Jobs & Ratings
How many jobs am I guaranteed?
Your coordinator will be working to introduce you to new families the moment you are approved. The amount of jobs you receive depends on your ratings, your availability and being selected as a Favorite sitter.
How do I confirm a job?
Once assigned, check your assignment text/email to see the family’s confirmation preference (text/phone). Contact the family within 12 hours to confirm the date, time and location of the job. (Not after 9pm) Then, visit your upcoming jobs on your dashboard and indicate for your coordinator how you confirmed. Jobs not confirmed within 24 hours may be reassigned to an alternate sitter. Job fees will not be refunded.
What is the deal with Favorite sitters?
Favorite sitters are contacted first for any future job by the Family. Favorite sitters have one hour to respond, except in the case of last-minute jobs. If no Favorite has been assigned within one hour, the job will be posted for all sitters.
I am a Favorite sitter, so why didn’t I get the job?
Each family may have multiple Favorite sitters, If the job is already assigned within the first hour, it was assigned to another Favorite.
What if a family tries to schedule directly with me?
Private scheduling is a no-no. You may confirm your availability, but ask the family to book the job through SitterTree. This also applies to weekly family assignments (if a family is requesting an additional day). Any family or sitter who privately schedules may be charged a referral fee of up to $300.
Am I expected to clean the whole house?
No, but you are expected to clean up after your activities (meals or playtime). Before you leave, be sure toys are put away, dishes done, and the house is looking better than you found it. While our sitters are not house cleaners, we do ask you to serve our families by doing one extra thing (empty or load the dishwasher, fold laundry, etc). We have found cleanliness to be the #1 love language of most moms!
How do sitter ratings work?
Families have the opportunity to rate their sitter after each job. Families are prompted to rate sitters based upon their overall experience, on-time arrival, ability to follow directions, sitter professional dress, communication skills, and engagement with the kids. Each sitter’s overall rating is an average of family ratings from past jobs. SitterTree does not refer any sitter whose rating drops to 4.0 or below.
Do sitters rate families?
Sitters may also rate each job. Providing professional feedback can set you apart from other sitters. Feedback is a great way to share with a family (and coordinators) what you did during a job, address any issues you experienced with the children (health, disciplinary), or note any ways the job did not go as planned (family returned home late, you weren’t paid correctly, etc). Most of all, feedback is a great way to provide helpful hints to other future sitters. You will appreciate the same benefit when you are assigned to a new family.
Who is the Assigning Coordinator?
The Assigning Coordinator is a rotating position managed by SitterTree full-time coordinators. Contact the Assigning Coordinator for any upcoming job-related questions or concerns. Find contact information for the Assigning Coordinator, as well as your personal Coordinator under the Contact tab on your dashboard.