How it Works

To work with a Swiss Cheese Sitter start by filling out the registration form.

Within 2 business days you’ll get a call from Swiss Cheese HQ to answer any questions and get to know your family and needs.


Then your online booking account will be activated and you’ll receive an email with log in info.

Pay the $40 registration fee, purchase the required number of booking credits for the care you need and then you are able to book.

Please note: there are two fees associated with working with us, the fees for booking credits and the hourly rate you pay to the sitter.  The fees outlined below DO NOT include the hourly rate which is set by and paid to the individual who provides you care.

Booking Credits

Each minimum three hour booking request requires 3 booking credits, except those booked within 24 hrs of start time which will require 4 credits.  Your paid registration includes 5 credits after which they are priced in tiers as outlined below.  The more you purchase, the greater the discount.

# of Credits

Bulk Cost

Price Per Credit
















Credit Refund Policy

  • All credits will be returned to you if a job has not been accepted.
  • If you cancel a job that has been accepted by a sitter, 2 credits will be returned to you.

Please note:  If would like help you with any of your booking, call us at (510) 629-1949 or email us at during weekday business hours.  

If you have an urgent need feel free to text the babysitter bat phone (510) 282-4889.  We will do all we can to meet your needs.


Thank you for choosing Swiss Cheese!

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