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Parenting is sometimes difficult.
We make asking for help easy.

Choose one of our experienced and reliable babysitters and easily ask for help.

Leave your information below and we will call you to discuss your needs! 

Or tell us more about your family, and we will suggest suitable babysitters:

Lastenhoitaja leikkii lapsen kanssa hiekkalaatikossa, tarjoten laadukasta lastenhoitoa puistoympäristössä Suomessa.

It's this simple

1. You decide, who.

It takes courage to invite strangers to your home, let alone to take care of your kids. We know our babysitters and take time to present them to you, so that you can choose the best fit for your kid. 

2. You decide, when.

Life with kids is sometimes unpredictable, and it is part of the charm! We do our best to keep up and offer help, even at short notice.

3. We take care of the rest.

You've asked for babysitting help in order to save time, not waste it, and we get that. We handle payments and paper work so that you can focus on something more pleasant.

Lastenhoitaja ja pieni lapsi lukevat kirjaa Suomessa.

How are your babysitters chosen?

  1. 30-minute interview. In the interview, our babysitters' skills and motivation have been assessed using questions developed by early childhood education professionals.

  2. Previous childcare experience. Many of our babysitters work in daycare centers or are studying in the field. Their experience has been verified, for example, by calling a reference.

  3. Background checks. We check the identity documents and any first aid certificates, etc., for all babysitters. We also verify the criminal record extract on behalf of the family at no extra charge.

Examples of our babysitters

Helmiina,

21 years old

"With the children, we always find new activities to dive into together: crafting, outdoor games, singing. The work is rewarding because I notice how much the children enjoy doing things together."
Helmiina Tolvanen.jpeg

How can we help?

Regular babysitting

Our babysitters assist children weekly in various activities such as daycare trips, meal times, outdoor play, hobby transportation, and bedtime routines. If a family's regular Tuttu babysitter falls ill, we strive to arrange a substitute.

Care for a sick child

Most of our babysitters also take care of sick or recovering children who are not yet able to return to daycare. We are usually able to help even with requests that come in on the same morning!

A single visit

You can find a reliable babysitter for unexpected situations through us. So, don't hesitate to ask for help even at short notice!

Daycare

While waiting for daycare to start or as an alternative to family daycare, your baby or toddler can be cared for by a Tuttu babysitter.

Language learning

Our babysitters are native speakers of various languages including Finnish, English, Swedish, French, Spanish, Estonian, Russian, Somali, Greek, and Hungarian, and they can support your child's language development through play and exercises.

Babysitting for holidays

If the daycare is closed during holidays, your first-grader needs company during the long summer vacation, or if you want a babysitter to accompany you on a holiday, we are happy to help.

How much does babysitting cost?

Babysitting through our service costs on average 22-25 €/h before the household tax deduction, and under ten euros per hour after the deduction. The same rate applies to all days of the week and at all times.

Our babysitters set their own rate, which is always significantly more than half of the total cost. High school-aged babysitters typically charge around €10-12/hour, while more experienced ones ask for €13-16/hour. The price also includes the Tuttu's service fee (15-25%) and VAT (24%).

In 2024, babysitting expenses are eligible for a 60% household tax deduction.

Lastenhoitaja ja kaksi lasta leikkivät lehdillä Suomessa.

Don't just take our word for it

  • Who are your babysitters?
    All our sitters are at least 16 years old and they have prior experience with kids, for example through coaching sports, leading camps, babysitting or working in a kindergarten. All our sitters have participated in a 30-minute interview, in which their skills and motivation have been tested using questions developed by early childhood education professionals. In the selection, we have emphasized a genuine interest in children and actively engaging with them.
  • What are the duties of the babysitter?
    Tuttu on lapsesi luottoaikuinen sillä aikaa, kun sinä hoidat muita juttuja. Hoitaja voi leikkiä, piirtää tai ulkoilla yhdessä lasten kanssa, hakea heidät päiväkodista tai viedä harrastuksiin. Hänen hommansa on olla läsnä lapsille, eikä hän siksi esim. tee kotitöitä tai siivoa.
  • How do I book a babysitter?
    On our website, you can ask us to call you or fill in a short form. We will propose you some suitable sitters and all that you need to do is to confirm if you find one that suits your family.
  • How much does it cost?
    Thus far the price of the service has been 6-10€ per hour after household tax deduction (15,50-25€ before it). The price consists of the hourly fee set by the sitter, the service fee of Tuttu (currently 25 %) and VAT (24 %). You can compare prices before you confirm the booking. Paying for our service is easy: we will send you an invoice monthly and that's it 👍
  • Oh, and one more thing: what is household tax deduction?
    In the taxation of 2024 you can deduct a whopping 60 percent of the price of babysitting services taking place at home. This has some limitations: the right to deduction only starts after spending the first 100 euros and goes up to 3500 euros per calendar year (although in a couple, you can double it). Of course this only applies if you pay your taxes under Finnish national scheme. For a more detailed explanation, you can visit the website of Finnish Tax Administration 😉
  • In which cities do you operate?
    If you need a sitter urgently or prefer them to live close to you, most of our sitters live in Helsinki. But whether you live in Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa or Kauniainen, please contact us and we will do our best to help you out!
  • What if the babysitter cancels at the last minute or doesn't show up at all? 😳
    Oh no! We have instructed the sitters to inform you about the changes asap, but of course it's not always possible. Please call or message us and we'll try our best to arrange a replacement for you!

We made asking for help easy.
Tell us about your family and let us suggest babysitters that are just right for you.

Lastenhoitaja kävelee kahden lapsen kanssa pihalla Suomessa.
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