How it Works

Complete and submit the registration form, and then you’ll receive a phone call from our HQ to answer any questions you may have. kids   At that time, you’ll receive a confirmation email and you’ll follow that link to pay the $35 registration fee. That includes one booking. To use a booking, simply put in the date and times for the childcare needed. Select one or more of the sitters that appear as available. They will accept or decline based on their schedule. Once one or more sitters have accepted the job, you get to choose your favorite and book them. At that point they will give you a phone call to introduce themselves and answer any questions you may have. The sitter will show up for the job, and you will pay them at the end via cash or check. Sitters set their own rates, so please confirm with them the correct amount. After each job, you will receive an email asking for a confirmation of the hours worked. This is how we determine what each sitter pays in dues. There will also be a space for any feedback you might have for the sitter. Only HQ sees this feedback, so please be honest and constructive. For future bookings, consider buying a Booking Package:

  • $15 for 1 booking
  • $40 for 3 bookings
  • $60 for 5 bookings
  • $150 for 3 months unlimited (not including full-time care)

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Some Frequently Asked Questions

Where do you find sitters? Our sitters are from all over the Bay Area. Most of our sitters are referred to us through other sitters in the program or from community members.

How do you vet your sitters? All sitters provide references, are interviewed in person, and are Trustline Certified. All of our sitters commit to our Code of Ethics.

Can I book your sitters outside of the website? We ask sitters and clients to not book outside of the system, for the integrity of the community and the relationships we are building together.

Where do the Booking Fees go? The Registration and Booking Fees go to cover administrative costs including website maintenance, sitter hiring, and behind­-the-­scenes work to get you the best childcare