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Babysitter for a sick child

Did the youngest member of the family go to bed with a fever or wake up with a cough? A parent, guardian, or household member can get up to four days of temporary care leave from their workplace if the child is under 10 years old and the illness is sudden.

If there is an important day at work or if the child is still sniffly after four care days, you can order a babysitter from Tuttu for a mildly sick or convalescent child. Our customer service operates quickly the night before, and we often find a babysitter the same morning. The service costs about 10 €/h after the household deduction.

All our babysitters have extensive childcare experience, and we have checked their criminal record extracts and identity cards, as well as recommendations, diplomas, and first aid certificates from most.

Lastenhoitaja ja kaksi lasta syövät välipalaa penkillä puistossa Suomessa.

Find a babysitter for a sick child quickly:

It's this simple

1. 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. 

2. 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. 

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.

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!


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.

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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