Sittercity is [a website] we've been most impressed with ...You can do your own background and reference checks. We've heard good things from parents who found nice college and graduate students. We like that.
The Early Show
Today Show - Adventures in Babysitting
"Within 24 hours after posting a job, parents usually get an average of 17 replies. No one in America ever has the excuse of 'I can't find a babysitter' again."
Time - 50 Coolest Websites
"Calling itself the Match.com for childcare, Sittercity provides an invaluable service at a reasonable rate."
CBS Morning News - New Adventures in Babysitting
"Through Sittercity's Website, subscribers can access what looks like a parents dream come true!"
Wall Street Journal - Adventures in Finding a Babysitter
"Sites like Sittercity.com allow sitters to post their profiles without charge and parents to peruse them for a fee. They even give tips for interviewing potential sitters."
New York Times - Memo to Nanny: No Juice Boxes
"Genevieve Thiers' site receives so many queries about food that she is preparing to post an online worksheet on which parents can specify diet preferences."
The Big Idea - Why Didn't I Think Of That?
"Genevieve you are new to the show. This is definitely, for any parents a 'why didn't I think of that.' Your moment was when you actually saw a pregnant woman scurrying about."
iVillage Live - Babysitter Politics
"iVillage babysitting expert and CEO of Sittercity, Genevieve Thiers, gives great advice for the age old question of who is good enough to be watching your kids."
Martha Stewart Living Radio - Start Ups for Women who Own their own Businesses
"When I meet someone and they say Sittercity changed my life, that's the best reward."
Working Mother - Find a Good Sitter - Fast!
"Stranded without a sitter on a Saturday night...again? Here comes www.sittercity.com to the rescue!"
Real Simple - Simplify your Life this Month
"Even if you have a reliable babysitter, you still need a backup plan for sick days and vacations (hers, that is). Sittercity.com connects parents to qualified sitters."
Fit Pregnancy - Where To Find Your Mary Poppins
"Best if you want someone to work full time..."
Kiplingers - Sitting Pretty
"Need a last-minute sitter for a party or child care on a regular basis? Sittercity.com has a database of college-age sitters."
Newsweek - How Women Lead
"Parents can check Sittercity.com to find sitters who are qualified."
Figure Magazine - Sitting on a Gold Mine
"As the oldest of seven, Genevieve Thiers is a born babysitter. Now 27 years old, Thiers has turned this familial chore into a successful business...she launched Sittercity.com, an online database that links babysitters with parents."
Better Homes & Gardens - The Right Sitter
"Genevieve Thiers, who put herself through college by babysitting, has put the Internet to work helping parents."
Redbook - News from your Neighbor
"Finding a sitter in a jam just got easier - and cheaper - for Atlantan Paul O. He's taking advantage of a new benefit offered by his employer, which provides discounted access to the online babysitter search service Sittercity."
Ladies' Home Journal - A Smarter Way to Hire a Sitter
"Parents can post jobs and keep a list of favorite sitters on the site."
Parents - Surfing for Sitters
"Looking for a sitter when you're away from home? Check out Sittercity.com."
CBS MarketWatch - What you should know about the jump in online background checks
"Sittercity, a Web site that helps parents connect with babysitters, allows sitters to provide the site with information for a background screening. A LexusNexis [sic.] search is then done on that sitter, and the results are made available to parents looking for a match."
Today Show - Interview with Al Roker
"September is a crazy month for finding babysitters because sitters and kids are both going back to school, so post now and post early."
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Babysitters & Nannies
Whether you need a fulltime nanny or a date night sitter, you can find experienced professional that fit the bill right in your neighborhood. More
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