National Babysitter’s Day - May
Sat, May 11, 2024

National Babysitter’s Day

National Babysitter’s Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to babysitters. These are special people who have experience working with children and they can spend time with your children. With this approach there are several advantages: grandparents can relax, the child will be safe and not bored: the babysitter will play with him, teach the alphabet, solving simple examples, and so on. The holiday is celebrated every second Saturday in May.


The history of National Babysitter’s Day begins in 2003, when it was established by Safety Whys. The main focus of its activities is the training of specialists to work with children. Future nannies are trained in the basics of child psychology, basic principles of parenting and working with children of different ages. A nanny must treat someone else’s child as her own, and give him a piece of her soul.

Since ancient times, wealthy people have taken on special teachers who simultaneously taught the child the necessary knowledge and acted as a caregiver. In its modern form the babysitting profession began to take shape in the 19th century. Such services were also used by wealthy people who did not have enough time to raise children, or they wanted their child to receive maximum knowledge and skills at an early age. Today, babysitting services are available to the general public.

Interesting facts

  • The main requirement for such specialists is a love for children. Without this quality, it is impossible to master a specialty well.
  • In the ancient world, boys were raised by slaves or warriors. Girls were usually in the care of their mothers or other women, learning sewing, cooking, etc.

How to celebrate

Congratulate the nannies you know on their professional holiday. If you often wonder who to leave your child with, try using a nanny service. Children should appreciate it!

Tell about the holiday on social networks. Ask users if they used the services of a babysitter. What were their impressions?

When is National Babysitter’s Day celebrated in 2024?

National Babysitter’s Day is observed the first Saturday of the first full week in May.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday May 11 2024
Saturday May 10 2025