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And… how does this all work?

Speed Sitter Interview Events:

nurture-10Speed Sitter Interviews are a fast, easy, efficient way for parents and experienced sitters to meet.  Held up to three times each year (Fall and Spring semester, summer) in each location, these Events offer parents a unique opportunity:  to meet up to 20 sitters in one night!

Each parent has four minutes to speak with each sitter present to learn more about her availability, experience and personality.  Once the speed interviews are complete, 30 minutes remain to mingle and learn more about those candidates who seem to be an especially good “fit.”

Parents receive the coveted Sitter Directory, with a resume and contact info for each sitter present at the Event.   Premier Sitter Services acts as a liaison between sitters with experience and parents with the need for part time help; we are not a nanny agency and do not employ any of the sitters selected to attend Events.  Parents and sitters negotiate job responsibilities and pay rate. Parents pay sitters directly. No background or reference checks are performed prior to the Events.

Event registration~ Follow instructions on the Sign Up tab to register for an Event.  Parents $100 (First 10 parents 50% off!); Sitters free.

Sitter Matching: Can’t attend the next Event?  Event sold out? Looking for another option?  Premier Sitter Services also offers Sitter Matching.  Based on your needs (geography, number of children to be cared for) and preferences (education level, hourly rate), we’ll select five sitters from our database that are an “on paper” match and send you their profiles.

At the shore: Headed to the shore this summer?  Sitter Matching is a great, reasonably priced way to find a sitter to help out at the beach or so you can go to dinner solo.  It’s a great way for sitters who have other jobs to pick up extra hours here and there or to find several families to keep them busy all summer long! Be prepared and get sitter profiles before you hit the beach or call once there and we’ll do our best to help.

Background & Reference Checks:

It is the responsibility of the parents and the sitter to conduct any reference or background checks they feel necessary, as well as to define job responsibilities and pay rate.  Premier Sitter Services doesn’t do any interviews, background checks prior to the Events, but does select sitters who indicate that they have matching educational backgrounds (Education and Developmental Psych majors, for ex.) and work experience (child care experience in homes and/or schools).  Parents will be asked to read and sign a form indicating they understand this.

Reference and background check services may be purchased as an added service.