter' :) I have 7 years of au pair experience having predominantly worked with 2 different families as well as extensive other babysitter experience across the greater Cape Town area.

Bennet V

Pretoria

“Thank you! Pre-eminence was amazing and we had a blast on our lunch date. We would love for her to babysit for us again in the future.”

Pre-Eminence

Pre-Eminence

5 stars

I am 2nd year psychology student who is always up for an adventure. I am an extremely energetic person and I'd love to believe that children tend to gravitate towards me naturally due to my positive and warm nature

Christina S

Cape Town

“Prisca and my daughter get along extremely well and have the most fun together. Prisca is always on time and a very respectful young lady. She clearly has a lot of love for children as it shows with how patient she is with my kids. I highly recommend Prisca to anyone looking for reliable, well spoken and caring babysitter!”

Prisca B

Prisca B

5 stars

I am very caring and have always been really passionate about with with kids and animals, I'm a big dog lover! I am a friendly person that enjoys working with people

Nomvuyo M

Johannesburg

“Thank you for everything in such a short notice. I loved Elaine, everything went well! I will be using your services again.”

Elaine H

Elaine H

5 stars

I am a mum of 3. Have 14 years of experience ranging from newborns to teenager. I have babysat nieces, nephews, friends' babies and I believe I have a natural gift with children.

Anna M

Cape Town

“Nqobile was amazing! She arrived early and clicked with my kids right away. I was totally comfortable leaving for the evening, since she was clearly smart and competent.”

Nqobile M

Nqobile M

5 stars

I have been babysitting for the past 5 years for children ranging from 2 to 15 years old.

Francois D

Somerset West

“Thanks for the service, we enjoyed our date and everything went well!”

Ilze A

Ilze A

5 stars

Hi there I am Ilze your local reliable 'sitter' :) I have 7 years of au pair experience having predominantly worked with 2 different families as well as extensive other babysitter experience across the greater Cape Town area.

Bennet V

Pretoria

“Thank you! Pre-eminence was amazing and we had a blast on our lunch date. We would love for her to babysit for us again in the future.”

Pre-Eminence

Pre-Eminence

5 stars

I am 2nd year psychology student who is always up for an adventure. I am an extremely energetic person and I'd love to believe that children tend to gravitate towards me naturally due to my positive and warm nature

Christina S

Cape Town

“Prisca and my daughter get along extremely well and have the most fun together. Prisca is always on time and a very respectful young lady. She clearly has a lot of love for children as it shows with how patient she is with my kids. I highly recommend Prisca to anyone looking for reliable, well spoken and caring babysitter!”

Prisca B

Prisca B

5 stars

I am very caring and have always been really passionate about with with kids and animals, I'm a big dog lover! I am a friendly person that enjoys working with people

Nomvuyo M

Johannesburg

“Thank you for everything in such a short notice. I loved Elaine, everything went well! I will be using your services again.”

Elaine H

Elaine H

5 stars

I am a mum of 3. Have 14 years of experience ranging from newborns to teenager. I have babysat nieces, nephews, friends' babies and I believe I have a natural gift with children.

Anna M

Cape Town

“Nqobile was amazing! She arrived early and clicked with my kids right away. I was totally comfortable leaving for the evening, since she was clearly smart and competent.”

Nqobile M

Nqobile M

5 stars

I have been babysitting for the past 5 years for children ranging from 2 to 15 years old.

Francois D

Somerset West

“Thanks for the service, we enjoyed our date and everything went well!”

Ilze A

Ilze A

5 stars

Hi there I am Ilze your local reliable 'sitter' :) I have 7 years of au pair experience having predominantly worked with 2 different families as well as extensive other babysitter experience across the greater Cape Town area.

Bennet V

Pretoria

“Thank you! Pre-eminence was amazing and we had a blast on our lunch date. We would love for her to babysit for us again in the future.”

Pre-Eminence

Pre-Eminence

5 stars

I am 2nd year psychology student who is always up for an adventure. I am an extremely energetic person and I'd love to believe that children tend to gravitate towards me naturally due to my positive and warm nature

Our vetting process

First aid certification

First aid certification

We require sitters to have at least a level one first aid certificate.

Background checks

Background checks

Sitters must have a clean record and an up-to-date police clearance.

Great references

Great references

They have an excellent track record from families they’ve done work for.

In-person interviews

In-person interviews

We conduct interviews to verify that they have the necessary skills, passion and values to meet our standards.

Core values we look for

Empathy

For understanding the wide ranging emotions of children and assisting with moral development

Passion

For gaining a sense of fulfilment and happiness from extending care to children

Integrity

For truthfulness, honesty and always doing what is right in service

Support

For enabling children to learn and giving them confidence to overcome any challenges

Respect

For creating an environment of trust, safety and well-being regardless of differences

Super simple payments

Pay directly from your credit card

R100 - R120

Per hour (*Rates fluctuate with time of day)

Beyond babysitting

babysitting date night

We put love and attention towards everything we do; so that you can continue being the superhero you are for your kiddos, or go on that date night you've been looking forward to.

We prioritise fun and professionalism to ensure that your kiddos are safe and having a blast!

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Frequently asked questions

Can I meet the babysitter beforehand?

Yes. You can schedule a video call, or an in person meet and greet with a booked babysitter at your convenience.

Can I book the same babysitter everytime?

Our booking process prioritizes your favourite sitter(s) to try and motivate consistency, however - if any request is made outside of your favourite babysitter's schedule, we'll get you the next best babysitter in our community of vetted sitters.

How long can I book a babysitter for?

You can book a babysitter for as long as you like. Duration depends purely on the availability of babysitters.

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