Welcome to the Sittercity Virtual Sitting Series. We understand that growing and learning as a child care professional is a key factor in finding and landing the jobs that you want. That’s why we’ve put together this 3-part series to help you feel better equipped for virtual sitting jobs.
Once you’ve completed watching the video and the activity, follow the link at the bottom of this page to move on to the next part of the series. As always, if you have any questions along the way, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team for help.
1. What is Virtual Sitting?
Virtual sitting is a new trend for parents and sitters who are practicing social distancing from home. Parents are turning to sitters to virtually assist in engaging their children for short periods of time, and for a much-needed break.
Who Could Do This Job?
Virtual sitting is accessible to anyone who has access to an internet-capable phone device or computer, has experience working with kids, and is comfortable hosting an online interactive babysitting session with a child.
How To Get Started
- Update your profile to indicate to families that you’re available for virtual sitting
- Search for jobs on the job board
- Have a professional photo on your profile
- Update your availability so families know when you can sit
What’s Important To Know?
Virtual sitting does not take the place of in-home child care, and it does come with its limitations. Parents and sitters should keep in mind:
Never Leave Children Unattended: As the sitter, you aren’t able to physically supervise or control children when connected only by video. For the children’s safety, it’s important for parents to never leave them unattended during a virtual sitting session.
Have an Emergency Action Plan: While technology is great – it does come with its challenges. It’s a good idea to have a plan in place with the parents should your connection get interrupted, you lose internet connectivity, or other events take place that are out of your control.
How Do I Apply?
Watch the video for information on how to apply for a virtual sitting job.
2. Watch the Video
3. Take the Quiz
Next up, learn how to prepare for a virtual sitting.