Sitters: maintaining updated live-in and work-in locations is crucial for finding and booking jobs - Parents search for sitters by location, and we populate Job Board posts based on proximity to you!
There are two types of locations on your sitter profile: live-in location and work-in locations. Your live-in location indicates where you currently live at your home address, and your work-in locations reflect neighborhoods where you are willing to work.
While setting up your profile, you will need to enter your live-in location information and select your work-in locations to begin booking jobs. If you move to a new city or area, or want to babysit when you're traveling, feel free to go back and update your location information and the Job Board will automatically repopulate with jobs in your location.
Here's how to do so on the UrbanSitter website accessed on a desktop or mobile web browser, and on the iPhone and Android app:
Web and Mobile Web Browser
Navigate to your Profile, scroll to the bottom of the page to 'Locations', then click 'Edit'.
A window will pop up and prompt you to add your street address. Begin typing your address and select the correct one from the drop-down list. Don't worry - parents and other sitters won't be able to see your street address. This is just to calculate how far away potential jobs are from you!
In the field below, begin typing your neighborhood and select the correct one from the drop-down list. Then select the distance from you that you're willing to work: 5, 10, 25, or 50 miles from you. Be sure to click 'Save' to update your profile!
You can receive email notifications for new jobs posted within your preferred working distance. Learn more here.
Tap the More tab at the bottom of your screen, then 'Your Profile'. Scroll down to 'Locations' and tap the down arrow button to open up this section, then tap 'Edit Locations'. Follow the same instructions as above and be sure to tap 'Save' to confirm your changes.
Tap the More tab at the bottom of your screen, then 'Your Profile'. Scroll down to 'Locations' and tap the down arrow button to open up this section, then tap 'Edit Location'. Follow the same instructions as above and be sure to tap 'Save' to confirm your changes.
Sitters: need to complete your profile for approval to start connecting with families and booking jobs? Check out our Completing Your Profile FAQs for more information.