HOW FAR IN ADVANCE DO I NEED TO BOOK A SITTER?

Depending upon your individual needs and schedule please allow for the following approximate timeframes which will enable us to better serve you:

  • 4-6 weeks: If you want the same sitter for multiple days over a holiday.
  • 3 weeks: If sitter consistency is not a priority over multiple dates.
  • 1 week: If you seek childcare for one single day or night.

WHO DO YOU HIRE?

We concentrate on hiring those who have experience working with children such as teachers, nurses, lifeguards, daycare/nursery staff, moms, nannies and ski/snowboard instructors.

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS DO YOUR SITTERS HAVE?

Each sitter is required to have current CPR certification, a national background check, and previous experience working with children. In addition to those qualifications our sitters must have a genuine interest in children, and a willingness to be fun and active.

WHAT ARE YOUR RATES?

$25 per hour. $2 per additional child (2 children = $27 per hour)

HOW OLD ARE YOUR SITTERS?

The average age of our sitters is around 27, however, we have sitters from age 19 to late 50's.

CAN I GET THE SAME SITTER EACH DAY?

Yes, with advance notice.

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

Any cancellations made within 48 hours of the start time results in a full charge for the amount of time booked.

WHY DO YOU HAVE A CANCELLATION POLICY?

Our sitters only get paid when they work. This policy ensures that our sitters can count on an income from Care 4 Kids therefore allowing us to retain quality sitters.

DO YOU HAVE A MINIMUM NUMBER OF HOURS REQUIRED PER BOOKING?

Yes, we require a 4 hour minimum for each booking. This policy helps attract and retain high quality sitters who consider Care 4 Kids a worthwhile source of income.

HOW DO I PAY THE SITTER?

Sitters are to be paid in full upon completion of the services. We accept cash, a check made out to the sitter, or the following credit cards: American Express, VISA, Master Card, and Discover.

DO YOU CHARGE MY CREDIT CARD FOR ANYTHING?

No, we take credit cards to begin our process and reserve a sitter. We do not charge anything to your card unless there is a cancellation within 48 hours of the start time. However, at your request we do accept credit card transactions for final payment.

DO YOU HAVE A SETUP OR MEMBERSHIP FEES?

No.

SHOULD I TIP THE SITTER?

Gratuity is not required, but if your children had a fun and safe time, it is certainly appreciated by our sitters. Our records indicate that most people do tip, and generally follow standard restaurant gratuity range of 15-20 percent.

DO YOU HAVE A FACILITY ON-SITE?

No, the sitter will arrive at your location using their own transportation.


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Thanks for arranging Courtney to help me out the week before last. She was great and Daniel really enjoyed playing with her.

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