UrbanSitter began as a marketplace to help parents and sitters connect for childcare. As we've seen the demand for trusted in-home services evolve, especially during these unprecedented times, we've expanded the scope of services offered to support our community's needs. We are welcoming caregivers to book other types of care with families including pet care, senior care, household help, virtual care, tutoring, art, dance, or music lessons, and more - all you have to offer!
As we are in the process of updating the UrbanSitter platform to reflect our new offerings, the experience may still feel like it's tailored to the childcare use case. However, we welcome sitters to use the same booking and payment tools to book jobs for all care types!
Expand your offerings
Your sitter profile has a new Other Services Provided section where you can detail your willingness and experience with pet care, senior care, and home help. You can edit this section to detail your experience in your own words and select specific pet types and household services like housesitting, tutoring, and running errands you're available for.
In the Experience section of your profile, select special situations you're willing to help with such as nanny share or multi-family, live-in, and virtual care. Virtual care, or remote babysitting, has become a great option for some UrbanSitter families. Read more about virtual care here for guidelines and tips, and please tell us how your job goes here!
Show off your skills
If you have a specialty you can teach or engage children with in-person or remotely, add it to your profile in the new Teaching skills section. Families can filter sitters in their area by specific skill, so make sure to update this section to appear in their search results. Caregivers on UrbanSitter are so talented we had to include over 20 diverse skills in all fields such as culinary arts, music & language, math & science, all school levels and Montessori, and more!
Find opportunities on the Job Board
Families will detail their specific care type and needs in the job description of their post on the Job Board. Express interest to tell the family you're available, and make sure to include a personal introduction message and answer any screening questions. Families get notified when you express interest in their posts so they can check out your profile and send you a booking or interview request if they feel you’re a good fit for the job.