Comparing Nanny Lane vs. Care.com vs. Sittercity

Care.com, Sittercity, and Nanny Lane are all the top websites to find nannies & nanny jobs. They have similar trust & safety practices, but widely differ in affordability, nanny share support, and what their services offer.

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Comparing Nanny Lane, Care.com, and Sittercity

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Connecting with others


  • Nanny Lane allows families and nannies to message each other for free.
  • Care.com charges families and nannies to message each other.
  • Sittercity charges families to message nannies, but nannies can message families for free.
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Finding nanny shares


  • Nanny Lane makes it easy to search for nannies & nanny shares. Sign up as a family with a nanny, two families, or a family looking for both. When you're ready, they even have a nanny share payroll service.
  • Care.com offers families the ability to message other families.
  • Sittercity doesn’t support nanny shares.
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Building trust & safety


  • Nanny Lane provides messaging (without sharing personal info). Families & nannies can report others as needed, and they have an advanced system to keep out bad actors. As families go through the hiring process, they can buy background checks.
  • Care.com has the same trust and safety measures as Nanny Lane.
  • Sittercity has the same trust and safety measures as Nanny Lane.
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Using background checks


  • Nanny Lane has 2 types of background checks (ranging from $25-45) that families can buy individually or join their PLUS membership & get 5 for the best deal.
  • Care.com has 3 types of background checks families can add to their monthly fee.
  • Sittercity also has 3 types of background checks that families can add to their monthly fee.
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Job searching services


  • Nanny Lane gives nannies the opportunity to rank higher in search results & get early access to new jobs with their PLUS membership ($10/mo).
  • Care.com requires nannies pay and to message families and to run a background check on themselves ($18.99/yr-$8.99/mo).
  • Sittercity features nannies’ profiles for a monthly fee ($9.99/mo).
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Choosing a payroll service


  • Nanny Lane has the most affordable payroll service ($55/mo). They pay your nanny and manage all tax filings & payments. They even include a customized nanny contract.
  • Care.com is the most expensive service with Homepay ($75/mo).
  • Sittercity partners with GTM for their payroll services ($65/mo)
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Is paying for Care.com or Sittercity worth it?

You have to pay to message families & nannies. On Sittercity, only families pay to message nannies. But on Nanny Lane, you message families & nannies for free.GraphTRY NANNY LANE

Is paying for Care.com or Sittercity worth it?

You have to pay to message families & nannies. On Sittercity, only families pay to message nannies. But on Nanny Lane, you message families & nannies for free.TRY NANNY LANE
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What families & nannies say about Nanny Lane

Nancy Dianna
Great website! A lot of great families. Better than Care.com!
Anica Hudd
Nanny Lane makes it as simple as possible to connect with families that are in need of nannying services. It's such an efficient site, it made it so easy to spend as little time possible searching for the perfect fit! I am so glad I used this site instead of Care.com.
Digant Kasundra
We tried Care.com and only found weirdos. I met lots of great candidates and found an awesome nanny for our little one.
Lisa Danker
I found a great nanny and had a better experience than with other caregiver sites.
Meo Liean
Absolutely WOW! We love our nanny and cannot thank Nanny Lane enough for being there for us!!! We searched for over a year on many sites with no success. Thanks Nanny Lane for changing that for us and for adding someone to our lives who brings so much joy to our toddler! Not 5 stars, 15!!!
Alyssa
Great service helped us find out wonderful nanny. They allowed us to communicate and contact many nannies without the absurd fees that Care.com and Sittercity have. It's a wonderful platform that even has payroll services for an extra fee if you're interested. Couldn't be happier.
Lucy Green
Nanny Lane has been a great resource for finding high-paying nannying jobs., and unlike some nanny booking websites they do not charge the nanny to post their profile, which I deeply appreciate. The job opportunities I have found on this website have been safe and highly rewarding.
Courtney Yaple
Nanny Lane was easy to use and I found my nanny (and love her!) with Nanny Lane. I was on maternity leave with my second baby, and the childcare we had lined up fell through about 4 weeks before I had to return to work. There were no other openings near me, so I went to Nanny Lane to post about my family and what kind of nanny I was looking for, and I was lucky enough to find the perfect fit. There weren't any fees to be able to see the application, so it made the searching and hiring process less stressful in a stressful situation. Recommended!
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