You can use the Sitter Search tool to browse sitters in your area who are background checked, available for a certain time, close to your neighborhood, and those with specific experiences and qualifications. If you see a sitter who looks like a good fit for your family while searching, you can click their profile picture to see their full profile, availability calendar, and reviews - or send them an Interview request, Booking request, or introductory message. Click the 'Favorites' tab to display your favorite sitters that meet your search results.
This parent is searching for a sitter who is available part-time, lives less than 10 miles away, available in the mornings and afternoons T-Th, and has experience with Autism. Don't see a match just yet? Post a job to the Sitter Community, or save your search and get notified of new matches!
A. Select Your Search Type
Need a sitter for an evening out, an after school sitter, or full-time nanny? Filter by 'Type' in the top left corner. Options include: All sitters and nannies, occasional sitters, full-time sitters/nannies and part-time sitters/nannies. Need a sitter who is available for a certain date and time? When searching by type: all sitters and nannies and occasional sitters, click the 'Select a date' field and choose which date you need a sitter, then toggle the start and end times. Clicking 'Apply' will display sitters who are available on that date and time.
B. Refine Your Search with Filters
If you're looking for a full-time or part-time sitter, you'll be able to filter by sitters' general availabilities. In the 'Generally Available' section, click the 'Edit' button to select general times during the day that you need a sitter for. Clicking 'Apply' will filter your search results by sitters who are generally available for those times.
The 'More Filters' section is featured on all search types. There you will find the majority of search filters you can apply to your search results to find the perfect sitter.
C & D. View Sitter Credentials and Get In Touch!
While browsing your search results, each sitter will have a snapshot of their profile and sitter history including their general availability, average review rating, common social groups, and any previous bookings or messages you've exchanged. If you see a sitter who looks like a good fit for your family,
- click their profile picture or name to view their full profile, availability calendar, and reviews
- click the heart button to save them to 'Your Favorites'
- send them an Interview request or Booking request by clicking the grey and green buttons
- send them a quick introductory message by clicking the 'Message' button