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Recurring Sitters

Recurring Sitters - Book the same sitter every week!

Can I book the same sitter for multiple days each week?

Yes.  Purchase a Sitter Pass and select "Recurring Job" when booking your sitter.  Be sure to set a competitive hourly rate.  Sitters apply to jobs based on the hourly rate, location, and availability.


How far in advance should I book a sitter?

Finding the right fit in a weekly sitter takes time.  We recommend posting jobs 1-2 weeks in advance to give applicants plenty of time to apply and make necessary scheduling preparations.


How likely am I to get the same sitter for each job?

Consistency is our #1 goal. However, sitter schedules change due to class/exam schedules, extracurricular activities, other babysitting jobs. To increase your likelihood of booking a consistent sitter:

  • Be kind. Our sitters say “kindness” is the thing they value most.
  • Post jobs at least one week in advance.
  • Review sitters and select Favorites. Favorite sitters are notified first when your family posts a job.


Can I interview my sitter before making a selection?

Yes. In order to interview a sitter, select the sitter for at least one job.  Once you have selected the sitter, you can contact the sitter and schedule a phone interview.  To interview a sitter in person, you must post and book a job through SitterTree. The three-hour minimum will apply.  We recognize it is essential for each family to be comfortable with their sitter; we also want to respect our sitters’ time.


Are sitters allowed to drive my child/pet?

No.  SitterTree does not authorize any sitter to drive any child or pet.


Am I required to provide meals for my sitter?

While our college sitters always appreciate a good meal, we only ask you to communicate with your sitter in advance if she will be at your home during mealtime. You may use the job notes or confirm with her prior to the job.


How long should I wait to hear if sitters apply to my job posting?

Check the status of your job any time in your Upcoming Jobs.  We'll also notify you as sitters begin to apply.


What is SitterTree Support?

SitterTree Support is a team of coordinators available to assist all members with questions regarding bookings, cancellations, and membership.  SitterTree Support is available seven days per week.