First up in our new Sitter Spotlight series is Aubrey C., a talented New York-based dancer, teacher, and Sittercity sitter. When she isn’t dancing her way through the streets of New York City or choreographing a new dance routine sure to turn heads, she enjoys teaching and working with children. Naturally, she found babysitting as a way to provide her with both opportunities to further expand her experience with children and make an income. “I love babysitting because I love working with kids! Their curiosity for the world around them and their joy for life is so uplifting.”
Interested in finding consistent and reliable babysitting jobs, Aubrey C turned to Sittercity as her one-stop-shop for all her sitter employment opportunities. Safety and security are important for both families and sitters in the employment process. An experienced sitter of 10 years with a background in Business Administration, Aubrey started using Sittercity because she enjoyed the detailed screening processes both job posters and applicants go through in order to become connected in the app.“I feel comfortable when I get a job through Sittercity because I know Sittercity consistently screens postings on their website and removes any scams or suspicious postings.”
Since starting to use Sittercity, Aubrey has enjoyed her experiences finding families and working with all different types of kiddos. She feels that Sittercity has given her opportunities she wouldn’t have been able to find outside the platform. “Sittercity is an excellent website because it connects me with families I may not have found otherwise. Without Sittercity I would not have found as many babysitting jobs as I have.”
When asked what qualities great sitters possess, Aubrey shared that, “sitters must be compassionate, attentive, creative, and patient;” all four traits being valuable in working with families and children.
She also shared her insight on how families can better land qualified and experienced sitters like herself. Aubrey stresses that families should look for sitters who are similar in nature to their own family and express these characteristics or specifics in their job posts. Also, finding a sitter that is a great fit requires open communication and similar values. “When I’m looking for jobs, I look for a family who seems similar to me. I like when they are really upfront about what they are looking for in a sitter, because that helps me determine if we will be a good fit.”
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By Brittany A. Hamilton, former Sittercity sitter