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What is Upwards?

Upwards is the largest childcare network in the United States, with the mission of providing access to affordable, high-quality childcare for all families. Parents use Upwards to search for qualified babysitters and other childcare providers to find the perfect match for their family. Babysitters and families are supported through the Upwards app to provide ease-of-use of the service. Upwards is here to take the stress away from the childcare process and help families find the perfect babysitter!

Are Upwards babysitters background checked?

Upwards has a well-earned reputation as the trusted name in childcare. For parents seeking full-time, part-time, backup, after-hours, weekend, and overnight child care, we have proven to be the most reliable source for connecting families with quality and affordable caregivers for years. Many of our babysitters have completed full background checks and are tagged as verified in the Upwards app. Parents can easily filter to return results of verified babysitters in their area. They can also request a background check for babysitters who have not yet been verified. Our nationwide network of babysitters is experienced and available to help families with their childcare needs in neighborhoods and communities across the country.

How can Upwards help me find a babysitter?

We support families and our babysitters with a tech-based approach through the Upwards app, making it easy for parents to stay connected to babysitters in their community. We know parents' preferences and can quickly pair them with the right babysitter near their neighborhood who fits their budget and schedule. Babysitters' rates and availability are clear so families can find the right match for their budget and childcare needs. Your next babysitter is waiting to hear from you!

Are there Upwards babysitters near me?

Upwards babysitters live in small towns, big cities, and everywhere in between. The high-quality, trusted babysitters in our network are looking to provide care for families all over the United States, including major cities like Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, and many more. Use the search box above to find the best babysitting options near you. We're excited to help you find a babysitter your family will love!