Our 5 Most Common Family Questions Answered

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When it comes to using new technology, everyone has questions. And as a former sitter myself, I know that managing child care isn’t always easy. We want to help make your online search as simple as possible (and save you some time so that you can get back to the things that really matter!) Here are a few answers to our most frequently asked questions we receive from families:

What type of sitter do I need?

Do you need a babysitter, a nanny or something else? What about a mommy’s helper or a doula? Wait, what is a doula? It’s okay to be unsure about the type of help you need. Read about all of the different types of sitters to help you make the best choice for your family.

How do I post a job?

Are you ready to hire a sitter, but you’re not quite sure where to get started? That’s okay! Here are some step-by-step instructions on how to post a job, plus some great tips on how to help make your job post stand out to sitters.

How do I run a background check on a sitter?

Did you know that you can request a background check directly from a sitter’s profile? There are even a few different types to choose from. Learn exactly how to run a background check here.

How much should I pay my sitter?

It’s hard to know exactly what to pay your sitter, especially if this is your first time hiring one. You don’t want to underpay, but you also want to keep your family budget in mind. Check out our pay chart for sitters, which can help your family determine how much you should pay your sitter depending on where you live and the type of care you’re looking for.

What type of Sittercity account should my family sign up for?

There are several different membership options for families. Take advantage of our free limited account, or get full access to Sittercity with a premium membership. Learn more about the benefits of each type of account here.

Other questions? Search here.

 

 

By Brittany A. Hamilton, former Sittercity sitter