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For Families

Safe, Reliable, and Engaging Child Care

Post your first job on us - no booking fees!

1 Free Booking. New members only.


Safety first. Safety always.

We understand how important safety is to you. That's why we prioritize safety above all else.

Profile Reviews

Our experienced team reviews every profile - twice. We've vetted 1000s of profiles and we know how to spot safe, professional, and engaging sitters.

Virtual Verification

Sitters earn badges based on verified experience and vaccinations. We ask everything you would - and more -  to ensure your children will be in safe and caring hands. 

Background Checks

All sitters are required to clear national criminal, MVR, and sex offender background checks before viewing any job with your family. 

Easier than texting your neighbor.

Here's how it works


Post your job

Post jobs for date nights, recurring jobs, mornings out and more. Last-minute sitter? No problem.


Select a sitter

Sitters will apply based on availability, distance, and rate. Log in to view sitters who want to work your job.


Pay via the app

No need to have cash. Securely pay your sitter through our app. We'll even handle the taxes!

What does it cost?

On Demand

$20 / booking

Post a single job and pay per booking. Fees cover safety costs and support before, during, and after your job.

Sitter Pass

$30 / month

Post unlimited jobs. We'll waive all booking fees.
No commitment. Cancel anytime.


Select an Hourly Rate

Paid to your sitter

3-hour min.

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Meet your new
favorite sitter.

Baby Girl doing tummy time, with sitter.

Our sitters are
the best. Literally.


Our onboarding process is the most rigorous in the industry. In addition to profile reviews and virtual verifications, sitters must clear extensive background checks, including nationwide criminal, sex offender, and motor vehicle checks.


We recruit experienced child care providers from leading colleges and universities. In addition, over 25% of our providers are experienced young professionals, mothers, or grandmothers!


Our sitters average 98% 5-star ratings from families. Read recent reviews from other moms before selecting your sitter. 

Take some well
deserved time off.


SitterTree's OG Sitter: Jody Stephenson

SitterTree began in a college dorm room in 2000.  Jody Stephenson, a sophomore at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia found babysitting was the perfect way to fund living her best life in college. 

She worked with several nearby families, caring for their children as if they were her own. The families returned the care to Jody, remaining in touch 20 years later.

In between classes (and sometimes during them) Jody picked up all the babysitting gigs she could. The flexible income allowed her to graduate with minimum college debt - plus a trip to Europe.

Word spread about Oglethorpe's best sitter. Soon, Jody's initial few families became known as The Playgroup. Moms continued to share the resource as a "must have."

Jody started booking other Oglethorpe students for jobs, charging a small fee, payable in cash through the campus mailbox system. Students loved the service - and opportunity for flexible jobs. By the time Jody graduated, 10% of Oglethorpe's campus was babysitting.

SitterTree community of families and sitters continues to grow, but the vision remains the same: to provide safe, professional, and engaging child care. Kids deserve nothing less.

Meet the SitterTree Team

We started as babysitters. Together, we are changing the child care industry - with you in mind.


Jody Stephenson

Founder + CEO


Victoria Donnelly

Operations Manager

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Kelsey Rheney

Support Manager

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Lauren Kirby

Sitter Coordinator


Dashea Carter

Support Coordinator


Paula Campbell

Support Coordinator

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