6 Hours Worked and Time Tracking Apps for Nannies and Sitters

Whether nannies are paid daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly it’s important for in-home caregivers to track the hours they work so they are paid the proper amount of overtime. Many nannies use a piece of notebook paper, daily log, or paper calendar to write down the hours worked. But in this technological-age there are easy apps to use for free to track hours on phones. Here are some free time tracking and timesheet apps we found. Some even let you track your mileage as well. Most are compatible with Google Calendar and make it easy to text or email your boss your timesheet. Apps make it easy for nannies and babysitters who work for more than one family to manage separate time sheets as well.

Rayz Kidz

This is a great app for communication between nannies and parents that also includes hours tracking through the shared calendar. Just indicate scheduled time as “paid time” which then is summarized by week on the “Hours Tracking” tab. Rayz Kidz is an all-in-one app made specifically for in-home childcare featuring endless skill-based activities and weekly themed content so you can easily foster an environment for learning in the home. Download the app on the App Store or Google Play.

Daily Nanny

Nannies clock in, enter previous shifts, and see exactly how much they are owed for their time, including overtime. Simply enter the hourly rate and overtime rate and the app does the math and keep track of it all. Parents can track shifts as well, mark them as paid, and maintain historical data about whats been paid. Nannies and parents can upload, comment on, and share photos. Group messaging thread between nannies and parents keeps all your care related communication in one place. Track daily information about kids like naps, bottles, meals, medicine, and more. Parents get notified whenever any information is entered about their child, when a photo is uploaded, and when a message is received. You can invite as many individuals to receive notifications as you want.

Time Recording (Android)

For Android users it’s easy to manage a timesheet of when check in and out, and keep daily and detailed notes daily, weekly, and monthly. It syncs with Google Calendar and is highly configurable with date and time formats and hourly rates and overtime pay.

Hours Keeper (iPhone)

Hours Keeper is a well designed hours worked calculator to easily track hours worked and calculate earnings. Hours Keeper allows daily working hours for each babysitting and nanny client. After earnings been calculated, generate PDF timesheet invoices to send to clients, track all the billings, and the payments. The Apple App requires iOS 7.0 or later.

Work Log (Android)

Work Log is a quick, easy, and free way to keep track of work hours and calculate the number of hours worked and wages paid for Android phone users. It has customization options to suit needs like 24 hour formatting, selecting when the work week starts and a variety of ways to view your past shifts. See how many hours worked and earned over a pay period, week, month, or year. Set the pay period to automatically calculate how many hours worked and wages for each paycheck. Automatically have deductions and/or bonuses calculated for paychecks. Optionally keeps track of gas mileage, mileage rate, and add totals to the paycheck. Keeps track of work holiday pay days.

JustWork Hours

Easily clock in and out with Justworks Hours on the go via mobile, tablet, laptop, or Slack. Parents can track hours, verify timesheets, and finish payroll with help from this one tool. 100% free to get started with no obligation or credit card required.


  1. CI Timesheet is an easy time tracking app for Android

  2. Thank you so much for this list! Work Log sounds perfect for me, a nanny who keeps track of mileage for tax reimbursement. I carry a notebook around with me and sometimes forget to bring it to log in , then have to calculate when I get home using google to get the mileage totals correct. With it in my phone, it’ll make going out a LOT easier–thank you!

  3. davecoffin1 says:

    I made an app for exactly this! In fact it was reviewed by this blog šŸ™‚ We changed the name to Daily Nanny recently:

  4. The tool I use, TimeCamp, allows you to follow the time spent on work during which you perform your tasks. Every single nanny will love it – it’s simple and easy to use: https://www.timecamp.com/en/how-to-track-work-hours-on-iphone-app/.


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