Think about the last time you went online looking to buy something. Once you found something that looked like it checked all the boxes, what did you do next? Most likely, you scrolled down to the bottom to see what other customers had to say in reviews.

Your Sittercity profile isn’t much different. Families are looking for reviews on your profile to confirm that you’re the best fit. We want you to land that perfect babysitting or nanny job, so here’s your go-to guide on how to stand out by adding reviews to your profile.

Pink banner with text saying "When your logistics hero is the hero they look up to" and showing a nanny and child smiling and standing back-to-back.Why Are Reviews Important?

Helps Boost Your Profile Views

Sitters on Sittercity with a review are 5x more likely to be viewed by local families than sitters who don’t have any reviews at all. Simply having a review moves you closer to the top of the list and a step closer to working with your ideal family.

Highlights Your Experience As A Great Caregiver

There are a lot of different skills that you can highlight in your profile bio, but there isn’t enough room for every single one. Reviews provide another way that families can read about your specific experience in action.

Acts As A Personal Recommendation From the Sittercity Community

Families are interested in knowing what experiences other families have had with you—especially when it’s coming from a fellow community member. Hearing about you from another family’s perspective helps them imagine you as their sitter.

Who Should You Ask?

Think back to any positive interactions you’ve had with families. These interactions could be interviews, bookings, date nights, overnights, or an ongoing caregiving schedule. They could be with any family that you’ve met, or have been in contact with through Sittercity. Because trust is extremely important to us, only members of the Sittercity Community can rate and review your profile.

Blue banner with text saying "When your daily nanny makes every day magical" and showing a caregiver and a toddler sitting together, smiling and clapping.How Should You Ask?

Ask Right Away

Sittercity’s community is large, and we know you’re applying to jobs every day. We recommend asking a parent to review you as soon as possible while your interaction with them is still fresh in their minds. This will ensure the best details are included in the review!

Say Thank You

When asking for a favor, expressing gratitude for whatever experience you had with their family means a lot. You could even include a favorite memory or invaluable experience you gained while interacting with them.

Start Asking

We’ve made it easy for you to request reviews from parents for your Sittercity profile. Select the Review Request option on your Dashboard (web browser) or Profile Tab (iOS app). Select which families you want a review from and we’ll send them a message on your behalf. If you want to send a personalized message via text or email, you can select the “share” icon to copy a link to share with the parent yourself.

Keep it simple. There’s no need to use a lot of words to convince them to write the review—let your work speak for itself! Asking for reviews might feel like an overwhelming task at first, but once you get to it you’ll find that it takes no time at all. In short, a single good review can go a long way—all you have to do is ask!

If a family has any difficulty leaving a review for you, please direct them to reach out to our Customer Success team at Our team will be able to assist the parent further in this process.

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