I realize there are many online sitter referral services that have popped up in the last several years. However, the main disadvantages of these services (compared to SeekingSitters) are:
- You get a very minimal background check on the sitters (sex registry and arrest record check ONLY...extra cost for this as well)
- They are unreliable (we have used two different websites and have had no shows three separate times)
- You have to interview the sitters and even then at least half don’t show up for the interview.
- ANYONE can post a profile and “claim” they have sitter experience, etc. How do you really know?
- When you finally do find a sitter you like, they are unavailable at times you need them and often show up late or not at all. This is VERY frustrating when you have other plans that are now ruined due to lack of childcare.
SeekingSitters is an on demand babysitting service where they do all the work for you! Request online for your last minute, one-time, part-time or full-time need and your local SeekingSitters owner works to schedule you a sitter and a background screened Professional Sitter calls you. Every SeekingSitters approved Professional Sitter undergoes an extensive interview process by a local owner and intense background screening before acceptance into the SeekingSitters Babysitting Team. They also screen their members for the sitters safety!