Make Everyone’s Day EasierBecome a Super Favorite Family
Want to become a favorite family but aren’t sure how, or even what that means?
We get asked all the time if a family can request the same sitter with each booking. We always try to get repeat sitters for our families, but sitters can take OR turn down jobs at their discretion. Doing a little prep can go a long way to being a Super Favorite Family with our Super Sitters.
Through sitter feedback, we have discovered that some families don’t offer as much incentive to return as others and sitters sometimes decline return requests. We thought we should give you, our families, a heads up on some of these things. Read below for some tips on how to become a favorite family! Remember, these are ideas, not rules!
Be a Super Favorite Family!
We asked our sitters
What little things make a family a favorite? What makes them want to return to a home? What overall family practices make them feel appreciated? Click through some of their answers below to get more details.
Being offered a car/ride home is always so awesome and appreciated!
The money stuff can be awkward…
The hourly rate is sent to both the sitter and family so that everyone knows what it is before the gig starts. Please don’t haggle with your sitter (yes, it happens). Also, please have cash, checkbook, etc., ready to go at the end of the night. If you want to pay electronically please mention this BEFORE you go out so that you know for sure that the sitter is set up to accept it when you get back. Please remember that a lot of our sitters budget tightly and depend heavily on this money they are making while babysitting and guesstimate based on the hours for which they were confirmed.
ALSO, TIPPING? This is not expected (like you might in a restaurant) and you certainly don’t need to be just throwing handfuls of money at them to get them to return, but rounding up, paying for the time you booked even though you came home early, or ordering a rideshare as mentioned above — are all very appreciated. Also, paying your sitter in coins or including a cent amount on a check is highly frowned upon.