Flexible jobs for child care providers.
Earn $17-25/hr + Tips
Sitting jobs when you want them
How it works
Jobs. Jobs. Jobs.
Jobs are posted 24/7. Find jobs you want by filtering by distance or day and viewing job details.
Apply. Apply. Apply.
Apply for all the jobs you want. Don't worry about double-booking - just keep applying.
You got the job!
We'll notify you when you're booked and when you don't get the job.
Start a chat
Start a chat within 12 hours to confirm your job details and show your enthusiasm. This is your change to make a great first impression.
Review every job
More reviews = more jobs, more tips, and more favorite families. Sitters who leave detailed reviews are more often selected as a Favorite.
Go above and beyond at each job
What makes a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ sitter?
Be on time
Arrive five minutes early. Charge your phone and leave extra time for traffic.
No phones on the job. Never let a child use your personal devices. ASSUME EVERYONE HAS A NANNY CAM.
Don't sit back. Clean up after all activities and meals. Look for extra ways to serve. Fold laundry, tidy, wash dishes, etc.
Parents appreciate updates. Send a chat during each job to keep them informed. Only sends photos if allowed.
Every family is different. Ask about screen time, food allergies, and bedtime routines. Listen carefully and repeat instructions.
Dress like a pro
Come dressed ready to play! Avoid workout clothes, torn jeans, and revealing tops. Dress "sitter professional."
Pricing & Payment
What will I be paid?
Hourly Rate + Tips
View the details for any job to find the hourly rate. Plus, earn tips when you go above and beyond. 100% of tips go straight to you.
Transfer funds from your SitterTree Stripe Payout account direct to your checking—less an 11% referral fee for each job.
SitterTree charges cancellation fees to maintain the reliability of our app. Avoid fees by arriving on time and not canceling.
- $5 - Late arrival fee
- $10 - Cancellations made anytime after booking
- $20 - Cancellations made within 12 hours of job start time
- $25 - Cancellation made within 3 hours of job start time
- $35 - Cancellations made within 1 hour of job start time
- $45 - Cancellations made after a job has started
Show off your verified experience
All sitters are required to complete a national criminals, sex offender, and MVR check.
DECAL Background Check
Additional fingerprint screening required to work in Georgia preschools and early learning centers
Fully vaccinated for at least two weeks
Special Needs Certified
Experience caring for children with special needs
CPR Certified in the last two years
Infant Care Certified
Experience caring for children 6 months and younger
Sexual Abuse Prevention Certified
Awareness training competed through Sexual Abuse Prevention Systems
Child Protection Pledge
Take the pledge to do your part to prevent child abuse.
Learn from the best
Sitter Pro Tips
Social Media Check
You get one chance to make a great first impression. Consider changing your privacy settings or keeping all content sitter-professional.
We love when sitters connect with families and churches. If they would like to book you directly, outside of the app, let us know and we will charge them a Finders Fee.
SitterTree does not employ any sitter. You work for yourself. Which means, you get to decide when, where, and how much you work. It also means, you cannot collect unemployment from SitterTree if you decide not to work.
We are considerate
Cancellations should be for emergencies and illnesses only. Repeated cancellations will result in your account being closed.
Sitters not doctors
SitterTree does not recommend any sitter to administer medication of any kind to children or pets.
SitterTree does not recommend any sitter to drive children or pets.
Follow these guidelines to stay safe
Never share personal contact information. Always communicate in the app.
Only go to address listed in a vetted user profile.
Complete all payments in the SitterTree app - including tips.
Perfect your profile
Get more jobs and make more money with a great profile. Parents can be nervous when booking sitters on an app. Your profile should give them all the reasons why they can trust you to care for their kiddos.
Make a great first impression with a well-lit, upclose, friendly profile picture. Engaging profile pictures build trust and confidence in you as a sitter. Stay away from selfies.
Child Care Bio
Tell parents what makes you the best sitter for the job. Here's a few details to share:
- Why you are a child care provider
- Ages and stages of children you have cared for
- Your favorite go-to activities for kids.
Need help with your spelling and grammar?
Download Grammarly for a professional profile.
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