What are Sitter Requests?

Sitter Requests are our placement fees. When joining SitterTree, your family purchases Sitter Requests based on your unique sitting needs. Each Sitter Request may be used to book a sitter for up to 12 consecutive hours. Families may also earn one bonus Sitter Request when any family you refer requests their first sitter.


How are sitters paid?

Families pay each sitter directly upon completion of each job. See the sitter’s profile for accepted payment methods (cash, check and, generally, Venmo).


Am I expected to tip?

There is no set expectation, but who doesn’t like a tip?


What if we want to stay out later? Come home earlier?

Our sitters are generally happy to stay longer at your home. Please communicate with the sitter before extending your time, in case she has other plans. If extending, you will be responsible to pay the sitter for the additional hours, plus any optional tip. If you happen to come home earlier than the time requested, you must pay for the full amount of time originally requested. Our sitters have set this time aside for your family we want to be sure they are compensated accordingly.