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River City Sitters is a professional babysitting service in Richmond, VA. We place responsible and mature babysitters with families' for their sporadic needs, as well as, place nannies with families on a part-time and full-time basis. We also provide babysitters for hotel sitting, weddings, business functions, and church nurseries.

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Since we are an on-call babysitting service, you can accept jobs based on your schedule.

Becoming a River City Sitter

Thanks for your interest in River City Sitters. Working with RCS will hopefully be a great experience for everyone involved. Since we are an on-call babysitting service, you can accept jobs based on your schedule. There is no fee for the sitters. Please review the list of requirements. If you meet the qualifications, then submit an on-line babysitter application. River City Sitters will contact you as soon as possible to schedule an interview.


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River City Sitters provides highly qualified babysitters that take their jobs seriously.

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Congratulations on taking the first step to enjoying the peace of mind that comes along with hiring a professional to help care for your children. River City Sitters provides highly qualified babysitters that take their jobs seriously. Each sitter has at least 2 years of childcare experience, a criminal background check, a valid drivers license, dependable car, current auto insurance, at least a high school diploma, and is at least 18 years of age. Since many of our sitters are teachers, they have college degrees and training for children with special needs.


Michelle Bynum
Phone: (804) 475-9213
Email: sitting@rivercitysitters.com
Fax: (866) 381-2386

Richmond Magazine

Best Babysitter and/or Babysitting Service:
In 2011 River City Sitters was voted "Best Babysitting Service" in Richmond Magazine. They haven't had that category since 2011, so we haven't won it since then.

Style Magazine

In 2011, 2012, and 2013 River City Sitters was voted "Best Babysitting/Nanny Service" in the family favorites by Style Magazine, also in Richmond VA.


Jill, Richmond VA
I wanted to send you a quick note letting you know how much we LOVED having Carrie sit for Jack today. She and Jack hit it off right away; so much so that he didn't even fuss when we left! When we came home, Carrie and Jack were playing together happy as can be. Jack enjoyed Carrie so much he even held her hand as we walked her to the door, and threw his arms around her for a hug goodbye! 

Kym, Richmond VA

You guys are just incredible. I have advertised your services to everyone I meet. Every one of our sitters has been top notch and it has made Jackson's transition to a completely new environment so much better!

Hina M., Richmond, VA

I just wanted to let you know that Angela coming over and watching our boys went really well. We liked her very much, she is very knowledgeable on children and has a fun personality. My boys loved having her and can't wait to have her come again. My husband and I enjoyed our anniversary dinner and were able to get a couple of errands done too, it was nice to get out!

Mimi M, Richmond, VA

I just wanted to let you know everything with Jessica went great last weekend. She was wonderful! I am truly amazed by the fabulous girls you have referred to us. Thanks so much!!

Christ Church, Richmond, VA

We have had wonderful experiences using River City Sitters to fill in the gaps for childcare when none of our regular staff people are available, or when we need extra hands. This has allowed us to provide childcare at times when we were not able to before, which gives us the opportunity to minister to parents in ways that are vital to the life of our congregation. River City Sitters has sent us extremely qualified, professional, and FUN babysitters. When possible, Michelle has assigned the same sitter for a particular time or event, which provides much appreciated consistency for our children. We have been very impressed with the quality of care that River City Sitters provides.

Lucy D, Richmond, VA

I wanted to let you know what an excellent job Shannon did last night with our son Jackson. Jax woke up with a violent stomach bug while we were out last night and Shannon handled the situation with the calm composure of a true professional. We were in Charlottesville celebrating my husbands birthday, so we had an hour of travel time to get home and she held down the fort with him getting sick all during that time. She also handled our phone calls and made Jax feel as comfortable as possible as mom and dad sped down 64 to get home. When we got home, all the linens were stripped from the bed and bagged up in the laundry room. We gave her additional hazard pay in addition to the hourly rate but I also wanted to let you know about the great job she did last night. Thank you so much for River City Sitters. I was nervous because Shannon and I had missed each others calls and I had never used your service before, but I will not be nervous again because I feel like this was a very much worst case scenario for us and Shannon really came through in a tough situation. Thanks again!

Nicole L, Hotel Client

I want to thank you so much for sending Brittany and for responding so quickly to my initial request. My son had a great time with Brittany and she was super. I will happily refer you all to anyone in the Richmond area and if I happen to be down there again and need a sitter, you will be my first call.

Jennifer C, Hotel Client
Just wanted to let you know that Ellyn did a fantastic job for the 8.5hrs that she watched my daughter. She took her for a long walk along the river, got her to take a long nap, and kept her happy until I got back to the hotel.  I have no idea when I'll be in Richmond again, but I will not hesitate to recommend Ellyn or River City Sitters to anyone headed there.

Tina M, Richmond, VA

We had Mckenna babysit for us last night, and I just wanted to let you know that she was great with our son! Yesterday was the first time that we actually left our son alone with a sitter so that we could go out for a few hours, and we were very impressed by how well he did with her. I just wanted to relay our thanks to you all and if you could let Mckenna know as well, we would appreciate it. I know she will be going back to school soon, but we would love to have her sit for us again when she is back.