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Booking Providers

Booking Providers

Follow these steps to easily book providers:

    1. Schedule a demo
      Our Support Specialists are available to provide a short virtual demo to get you started.

    2. Download the app
      Features like chat and paying providers are designed specifically for the app. Turn on notifications to receive a push notification when you receive a chat or call from your provider.

    3. View profile stats and badges
      You can tell a lot about a provider from their past performance and certifications. Look for providers with a good rating, great reviews, and few last-minute cancellations. Need help deciphering stats or badges in the app - click any icon for a tip.

    4. Last-minute cancellation/No-shows
      Providers must cancel the job in the app in order for the job to be reposted. If the provider fails to do so, post a new job. This will trigger new notifications to go out to all providers so new applicants will apply to your job. Then, indicate the provider was a no-show when reviewing hours.

      If you need Support to assist you in posting a new job, contact SitterTree Support.


Ready to get started? Here's how it works:

  • Post your jobs as usual. Note: posting in advance and posting competitive hourly rates, especially on holidays like Christmas and Easter, will result in more applicants.
  • Once your job is posted, Favorite providers will be notified. Other providers will not receive a special notification, but they can view your job and apply.
  • Turn on app notifications so you can stay informed when your first provider applies, when your Favorite provider applies, as well as other key times. 
  • Log in to view applicants for your job at any time. Your Favorites will be listed first if they have applied.
  • View profiles to learn more about each provider’s child care experience and to read reviews from other parents, churches and schools. 
  • Pay special attention to a provider's rating, number of times the provider has been selected as a Favorite, and distance from your location when making your selection.
  • When you’re ready, select your provider. Once a provider has been booked, use the in-app chat feature to securely communicate via message or phone.
  • Visit Settings to turn on Auto-book, and select sitters without lifting a finger.


Tips for booking like a pro:

    1. Post jobs in advance
      We recommend posting a full month’s worth of jobs at one time. (i.e. Post all of April’s jobs during the last week of March.) This will increase consistency as your providers will block off their schedule for your jobs.

    2. Add and rank Favorites
      The easiest way to book consistent providers is to select Favorites. Every time you post a job, your Favorites receive a notification so they can apply.

    3. Turn on auto-book for Favorite providers
      Did you know you can rank your Favorite providers? Once you have ranked your favorites, visit Settings to turn on Auto-book. Once your job has been posted for three hours, we’ll automatically book the top-ranked Favorite applicant. This gives providers time to apply and guarantees you don’t lose out on booking your favorites!

    4. Don’t wait until the last minute to book
      Providers will be applying to multiple jobs they want to work. Once booked for a job, their application will be removed from your job. The longer you wait to book a provider, the more likely you are to lose provider applications. Keep in mind, providers may not wake up early to see if they are booked for a job that morning.


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SitterTree does not employ any service provider nor is it responsible for the conduct of any service provider on our app. SitterTree operates an app for end users to book and pay service providers for child care services. Each user is solely responsible for completing necessary due diligence prior to booking child care services from any other user. All information provided in member profiles, job posts, and chats is provided by users and is not generated nor guaranteed by SitterTree.

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