Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer background investigations?

At SeekingSitters, we perform an in-depth background investigation on every sitter that is referred through our service.  Our X-Check Sitter Screening digs deeper than typical background screening.  We have in-house investigators that perform every screening on each sitter and member that is part of our service. We know that we have the most reliable and trustworthy sitters being sent to your home.

What is SeekingSitters and how does it work?

SeekingSitters is an on-demand babysitting referral service where we do all the work for you.  We have a team of professional sitters that we refer out to our families based upon your needs. One-time, full-time or part-time, we work for you.  Sign-up today!

What are sitter qualifications?

At SeekingSitters, we only refer the most responsible, qualified and trustworthy sitters as our Babysitting Team.  Our Contract Professional Sitters are at least 18 years old and the average age is 25.  Each sitters has extensive experience working with kids and must have current CPR and First Aid Certifications.  SeekingSitters S.T.Y.L.E. is the basis of every babysitting job.  Safety is our number one priority and we make sure all of our sitters can handle any emergency situation.  Our sitters arrive at your home with a backpack packed full of great, fun activities for your kids to do and they actively engage with the children during the entire time they are on a job.  Our sitters don't yack or text on their cell phones.  They arrive at your home looking professional and ready to work.  Most importantly, when you arrive home you will come back to your house looking the same or better as when you left.

Can I get the same sitter every time?

We always try to send you the same sitter on each of your requests.  We do specialize and schedule “regular events”, which are scheduled at set times with the same sitter.  Contact your local office for more information.  We are looking forward to building a relationship with you.

Can I meet the sitter in advance?

One of the best features about using our service is that we do all of the leg work for you when it comes to finding a qualified sitter.  Not only do we thoroughly screen and background check each of our sitter applicants, but we personally interview  the sitters.  We know that those sitters are going to be in our house with our children at some point, as well yours.  Keep in mind that we always listen to our members and greatly value your feedback.  If you ever feel like you do not have a positive match with your sitter, all you have to do is call your local office.

How much notice do I need to give? Am I guaranteed a sitter?

We fill last minute requests everyday and work hard to make sure we fill every request.  To guarantee you are going to have a sitter fill your request, please submit your request seven days in advance.

Can I sign up today and get a sitter today?

Our membership application is easy, you can sign-up, put a rush on your background check and start requesting your sitters today.  For more information, contact your local office.

How do I pay the sitters?

We make the process very simple for you.  With convenient online payment processing there is no more running to the ATM during the late night. You can even look up past invoices or tip the sitters on your credit card if you like. Please note that all transactions are processed through SeekingSitters online payment processing vendor, OBT Online and your credit card statement will reflect OBT (Online Business Transactions).

Are your sitters willing to drive my children around to activities or do extra work?

Some of the sitters are comfortable driving your children but that would definitely be something to directly negotiate with your sitter.   As far as doing extra household chores, our sitters’ primary focus is childcare and spending the time with your kids.  The house will definitely be picked up from any activities during the babysitting event and the kids will have a great time! If you have questions about what is required of our sitters, please contact your local SeekingSitters office.

For more information, contact your local SeekingSitters owner today!

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