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How to find child care services or baby-sitting in Paris?

Combining work or personal activities and children can sometimes seem like an uphill battle because of a complete lack of time. Children need a lot of attention! However, there are many different ways to tackle child-care in Paris for your little darlings.
Following our post about bilingual daycare in Paris, we wanted to focus on another type of childcare service in Paris: babysitting! If you are an expat who has just moved to Paris, parents looking for an occasional babysitter or a family needing to find regular bilingual childcare, then this post about babysitting in Paris is exactly what you need!


The 3 different types of baby-sitting

If you thought that the only babysitting option in Paris was paying a babysitter to come to your apartment, then you were wrong. There are 3 main types of babysitting and childcare services in Paris.

Child minder

There are 2 different types of child minder: child minders who work for a nursery and child minders who work for individuals.
A child minder is a professional with an official certification approved by the General Council. With this type of childcare service:
– the child minder hosts your child at her/his home
– the price depends on the type of child minder and the services
– it’s a collective type of childcare services, so your child won’t be alone
– the childminder’s apartment is purpose-built
– You have to register your child beforehand at the City hall of your arrondissement and be put on a waiting list because municipal child minders are in high demand
– Depending on which nursery they work with, they can be bilingual or not.
For further details about childminders, you can read this post written by the Mairie de Paris.


This childcare service is the most popular with parents because of the flexibility of the schedule and the price, but also the fact that the babysitter is totally dedicated to their child. Babysitters don’t have any certifications, they are recruited by the agencies that check their skills during the interview.
The babysitter:
– picks up your child after school
– brings your child back home
– prepares snacks, dinner, a bath and helps around the house
– the price is generally more than minimum wage and can change depending on the area and babysitter. In Paris it’s around 8 to 10€ per hour.
– Can be bilingual, since it’s increasingly popular in Paris to have a bilingual baby-sitter.

Shared baby-sitting

This type of childcare service consists of calling out a “family helper” who takes care of the same group of children.
For this type of babysitting:
– the families meet and discuss the right type of helper for their children
– they choose the hours, tasks, activities and other details together
– the apartment can switch from a family’s one to another… or not
– the price is divided between families
– they can also be bilingual, depending on your criteria

Babysitting agencies in Paris

Now that you know the features of different childcare services in Paris, you are ready to look for the perfect babysitter and since Lodgis is here to help, we’ve listed some babysitting agencies available in Paris and the surrounding area
Ma place en crèche
An agency that finds a nursery for you
Website: www.maplaceencreche.com
Family Sphere
Baby-sitting agency that offers all kinds of child care service
Website: www.family-sphere.com
La compagnie des familles
Babysitting agency that offers all kinds of child care service
Website: www.lacompagniedesfamilles.com
Kids Paradis
Babysitting agency that offers all kinds of child care service
Website: www.kidsparadis.com
We hope this post about how to find a childcare service or babysitter in Paris answered all your questions!