Based in Alexandria VA and The National Harbor, MD, we serve families throughout Northern Virginia, DC and Maryland. Book your sitter today! Email your babysitting requests through our website.
"When it came time for my husband and I to leave our son with someone other than family, I was very apprehensive. It is not as if the DC area is a small town where everyone knows each other and the thought of leaving our baby with a stranger who I knew nothing about, gave me a great deal of anxiety. Thankfully, I stumbled upon The Educated Sitter and sent Tracy a message. She completely understood my concerns and offered to come to the house just to meet our son and talk with us. After meeting her, we had no reservations whatsoever about leaving our son in her care...or anyone on her team for that matter. I have told countless friends about her service.
I think the fact that Tracy handpicks each of her sitters, does the background check, and stands behind each of them gives me the confidence I needed to trust in her and the services her company provides. She basically does all the work and lets you be able to enjoy a much needed day or night out, knowing your child is in good hands.
I could not be happier I found The Educated Sitter and because of it, my husband and I are able to get out a little more frequently, enjoy time together, and know our child is in competent hands while we are away."
Sara K., Old Town Alexandria, VA
I have to say I was very pleased with the attention and patience our sitter had. I have four children that I know from personal experience can be a handful lol. And not only was the sitter engaged with my kids but my children have been thrilled to go back to her! Coming from someone who is very skeptic about anyone watching my kids, it should mean a lot when I say this was definitely a good move! Mathew R., Arlington, VA
The Educated Babysitter has been my go to for more than 8 years! Tracy and her sitters (all of them!) are amazing! I simply can not recommend them highly enough! E. Borokove, Leesburg, VA
“The Educated Babysitter is a lifesaver! It is so hard to find babysitters you can trust will care for your children when you are gone. But Tracy does all the footwork for you! Every sitter she sends our way is professional, kind, and caring. We never use anyone but Tracy to help with our extracurricular child care needs! Our children always have a great time with every sitter! And if anything happens, a boo boo, et cetera, the sitter always makes you aware of the situation, so you can have peace of mind that your children are safe and well-cared for. Tracy is professional and moves heaven and earth to meet all of our babysitting needs. I really can’t say enough about Tracy and The Educated Babysitter! I’m so fortunate I found them!” Amanda B., Alexandria VA
Started with The Educated Babysitter's in 2008 when my son was 9 months old, he is now 7. Tracy and all her babysitters have always been very professional, on time and all very kind. Most importantly my son loves it when we get a babysitter from Tracy. Also in times of dire need Tracy has found someone....this is the best service in the entire area! Missy M., Alexandria, VA
Just wanted to drop you a note of thanks: Thank you at the Educated Babysitter for helping our family with several wonderful babysitters over the summer. They were punctual, good at getting my younger ones to nap or at least rest listening to picture books being read, and cleaned up after any meals or snacks. I hope to be contacting you again in the future since my children enjoyed their playtime with the babysitters.
Maria Skowronek, Alexandria, VA
We've been using the Educated Babysitter for several months now when our regular sitter takes a vacation or sick day, and for date nights, and couldn't be happier. Their sitters are wonderful - my two boys love them. The rates are reasonable, and Tracy is just a pleasure to deal with - extremely responsive. For me the mark of a great business is not only one that gets things right, but one that fixes things fast and well when there are mishaps. Recently there was a snow day and a sitter had to cancel at the last minute. I really needed to work. I reached out to Tracy and within minutes she was on it and within 2 hours a wonderful, qualified sitter was at my house. Jenny M., Alexandria, VA
My husband and I were fed up with babysitters who canceled last minute, leaving us missing important events for work and in our personal lives. I had heard about The Educated Babysitter through word of mouth, so we decided to give it a try. From the moment we started, Tracy and her staff have exceeded our expectations with what a babysitting service should be. After sending a short email to Tracy with our babysitting needs (date and time of coverage, # and ages of children, and our address) within moments we were matched with a sitter. Most importantly each sitter has been qualified (for our toddler and baby), friendly and loving to the children, and then all the things you wish you had when you weren't using the service - sitters that arrive early, sitters that provide updates while gone through texts if needed, and sitters that are adults with more education than both my husband and I. We feel confident each time we use the service that our children are well taken of, which to us, is great peace of mind. Katie F., Alexandria, VA
Thank u for matching Chyleigh with my children, last Sunday. She was wonderful and everything we wanted in a sitter! We can't thank u and her enough for being so great.
Katherine F., Alexandria, VA
We have used Educated Babysitter since our daughter was an infant and the sitters have all been wonderful. Reliable, experienced with kids - even great at getting a rambunctious toddler down for bed! Working with Tracy is a breeze - she's always able to come through with a sitter, even at the last minute. We feel so lucky to have this service in our area!! E. Johnson, Alexandria, VA
I just wanted to drop a quick note about our experience with Tonya. My girls just adore her! My oldest said, "She plays lots of games with us mommy!" They are still talking about her and keep asking when are we going to leave again so Ms. Tonya can come over. It is such a relief to know my kids are well taken care of by an experienced, fun and kind sitter. Thank you so much for everything.
B. Russell, Alexandria, VA
Hello, I just wanted to thank-you both for a wonderful afternoon on Sunday. Alex absolutely loved Maria and is looking forward to having her back some time soon.
Furthermore, my husband and I were able to enjoy a few hours of relaxing time with no intrusions!
Thanks again. We'll be planning another date-day soon :-)
K. Noble, Alexandria VA
Good childcare is hard to find these days. And I am so happy I have found someone who has by far exceeded my expectations. I have had the pleasure of having Tracy and one of her sitters care for our little ones on several occasions. Each time I have been at peace in knowing that they are receiving the best care possible. Tracy has been very easy to work with. Not to mention very punctual and customer friendly. I have been very pleased with the service I have received and I plan to continue to use them in the future. L. Johnson, Midlothian, VA
Tracy has been great with my daughter.. and I totally trust her with picking her up and taking care of her in the evenings. She is attentive and loving, yet firm. Also, she is great with dealing with last minute changes and/or helping to find me a backup if she cannot make it. I highly recommend her and her services. C. Mayle, Alexandria, VA