Sitter Job Description - A sitter's primary responsibility is to keep the children safe and cared for in their parent’s absence. This may include playing with the children, making sure the children are fed according to the parents' instructions and providing for the well-being of the children while the parents are away. Unlike a nanny, a sitter isn’t typically involved in fostering the social, emotional, intellectual and physical development of the children in her care on a daily basis.
Typical Salary -
Sitters may earn anywhere from minimum wage to $16/hour or more per hour.
A sitter’s wage will depend on experience, number of children being cared for and
the geographical area the parents live in. Families are encouraged to SEARCH our database for FREE
to see the salaries requested by sitter candidates registered on our site.
Schedules - All domestic personnel position types registered at GoNannies.com must indicate their availability. They may be available part-time or full-time or both, and may also indicate whether they are available during the week, evenings, or on an occasional or as needed basis. Look for how a candidate has answered the "When Available" question to best determine their availability.
Regularly Scheduled Sitters - If you are looking for a sitter who will have a regular schedule (e.g., full-time weekdays, 2 times per week, etc.), you should search our site to find candidates who best fit your schedule needs and contact them to confirm their exact desired schedule. When searching, the field you want to look at to determine their availability is the "When Available" field.
Occasional/As Needed Sitters -
If you are in need of occasional sitting for your children or for your group or organization,
then the most efficient way to use our service is to subscribe for membership, and during that period,
accumulate contact information for all candidates you would like to contact. When reviewing the candidates'
profiles, the field you want to look at to determine when they are available is the "When Available" field.
The candidates who have indicated that they are available on an "Occasional/As Needed" basis will be the
ones who will likely best fit your requirements. When you find candidates of interest, conduct interviews
and check references to develop a pool of reliable, competent candidates whom you may call on well into
the future (even after your subscription period has expired). We also recommend running background checks
on your final candidate choices
for info on Background Checks with a low GoNannies.com discount rate).
Benefits - While offering benefits to an employee is not required by law, doing so can make your position more attractive to candidates. However, babysitters who work occasionally or as needed generally do not expect to receive benefits.
How to find and hire a Sitter using GoNannies.com -
Families may SEARCH our database for
FREE to preview the resumes of candidates
who meet their criteria. To gain access to candidates' contact information,
families may REGISTER and then contact the candidates directly to begin the
screening and hiring process [LEARN MORE]. All rates and responsibilities should be
discussed and confirmed directly between families and candidates.