Whether you’re in the city for a quick visit or have set up here for longer, finding someone trustworthy to look after your children is no problem with many agencies and services to be found. Here, we’ve put together some of the many childcare options in Florence.
International Babysitters is a multilingual agency providing babysitters and nannies to tourists, expats and residents of Florence and surrounding areas, with languages offered including English, Italian, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese and Chinese.
Tripsitta is a babysitting platform for international families looking for childcare while they travel, with a talented team of holiday nannies and local babysitters who speak a variety of languages.
Rainbow Lab Firenze provides babysitting services (in Italian) at both their premises at via Gioberti 2 as well as arranging babysitters to come to your home. They also host workshops, entertainment and parties for kids.
Sitly is another solution: download the app and connect with a local babysitter with a quick click.
Babysits lists babysitters online, helping you find the perfect match for your family.
“Babyparking” spaces can be found in several spaces in Florence. One such amusement centre is Il Mondo di Wendy near piazza Dalmazia, offering babysitting and a space for children’s parties.
There are many childcare tips (and more) mentioned via Facebook groups, as parents and babysitters connect online. Some to check out are FMs4Ms Discussion Group, Firenze Moms 4 Moms Network, Foreigners in Florence, and Mamme e Babysitter a Firenze.
For language-learning or English-speaking environments for bilingual or visiting children, check out My Tata Inglese, an agency that matches parents and native English-speaking babysitters. Canadian Island has classes and summer camps for kids in English. Keep an eye on the activities offered in English by Labsitters, with summer camps for children aged 3 to 13 organized in the city and surroundings. World Village Florence (Facebook @coopschoolflorence, email@example.com) is an international and bilingual play and relationship-based cooperative that organizes events and play meetups.
The Florentine’s classifieds section online and in print is always worth checking out, with regularly updated childcare advertisements provided for and by the local community.