Each sitter is personally selected by YOU, our clients. You will have access to view each of our sitter’s profiles at any time, after registration. Each of our sitter’s profiles includes a picture, biography and a few facts about them. This allows you to find out more information about your sitter, before they come to your home!
All of our sitters are required to have the following:
- A thorough personal interview with Sitting Made Simple
- A childcare background, with all references checked.
- Possess and maintain a clean driving record.
- Complete, pass and maintain a clean background check.
- Certified in Infant & Child CPR.
As a member of Sitting Made Simple® you will be able to make all of your requests and appointments online with our quick and easy scheduling process.
|Family Membership||$ 50.00 – one time non-refundable|
|Casual Family Membership gives you access to a variety of services and benefits, including the viewing of our Casual Service Provider profiles. You may also use our website to schedule an appointment with a child sitter, pet sitter, a tutor or our extras services, with either of these membership types. See the “Scheduling Fees” section below for costs associated with scheduling an appointment.|
|Normal Scheduling||$ 10.00 – Advanced Notice (72 hrs +)|
|Normal Scheduling||$ 13.00 – Short Notice (Within 72 hrs)|
|Rush Fee||$ 20.00 – (Within 24 hrs)|
|Overnight Scheduling||$ 10.00 – Advanced Notice (72 hrs +)|
|Overnight Scheduling||$ 15.00 – Short Notice (Within 72 hrs)|
|Overnight Rush Fee||$ 20.00 – (Within 24 hrs)|
|Family Share||$ 20.00 – Advanced Notice (72 hrs +)|
|Family Share||$ 25.00 – Short Notice (Within 72 hrs)|
|Family Share Rush||$ 30.00 – (Within 24 hrs)|
|HolidayCharge||$ 1.00 additional|
|Hourly||12 hour rate|
|1 Child –||$ 11.00 per hour||$ 120.00|
|2 – 3 Children –||$ 12.00 per hour||$ 130.00|
|4+ Children –||$ 14.00 per hour||$ 140.00|
|SpecialEvent –||$ 15.00 per hour|
|Sick Children –||add $ 2.00 per hour extra||Overnight “sleeping” rate $65. (hourly rate applies for hours outside of child sleeping hours)|
|Holidays-||add $ 1.00 per hours extra|
|Family Share –||add $ 3.00 per hour extra|
|Our sitters do not do household chores. Please see our extras services section if you are interested in this type of service.|
|Mileage Fees –||$ 0.55 per mile|
|Minimum Mileage Fee –||$ 5.00|
|Parking / Applicable Fees –||will need to reimburse or pay for any service provider costs.|
|Mileage is only paid to the sitter if a child or pet is transported in the sitter’s vehicle, not for the sitter to arrive or depart your home. These mileage charges will vary depending on gasoline rates. Transportation of children will need to be communicated and approved by Sitting Made Simple® before scheduled sit. Mileage will need to be paid to the sitter at the end of the sit (added to her full sitter fees).|
|ALL APPOINTMENTS NOT CANCELLED AT LEAST 48 HOURS BEFORE THE SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT ARE SUBJECT TO AN EXTRA CHARGE.|
|Normal Cancellation Fee: $ 12.00 –||Applied to any sits/sessions cancelled within 48 hours of scheduled sit/session; a portion of this is paid to the sitter/tutor, and the scheduling fee charged is not refunded.|
|24hr Cancellation Fee: $ 25.00 –||Applied to any sits/sessions cancelled within 24 hours of scheduled sit/session; a portion of this is paid to the sitter/tutor, and the scheduling fee charged is not refunded.|
|Overnight Cancellation Fee: $ 25.00 –||Applied to any overnight sits cancelled within 48 hours of the scheduled sit; a portion is paid to the sitter, and the scheduling fee charged is not refunded.|
|Cancellation Fee Without Calling:||Any sit not cancelled before the sitter’s/tutor’s arrival via the SMS website will be charged the full amount owed to the sitter and the scheduling fee charged is not refunded.|
|If there are reoccurring cancellations, Sitting Made Simple® has the right to refuse service at any time.|