Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sitter City

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Its rare that my husband and I have to hire a sitter since their grandmother usually watches them but occasionally we do and we are always clueless as to what to pay. So, you can imagine my excitement ;) while flipping through Kiwi Magazine when I came across a small article for a website called Sittercity.
The article advertised that Sittercity had a tool that would help you determine what to pay sitters. So, I checked it out and it is AWESOME! It is not only a site for childcare but also has pet sitting, housekeeping, tutoring and  elderly care should you need it. They have a database of people (put in zip code) for you to choose from for your needs with their qualifications, photos and whether or not they have a background check.  You can choose to interview and then hire whomever you decide. There are tips and tools for parents such as an interview checklist, a screening process and more! So much that you need to check it out!

Here is what their website says:

Simple — and simply unique

With Sittercity you get more than access to over a million caregivers nationwide. We give you all the tools to easily find that one person who's the best fit for you and your family. Our sophisticated, one-of-a-kind matching technology lets you search for that perfect sitter using over 100 matching criteria or you can simply post a job and let qualified professionals come to you.

Safety is a top priority — and always top of mind

No one is more qualified than you to know who will be the best fit for your family. To help guide you through the hiring process, our unique Four-Step Screening Process which includes background checks, references and parent reviews ensures you'll have the information you need at your fingertips to find that perfect match.

Profiles of excellence

Our robust caregiver profiles often come with:
  • Bio with list of Special Skills
  • Caregiver Photos
  • Parent Reviews
  • Employer References
  • Background Check Results

 It is not a "Free" website but it is Free to browse potential sitters and to use their sitter rate tool. If you decide its for you then become a member. Go to Sittercity to see for yourself!

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  1. I'm lucky enough to have my mother babysit my kids when I'm at work so it's refreshing to see that they focus on safety.

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a thoughtful comment.

  2. Love this blog, keep up the great work wish you all the best...

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