What Does a Great Babysitter Cost?

More than a Donut, Less than a Vacation.

Registration Fee: $50 (one-time)

Chicago Super Sitters distinguishes itself from other sitter services by taking the time to properly and completely match our sitters with new families. When you’re a new family, we take the time get to know you and your children so we can confidently curate a selection of sitters who fit your needs.

Our one time $50 registration fee isn’t charged until after you speak directly to a CSSitters staff member. This fee must be paid before your first sitter request is confirmed.

Placement Fees

There are two payments for each placement. The first is the Placement Fee, paid to CSSitters, and the second is paying the Super Sitter directly.

1. Single Bookings

These rates apply to each separate day a sitter is requested.*

  • 7+ Days Notice: $25
  • 3-6 Days Notice: $35
  • <48hrs Notice: $50
  • <24hrs Notice: $75

*Hotel Placements have different pricing. Please see the Hotel and Hospitality page for special pricing.

2. Recurring Bookings

Have a regular class you’d like to attend? Need a few mornings a week to get things done? Having a baby and need some extra hands consistently for a few weeks? We can help you there too! Please see the rates below and email requests@chicagosupersitters.com for more information.

The placement rates for recurring sitters are a monthly charge, depending on how many days/week you will need.

  • 1 day/week: $50
  • 2 days/week: $75
  • 3 days/week: $100
  • 4 days/week: $125
  • 5 days/week: $150

These fees include the CSSitters Guarantee, meaning that if ever your sitter were sick or unable to make it for any of the regularly scheduled hours, we would find a replacement for no extra charge.

Policies:

  • These days are non-transferable (you cannot swap days outside of your regular schedule or replace with a different day).
  • Combining families must be pre-approved.
  • Cancellation fees apply to all confirmed placements.  See our ‘Cancellation’ explanation in the FAQ for more info.
  • Cancellation fees apply to recurring schedules too!

 

Sitter rates & additionals

Rates for sitters depend on how many children will be cared for and any special needs or additional services required. Rates and variables are listed below and are subject to change based on changing family needs. If you have any questions, simply let us know and we’ll be happy to help you figure out your rate.

1-2 Children – $15/hour
3-4 Children – $17/hour
5+ Children – TBD
(5 or more children may require a second sitter: contact us to arrange)

Policies:

  • Rates are per hour, in half-hour increments, for in-home requests
  • All placements require a 3 hr minimum compensation
  • Some holidays/special events will have increased hourly rates (NYEve, etc.). Dates and rates will be known prior to request confirmation. 

Additionals

Additions to Hourly Rate: Add Per Hour

  • Combined Families (two or more): $2/hr for each extra child
  • Sitter in Hotel Room: $1/hr
  • Infant (Less Than 12 Months): $1/hr ea.
  • Other Non-Child Related Tasks (errands, household work, etc.): $1/hr ea.
  • Special Skills Required (Language, special training):  $1/hr ea.
  • Overnight Care: Rates vary (contact us HERE to inquire)

PLEASE NOTE: Rates are for EVERY hour and due at the end of the placement.

Making payments

You will pay the Placement Fee to CSSitters when the request is confirmed. You will also pay the sitter directly at the conclusion of their work in your home. Sitters accept payment in different forms – Cash, Check, or electronic via Chase QP, Venmo, PayPal, etc. You will be notified of their payment preference/options when you receive the confirmation and Sitter bio.

Policies:

  • The financial exchange between sitter and family will not pass through CSSitters.
  • Registration and Placement Fees are due upon receipt. If payment is not received within 7 days of issuance, customer will be assessed a late charge equal to 2% of the unpaid amount per month.

See other Cancellations, Complaints, and other FAQs.

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