Is there a screening process for the sitters?
As a part of registration, all sitters are required to undergo a thorough background check through Sterling Info Systems, including a nationwide criminal, sex offender and motor vehicle record check. Any group may request (and pay for) an additional check for any sitter prior to a job. If you require an additional check, it is the responsibility of your group to coordinate with each sitter.
How many sitters should we request?
For safety purposes, SitterTree has a maximum child-to-sitter ratio of two children per sitter (0-12 months) and four children per sitter (12 months+).
General Safety Tips for Groups
- Ensure you have a staff contact available for the sitter
- Clear emergency protocols
- Never leave one adult alone with a child