My Sittercity Review
To enable myself to do in depth Sittecity review I had to delve into all the aspects of their businees and came up with the following. With its inception dating back in early 2001 by a baby sitter at the time, its services were only available in Boston. It only offered childcare services with nannies and baby sitters. Over the years it has spread its services to other cities in Boston and changing its headquarters to Chicago. After four years since their inception with services spreading country wide, they started Sittercity’s corporate program that allowed organizations such as universities, hospitals and government bodies to pay membership for sitter services for their employees. With that said here are some of the services offered by Sittercity.
For the corporate section the university students and staff receive a paid membership that allows them log in to the Sittercity’s website. Here they can find all the services they are looking for and better still they have access to a library with tips on how both parents and the sitters can benefit. With the membership you have online access pictures and back ground check for local caregivers making it easier to make a safe choice for your children, elderly and pets. All that is required is to set up a profile and post the job that you need filled.
Babysitting is the most common job supplied by Sittercity and with years of experience I could confidently advice anyone to hire a baby sitter from this service. They only give opportunities to the best of the best and without a good recommendation letter you will likely not be able to offer your sitter services with this company. All sitters take tests in the beginning and during their time in service. The results are listed in everyone’s profile and this makes the hiring easier since they also state the terms they expect from their employers.
With Sittercity’s country wide expansion they have also started offering the services of pet walkers. Most people have pets and with their busy schedules they do not have time to walk them. At Sitterscity you get pet walkers at the click of a button or you can make a phone call and enquire. You need to specify how long you want your pets to be walked and also if you have specific places that you’re pet like to visit. You need to give very specific details.
Other services include care giving for those who have invalids or elderly people at home. House keepers are also available and infant child care. If you have children who require tuition or home schooling they offer highly trained tutors who will give your children all the attention they require that are not getting at school. Everyone mentioned above is required to have certificates to show that they are trained to give the services they claim. You are free to make any form of enquiries about an employee you want to employ or you can just look up their profile. In conclusion to my Sittercity review I would recommend to anyone to make us of this service.
Some Basic and Simple Babysitting Tips
Do you want to become a good babysitter? Here are some tips that could help you get started. A good babysitter should always have some basic first aid training since an accident might occur and it is important to be well prepared. In addition, this will reflect well on your CV and increase your chances of getting hired as a babysitter. Your CV should also include any references that you have from previous work done and relevant personal information that will help potential clients to make a decision on whether or not to employ you.
The first thing that any potential client will consider is whether their most precious gift will be safe in your hands. This is also an important factor when choosing your clients. You also need to consider the environment where you will be doing the sitting. It should be safe for you and the child. If you are a minor and you are considering babysitting to earn pocket money, always make sure that your parents are aware of where you are to babysit and how to reach you. They should always be reachable to. Consider getting and keeping cellular phone on you at all times.
You should never take on more work than you can handle. If you are just starting out, start slowly and increase your work load as you become more experienced at this. This will also help with the enjoyment of the experience by not putting yourself under pressure from the get go. Experienced babysitters, normally limit themselves to four children at any one time.
Make sure that all the required contact numbers are made available. An alternate contact number should also be supplied. You need to be able to reach the parents in case of an emergency. Always ask for an estimated time that they will be returning after their evening out.
The parents should always supply you with a list with the most important thing to remember. Allergies that the kids might have, bed times, homework and age restricted movies are examples of the things that might be on this list. Ask them to be thorough when drawing up this list. If you are unsure of anything, inquire from the parents. Do not be afraid of bugging the parents on their evening out. This will build a relationship of trust between you and the parents.
Entertaining the kids with games and hobbies will help the evening run smoothly and you will be well on your way to earning some decent money through babysitting gigs.
Hope you enjoyed my Sittercity review!